Interested in organising a Youth Exchange but don’t know where to start?

A Training Course for Beginners in Youth Exchanges is taking place in France from 13th to 17th April 2011
This training course is called a ‘BTM’ which stands for Bilateral, Trilateral and Multilateral Exchanges.
Target Group: Youth workers, working directly with young people and who are interested in setting up international youth exchange projects. Participants should have little or no experience is planning and delivering youth exchanges.

There will be 30 youth workers from around Europe (Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia) present, and the Irish National agency can support 3 youth workers/leaders to attend the training course.(One person per organisation)

Aims and Objectives:
The main goal is to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to develop youth exchanges. There is plenty of added value in sharing experiences and making the most of the opportunity to try to find partners

Travel Costs to the BTM Training Course are covered by Léargas and Training & Accommodation costs are covered by the French National Agency however; there is a €50 participation fee payable by selected participants/ organisations.

All selected applicants must attend the full duration of the programme and a preparatory meeting in Dublin
Applications must be completed on-line at

Application Deadline to apply on line is 3rd February 2011