Preparatory visits under the Erasmus+ programme are defined as:

Visits to the country of the receiving organisation prior to the start of mobility activities to prepare and ensure high quality of those activities. Examples include tasks to facilitate administrative arrangements and build trust and understanding between organisations involved. 

Source: Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2024 (Version 1, 28.11.23), Glossary of terms

Preparatory visits under the European Solidarity Corps programme are defined as:

Planning visit to the host country prior to the start of a volunteering activity. The purpose of the visit is to prepare and ensure high quality of those activities, build trust, understanding and a solid partnership between organisations and participants involved. 

Source: 2024 European Solidarity Corps Guide, Glossary of terms

In beneficiary projects, information regarding preparatory visits, where applicable, can be provided. Depending on the action type of the project, preparatory visits can be added from the Preparatory visits section, Activities section and/or Mobility activities section of the project in Beneficiary module. 

See the page Manage Preparatory visits in KA121, KA122, KA182 and ESC51 projects for details.