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Making the Difference: a North-South Partnership Building Activity

Partnership-building Activity

15-20 October 2019 | Madeira, Portugal

This Partner Building Activity (=PBA) aims at creating concrete partnerships between North and South of Europe, so that you can develop youth exchange projects and apply under the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.

The PBA will be organised on the Portuguese island Madeira. During the activity participants will experience involvement of the local community. This will be examples of best practises in youth exchanges. Cooperation with the locals can multiply the outcomes and impacts of projects, and lead to a profound intercultural experience.

Objectives of the PBA:

  • To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to organise youth exchanges with
  • To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality.
  • To create solid networks of contacts and partnerships.
  • To equip the youth workers with insight in their role as coach and support.
  • To experience the possibilities of local involvement.
  • To understand the impact and social change a youth exchange can have within the local community.

Target group of the ‘Making the Difference’ Partnership Building Activity

Max 30 participants 

  • Youth workers and youth leaders who represent your youth group’s interest
  • Both ‘newcomers’ and ‘experienced’ in the Erasmus+ YiA Program
  • Please notice that you will be hosted in twin (or max triple) rooms, fully equipped, same gender,  in a hotel during your stay. 

Expected outcomes:

Participants should leave the PBA with partners and ideas to apply for a project under the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Partnership-building Activity is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders

Working language(s):



Bufdir (Erasmus+:Aktiv Ungdom) (National Agency)


  • ERASMUS+ Juventude em Acção (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Betty Cutolo


Phone: xx

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



Accommodation and food

The organising National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and cover 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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