Youth Worker Exchange Candriai, Italy | 13-19 November 2024

Would you like to improve the narrative of the European Union for the Youth in the heart of Northern Italy?

Join us for the Youth Worker Exchange in November 2024!

Trento, Italy

The exchange will take place from the 13th until the 19th of November 2024 (the 13th and the 19th being travel days).

Organizzazione ospitante

What is a youth worker exchange?

Youth worker exchanges are part of the European Erasmus+ programme which offers opportunities to organize projects for the mobility of young people and youth workers. For youth workers, organizations can take part in opportunities to support the professional development, capacity building, network of youth workers and thereby the development of quality youth work at local, regional, national, European and international level, through non-formal and informal learning experiences in mobility. More specifically, mobility projects for youth workers aim to:

  • Provide non-formal and informal learning opportunities for educational and professional development of youth workers;
  • Build a community of youth workers that can support the quality of projects and activities for young people in EU programmes and beyond;
  • Develop local youth work practices and contribute to capacity building for quality youth work of the participants and their organisation, having a clear impact on the participating youth workers' regular work with young people.

What is the project “The future is Europe” about?

"The Future is Europe" project, under the Erasmus+ program, is dedicated to fostering collaboration and sharing best practices among youth workers across Europe. Our mission is clear: to build the Exchange together, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and sharing in our endeavors. The central theme of our project revolves around effectively narrating the European Union to the youth and promoting its values through our work.

Our agenda for the Youth Worker Exchange program prioritizes the creation of a dynamic platform where participants can share their diverse professional experiences within the sector. We aim to recognize and harness individual skills and competencies, empowering each other through engaging non-formal learning activities. These activities will be carefully curated to foster collaboration, reflection, and personal development among participants.

Below you can find the plan of the whole project:

Arrival Day - 13/11: Participants arrive.

Let’s Get to Know Each Other - 14/11: Participants engage in introductory activities to foster connections and share their backgrounds and experiences.

Youth's Perception of EU Workshop - 15/11: Workshops focused on exploring the perspectives of young people on the European Union today.

Exploring EU-connected Realities - 16/11: Visit local initiatives and organizations in Trentino linked to the EU to gain first hand exposure to EU-funded projects and their impact.

Communicating the EU to Young People - 17/11: Workshops and discussions on effective communication strategies for conveying EU-related topics to youth audiences.

Design Thinking for Youth Workshops - 18/11: Engage in a design thinking process to develop innovative workshop ideas aimed at engaging young people with EU themes.

Departure Day - 19/11: Departure from Trentino.

Numero di posti

24 youth workers

Termine ultimo di adesione al progetto
Requisiti per partecipare

Who can participate?

The project targets youth workers from all over Europe who work closely with young people and the EU topics, such as youth workers, info desk, European foundations or realities etc...

It is mandatory to have at least 1 year of experience as youth worker in order to be able to share good practices and methodologies with other participants

A total of 24 youth workers can take part in this exchange: It is mandatory to have a sending organization with a valid OID. Check here a guide on how to obtain an OID for your organization if interested.

Each organization could send up to 2 participants.


Board and lodging are provided by our organization during the whole youth worker exchange.

The house is located in Candriai, a mountain area nearby Trento. The house is a self-management house with a nice equipped kitchen, a common room and shared bedrooms for 2-3 people. The area is suitable for both outdoor sessions as well as activities in the city.

The breakfasts and dinners are self-managed, while the lunches will be provided through a catering service, taking into consideration the personal intolerances and food preferences of the participants.

You can view the house at this link.

International travel

Actual travel expenses from the country of residence to the place of exchange will be reimbursed up to the amount indicated below. The refund will be made after receiving the complete travel documents (original tickets and boarding passes). The maximum amount of travel costs will be calculated according to your residence in your country up to the place where the exchange takes place.

Eligible transportation

Participants must travel by public transportation (plane, train, buses) on the dates specified (13th and 19th) in order to get the reimbursement. In the infopack you will find the exact amounts for travel reimbursements.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Slippers to be used inside the accommodation
  • Headlamp
  • Sheets
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Something nice :-) to share at the intercultural dinner
  • Your energy and willingness to share experience :-)
  • Flexibility to share time to cook together breakfast and dinners; keeping clean and tidying the house

Take into consideration that the youth worker exchange will be implemented in a mountain area and some activities will be done outside.

Cosa fare per candidarti

To apply you have to fulfill this Application Form.

The deadline to apply is 31/08/2024.

If you would like to have any other further information regarding the youth worker exchange, here are our contacts:

  • Associazione InCo - Interculturalità & Comunicazione via Scipio Sighele, 3 38122 Trento-Italy
  • +39 0461 1822775
  • e-mail:;

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