Erasmus+ for higher education: Virtual Exchanges in Higher Education and Youth application period ends on 22.2.2022

Erasmus+ Erasmus+ for higher education Internationalisation
Funding state
Application period
3.11.2021 – 22.2.2022 at 18:00 o'clock
Application form

There are two applications for virtual exchanges:

  • Virtual Exchanges with the Western Balkans
  • Virtual Exchanges with other specific regions in the world (the Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa).

Grants for both activities can be applied directly from the European Commission's executive agency EACEA.

Application period ends: 22.2.2022 at 18.00 Finnish time (17.00 CET)

European Commission's executive agency EACEA is responsible for application instructions of this activity. 


The specific objectives of this call are the following:

  • encouraging intercultural dialogue with third countries not associated to the programme and increasing tolerance through online people-to-people interactions, building on digital, youth-friendly technologies;
  • promoting various types of virtual exchanges as a complement to Erasmus+ physical mobility, allowing more young people to benefit from intercultural and international experience;
  • Enhancing critical thinking and media literacy, particularly in the use of internet and social media, such as to counter discrimination indoctrination, polarization and violent radicalisation;
  • fostering the digital and soft skills development of students, young people and youth workers, including the practice of foreign languages and teamwork, notably to enhance employability;
  • promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education;
  • strengthening the youth dimension in the relations of the EU with third countries.