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Keep it Real! Online 2021

Training Course

8-12 September 2021 | Online, Lithuania

This TC is aimed at those who have no or only some experience in preparing an Youth Exchange. The main aim is to support YE applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project and prepare 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! Online 2021“ 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 only some 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 online 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 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.

„Keep it REAL“ daily programme lasts for 5 days, 4 hours per day online courses, from 8th to 12 of September, 2021, in the online Zoom platform.

Programme (planned)

Wednesday 8 September, 2021 - Day 1

12:00 -14:00

  • Introduction to online training course
  • Getting to know with potential project partners

14:30 -16:00

  • Exploring project ideas and working on their development

Thursday 9 September, 2021 - Day 2

12:00 -14:00

  • General eligibility criteria for YE projects
  • Project lifeline

14:30 -16:00

  • Active participation of young people
  • Non-formal education online: is this even possible?

Friday 10 September, 2021 - Day 3

12:00 -14:00

  • Intercultural learning

14:30 -16:00

  • Equal partnership

Saturday 11 September, 2021 - Day 4

12:00 -14:00

  • Writing an application

14:30 -16:00

  • Writing an application
  • Planning next steps

Sunday 12 September, 2021 - Day 5

12:00 -14:00

  • Dissemination of project results
  • Youthpass

14:30 -16:00

  • Q&A session
  • Evaluation & Future plans

Please make note that time in the programme is written according to the hosting National Agency time in Vilnius (GMT+3).

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.


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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for up to 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

Working language(s):



The Department for Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (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

No participation fee

Accommodation and food

Online event

Travel reimbursement

no travel reimbursement

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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