Youth mobility & exchange partnerships

HERMES regularly takes part in various projects that revolve around organizing international Youth Exchanges. As described in the Erasmus+ EU funding programme, “During a Youth Exchange, participants, supported by group leaders, jointly carry out a work programme (a mix of workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, simulations, outdoor activities, etc.) designed and prepared by them before the Exchange. Youth Exchanges allow young people to: develop competences; become aware of socially relevant topics/thematic areas; discover new cultures, habits and life-styles, mainly through peer-learning; strengthen values like solidarity, democracy, friendship, etc. The learning process in Youth Exchanges is triggered by methods of non-formal education.”

Examples of Youth Mobility and Exchange projects that HERMES has partnered in:

Copenhagen 2013

The Betzavta method includes a series of workshops, each workshop containing an interactive task or activity, followed by a reflection session afterwards.  The goal of the interactive task is for people to delve into their natural patterns and behaviours, while the reflection session afterwards gives an opportunity to reflect on that behaviour.

Krzyzowa 2017

GIRLS! is an international inclusive meeting for girls aged 14 to 18 from Germany, Croatia, Poland and other European countries on the subjects of sport, self-assertion and empowerment. During the project, girls can learn to break new ground and to deal with social diversity, i.e. to consciously cross borders, but also to say “no” and to defend themselves when necessary as well as how to set boundaries.

Trebnitz 2018

“HER-Story” is a project for high-school students from Poland, Croatia and Germany on the role of women in the past and present. During the project young people throw light on the topic of the secondariness of women’s role in post-war historiography.

Anne Frank Youth Conference
Amsterdam 2014

The Anne Frank Youth Network is a growing global network built on volunteering, which exists to actively engage and support you in the work you find important. Inspired by Anne Frank’s diary and her life story, all activities aim to raise awareness, increase active citizenship, foster dialogue and democratic values.