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Olde Vechte Foundation is hosting and organizing Erasmus+ youth exchanges and training courses. The aim is to make participation of youth in society easier and more meaningful, and increase the quality of youth work, to allow whoever participates to make a step forward in taking their life and profession in their hands and shaping it in a fulfilling way.


  • Meet, live, learn together in a non-formal and multicultural setting
  • For anyone between age 16 and 30 (varies per project)
  • Selection criteria: your interest in the topic
  • Ability to speak basic English required
  • For youth leaders minimal age: 18


  • For development of youth workers to work with young people
  • For people active in youth field, age 18+
  • Selection criteria: your interest in the project's topic and intention to implement your learning afterwards, back in in your community
  • Ability to speak basic English required

Youth Exchanges


Training Courses


Countries joined


Years in the programme

Our international projects are funded by the Dutch National Agency of the Erasmus+ programme by European Commission.
Erasmus+ is an EU's programme funded by the European Commision aiming to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. It offers exciting opportunities for EU students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers and professionals of organisations active in the education, training and youth sector.

Taking part in the programme helps you to develop personally and professionally; you will gain valuable international experience, broaden your horizons, experience new cultures and discover new ways of working. Erasmus+ is of particular benefit to young people who can learn new skills to improve their employability, acquire life skills, and develop their confidence.

Young people
Erasmus+ is open to all young people, not just those currently enrolled in education or training. With Erasmus+, you can volunteer across Europe and beyond or participate in a youth exchange abroad.

Youth workers
Erasmus+ supports the professional development of youth workers through training or networking periods abroad. Periods abroad can consist of training courses, study visits, job shadowing or observation periods at relevant organisations and more.

Staff (teaching)
With Erasmus+, opportunities are available to spend time teaching at an education institution abroad. These opportunities are available to both staff working in the education sector and to individuals working outside the sector invited to share their knowledge and experience.