Youth exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods.
Youth exchanges take place outside the school environment. On a youth exchange, you can expect to participate in activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more.
Participants' learning experiences are recognised through a Youthpass.
Youth exchanges last between 5 and 21 days. This excludes travelling time.
Youth exchanges are open to people between the ages of 13 and 30. To be a group leader in a youth exchange, you must be at least 18 years-old.
Youth exchanges are managed by youth organisations, informal groups of young people or other organisations.
The EU grant supports travel as well as practical and activity-related costs necessary for the exchange.
To participate in a youth exchange, you cannot apply directly for a grant as an individual. Applications must be made by an organisation or a group of young people who in turn select who will participate in the exchange.
If you need help in finding a suitable participating organisation or have any questions, the Erasmus+ National Agency in your country will assist you.
The European Youth Portal also provides information and opportunities for young people.