The 2022 calls for proposals for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes have been opened

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The European Commission opened the calls for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme on 24 November 2021. In addition to the usual actions, the programme offers interesting new possibilities such as virtual exchanges in higher education and in the field of youth and DiscoverEU inclusion action which enables more and more youths to get to know Europe by train. The calls for proposals for the European Solidarity Corps programme was opened on 17 November 2021.
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Applications for funding for learning mobility (actions under KA1) and Cooperation Partnerships and Small-Scale Partnerships (actions under KA2) are submitted through EDUFI. The deadlines for applications are:

  • Actions under KA1 13.00 Finnish time (12.00 CET) on 23 February 2022
  • Small-Scale Partnerships 13.00 Finnish time (12.00 CET) on 23 March and 4 October 2022
  • Cooperation Partnerships 13.00 Finnish time (12.00 CET) on 23 March 2022; Cooperation Partnerships in the field of youth have a second application round in Autumn 2022, the deadline is 13.00 Finnish time (12.00 CET) on 4 October 2022

Completely new or non-eligible activities in 2021 include the DiscoverEU Inclusion Action, Virtual Exchanges in Higher Education and Youth, Capacity Building Projects for the Higher Education, Vocational and Youth Sector and Sport, Forward-looking Projects and Global Mobility in Higher Education.

The deadlines for actions for which the application is submitted to the European Commission are between February and September

The applications for some of the grants in the Erasmus+ programme are submitted directly to the Education and Culture Executive Agency EACEA in Brussels. These actions include e.g. Erasmus+ Sport, Capacity Building for different sectors, Centres for Vocational Excellence, Innovation Alliances and Forward-looking Projects.

First deadlines are 16 February at 18.00 Finnish time for Erasmus Mundus Actions and 16 March at 18.00 Finnish time for Forward-looking Projects. The deadlines for applications for some of the actions are only in September.

There will be a call for applications for European Universities even though it is not mentioned in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. There will be a separate call for this action, with an estimated deadline in March 2022. 

Guidance for applying available from December on

More detailed instructions for applying and the Programme Guide will be updated on EDUFI’s website as soon as possible. In addition, it is advisable to explore the content available on our website, such as Are you new to Erasmus+? and How to plan an Erasmus+ project.

You can search for ideas for your own project, for example, on the website presenting completed Erasmus+ projects. To ensure the impact of the project, it is advisable to use the Erasmus+ impact tool.

From December on, we will organise guidance for applying for the different actions in the Erasmus+ programme. Information about briefings for applicants will be communicated in our email lists and in social media (Twitter and Instagram). EACEA also organises briefings on its own for the actions managed by it. The dates and times of these briefings will be updated both on the EACEA website and in EDUFI’s event calendar.  

The European Solidary Corps calls for proposals are also open

The European Solidarity Corps offers possibilities for youthsto participate in projects which strengthen European solidarity and sense of belonging. The programme is aimed at youths between 18 and 30 years and organisations that wish to foster solidarity. Funding is available for e.g., Volunteering Projects, Solidarity Projects of youth and Volunteering under the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps. 

The deadlines of application for the European Solidarity Corps are

  • Volunteering Projects 13.00 Finnish time on 23 February 2022 
  • Volunteering Teams in High Priority Areas 18.00 Finnish time on 6 April 2022 
  • Volunteering under the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps 18.00 Finnish time on 3 May 2022
  • Solidarity Projects 13.00 Finnish time on 23 February, 4 May, and 4 October 2022 

The priorities of the programmes respond to current global challenges

In the current programme period, the priorities of Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps programmes are inclusion, digitalisation and environmental responsibility.

The programmes strive to reduce the carbon footprint of international cooperation and periods abroad by favouring environmentally friendly forms of travel where possible. In addition, the programmes aim to make better use of the opportunities provided by digitalisation in international cooperation for example by supporting blended learning and online cooperation.

Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps programmes strengthen active citizenship and European identity. The programmes aim to raise awareness and understanding of European Union matters, the common values of the EU and the principles of diversity and belonging to a community.