Youth exchanges are groups learning experiences for young people from different countries to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods.
On a youth exchange, you can expect to participate in activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more.
Participants’ learning experiences are recognised through a Youthpass.
Youth exchanges last between 5 and 21 days. This excludes travelling time.
Youth exchanges are open to people between the ages of 13 and 30. To be a group leader in a youth exchange, you must be at least 18 years-old.
Youth exchanges are managed by youth organisations, informal groups of young people or other organisations.
The EU grant supports travel as well as practical and activity-related costs necessary for the exchange.
To participate in a youth exchange, you cannot apply directly for a grant as an individual. Applications must be made by an organisation or a group of young people who in turn select who will participate in the exchange.