КА2 – Capacity Building in the Field of Youth

Within KA2 and its sub-action Capacity Building in the Field of Youth, there is a special programme and budget line, open exclusively to foster and improve cooperation with organizations and institutions from Western Balkan countries, entitled Western Balkans Youth Window, where actors from Serbia can directly, as applicants, submit their project proposals.


Capacity Building projects are transnational cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations and institutions active in the field of youth in Programme and Partner Countries. They can also involve organisations from the fields of education and training, as well as from other socio-economic sectors. These projects should aim at:

  • Fostering cooperation and exchanges in the field of youth between Programme Countries and Partner Countries from different regions of the world;
  • Improving the quality and recognition of youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering in Partner Countries, and enhancing their synergies and complementarities with other education systems, the labour market and society;
  • Fostering the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobilityat regional level (i.e. within and across regions of the world);
  • Promoting transnational non-formal learning mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, notablytargeting young people with fewer opportunities, with a view to improving participants’ level of competencesand fostering their active participation in society.


The following activities can be implemented within a Capacity Building project:

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 (maximum duration of 2 days);
  • 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.


Mobility activities:

  • Youth Exchanges between Programme and eligible Partner Countries;
  • European Voluntary Service from/to eligible Partner Countries;
  • Mobility of youth workers between Programme and eligible Partner Countries.

Capacity Building projects are transnational and involve minimum 3 participating organisations from 3 different countries, of which at least one is a Programme Country and one is an eligible Partner Country.

Projects can last between 9 months and 2 years – depending on type of the particular project, which also determines eligible number of participants, their age, etc.


A more detailed explanation concerning Capacity Building in the Field of Youth projects can be found in the Programme Guide, p. 166-179.

Last modified: March 5, 2015