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European Youth Villages

Study Visit

20-24 July 2024 | Romania

In a group of rural youth workers and leaders we will visit several active villages in north-east of Romania, that previously hold the title of European Youth Village, learn from their experiences and discuss together quality of rural youth work.


European Youth Village is a programme launched in 2019 in Romania to develop the rural youth sector by activating and enhancing the cooperation between the young people from rural areas and the decision makers, while also developing and strengthening the public youth policies at local, national, and international level. The programme is piloted by 2 experienced organisations: Asociatia pentru Dezvoltare Activă and Go Free-Asociația pentru Sprijinirea Societății Civile with support from the European youth programmes. In 5 years there had been 18 rural communities in Romania granted the title on the base of a plan of activities for the local youth development. The study visit will allow to visit some of them.


  • to develop contacts between the rural youth organisations / groups from across Europe;
  • to learn from experiences of European Youth Villages in Romania;
  • to discuss quality of rural youth work;
  • to build partnerships for international rural youth cooperation.


There will be approx. 24 participants coming from Programme and Eastern Partner countries:

  • active in rural youth work;
  • interested in international rural youth cooperation;
  • having potential to influence rural youth work development in their community / region;
  • having a working knowledge of English, the working language of the activity;
  • available to actively attend the full duration of the activity;

The activity will be supported by a learning facilitator, and officers from Romanian National Agency and SALTO EECA.


Study visit participants are invited to join the big European Rural Youth Summit with ca. 120 young leaders and youth workers from all around Europe. It will be a natural continuation of the study visit, giving more global insight into the development of European rural youth movement and enhanced possibility for networking. The programme of the summit is composed of active and diverse discussions among participants and with experts throughout 3 days of 24-26 July. The application for the study visit also covers the summit, so there is no need to apply twice.


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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 2 June 2024.

Date of selection: 12 June 2024

Training overview


This Study Visit is

for 24 participants

from Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

Working language(s):



ANPCDEFP - the Romanian NA of Erasmus+ (National Agency)



  • SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Tomasz Szopa and Nicusor Ciobanu

E-mail: nicusor.ciobanu@anpcdefp.ro

Phone: +40 21 201 0715


Phone: +48 22 4 631 462


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country.  If you like to know more details, please contact your National Agency.

Participants from the Eastern Partner countries are expected to cover their transportation in the home country to the airport as well as in case of a need to apply for visa. There is no additional participation fee for them.

Accommodation and food

The hosting Romanian NA will provide the accommodation and food during days for the days of activities.

Travel reimbursement

If you like to know more about travel (and if needed also visa costs) reimbursement, please contact your National Agency or SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus.

Successful applicants will be informed about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of the travel tickets and the reimbursement of the travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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