Target groups for inclusion within the Erasmus+ programme

Between 2021 and 2027 the Erasmus+ programme endeavours to provide participation to a variety of beneficiaries. Thereby, the programme emphasises inclusion as one of the key and most important priorities and seeks to promote equal opportunities and access to all of its activities.

Accordingly, the following target groups are identified in order to enable their greater participation in the projects of the Erasmus+ programme.

The table below contains detailed information about this, and it can be updated in accordance with the changes during the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme 2021–2027.

No. Target groups for inclusion Accompanying documents
1.
A person with a disability/chronic health condition
A document issued by the National Employment Service or another state authority which confirms the health condition. If not applicable, one needs to provide findings of a specialist (a doctor, psychologist, etc.) which confirm the health condition.
2.
A person with social assistance/a person whose family has social assistance
A confirmation of the Social Welfare Centre or another state authority which confirms social assistance receipt during the mobility preparation period, after a person had been selected in the call
3.
A person who lives in underdeveloped, devastated, the most underdeveloped municipalities of the Republic of Serbia[1]
A personal ID copy with the residence address; a copy of a passport if a person is a minor
4.
Fewer opportunities – economical disadvantage [2]
A certificate on the average monthly income per household member issued by a municipality where a person has a residence address, given in the ID or any other document issued by authorities, which testifies to the residence address of a person. For citizens of the Republic of Serbia, this certificate is issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. In case a person is a foreign citizen and they go abroad on a mobility from an institution/organisation from Serbia, it is necessary that they provide an equivalent document issued by a state administration authority in the country of residence.
5.
A person is a single parent (a single-parent family)
A death certificate for another parent or a declaration of a missing person dead; A birth certificate for children of undetermined paternity, a confirmation that another parent has been in prison for more than six months; Alternatively, an institution/organisation which is a coordinator of a project has a possibility to issue a confirmation on the status of a person which will be good evidence to justify additional funding. In this case, it is up to an institution/organisation to define how persons will justify their status and to keep that documentation.
6.
A person is a parent to three or more children
Proof of receiving child allowance for the 3rd, 4th or any subsequent child
7.
A person is without both parents and under 26
Death certificates for both parents; A copy of an ID for insight into age for adults Alternatively, an institution/organisation which is a coordinator of a project has a possibility to issue a confirmation on the status of a person which will be good evidence to justify additional funding. In this case, it is up to an institution/organisation to define how persons will justify their status and to keep that documentation.
8.
A person is in a foster/guardian family or an institution of social welfare and under 26
A certified copy of a Decision on guardianship issued by a Social Welfare Centre; An Agreement on guardianship or a certified copy of a Decision on foster accommodation issued by a Social Welfare Centre; Alternatively, an institution/organisation which is a coordinator of a project has a possibility to issue a confirmation on the status of a person which will be good evidence to justify additional funding. In this case, it is up to an institution/organisation to define how persons will justify their status and to keep that documentation.
9.
A person lives in a family with three or more children
Birth certificates for all children; A confirmation from a municipality that children live on the same address or a copy of an ID where one can see the address (if children have an ID)
10.
A person is supported by a single parent (a single-parent family) and under 26
A death certificate for another parent or declaration of a missing person dead; Birth certificates for children of undetermined paternity, a confirmation that another parent has been in prison for more than six months
11.
A person belongs to a Roma national minority
A declaration on Roma national minority affiliation signed by a person who goes on a mobility or a parent/guardian or a confirmation issued by the National Council of the Roma National Minority
12.
A person is a refugee/an internally displaced person
A copy of a refugee legitimation/legitimation of an internally displaced person or a confirmation issued by the Commissariat for Refugees that obtaining a legitimation is underway
13.
All other target groups listed in individual project applications in accordance with the Programme Guide
One needs to consult their project officer to define ways of justifying their affiliation to individual categories listed in project applications

Note 1: In case there is suspicion of manipulation in determining the status of a mobility participant with disabilities, it is possible to request additional documentation and conduct a check with authorities to confirm the criteria defined in the call. If inaccuracy/untruthfulness of the information is established after the documentation check, the institution/organisation which is a Grant Agreement beneficiary and the Foundation Tempus have the right to request the return of money awarded to the mobility participants who belong to the group of participants with disabilities.

Note 2: The information in the table refers to persons who travel abroad from Serbia. In case of inward mobilities from abroad to Serbia, it is necessary that the sending institution/organisation provides a confirmation where the target group is defined, or equivalent documents listed in the table issued by state administration authorities in the country of residence. In case a sending institution/organisation provides a confirmation, it is necessary that it keeps in their archives the documentation that confirms what is stated in the confirmation, in case of revision and check on behalf of EC, OLAF and other authorities.  

Note 3: In agreement with the project officer, at a beneficiaries’ suggestion, it is possible to provide some other official documents (not listed in the table), which testify to the affiliation to a certain target group.

[1] According to the Regulation on establishing a unique list of the development of regions and units of local authorities for 2014, underdeveloped, devastated and the most underdeveloped municipalities in Serbia are the following: Aleksinac, Alibunar, Babušnica, Bački Petrovac, Bajina Bašta, Batočina, Bela Crkva, Bela Palanka, Blace, Bogatić, Bojnik, Boljevac, Bosilegrad, Brus, Bujanovac, Crna Trava, Čoka, Ćićevac, Ćuprija, Despotovac, Dimitrovgrad, Doljevac, Gadžin Han, Golubac, Irig, Ivanjica, Knić, Knjaževac, Koceljeva, Kovačica, Kovin, Kraljevo, Krupanj, Kučevo, Kuršumlija, Lebane, Leskovac, Ljig, Ljubovija, Majdanpek, Mali Iđoš, Mali Zvornik, Malo Crniće, Medveđa, Merošina, Mionica, Nova Crnja, Nova Varoš, Novi Pazar, Opovo, Osečina, Paraćin, Petrovac na Mlavi, Plandište, Preševo, Priboj, Prijepolje, Prokuplje, Rača, Raška, Ražanj, Rekovac, Sečanj, Sjenica, Smederevska Palanka, Soko Banja, Srbobran, Surdulica, Svilajnac, Svrljig, Šid, Titel, Trgovište, Trstenik, Tutin, Ub, Varvarin, Velika Plana, Veliko Gradište, Vladičin Han, Vladimirci, Vlasotince, Žabalj, Žabari, Žagubica, Žitište, Žitorađa.

[2] Disadvantaged people who participate in the mobility activities have the right to additional funding for individual support if they meet the eligibility criteria defined at the national level. 

  • The total annual income per household member is not higher than an average monthly net wage. This amount is based on the net average wage between January and June 2021 which totals 64,286.83 RSD, published on the website of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
  • A handwritten declaration with which a person under full criminal accountability and liability, confirms that the data in the enclosed documentation is correct and complete, so it authorizes authorities to have the right to check, process, store and use the documentation in accordance with the applicable regulations.
  • The total annual income per household member is not higher than an average monthly net wage. This amount is based on the net average wage between January and June 2022 which totals 72,945.17 RSD, published on the website of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.
  • A handwritten declaration with which a person under full criminal accountability and liability, confirms that the data in the enclosed documentation is correct and complete, so it authorizes authorities to have the right to check, process, store and use the documentation in accordance with the applicable regulations.
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