EFDN Youth Exchanges

Project details

Country
Europe
Year
2015
Topic
Life Skills
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EFDN Youth Exchanges

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EFDN Youth Exchanges allow clubs to provide groups of young people from different countries to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods. Youth Exchanges take place outside the conventional environment of the participants. At an EFDN Exchange programme, participants take part in activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more, that work towards shared themes of objectives.

During a Youth Exchange EFDN wants to promote the involvement of young people in their communities, and to discuss the potential invisible barriers in society. Strategies to overcome these barriers will be explored. The exchange will make participants feel confident in taking part in all aspects of society and learn them a lot about life of young people from very different countries and cultures. In that way a Youth Exchange brings the ideal of global citizenship to life. Participants are encouraged to use this foreign opportunity to represent their home countries and share their own culture, while learning about and embracing a new one, forging the way to becoming young ambassadors for peace and international understanding. Participants also learn a lot about themselves. About their own character, good features, shortcomings, abilities, power and… what the effect of all this is on others. EFDN Youth Exchanges already have proven itself; there are examples of youngsters going home a completely different person.

In the past years, Youth Exchanges took place among others in Arnhem, Tel Aviv , Rotterdam, Larnaca and Nijmegen.

The exchange programmes are organised in partnership with the National Erasmus Agencies and the participant’s learning experiences are recognised through a Youth Pass qualification.

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