Writing an Erasmus+ project is not a rocket science. However, the program became very popular among youth organizations and the budget, of course, is limited. That´s why you need to know how to write a high-quality project, that will be approved in no time! Here are some tips that can help you to turn your ideas into a reality:
- Know your organization. From head to toe. What it means, is that you have to know the best features and all the unique things about it and highlight them!
- Deadlines are very scary, but it’s very important to know exactly when they are and start writing a project much earlier. It’s self-explanatory, but very hardly implemented thing. Don’t forget that the deadline dates are different for each Key action!
- Have a clear idea about the main goal of the project. Make sure that all of your team members, that are involved in this project understand it as well. It’s not only important for the application but for the success of the project itself.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Especially, with the budget part, where young people can get lost very easily. It’s very important to do everything very precisely and it’s hard to do it without any help or at least someone, who can look through it and, maybe, notice something, that you didn’t.
- Read the criteria for your project application very carefully, before starting to write the project and then adjust the idea the best way possible.
- Implement the priorities of European Union in the project. Don’t forget to highlight, why this project is useful, not only for the participants but the EU itself. You can use the quotes from EU strategies and other documents.
- Check your spelling! I can’t stress it enough, how important the correct spelling is and, unfortunately, people tend to forget it.
- Your goals have to be as much realistic and measurable as possible.
- Include every single thing, don’t leave place for the imagination and assumptions.
- Projects can’t always be successful, especially on the first try. Mistakes happen all the time and it’s important to not forget that you can always try again if something went wrong. Learn from it!
There are much more tips for a good Erasmus+ project application, but, the thing is, that it will never be perfect, you just have to sit down and write it. Good luck!