Leader in Youth Exchanges - online training course


22 April - 31 May 2019 | Online, Romania

Leader in youth exchanges online course will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at youth exchanges and the human resources involved in organising them. You will arrive in a gamified world with e-books, tools, videos, 3D game and much more!

General description

If you are keen on working with young people, if you enjoy being in an international context, if supporting others’ learning experiences gives you a sense of achievement, then this may just be the course for you!

Leader in youth exchanges online course will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at youth exchanges and the human resources involved in preparing and organising them.

Objectives of the course – key elements

During this course we will support your acquisition of the following skills:

  • Gain knowledge about history around youth exchanges;
  • Understand essential aspects of youth exchange projects;
  • Identify and apply criteria to select leaders and participants;
  • Understand advantages of organising an APV;
  • Acknowledge the learning opportunities offered by a youth exchange project;
  • Identify skills and competences needed for a group leader;
  • Gain knowledge on safety, first aid and legal issues;

You will also get familiar with specific and transversal competences expected from a group leader:

  • Build positive, non-judgemental relationships with young people;
  • Involve young people in planning, delivery and evaluation of non-formal activities using participatory methods;
  • Create safe, motivating and inclusive learning;
  • Support young people in acquiring intercultural competences;
  • Facilitating individual and group learning;
  • Designing programmes for young people;
  • Communicating meaningfully with others;
  • Displaying intercultural competence.

Topics covered

We will cover some basic information on the following topics:

  • a short history of youth exchanges in Europe
  • choosing partners, leaders and participants in the youth exchange
  • planning different aspects concerning the exchange
  • knowledge and skills associated with youth exchange projects
  • participants’ safety and security.

Learning tools:

You will be able to connect with people from different countries and learn at your own pace.

Do you like reading? We provide you with e-books for every chapter. Do you learn better when someone guides you through the new material? Watch our audio-video presentations! Are you a visual learner? Use our mind maps to remember important information! Do you want to apply new knowledge? Solve the missions, take the quizzes and play the game! Do you want to further explore the topics? Consult the supplementary resources!


You will need between 32 to 40 hours (4-6 hours/week) to complete the course, depending on your study pace. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: April - May 2019.


Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.


When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.


Currently, the course is available in English. It will soon be available in Romanian, Italian and Spanish, as well.


Basic - Intermediate

Closing date: 06 April 2019