Sustainability and nature – 12 months volunteering position
25th December 2019
Youth Exchange “Be the Change”, 03 – 12 March 2020, in Garlstedt, Germany
9th January 2020

Youth Exchange “Active Citzenship in the 21st Century”, 1 – 9 April 2020 in London, UK

Populism, Distrust and Frustration – our current political situation in Europe can be described as critical. It’s time to focus on the basic principles of democracy: our countries and the EU depend on the active participation of all citizens. But how can we be active citizens?

Dates: 01 – 09 April 2020

Location: London, United Kingdom

This youth exchange will not focus only on the democratic act of voting, but will look at active citizenship starting from home. How do we deal with the issues, the choices and the actions we take in our daily lives and take these to understand how we act as citizens of our countries and of the EU?

This project is designed to allow you to become an active citizen – from the simple choices of lifestyle, to education and ultimately to policy reform and the shaping of  your country and of the EU. Within the project, you will explore the true meaning of active citizenship, looking the mistakes and good practices of the past to come up with plans to shape our future!

This project unites young people from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania , Spain, Turkey and Germany. Together you will discover tools and resources to understand their rights as EU citizens, to understand the reasoning behind the choices of their governments, to challenge these choices and to be actively involved in the reforms that are needed in their communities and in the EU.

Sounds great? You can read more about the project here in the Infopack.

You can apply below if…

  • You are a resident of Germany
  • You are between 18-30 years old on the first day of the project
  • You are motivated to learn about EU processes and exchange opinions and experiences with other young Europeans
  • You are willing to share your new knowledge with your community after your return

Please note that only residents of Germany can apply through the form below. Others have to contact the partner organisations in their respective countries.

All costs for food and accommodation are covered by the Erasmus+ programme. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275,00€.

You are responsible to buy your own travel tickets according to the rules stipulated by the hosting organization of the project. Your costs will be reimbursed after the end of the project if you provide all original receipts and boarding passes. This process may take 1-6 months. If you are experiencing a time of financial hardship and cannot afford to pay your travel costs in advance, contact us and we can find a solution together.

We charge a 40€ participation fee.

If you have any questions, contact Irma: [email protected]

The application deadline for this project was on 01.02.2020. Thank you!