YEP, Youth Empowerment Program, is an empowerment program initiated by Koc University Office of International Programs for Koc University students to take an active role on Erasmus+ KA1 Youth Exchange. YEP initiative is coordinated by the OIP International Projects and Education Programs team.
YEP aims to increase Koc University students’ knowledge and their awareness on Erasmus+ Youth Exchange project opportunities, encouraging them by giving guidance for creating and writing new projects, partnering European Universities and gaining international project organization experience. YEP initiative includes 4 main actions:
Please note that YEP aims to help Koc University students in their processes of creation and application of their KA152 Projects. It is not a volunteerism, it is not EVS, it does not affect your prospect Erasmus Semester Exchange applications.
Youth Exchanges are meetings, projects or initiatives that a group of young people collaborates and gathers for a short period of time by implementing a common non-formal learning activity corresponding to the European Youth Goals, such as a series of workshops, outdoor activities, exercises, debates etc. For detailed information, please check out the FAQ sheet.
Young people aged between 13-30 residents in the countries of their sending and receiving organisations. Group leaders for the projects and facilitators involved must be at least 18 years old.
Check out the European Youth Goals and make sure you include at least one of them in your project!
Check Out the previous projects and make sure to select Erasmus+ / KA105 ‘Mobility Projects’
Check out the detailed Youth Exchange Mobility projects for young people information page to find out the answers to all of your questions!
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Check out Erasmus+ Quality Standards!
Do you want to learn about how to write a project? Click here.
Application deadline for project grant applications is 5 October 2021. (For projects that will start after January 2022)
Please note that there are two application dates per year. The next application deadline will be announced within the first quarter of 2022 by the National Agency.
You do not ‘apply’ YEP. YEP is a program to encourage you to create your own KA152 projects. If you create your KA152 project with your project group and partners, however, then apply for KA152 project fund, in that case your fund application does not affect your prospect Erasmus Semester Exchange applications.
No, YEP is a program to encourage you to create your own KA152 projects. KA152 projects, however, are not volunteerism. The KA152 program aims to create alternative learning experiences with short-term youth mobility projects. Please get further information on our web page, under “What is an Erasmus+ KA1 Youth Exchange Project?” category.
No, YEP is a program to encourage you to create your own KA152 projects. KA152 projects, however, are not EVS.
Youth Exchanges are meetings of groups of young people from at least two different countries who gather for a short period to implement jointly a non-formal learning programme (a mix of workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, simulations, outdoor activities, etc.) on a topic of their interest, seeking inspiration from the European Youth Goals. The learning period comprises preparation phase before as well as evaluation and follow-up after the exchange.
The following activities are not eligible for grants under Youth Exchanges: academic study trips; exchange activities that aim to make financial profit; exchange activities that can be considered as tourism; festivals; holiday travel; performance tours, statutory meetings, training courses by adults for young people.”
For more information, please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/programme-guide/part-b/key-action-1/mobility-projects-young-people-youth-exchanges_en
Youth Exchanges aim to:
“A project is implemented by at least two organisations. One of the organisations also takes the role of coordinator and applies for the whole project on behalf of the partnership.
Any eligible participating organisation or group established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project. Minimum two participating organisations (at least one sending and at least one receiving organisation) from different countries must be involved.
A participating organisation can be:
Applicants have to submit their grant applications by the following dates:
5 October at 12:00:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 January and 31 May of the following year
A project consists of four stages: planning, preparation, implementation and follow-up. Participating organisations and young people involved in the activities should take an active role in all those stages enhancing thus their learning experience. For detailed information, please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/programme-guide/part-b/key-action-1/mobility-projects-young-people-youth-exchanges_en
Projects will be assessed against the following criteria. To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum score points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned below.
For detailed information, please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/programme-guide/part-b/key-action-1/mobility-projects-young-people-youth-exchanges_en