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Training to Develop Virtual Exchange Projects

Professional development for youth workers and university educators to learn how to develop a Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project (TEP) in order to enrich and expand existing programmes.

Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects (TEPs) are small-scale, project-based Virtual Exchanges jointly developed by youth workers and/or university educators from two or more different countries. They are intended to foster meaningful intercultural experiences, the development of transversal skills as well as knowledge of a particular subject (e.g. international politics, media studies, music, etc.) and/or acquisition of specific competences (e.g. photography, graphic journalism, English language, Arabic, etc.). In higher education contexts, partnering educators work together to adapt a portion of their existing courses to include a Virtual Exchange lasting 6-10 weeks. Youth organisations work together to enrich or expand on existing programmes they may have.
We are offering professional development to individuals from universities and youth organisations who have an idea for a Virtual Exchange and are interested in designing and implementing it together with a partner organisation. You will be provided with online training by experts in Virtual Exchange and ongoing support to help you design, implement and monitor an exchange with your partner(s) according to your joint interests, needs and constraints.



Basic Training: From 23 September to 20 October 2018. The deadline to apply is 10 September 2018.

Advanced Training: From 21 October to 15 December 2018. The deadline to apply is 10 October 2018.

Please fill out our expression of interest and you will be contacted about these opportunities as they arise.




Customised Support for Youth Organisations

Since the needs of Youth Organisations differ from those of Higher Education Institutions, we offer customised support for such Organisations interested in setting up Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects.

Advanced Training: Collaborative TEP Design

The Collaborative TEP Design programme is designed to take partnering educators and their support teams through the steps required to design and implement a successful Virtual Exchange.

Basic Training

The Basic Training programme provides participants with an introduction to Virtual Exchange and Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.