X-Change Inc.- Developing Youth Exchanges, Ireland

Deadline: 14 January 2011
Open to: Project managers, Youth leaders, Youth workers from all Youth in Action Programme Countries
Fee: €50 participation fee from Irish participants; board, lodging and programme costs will be provided by irish national agengy; travel costs national agency in your country
Venue: 04/03 – 06/03/2011, Dublin, Ireland

This training is organised by Leargas, he National Agency in Ireland for the management of national and international exchange and cooperation programms in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training.

This is an opportunity to meet project partners working with young people with fewer opportunities to develop youth exchanges through the Youth in Action programm particularly projects working across the theme of Combating poverty and social exclusion.

X-Change Inc. aims to provide space for participants to:
•Develop contacts and networks to engage in youth exchanges with other participants working with young people with fewer opportunities.
•Share information and experiences of their organisation, target groups and projects working across the theme of combating poverty and social exclusion
•Gain a clear view of the possibilities and priorities within the Youth in Action Programm
•Understand how to include non formal learning and Youthpass in your project

Working methods:
This seminar will be dynamic using interactive and non-formal learning methods.
A mix of workshops, facilitated discussions and other active tools will be used in which the participants are invited to play a central role.
The activities will be led by experienced facilitators in Youth Exchanges and working with youth people with fewer opportunities.


• at least 18 years of age and are able to communicate in English
• working with and interested in develop youth exchanges on the theme of combating of poverty and social exclusion
• working directly with young people with fewer opportunities
• knowing what their objectives are and knowing what their young people want to reach with a youth exchange
• a youth exchange within the framework of Youth in Action


Board, lodging and programme costs will be provided and paid for by the Irish National Agency of Youth in Action. The travel costs will be paid by the National Agency of Youth in Action in your country (Please contact them to check if they will support your participation).

The Irish National Agency will request €50 participation fee from Irish participants. Please check with your own National Agency on application for confirmation of participant contribution.


Fill in the application form, available here, and send it to:
Patricia Dalton
Leargas 189-193 Parnell Street Dublin 1 Ireland
Phone: +353 1 8731411 /+353 1 8871218
E-mail: pdalton@leargas.ie

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7 thoughts on “X-Change Inc.- Developing Youth Exchanges, Ireland

    1. Hello, Masha,

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  1. sir,

    am writing you from Nigeria, west africa, however, am a student undergoing mester's in international affairs and diplomacy, pls guide me on how to apply for this seminar, because it's a requirements for student to attend at least two local/international conference,seminar before graduating, and i found this conference interesting, till i hear from you, as soon as possible.

    thanks musa

    1. Dear Musa,

      this training is open only to Youth in Action Programme Countries. These are (currently) the EU members, the EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) and the pre-accession countries.


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