The funding line “extracurricular exchange projects in the context of the Agenda 2030” provides an opportunity for developmental youth group exchange. Youth groups from Germany and Global South countries - especially from African countries - work together in projects dealing with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Types of project
Three types of project are eligible for funding
What can the funding be used for?
The weltwärts exchange projects funding line is not only intended for youth exchange. It also provides funding for training courses for organisation and innovative pilot projects in the field of international youth work. For instance, projects aimed at strengthening structures and stakeholders or improving the quality of youth exchange projects. In this context, the term “pilot project” refers to projects of special relevance to international development-related youth work. In summary, three types of project are eligible for funding:
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. In them, the international community has agreed to eradicate poverty and hunger, improve education, protect the environment and much more. The SDGs provide the subject matter that forms the framework for weltwärts exchange projects.
participant involvement in the planning of the project
balance between age structure and number of participants in the participating groups
consideration of participant diversity
sustainability of the project
evaluation of the project
Responsible consumption in Senegal and Germany
In March 2017, a group of ten participants from Amis de la Nature set out from Senegal to Germany for their first exchange visit to their partners at Naturfreundejugend Deutschlands in Berlin. Their plan is to draw on ideas and input relating to responsible consumption and sustainable tourism to produce a newspaper for young people in German and French. The return visit to Dakar is scheduled for March 2018 but the project partners have sent us this report in the meantime.