Cap Magellan: Call for Erasmus+ partnerships for the “European Gathering of Young Lusodescendants”

31 January 2024 | Members' Corner

Founded in Paris on 24 November 1991, the Cap Magellan association is the first and largest association of young people of Portuguese descent, Lusophones or Lusophiles in France, who share the same desire to promote the Portuguese language and Lusophone culture.

Every year Cap Magellan organises a “European Gathering of Young Lusodescendants”, that takes place in Portugal. Last year, it was held in Braga, bringing together around half a hundred young Portuguese speaking people from various European countries. The central theme focused around employability, sustainability and the inclusion of young people. You can find more information about the past events on Cap Magellan’s website.

In 2024, the 11th edition will take place from 9th to 14th August (provisional dates) in the municipality of Tarouca, Portugal. The next edition will link the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution (which took place in April 25th, 1974, and overturned Salazar’s Regime) with the themes of rurality, citizenship and territorial cohesion, under the title “History, territorial cohesion and citizenship”.

We would like propose a partnership to work together on this project for the year 2024, as part of Cap Magellan’s application to the Erasmus + 2024 call for projects. Last year’s application was successful, which allowed us to receive funds that financed all the participants’ trips as well as accommodation and meals.

In order to be our partner in this adventure, do not hesitate in contacting us. Here are some details about the event:

1) Presentation of the event

Date: 9 to 14 August 2024 (provisional dates)

Location: Tarouca, Douro region, Portugal

Theme 2024: “History, territorial cohesion and citizenship”

Target audience and application criteria: The “European Gathering of Young People of Portuguese Descent” is aimed in particular at young people and youth workers aged between 18 and 35, with a B2 language level in Portuguese.

Presentation: The “European Gathering of Young People of Portuguese Descent” aims to bring together young people and youth workers of Portuguese-speaking or Portuguesedescent, aged between 18 and 35, from various European countries.

This project aims to offer participants the opportunity to exchange and share knowledge and skills related to history, civic awareness and the valorisation of rural areas. As part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, the Gathering will provide an opportunity to revisit the history and struggles for freedom, especially in rural areas. The aim is to promote territorial and social cohesion, encouraging interest in opportunities in the rural world.

Taking the form of workshops, round tables and cultural activities, this gathering seeks to promote non-formal, playful and interactive learning models. Participants will work on creating a collaborative project. At the end of the event, they will receive a Youthpass certificate recognising the skills acquired during the week.

2) What does the partnership entail?

There are two complementary levels of partnership:

Level 1- By signing the mandate for the European Erasmus+ application, you allow the project to receive participants from the country of your organisation. This is, in the first instance, mainly an institutional partnership and for publicising the project among young people.

Level 2- More in-depth involvement in the organisation of the event, either through the production of content, mobilisation of facilitators, mobilisation and selection of participants, etc. This level of participation is not compulsory.

3) Steps to formalise the partnership

In order to formalise the partnership, we need to hear from you by February 5th:

Confirming by email that you want to be our partner to the following email address:;

We will send an information sheet, which you should fill in with the information we need to register you as a partner on the Erasmus platform, including your OID number.

After February 5th:

  • With your information sheet and OID, Cap Magellan will be able to upload the registration form, which we will send you to sign. We would be grateful if you could send us the signed document by February 8th

4) Cap Magellan’s contact details

Phone number: +33 1 79 35 11 00
We look forward to hearing from you and we are available to answer any questions you may have, either by phone call, zoom or email.