NATURAL Youth Exchange

Posted on April 28th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 18 May 2017 Open to: young people aged 16+ coming from Czech Republic, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Bulgaria or the Netherlands Venue: Ommen, The Netherlands


NATURAL is about reconnecting to yourself through nature and broadening your environmental awareness.

During 2 weeks you will join a journey leading back to the basics. You will:

Live, learn and cook outdoor; Create your own project; Share your personal experience and get inspired by each other; Travel around the Netherlands and discover new perspectives; Experience yourself through games, connectivities and rituals in the nature; Create videos on ‘how to connect yourself with nature and the environment in order to preserve it’. Eligibility

As a Group Leader you are:

18+ years olds; Coming from from Czech Republic, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Latvia,... Read More »

Spice it Up Youth Exchange

Posted on April 26th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 May 2017 Open to: young people coming from Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia and the Netherlands at the age of 16 to 35 Venue: Ommen, The Netherlands Description

Spice it UP is a project about skills improving your skills, exploring your passion and finding a path for your future job through cooking.

WHAT CAN YOU GET OUT OF THIS PROJECT Entrepreneurial skills – taking initiatives, turn ideas into actions, innovative approach, taking risk; Communication skills – clear communication and clear agreements, improving at foreign language; Teamwork & cooperation – leadership and delegation skills, adaptability, creative solutions, coordination; Organization skills – planning, budgeting, time and stress management; Cooking skills – cooking, baking, grilling, presenting etc; Media skills – making a booklet of recipes and posting it on different media channels, communication... Read More »

Personal Growth and Development is Just a Touch Away

Posted on March 28th, 2017 in Articles, My Story, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

When it comes to personal growth, more and more people understand the need for constant learning and self-determination. Most of them are aware of the pressure society puts on us, and know that in order to grow, to keep on inspiring others, but also leave enough room to shape yourself to the changes of today’s world, you have to be open towards learning.

Recently I had an “inspiration call” to get in touch with a colleague of mine with whom I haven’t talked for a long time. After starting to work for a company that is a leader in the field of personal growth, spirituality and mindfulness, she got the opportunity to see the world from a... Read More »

How To Stay Focused on Your Goals

Posted on March 1st, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

In order to live life to the fullest, it is important to set goals and continually find ways to improve yourself. Creating a set of goals can be a challenge in itself, but actually achieving them can sometimes seem next to impossible, especially given all of the potential obstacles that you face. But do not fret; if you are truly motivated and are willing to concentrate on your objectives, you can absolutely reach your goals. Here are a few strategies that you can use if you want to know how to set goals and achieve them.

Avoid Overwhelming Yourself

A major mistake that many young people make when planning their goals is that they feel like... Read More »

7 Life Skills for Staying Strong in Times of Adversity

Posted on February 21st, 2017 in Articles, Tips & TricksRespond to this post »

There are times in our life when we may feel depressed, and things may not be going the way we had intended them to be. These are the times when we rediscover ourselves, realign our lives and chart the way forward. When we read inspirational quotes, we find solace in the struggles of others and how they managed to overcome them. Following ways may help you find yourself in the dark and rekindle the lost light. All it takes is simple steps to make your life better.

Accept your present situation

Dreaming is good, dreaming can help you look ahead in the future, but dreaming at the expense of not accepting your present can be depressing and contagious.... Read More »

Tree House – Experiential Training

Posted on January 10th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 3 February 2017 Open to: young people aged 18-30 coming from Denmark, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria or Latvia Costs: food and accommodation provided, travel reimbursed, there is a participation fee of 50 EUR


Adventure Spirit is an experiential education organization focused on outdoors and development within a group context. They want to drive social progress in the world through new and innovative projects, thus empowering youth adaptability to the ever changing circumstances.

A youth exchange in a nowhere in Latvia. A safe space for endless creation. A week of continuous development. A project where outdoors and media come together. Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits. Be prepared that it... Read More »

Youth Exchange: InterACTive Colours

Posted on January 5th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 31 January 2017 Open to: young people between 18-30 years old from Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Bulgaria, Netherlands or Romania interested in LGBTQIA+ topics Costs: food and accommodation provided, travel reimbursed, there is a participation fee of 50 EUR


A dynamic Exchange on personal development while working with digital tools for creating an online platform & producing educational videos with LGBTQIA+ content. It will take place in February-March 2017, in Ommen, The Netherlands.

InterACTive Colors Project is the 3rd part of a series of projects working with the LGBTQIA+ context and social inclusion. Through this project and its Exchange activity, the intention is to provide to all people involved,  a safe space and opportunity for learning,... Read More »

Short-term EVS with Olde Vechte Foundation

Posted on January 5th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

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Deadline: 31 January 2017 Open to: young people from Croatia, France, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Sweden or Poland Costs: 220 EUR pocket money for two months, travel costs and accommodation covered

Description Wider Horizon is a short term EVS project of Olde Vechte that will take place in Ommen, The Netherlands. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to get to know a new culture and gain new knowledge and experience through practical work in and around Ommen. You will live together with 14 other people for two months. You will be hosted by Olde Vechte Foundation and will have the chance to have a joyful, useful and unique experience, which... Read More »

Youth Exchange: Music Makes Feelings

Posted on January 2nd, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 15 January 2017 Open to: participants from Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Italy or Latvia aged 18-30 Costs: travel expanses, accommodation and food paid from grant + participation fee of 30 EUR


“Music Makes Feelings” is part of “I feel good”, an Erasmus+ youth exchange project. The idea behind “I feel good” is to improve the quality of life and to foster social inclusion and social change using sport and music as tools.

The project consists of two parts – two international youth exchanges. The first youth exchange of the project, PUNCH THE ROUTINE was focused on sport as a tool and took place in November 2016 in Rijeka. The second part will be in March of 2017, with details below:

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ReMOVEit: Youth Exchange for Personal Development

Posted on November 28th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 December 2016 Open to: young people from the Netherlands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Bulgaria or Poland Costs: food and accommodation provided, travel reimbursement up to 170 EUR, participation fee of 50EUR


The youth exchange project is organized by Olde Vechte foundation, a non-profit organization, based in Ommen, the Netherlands. Since 1966 it has been functioning as a training center with a long experience in non-formal education, personal development, coaching, social and cultural work, where body movement plays an essential role. The Foundation is open to everyone and its vision is to create a world that works for each one of us out love, care and cooperation.

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