Youth Exchanges provide the possibility for groups of 13 – 30 year old young people from different countries to meet, live together and carry out activities around a socially relevant theme of their common interest. The thematic area of a Youth Exchange can for example build on discovering cultures, youth life styles or exploring societally relevant concepts such as youth participation or citizenship.
A Youth Exchange is usually between 7 and 10 days long but could officially last 5 to 21 days (travel days excluded). Accomodation, food and travel costs will be provided by the host. The participants usually contribute a small amount of money to take part in a youth exchange.