News archive - [Call Announcement] Cooperation with Western Balkans under Erasmus+: Youth in Action: Western Balkan Youth Window

Applicants based in any partner country of the Western Balkans can submit applications for project funding under the Key Action 2 - Capacity building in the field of youth, in the framework of the Western Balkan Youth Window.


The WBYW offers opportunities to finance projects within the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme involving organisations and participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. These projects are funded within the Programme's Key Action 2, in particular under the Capacity-building in the field of youth.

All basic information about Capacity-building in the field of youth can be found on the relevant web page of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency


Capacity Building activities:

  • activities encouraging policy dialogue, cooperation, networking and exchanges of practices in the field of youth, such as conferences, workshops and meetings;
  • large-scale youth events;
  • information and awareness campaigns;
  • development of information, communication and media tools;
  • development of youth work methods, tools and materials, as well as youth work curricula, training modules and documentation instruments such as Youthpass;
  • creation of new forms of delivering youth work and providing training and support, notably  through open and flexible learning materials, virtual cooperation and open educational resources (OER).

Mobility activities:

Please refer to the relevant Eligibility criteria for each type of activity and note that Western Balkans Youth Window projects must include at least one mobility activity.


Project proposals can be submitted by one of the following promoters:

  • Non-profit organisation, association, NGO (including European Youth NGOs);
  • National Youth Council;
  • Public body at local, regional or national level;

legally established in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia).


The next deadline for applications is 2nd of February 2016, 12:00 (midday), Brussels time. Details on how to submit a project to can be found on the relevant webpage of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

Please take note of using the latest version of the application form.

Registration in the participants portal:

Please note that all organisations (applicant AND partners) must be registered in the participants portal and have a PIC number. Mandates from partner organizations are not requested but may be requested at a later stage in the selection procedure, if doubts regarding the partnership persist.

All the eligibility and award criteria for Capacity-building activities in teh field of youth can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 2016 specifically from page 171 to page 174. The funding rules can be found in pages 175 - 182.

For more information on the Erasmus+ Programme you can access:

If after consulting sources above you still have questions and doubts, do not hesitate to submit them to:


Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on November 12, 2015
Modified on November 12, 2015