What is a youth exchange?


If you are on this page because you are interested in learning about Europe and the diverse cultures that make up! We start to understand what it is.

A youth exchange is training on specific topics, intended to increase the experience, skills, abilities and attitudes of all participants involved.

They are usually of short duration (from six to fifteen days) during which young people, between 13 and 30 years old, from different European countries, come together to share, learn, exchange ideas, viewpoints and cultural backgrounds.

Intercultural exchanges may take place in Italy or in another country and include activities both for dialogue and confrontation that practices such as workshops, tutorials, roleplaying and artistic and Creative Labs. In this way participants improve their language skills and expression through a continuous comparison with foreign participants.

Digital future after selecting participants, from guidance on how to prepare the Exchange, and coordinates the group to prepare for the experience!


What happens during an Exchange in Europe?


Starting from the exchanged, you establish the objectives to be achieved: it’s spontaneous learning that takes place in situations and contexts in which the teaching, training and learning are not necessarily unique or main activities: first there is dialogue and discussion with workshops, tutorials, roleplaying and artistic and Creative Labs.

The situations and contexts are led by expert trainers, studying and designing all the activity details: structured by conventional rhythms but rarely are scheduled or curriculum subjects. Normally the activities are aimed at specific target groups but they never required skill.


At the end of training we proceed to delivery of the Youthpass certificate, Youthpass  is not a simple certificate of participation: all the skills acquired are specified, indicating that all activities were carried out within an international context.

The main reason to use this certificate is that it allows you to assess learning within the activity. The reflections are reported in writing and then you receive the certificate. The certificate you can attach to your CV can be used for a request, or for personal purposes such as to list your skills, what you can do.

Board and lodging

Are offered breakfast, lunch and dinner, and 2 coffee breaks (mid morning and mid afternoon to break up tasks). Excludes all charges for purchases outside of the scheduled menu or during leisure time. During planned excursions is normally given a packed lunch.

Types of accommodation are communicated before the project by the host organisation. Depending on the season and type of accommodation can be a project, a youth hostel, a bungalow, a campsite, a cottage: participants for the duration of the Exchange, will live under one roof!

Room and Board are completely funded by ERASMUS +: you can leave for a youth exchange without spending 1 €!

Travel expenses

The European Commission contributes towards the cost of travel by distance: participants can use the way of repaying travel expenses necessary to arrive at its destination.

You can leave or return at different dates than the official dates of the project (the limit is more or less than 2 days before the official date). Any expenses incurred for Board and lodging outside the official dates will not be refunded and remains the responsibility of the participants.

Are refunded tickets to get to the airport from the city in which you reside: all travel tickets (boarding pass, subway, bus or train tickets) should be stored in original and delivered to the host organisation during the project. Instead, return travel documents will be sent by the participants.

European countries

Non-refundable taxi, train or flight in business class.


The seriousness of these procedures is ensured by the strict controls of national agencies for the ERASMUS programme + European Commission.

Also every day we are in contact with the European institutions, it is in our interest to operate properly.