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YouthExchanges+ | Planning step-by-step a Youth Exchange with the Erasmus+ programme

The training activity took place
in Malbun, Liechtenstein
organised by aha

Aims & objectives

Youth Exchanges under Erasmus+ are more than just a gathering of young people for a given period. They allow international experience and in-depth intercultural exchange.

The training course enabled participants to design and plan an international youth exchange within the EU programme Erasmus+.

Activities / Topics
- General information: what is Erasmus+ Youth and what are its opportunities?
- Workshops on Intercultural Learning, Non-formal Learning, Active Participation, Learning and Youthpass
- Group Work: How to develop an international youth project and apply for a grant?
- Partnership building through exchange and presentation of organisations and projects
- Consulting on project ideas

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Team: 2 trainers (Poland, Austria) and 3 members of National Agencies (Liechtenstein, Austria), Organisers: 6 National Agencies (NA Belgium-DE, NA Germany, NA Austria, NA Liechtenstein, NA Luxembourg, Switzerland)

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal learning approach consting of workshops, interviews in pairs, creativity exercises, group work, simulation.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants created together 4 international youth exchanges, got to know partners for their project ideas and built a support network. Many of the participants want to apply for the next deadline and organise a youth exchange within Erasmus+.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

This training is an annual training organised by six german-speaking National Agencies - NA Belgium-DE, NA Germany, NA Austria, NA Liechtenstein, NA Luxembourg. As trainers we developped together with the NA's involved the concept of the training course. Since 2013, we carried out six training courses in Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, Germany and Liechtenstein.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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