Youth Exchanges An international youth exchange is a gathering of young people from different European countries, within the framework of which young people discuss topics important to them and experience learning in a different way. Youth exchange activities have been developed and implemented by the participants themselves. The main goal of the project is an international meeting of young people and the implementation of their activity program (5-21 days) in Estonia or in the home country of one of the partners. The topics of youth exchanges are varied, based on the interests of the participating young people. Before the meeting, the young people prepare an action plan to address the chosen topic, which may include, for example, workshops, group work, discussions, role-plays, simulations, outdoor activities, etc. During the youth exchange, planned activities are carried out together. The youth exchange is primarily aimed at supporting the self-development of young people through non-formal learning methods, intercultural learning, dealing with socially important topics and strengthening values (tolerance, friendship, caring, democracy, civic activity, etc.). The general age limit for youth exchange is 13-30, but in certain cases, depending on the goals set by the organizers, it may be narrowed: for example, 18-25, 15-18, etc. Group leaders who do not have an upper age limit (but must be at least 18 years old) also participate in the youth exchange.
Trainings / Study visits for Youth Workers The trainings/study visits support the professional development of youth workers through international seminars, trainings, contact seminars, study visits and the like. In addition, opportunities for job shadowing and monitoring are offered in active youth work organizations in foreign countries. All these activities can be combined and designed according to the needs of the person and the desired effect. The professional development of the youth workers participating in the program also contributes to the development of the organization and leaves a clear mark on the participant's work with young people. All acquired learning outcomes, including materials, methods and tools, should be further disseminated and developed. These opportunities help in developing entire fieldof youth work and support the formation of youth policy. Above-mentioned trainings are primarily intended for people who are over 18 years old. On average, the study visit projects of youth workers last 5-10 days.
European Solidarity Corps Voluntary Service Voluntary service gives young people aged 18-30 the opportunity to challenge themselves by working in a new country, cultural space or field of work for 2-12 months. ESK's voluntary service is not paid for. All accommodation and living expenses are covered for the volunteers, and insurance coverage is provided for the entire duration of the activity. All volunteers receive appropriate training before the start of the activity and also upon arrival at the activity site. Although there is no salary, the volunteer receives pocket money (€50-150 per month depending on the country). There is also a fixed amount offered for the travel expenses, if it is enough, then the travel expenses are also free. Professional skills and previous experience are not required. Seiklejate Vennaskond is ready to be a sending organization for all young people who are motivated enough. If you are looking for a sending organisation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advise you.