Youngsters, a bridge for the future

25th July - 3rd August, Denmark

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About the project

"Youngsters, a bridge for a better future"" is a youth exchange taking place in Denmark, gathering 42 youngsters from Denmark, Poland, Italy, Greece, Romania, Latvia and Cyprus. It is intended to deliver a better understanding of the EU values together with active citizenship and intercultural dialogue.

General objectives

The main objectives are in full accordance with Erasmus+ programme, as it follows below:


• Foster solidarity and tolerance, respect and mutual understanding, dialogue and cooperation between young people coming from different religious, cultural and social backgrounds;

• Prevent the negative impact of discriminatory action, fighting against exclusion and marginalization of young people with fewer opportunities;

• Encourage young people to participate in the solutions for social hindrance, thus stimulating their prospective role as active citizens;

• Calibrate the understanding of the European values and the freedom of movement;

• Highlighting the connection between European citizenship, human rights, democracy and intercultural learning, together with the underlying values.

Accommodation and lodging

Project venue:


Skolevej 70

8464 Galten, Denmark


You will be hosted in a 1,000 m² boarding school very close to Aarhus city. Each room has 2 individual beds and a private bathroom with shower. The leisure area includes billiard, air hockey, darts, table football, hamacs and a football pitch. Also, there is a special place for campfire.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily in our spacious canteen. In between sessions you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and to have a bite of authentical Danish sweets. Should you have any special requests regarding the meals (e.g. vegetarian, vegan food), kindly inform us latest one month before the project starts.

Transportation

To get to Denmark, you can either fly to Billund, Aarhus, Aalborg or Copenhagen Airport. You have to arrive in Denmark latest at 16:00 on the arrival day. Otherwise there is a high risk that you will miss the last train to the project venue.


You MUST book your flight tickets latest by 20th June. This is very important because we need to buy in advance the train tickets for you to get to the project venue. Public transport is very expensive in Denmark and that's why we need to book 1-2 months before in order to get the best price.


If you fail to comply with the above deadline for flights, then you'll have to buy the train tickets yourself (will cost around 120 EUR for a return ticket per person, compared to 40 EUR if we buy it for you in advance).


The cost of the train/bus tickets will be of course included in your travel budget.


Remember to drop us an email before booking your flight tickets, as we have to confirm your itinerary and price of the tickets. Be aware that we do not reimburse tickets purchased through travel agencies, unless otherwise agreed.


In case you want to spend extra days in Denmark, feel free to do so. You are allowed to spend up to 6 extra days outside the project dates.

TRAVEL FORM

Please fill it in only if you were selected to join the project. Thank you.

Medical insurance

Although it is not mandatory, we strongly advise you to have medical insurance covering emergencies. You never know what might happen during your stay. Medical services are very expensive in Denmark.

Financial

Accommodation, meals and travel costs will be covered for all participants. However, the upper limit for the travel budget varies for each country, as it follows below:


Cyprus ----> 360 EUR

Greece ----> 360 EUR

Romania ----> 275 EUR

Poland ----> 275 EUR

Latvia ----> 275 EUR

Italy ----> 275 EUR

Denmark ----> 0 EUR


Reimbursements will be processed within 6 weeks from the day all the necessary documentation is uploaded online via Google Drive, using the button below.


As a general rule, participants are requested to keep all tickets, invoices and boarding passes in order to be eligible for refunding. We strongly recommend that you check-in online for your flights and get your boarding passes in pdf format.


Participation fee: 20 EUR per participant

(it includes: cultural trip to Aarhus, bed linen, towels, materials)

Submit travel documents

Only for group leaders.

Participant countries

We are welcoming 6 participants (including group leader) from each of the following countries: Cyprus, Italy, Romania, Poland, Latvia, Greece and Denmark. All participants must be between 16-30 y.o.


Each national team will have one group leader (no age limit) who will be responsible for submitting the documents needed for the reimbursement process.

What to bring

Weather in Denmark is usually warm during the summer. Therefore, bring light clothes with you. Also, take some basic pills with you in case you get sick or catch a cold. If you follow a special treatment which requires specific medication, remember to take it along with you as well.


Regarding the intercultural evenings, feel free to bring your flag together with traditional food, snacks or drinks with you. However, the maximum limit for alcohol is 5L per country

How to apply?

In order to apply for this youth exchange, please refer to our local partners from each country. They are solely responsible to recruit and select participants. Below you have the contact details for each of them.


Applicants from Denmark can contact us directly using the details at the bottom of this infopack.

Meet our team!