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Training – PBA – MAKE THE MOVE !


youth-in-action-programme-logoPartnership-building Activity
18-23 March 2014 | Vila da Marmeleira, Portugal


Youth Exchanges played an important role in the past years and remain a cornerstone in the mobility programmes of the Eu Commission. The NA’s of BE FR and PT for the programme launch this PBA with a clear focus on developing quality Youth Exchanges.

Over the past years, many youth exchange projects have been developed and run between organisations from different countries. An exciting and challenging intercultural encounter! In order to strengthen the partnerships and especially the quality of these projects, this partnership building activity aims to provide the
needed support and training elements for the participants who intend to organise such a youth exchange in the near future. Besides creating the opportunity for participants to create strong partnerships, we also wish
to offer a real intercultural experience, as an inspirational example for future youth exchange
This “MAKE THE MOVE” will therefore take place in a rural village in the centre of Portugal, ‘Vila da
Marmeleira’, which has 460 habitants. Over the past 3 years, different international activities (including YiA projects) have been implemented in this community, offering a win-win situation for all involved – local development and change for local people through their involvement in the activities and a deep intercultural experience for the participants. Besides the pedagogical outcomes of the international activities (e.g.
training course, seminar, workcamp), the different projects have left their mark on the community. A local impact and international footprint have been left behind.
This village seems to us an ideal setting to organize this PBA “MAKE THE MOVE”, focusing on the following aspects:
• Young people as actors in the different steps of a youth exchange, supported and coached by youth
• The local community as the integral supporting structure of a youth exchange .
• The impact and permanent mark on a local community as a result of a youth exchange.
The above features will not only be discussed and analysed, but will also be based upon real practical experience during the Partnership Building Activity.
• To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make youth exchanges with
• To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality
• To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships
• To equip the youth workers with insight in their role as coach and support
• To experience the possibilities of local involvement
• To understand the impact and social change a youth exchange can have within the local community
The partner building activity is open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people, and plan to organise a youth exchange within the frame of the Erasmus+ – Youth in Action Programme. Max 30 participants from Geographical Europe (Programme countries + Balkans and Eastern
Europe and Caucasus).
Participants should be at least 18 years old.
Be aware that this Partner Building Activity will be in English. The team can give extra language support in French, Portuguese, and Dutch when necessary.
Participants are expected to be part of the full duration of the Partnership Building Activity. All board and lodging is foreseen from Tuesday 18th of March dinner time, till after breakfast on Sunday 23rd of March 2014.
Bernard Moreau (BEFR) and Jo Claeys (PT)
You will be hosted in smaller houses inside the village, near to the very centre. Each house will have place for approximately 6 to 8 participants, in single and twin rooms. Bed sheets, towels and shampoo are provided.
You’ll be living this week as if you were … full inhabitants of the village!
Breakfast will take place in the very central traditional café on the central square, a daily meeting point for all the habitants. Lunch and dinner are homemade dishes and coffee breaks catered by the local support teams.

Available downloads:

Training overview


This Partnership-building Activity is

for 30 participants


and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers

Working language(s):



Bureau International Jeunesse (National Agency)



  • Agência Nacional para a Gestão do Programa Juventude em Acção (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Jo Claeys

E-Mail: elinfluence@hotmail.com

Phone: 00351917802887

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Programme Countries, please contact the host NA for further information about the financial details.
The BEFR National Agency will cover the travel and visa costs for SEE and EECA regions selected participants.