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EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

Structured Dialogue

What is the aim?

Structured Dialogue aims to promote the active participation of young people in democratic life and foster debate around the major issues affecting youth.

Specifically, these activities aim to bring young people and decision makers into discussion to help develop policies in the sector, notably the EU Youth Strategy.

What is the opportunity?

Erasmus+ provides the opportunity for organisations to organise:

  • national, transnational, or international meetings or seminars that allow for information, debate, and dialogue between young people and decision-makers
  • national, transnational, or international meetings or seminars that prepare the ground for the official Youth Conferences
  • events that promote debate and information on youth policy themes linked to the activities of the Youth Week
  • consultations of young people
  • meetings, seminars, events, or debates between young people and decisions-makers and experts on participation in democratic life
  • events simulating the functioning of democratic institutions and the roles of decision-makers therein.

Young people should lead the activities and be actively involved at all stages of a project.

How does it work?

Organisations intending to apply for national or transnational meetings must do so as part of a consortium consisting of at least two organisations from two different countries, of which at least one is a Programme Country.

Organisations intending to apply for national meetings must involve one organisation from a Programme Country.


The applicant is responsible for submitting the application on behalf of the consortium, as well as managing the project. Organisations intending to take part must be established in a Programme or Partner Country.

What else should you know?

National meetings must take place in the country of the applicant organisation.

Transnational meetings may take place in any of the Programme Countries involved in the project.

Activities can also take place at the seat of an institution of the European Union.

Young people participating in the project should be aged between 13 and 30, and should reside in one of the countries involved in the project.

Any decision-makers involved in the project may participate regardless of age or country of residence.

Projects last from 3 to 24 months.

At least 30 young participants must be involved in the project.

How do you apply?

Applications should be submitted to the National Agency in the Programme Country where the applicant organisation is established, or via the Erasmus+ forms website.

Find out more

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the main source of information for these opportunities.

The National Agencies can provide further information, or you can contact the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency.