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2nd Call for ESAA Projects 2022

This scheme aims to encourage and enable volunteers all over the world to join forces and implement projects on the ground, which are in line with ESAA's aims, promote Erasmus+ and are of mutual interest of the EC and the volunteers.

Project proposals under the 2nd call 2022 must be placed in the context of the European Year of Youth 2022, which was announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in September 2021, and specifically contribute to a Global Erasmus+ alumni mentoring scheme.

The global dimension of Erasmus+ will be an integral part of the European Year of Youth, reaching out to young people and cooperating with partner countries, organisations, and alumni networks worldwide.

With the re-launch of international learning mobility in 2022, young people will be put in the spotlight for global mentoring, and Erasmus+ alumni are ideally placed to play an active role in this context.

Erasmus+ alumni should become mentors for Erasmus+ prospective participants. They should promote Erasmus+ by offering testimonies of their own mobility experiences and providing information about destinations, courses and institutions.

In resume, the project ideas under this call must focus on awareness-raising, mentoring and information provision on Erasmus+ by alumni to prospective participants.

For more information about European Year of Youth 2022 please see the press release.

For more information about Erasmus+ please check here.

IMPORTANT: The announcement of the selected projects will take place once the availability of resources is confirmed by the EC. The submitters of the call will be directly contacted with updates regarding the result of their submission.


ESAA Project Idea competition process and deadlines

First Phase, ESAA Project Ideas competition

Launch of call: 17 June 2022

Submission deadline: 29 July 2022, 10:00hrs (CEST)

ESAA Project Ideas selection: until 12 September 2022 (the date is subject to the availability of resources)

Second Phase, ESAA Project Ideas Elaboration

Project Design: 13 September 2022 (the date is subject to the availability of resources)

Third Phase, ESAA Project Implementation

The ESAA Project Coordinator will implement the ESAA-Project together with the Service Provider within the agreed timeline.

The respective ESAA Project Coordinator of the funded project will implement the ESAA Project and will be supported by the Service Provider within the agreed timeline but no longer than 6 months after the signature of the Agreement.

Supported Project Topics

The ESAA Project Ideas must be aligned with one of the four cluster topics:

  • Cluster 1: Strengthening Higher Education Quality. This cluster looks to encourage projects that serve to improve higher education.
  • Cluster 2: Spreading Erasmus+ and Widening Participation. This cluster aims to support the promotion of Erasmus+ and to increase participation in Erasmus+ initiatives and programmes.
  • Cluster 3: Increasing Social Inclusion, Empowerment, and Participation. This cluster aims to consider issues of social justice and work to address equity concerns and better serve marginalised populations.
  • Cluster 4: Capacity Building. This cluster aims to increase the capacity of volunteers, Erasmus+ participants, and youth to better engage and participate in varied opportunities.

You can have a wider idea of each component in the ESAA Clusters overview document.

We kindly advise to consider the current physical and social restrictions in your project ideas.


In case you are facing problems and questions arise while you are developing your project idea and these quesions can not be answered by the provided documents, we have here a document who compile the Q&A sessions of the past calls.

Thanks to all who have participate in the diffrent Q&A sessions for your interest and contributions!


If you have an interesting idea and want to apply, please read the documents included in the next seccion (Additional information and templates) carefully and apply using the submission form before the 29 July at 10:00 CEST. 

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For those interested in submitting for an ESAA Project Idea, we prepared a check list to help you in the submission process. Also we have a Q&A document that can help you in your submission process.

Please make sure that you submit your idea in the correct template, the ESAA Projects Description Template 06/2022.

IMPORTANT: Please check how your student and alumni network can support your project. If you require their help in some way, please confirm with them that they have the capacity to help you. If you are unsure about who to contact, please write us:

We look forward to the submission of your project idea!


Projects Implementation Documents