Upcoming Erasmus+ Projects

Current youth exchanges:

Current Youth Exchange Opportunities
Currently we have been awarded funding for 2 cultural youth exchanges through Erasmus Plus and are in the agreement process with the European Union.

ERASMUS+ YOUTH EXCHANGES –

  1. Norfolk Planned provisional dates 24th July – 1st August 2021 (THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS) we will host 15 young people age 16+ from Russia, Moldova and Spain. The theme for the project is Xenophobia.
  2. St Petersburg Planned provisional dates 23rd October -1st November (THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS). We are taking 15 young people from Norfolk aged 18+ and will be joined by the same number from St Petersburg, Armenia and Czech Republic. The theme is Racism.

If you are interested contact us  here

  • to express interest in hearing about upcoming exchanges opportunities.
  • to get involved in making an exchange happen.

How do I get involved?

Are you a young person in Norfolk who would like the chance to experience and learn from other European cultures? If so, getting involved with Norfolk Youth Projects will give you the chance to make this dream a reality.

We support young people who become involved with our organisation to design exchange programmes and apply for the funding to make it happen.

We know that there are many young people in Norfolk with fewer opportunities; some living in remote rural communities and some with educational, social or financial difficulties that would benefit greatly through cross cultural learning experiences.

Through designing the exchange and not just participating in it, the young people we work with learn a whole new range of skills. Some have even gone on to sit on our committee and be responsible for the work of the organisation.

Young people are always welcome to contact us at any time to get involved in planning an exchange. On top of this, you can join our organisation and come to our regular meet ups in Norwich or our residential weekends in Norfolk which we hold three or four times a year and where ideas for new exchange projects always start to flow.

How do these exchanges work?

Funded through the European Youth programme Erasmus + we have organised more than 60 youth exchanges involving more than 300 young people from the UK and 25 other countries.

These exchanges come under two categories:

Youth Exchanges

Youth Exchanges offer an opportunity for groups of young people from different countries to meet and learn about each other’s cultures.

Our youth exchanges aim to promote one or more of the following themes:

What are our youth exchanges like?

Youth exchanges that we have done in the past have typically involved 10 – 15 young people from Norfolk, and a similar number of young people from four or five other European countries. These young people have designed programmes with fun and innovative structured activities in areas such as arts, crafts, drama, music, and sports. These activities are  designed to promote the theme of that particular youth exchange using innovative, non-formal, ways of learning. Our exchanges normally last between 7 – 14 days. When we have done exchanges based in the UK, we have included visits to Norwich, the Norfolk Broads, the Norfolk Coast and both Cambridge and London.

European Solidarity Corps

Norfolk Youth Projects also offers European Solidarity Corps, which gives people from Norfolk the opportunity to volunteer in another country and people from all over Europe the opportunity to volunteer in our organisation. We are a sending, hosting and coordinating organisation for the EVS.