In a Youth Exchange, young people learn how others in their age group live in other countries. With the various youth groups carrying out a joint project, fresh perspectives open up for the young people and they develop a sense of responsibility and self-confidence.
At a youth exchange, youth groups from two or more countries meet for a few days or weeks in order to carry out activities together. Many different topics and activities are possible at a youth exchange. Examples for topics are sustainability, peace education, health or personal development. Creative projects involving art, dance, video or theatre are just as suitable as sport or outdoor activities.
In the process, the young people always play an active role in planning, organising and implementing the project. The use of non-formal methods of learning are central to youth exchange projects. That is to say, the young people are included in the learning process on a voluntary basis and reflect their learnings.
The animated film explains how a youth exchange works. (Correction to the video: youth exchanges are now possible worldwide)
You will find the qualitative funding criteria on the page submit an application.
These flat rates are valid for projects approved from 2023 onwards. For the detailed list and explanation of the contributions, please see the Overview of Grants. Funding for projects approved before 2023 are listed here.