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"Keep it Real! 2022" in Vilnius, Lithuania

Training Course

5-10 September 2022 | Lithuania

This TC is aimed at those who have no or just a little previous experience in preparing a Youth Exchange. The main aim is to support YE applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project and prepare an eligible Youth Exchange.

What does it actually make to have a REAL youth exchange? What is YOUR REALITY of youth exchange projects? You probably had some experience in applying, what were your challenges, and expectations? We want to help you with finding tips&tricks to raise quality of the future youth exchange.

„Keep it REAL! 2022“ training course will offer posibilities to explore what does it take to have a REAL Youth Exchange. The course is mainly aimed at those who have no or just a little experience of applying for international Youth Exchange – either you have just recently applied for the grant and received negative answer or you have freshly „joined the club“ of applicants by planning to apply for a grant for the first time.

The main aim of this training is to support youth exchange applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project. The approach of this TC is based on combination of inputs and practice to let participants put hands on real experiences – explore problem solving, share advises, deal with issues which really matters. There are many quality criteria when it comes to the Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges, this training course will concentrate on certain aspects that most of applicants are struggling with: youth participation, equal partnership, dimension of non-formal learning, intercultural learning, YouthPass process, seeing the whole project as a long-term learning process and dealing with possible risks.

We are inviting representatives, young people who are actively involved in planning a youth exchange project. In the training course we are expecting up to 25 participants from Programme countries, Partner countries and Eastern Partnership countries. To encourage participation of young people during selection process priority will be given to them.

Team: Vika Matuzaitė and Žilvinas Mažeikis who will share all their knowledge and experience in YE, also representatives of Lithuanian National Agency will join the training to support the process, share some technical aspects of youth exchange projects, get into direct contact with participants and share real examples from the field.


Programme (to be clarified)

Monday 5 September, 2022 - Day 1

  • Arrival to the venue at 19:30 the latest

Tuesday 6 September, 2022 - Day 2

9:30 -13:00

  • Breaking the ice and getting to know each other
  • Intro to the training programme, group process and learning process for the training

15:00 -18:30

  • Principles of non-formal learning
  • Exploring project ideas 

Wednesday 7 September, 2022 - Day 3

9:30 -13:00

  • Eligibility criteria and formal procedures of submitting an application
  • Drafting a project application

15:00 -18:30

  • Balancing the programme of a youth exchange
  • APV as a tool for enhancing participation

Thursday 8 September, 2022 - Day 4

9:30 -13:00

  • Project visibility and dissemination of project results
  • Risk management

15:00 -18:30

  • Intercultural learning

Friday 9 September, 2022 - Day 5

9:30 -13:00

  • Youthpass
  • Final writing session & group feedback

15:00 -18:30

  • Next steps on a path to applying
  • Evaluation of the training

Saturday 10 September, 2022 - Day 6

  • Departure after the training

„Keep it REAL! 2022" is planned for 5th to 10th of September in Vilnius, Lithuania. Full infopack will be sent to the selected participants.



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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

Working language(s):



Agency of Youth Affairs (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Rugilė Stakėnaitė


Phone: +37060698294

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your 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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