Youth Exchanges

Meet other European countries

Youth Exchanges are part of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program. They are intended for young people between 18 and 25 years of age who are interested in the themed set out in the exchange. The participants live together for 5 to 21 days, taking part in activities, workshops, games, debates, dynamics – instead of a specific subject – in order to know more about different cultures and to promote the exchange of experiences and intercultural learning, through non-formal education.

There are many countries that plan youth exchanges about various subjects.

Profile of the participant:

  • Be between 18 and 25 years old (except for the group leader who can be up to 35 years old)
  • Legally reside in a EU country
  • Be interested in the theme of the exchange
  • Be motivated to actively participate in all the activities carried out during the exchange.


The European Commission finances the expenses for the travel, the accommodation, the provision, the local transport and the materials throughout the whole length of the project. The participants must take care of health insurance. The participants can rely on the support of both the sending and the receiving institution before, during and after the project.