Health matters! Apply for the youth exchange in Germany

Project summary

Youth Exchange:YOUth Health Matters

When: 5 – 14 March 2020 

Where: AWO SANO Nordsee gGmbH Ferienzentrum am Deich – Nordsee, Am Deich 39, 26969 Burhaversiel

Who: 5 young people between age 18 and 30 + 1 team leader (18+) from Croatia

Travel: Travel costs are going to be reimbursed after the project (max 275 EUR per participant from Croatia).

Partners: Association Strive! (Croatia), AVO SANO Nordsee (Germany)

Partner countries: Georgia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Greece, Ukraine, Croatia and Germany

Application deadline: URGENT!

INFO PACK (free to download)

How to apply? Submit the application form and send us signed documents to pr************@gm***.com (read more about the application process below).

Youth Exchange:YOUth Health Matters

The project “YOUth Health Matters” will gather 35 participants from 7 countries from 5 to 14 March 2020 to learn, practice, play, discuss and create all together in a playful, fun, intercultural and nonformal way.

The youth exchange is designed as eight days of activities (plus two days for
travelling). It includes various indoor and outdoor activities, individual and
group work. All activities and overnight stays will take place in Ferienzentrum am Deich Burhave, a non-profit family recreation facility situated in a rural area, free of distractions and hence appropriate for reflection and creative work. The venue will be used for accommodation, morning pages activity, discussions and workshops, as well as reflection exercises. You can expect interactive workshops, games and intercultural nights.

The recreation facility consists of several small apartment buildings and holiday houses. There is a park-like area where outdoor activities such as morning sports sessions can take place. Very close by is the beach where participants can take walks, reflect on things discussed during the workshops and explore the peculiarity of tides.

What about the PLACE and ACCOMMODATION?

This modern and comfortable accommodation is located directly on the
UNESCO Weltnaturerbe Niedersächses Wattenmeer on the popular
Butjadingen peninsula. Ferienzentrum am Deich has a restaurant, as well a several meeting and conference rooms were the workshops will take place, a swimming pool and a sauna in the house, a table football, table tennis,
volleyball court and a soccer field. Some outdoor and cultural activities will
take place in local points of interest in surrounding areas of the main venue. You can check it on the link.


Thus, the project aims at bringing together young people from various countries in order to exchange practices and ideas on inclusivity, diversity and health. The aim of the project is to broaden young people’s horizons by sharing different approaches and points of view on these topics. Means of nonformal education are used not only to enhance the learning experience for participants but also to develop individual skill sets young people will be able to use in a professional environment.

More specifically the project aims to provide space for participants to:
– Increase their knowledge on the issues of well-being, mental and physical health, emotional intelligence and inclusion;
– Strengthen the understanding of health and healthy living as a social value;
– Share information and experiences of their organization, target groups and projects working across the same theme;
– Work out similarities and differences and brainstorm ideas for future projects;
– Develop contacts and networks to engage in youth exchanges with other participants working on the above-mentioned topics;
– Connect local community activities with the European project and work in the spirit of active European citizenship;
– Promote mutual understanding among people from different cultural backgrounds;
– Integrate and combine local, regional and national approaches within the project;
– Combine intercultural and non-formal learning as a method with the topic processing in the workshops and the project results;
– Combat exclusion of the participants from disadvantaged areas through the deliberate involvement and inclusion;
– Demonstrate creativity, technical skills and abilities through their own workshops (organized during the project);
– Gain a clear understanding of possibilities and priorities within the Erasmus + program;
– Understand how to include non-formal learning and Youthpass in youth exchange projects.

YOUth Health Matters

Participant profile

We are looking for 5 very motivated young people (age 18 – 30) who resident in Croatia that will take part in this youth exchange. Searching for active people who are communicative, willing to learn, not afraid to speak foreign languages in public and love topics about health. Volunteering experience is an advantage.

Take it as a challenge to convince us that we are looking for a person just like you!

Older than 30? You can apply for a team leader position. Experience within Erasmus + projects is an advantage.

A previous project on the North Sea


Participants are welcome to arrive from March 3rd and stay at the accommodation for a maximum of one week after the exchange (until 20th March 2020). They can also stay in Germany 1-2 days longer or arrive 2 days earlier and spend the time there at their own expense.

Participants are buying tickets with the help of organizers and travel costs are going to be reimbursed after the project. Maximum travel reimbursement budget for a participant from Croatia is 275 EUR.


Erasmus + program is covering full costs of accommodation and food (3 meals per day + snacks) during the youth exchange.

There is the annual membership for joining our mobility projects. The price of membership is different for active and passive members, volunteers, or newcomers, so for detailed info click here.


Yes. There is no participation fee. But you are agreeing with rules and conditions by signing participant contract and including it in the application. Applications without a signed contract and CV are not going to be accepted. So, better be serious and read all the info about project one more time including your personal time management! ?


Each country must choose a topic on which to develop a workshop in relation to the main theme that is youth health matters. Each country must send the thematic suggestion to the organizing group in order to be included in the project’s program. The program will be sent to
each country in advance when we have the workshop schedule for each country included. But don’t worry. Strive! team will help! 😉


Fill out the application form for participants.

Send us the following documents to the email pr************@gm***.com:

– CV in English or Croatian

 Signed participant contract (click to open).

All data is going to be handled according to GDPR regulations.


Selected participants will be informed about the participation asap.


Even we are offering participation in this project “for free” it doesn’t mean it is free. As an organization, we are covering project administration costs and our young volunteers are working hard, investing their energy, knowledge and time to make this opportunity possible. Why? Because we are in love with mobility and striving to open even more international opportunities for young people and youth workers in Croatia and wider who invest time in self-development and make positive changes in their environments.


One wise man (or more likely woman) once said: “If you don’t ask, you can’t get.” Our projects would be even more productive and beneficial with small financial injections. So, please, feel invited to invest in youth education, future and entrepreneurial spirit. <3

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