Youth in One World 2018

The Project “Youth in One World – Empowerment Programme” has been taken place in Frankfurt (Oder) from 19th till 28th of October. It was a youth exchange that has brought together the youth from Germany, Poland, Romania, UK, Greece, Spain, Jordan, Algeria, Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia. The youth exchange was focused on addressing challenges the youth meet in their lives in the unstable world with fast transformations and rapid times change. The participants worked together in their empowerment groups on topics of discrimination, gender equality and corruption not only from global point of view but also reflecting on their local situation.45891324_929622447221401_42196619164123136_n

The activities of the project included international debates, interactive presentations, discussions in the empowerment groups, excursion to the educational center as well as city game in Frankfurt/Slubice that brought the participants new knowledge for effective change in their local community. As a result, they have prepared an outreach action to transmit the received knowledge to the inhabitants of Frankfurt/Slubice. After the youth exchanges the groups will implement activities in their own countries which will be part of this project as a sign of understanding the discussed issues.

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Call for Participants: Meet-Up!

Youth Exchange: Meet Up Eco-Logical: Educated, Competent, Open-minded

With this project, we would like to stress that the responsibility for the ecological situation concerns every individual person, but only acting together we can save our planet. We are going to talk about the everyday lives of people from Ukraine and Germany and how it influences on the environmental situation. In this part, we will fabricate upcycling products. Through the project, participants will experience how to use creativity for a change.


Our next youth exchanges and projects:

[ ] YE Recycling -> 04.-13.04.2018, EuroCamp
[ ] Sustainable Foundations for Sustainable Partnerships -> 03.-10.05.2018, EuroCamp
[ ] Sommercamp der Partnerstädte -> 04.-17.08.2018, Eurocamp

Write us a message and join our skills developing Projects and Youth Exchanges!
It’s a great possibility to meet new people and improve your language skills!


Call for Participants: Youth Exchange in Ukraine!

Dear youngsters,

we invite you to an interesting youth exchange in Sumy, Ukraine. Young people from Germany, Poland, Georgia and Ukraine will discuss from 28.07.2017 -06.08.2017 about the ecological situation and how we can act together.

If you are interested to join us, please fill in and submit the following form:

More information here:

Info about YE in Ukraine


Apply now: “4-Elements”-Project in Tunesia

Dear all,

from 18th to 25th of July a cool project in Tunesia will take place. Join us and take part! We are still searching for polish participants. You can apply easily by filling out the application form here:


The project will take place in Tunis in a certified and safe location. Participants from Germany, Poland, Israel and Tunesia will explore together the links between environment and society and its impact on each other.

We will travel together. The project is funded by the European Union. This means that 70% of the travel costs will be refunded. Housing and food will be provided by the local organization.

If you have questions feel free to contact us!


Intercultural Cooperation through Environmental Exploration – DESERT part

by Filip Kudzia, Marcela Masina and Pauline Grahl

A youth exchange of the project “Intercultural cooperation through Environmental Exploration”. The first part “ICE” was taking place in the EuroCamp. We talk about culture and its influence on our nature and environment.

30.03. to 07.04.2015
More than 25 participants from five different countries took part, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Tunisia, Germany and Poland. Our partner from Macedonia unfortunately couldn’t join us.

It was the second part of our culture-environmental project, which will be furthermore followed up by an exchange in Bosnia and Herzegovina in June.

What happened?
The main topic was environment again, focusing on the desert, and what influence it has on our culture. We were discussing the terms discrimination, culture, stereotypes and prejudices to understand those better. Our Tunisian friends taught us a lot about their surrounding and the desert. Furthermore we have been on two trips, one to Metline (our hosting city), where we saw important places and visited the center for handicapped children. The second one was to El Jem. The beautiful amphitheater, shopping and the place itself were the main attractions. We had a lot amazing evenings together, like the Traditional Tunisian evening and the intercultural evening.

What will stay in our memories?
Easter in Tunisia is a very unforgettable experience. Also riding on camels, conduct a polish Easter tradition – pour water all over others – and always dancing and singing to Tunisian music was a lot of fun. Actually, we experienced so many great things that we cannot write down and even remember them all anymore 😀
In the media?
On SLYNCS’ (our partner from the UK) Facebook-page you can find some posts about our exchange in Tunisia!
We have been to the local radio station and did interviews!

Youth Leadership – Academy for Active Youth Participation

By Marcela Masina

The Youth Exchange “Youth Leadership – Academy for Active Youth Participation“ supported the skills of us – young people that are needed to active youth participation and can be used in our local and international activities.This youth exchange took place in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany in October 2014. The aim was to develop a project together that will start a transnational youth initiative. We did it! We made an international project “T.A.D. Together Against Discrimination”.The way to archive this goal wasn’t easy and led through many activities and workshops in which we had the change to get to know better the different Leadership Styles, Processes of Decision Making, Public Speaking and Project Management. This intercultural cooperation was possible throughout the exchange of 30 young people from organizations from Great Britain, Macedonia, Poland, Germany, Tunisia and Turkey. Thank to this project we can put “T.A.D. – Together Against Discrimination” into practice.
During the project, we – young people, have also a lot of fun and now we have a lot of good memories. In our free time, we were able to organize a Halloween party, Farewell party, visit Frankfurt (Oder) and just to speak with people from another culture and get to know them better.

More about the idea of the project “Together Against Discrimination” you can find by following the links below:

Intercultural Cooperation through Environmental Exploration – ICE part

By Julia Smielewicz

A youth exchange, first part of the project “Intercultural cooperation through Environmental Exploration”, taking place in the EuroCamp. We were talking about culture and its influence on our nature and environment.

30. January 2015 to 7. February 2015.

More than 30 participants from five different countries took part, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Kingdom, Tunisia, Macedonia, Germany and Poland.
What happened?
The topic of the workshop was “Ice”, we discussed the dangers and what are the advantages of ice. Everyone actively worked in the groups of their nationalities, as well as in mixed groups. In the groups everyone tried to speak slowly and understandable for all. Together we have been doing a lot. Furthermore we discussed and created the plan for the next part (“Desert part”), which will be held in early April in Tunisia. In addition to the workshops, we also had time for fun and relaxing. Every evening participants had attractive activities, we watched movies, we were dancing, doing sports, playing cards, bowling, and playing hide and seek. We also had two evenings, during which each country could present their culture. We also visited Frankfurt and Slubice twice. We were at the zoo, we were ice skating as well and of course we had free time. Everyone had a great experience and lots of fun in the whole week. We had a wonderful time and everyone was very nice towards each other.

What will stay in our memories?
Daddyyyy… UK’s role play on cultural discovery evening was epic and will cause a lot of jokes. Also Ice Skating was really funny, for both talented and not-so-talented participants. After that first part we are all really looking forward to the follow-ups in April and June. Tunisia and Bosnia – here we come!


Kompetenzteam visiting Nîmes

By Filip Kudzia

In November Kompetenzteam was invited by Nîmes to talk about sommercamp in the future.

13.11-16.11. 2014
Representatives of Frankfurt (Oder) relative youth affairs Sören and Heike and Kompetenzteam: Manuela, Pauline, Marlene, Marcela, Filip, Kuba, Julia, Monika, Wioletta.

From which countries did the people come?
Germany, Poland, France.
We went there to improve the relations with our partner town Nîmes, to talk about new actions and get to know the community.

What happened?
14.11.2014 some participants of Sommercamp 2014 and representatives of both cities met in Youth Centre in Nîmes.
What did we talk about?
Representatives of Nîmes and Frankfurt (Oder) were talking about Sommercamp in the future and youth actions.

What will stay in our memories?
Everything will stay in our memerioes because it was the best trip we’ve ever been and we will never forget it. But for sure the flight was a big experience for us. We will never forget also thousands of pictures before Eiffel Tower and driving by very fast TGV. We were all impressed about Nîmes. This is a city with beautiful history and architecture.

In the media?


“Youth empowerment and non-violent conflict transformation” – Training course

By Mateusz
Dilijan, Armenia from 25th of November – 03th of December 2014

General information:
Hosted by the Italian organization “Vicolocorto” in cooperation with the “Youth Cooperation Center” of Dilijan the training course focused on several important aspects concerning successful and nonviolent conflict management. Supported by two coaches from Germany and Italy, both long-experienced workers on peace education, the participants contributed by many different ideas and experiences to the programme. All sessions were held in an outstanding atmosphere, characterized by the high motivation and work dynamic of the young volunteers. Completed by an intensive training on facilitation skills and an almost perfect organization of all logistic matters, it led into an extraordinary, much demanding, but still really joyful event. From our “Deutsch-Polnisches Kompetenzteam” Frankfurt (Oder) Mateusz was participating in the training course.

When did it take part?
November 25 – December 3, 2014
Who were the participants?
Altogether, 24 participants between 18-29 years found the way to the Dghyak hostel in Dilijan to discuss about conflict transformation, different methods of peace education and to practice their facilitation skills. Most of them represented one or more NGOs from their home countries Armenia, Italy, Georgia, Germany, Poland and Ukraine. Besides a well-organized and wonderful intercultural evening the participants could share experiences about their work within a NGO-fair in the middle of the training.

Main issues of the event?
The main task of the training course was to share many different education tools in order to empower young people to become active agents of peaceful change of conflicts in their home regions, especially regarding the current political situation in Europe and the Caucasus region. Other objectives were: getting familiar with value-based approaches of education of peace, sharing of educational methods for working with youngsters in conflict analysis and resolving, and last but not least, designing educational programmes on peace education for young people. These goals where reached by using different kinds of group work, role plays, strategic exercises, simulation games and theoretical trainee-led workshops. Accomplished by an excursion to one of the most famous monasteries in the region of Dilijan the training course was a real contribution to the personal development of the highly-motivated participants.

What will stay in our mind?
The highlight of the event was surely the time-consuming training and improving of facilitation skills thanks to an intensive session preparation, followed by six powerful presentations concerning topics like unemployment, multiculturalism or prevention of gender-based violence. Regular self-reflection, constructive feedback discussions, countless ice breaker games and the amazing team work have shown that the training course was an awesome contribution for further projects and activities of the future facilitators. Besides the issues of the training it should be mentioned that despite the fact, that Armenia is a comparatively small country, thinking about the lake Sevan, many big woods and a great number of beautiful mountains makes clear that is has a really breath-taking nature, in summer and in winter.