5. The national agency grants recipients either a grant agreement or a grant decision, as defined by the Commission for the action of the programme in question. (2) This action also supports development, capacity building, regional integration, knowledge exchange and modernization processes through international partnerships between EU higher education institutions and partner countries, including peer learning and joint education projects, as well as the promotion of regional cooperation and national information offices, particularly with neighbouring countries. youth (youth in action), particularly with regard to non-formal and informal learning; In accordance with Articles 8 and 10 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE) and Articles 21 and 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the programme promotes, among other things, equality between men and women and the fight against discrimination on the basis of sex, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. There is a need to expand access for members of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and to actively address the specific learning needs of people with disabilities in the implementation of the programme. strategic partnerships for the development and implementation of joint initiatives, including youth initiatives and citizenship projects, promoting active citizenship, social innovation, participation in democratic life and entrepreneurship through peer learning and the exchange of experiences; Improve language teaching and learning and promote the Union`s linguistic diversity and intercultural awareness; “youth activity,” an extracurricular activity (for example. B youth exchanges, volunteering or youth training), carried out by a young person, individually or in groups, including youth organisations, and characterized by a non-formal approach to learning; IT support platforms covering all areas of education and training, in particular eTwinning, which enable peer learning, virtual mobility and the exchange of best practices, and provide access to participants from neighbouring countries. “Lifelong learning,” any general, vocational, non-formal and informal lifelong learning, which improves knowledge, skills and skills or participation in society in the personal, civic, cultural, social and/or employment areas, including the provision of counselling and counselling; Improving transparency and recognition of qualifications and skills, as well as the acceptance of the Union`s instruments of transparency and recognition, should contribute to the development of quality education and training and facilitate mobility for education and lifelong learning as well as for professional purposes across Europe, between countries and between sectors. Opening up access to methods, practices and technologies used in other countries will help improve employability. The Commission and Member States should optimise the use of TTs and new technologies to facilitate access to action in the areas of education, training, youth and sport.
This could include virtual mobility, which should complement learning mobility but not replace it. improve the level of skills and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, and promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular by improving mobility opportunities for young people, youth organisations and youth leaders, as well as strengthened links between the youth sector and the labour market; 7.