"Exposing yourself to various cultures is so vital towards personal growth." -Dau Voire
Mobility is an international exchange of 7 -15 days long for adolescents, young people or/and youth workers who meet in a foreign country to discuss different topics related to the European Union identity and values.
During these days, participants share their experiences in the topic of the exchange and stay together with people from different cultures and countries while they practice and improve their English competences.
Participants can be of different age, usually within two age groups:
These exchanges are coordinated by a Youth Leader (an experienced youth worker).
Usually they take part during the school holidays (Easter, Christmas, and summer holidays).
To participate in these exchanges, young people need a basic level of English (A1-A2) to communicate with other participants and youth leaders and understand them.
Participants go alone or accompanied by the project coordinator to the venue of the exchange and are responsible for representing the Association OpenEurope during the international exchange.
The participants should be hard-working, open-minded and motivated to know people from all Europe.
The English language is the tool to communicate with the participants and coordinators of the project. Though no certificate is required, we recommend that participants should have fluent speaking and writing levels of English.
The participants should contribute in the activities offered by the coordinators, show interest in the project, and be participative and enthusiastic.
Before the mobility, the participants should participate in the meetings (normally 2 or 3) to get to know the project objectives, the sending organisation they are going to represent and their duties and responsibilities.
These projects are co-financed by the European Union so, for that reason, the principal expenses are covered and the participants have to pay partially travel expenses and the management expenses, which is done in the moment they sign the participant’s contract.
In the case the participants are under 18, the contract is signed by their parents as well.
If you have any doubts, you can contact OpenEurope and we will advise and help you manage any procedure.