Summary

In today’s rapidly evolving world, artificial intelligence (AI) has become a defining feature of our societies. While AI presents incredible opportunities, it also brings significant challenges, particularly for young people.

If you are passionate about these topics and interested in collaborating with peers from around the globe to exchange knowledge, skills, and ideas you are the perfect candidate for our immersive youth exchange that aims to address the pressing needs and challenges associated with AI competence and awareness among young individuals through dynamic discussions, hands-on activities, and collaborative projects.

What to Expect

Participant Profile

  • Optimal Age range: 16-22 years old
  • Available to attend the whole duration of the program and participate in all the sessions

  • Eager to learn more about artificial intelligence and its societal impact, motivated to meet new people from different cultures

  • Willing to disseminate the project results and the Erasmus+ Programme with other groups of young people.

  • Currently not receiving any funds from the European Union (e.g.: participating in an Erasmus exchange program within University)

Location and Venue

The activity will take place in Rokytnice nad Jizerou at Chata pod Lipami: https://www.chatapodlipami.cz/cs/.

Participants will be accommodated in shared rooms, housing 4-6 individuals, with room assignments based on international diversity and separated by gender.

Each participant will be served three meals per day: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Participants’ dietary preferences and allergy information will be relayed to our catering staff. This data should be provided during the application process to ensure meals are prepared accordingly.

Activity Schedule

The youth exchange’s core will consist of sessions that invite participants to exchange knowledge and ideas about Artificial Intelligence.
The participants will be encouraged to actively take part in the process of initiating activities such as discussions, interactive workshops and collaborative projects to unlock the potential of AI and to step on a path of shaping a brighter future for all.

Day 1-2:

At the beginning of our youth exchange we will focus on team building activities designed to lay out the group dynamic, bring participants together to collaborate effectively, to create a supportive environment, to enhance communication skills and to foster a sense of community and shared purpose.

Day 3:

Sessions of this day will be focused on introduction to AI, sharing foundational knowledge about it and stimulating critical thinking regarding its impact on society and our daily life. Following that we will focus on AI ethics and gaining understanding of ethical considerations in AI technology.

Day 4:

The activities regarding AI ethics will continue with higher emphases on AI’s involvement in spreading misinformation and other ethical dilemmas surrounding AI encouraging participants to involve their problem-solving skills as well as to share their own ethical principles.

Day 5:

One of the main discussed areas of the day will be responsible AI usage. Participants will be addressing topics of potential advantages and risks of AI technology which will be followed by activities built around AI-related privacy breaches and their personal and societal consequences including exploring strategies of protection of privacy and responsible data-handling practices.

Day 6:

Activities of the day will try to shed light on AI in education and on AI-enhanced learning, showcasing the potential benefits of it in personal development of pupils and students. Next participants will explore the intersection of art and AI by combining creative ideas with AI-driven tools.

Day 7:

On this day we will dive into the world of AI Text generation Tools and their areas of usage, and impacts focused on the phenomenon of fake news. Participants will be invited to enhance their ability to critically analyze AI-generated content and to recognize and differentiate reliable and misleading information. We will finish the day with sessions about the possible future of the AI-driven world.

Day 8:

The last day of the youth exchange will be dedicated to evaluation tasks, planning future disseminations within the local communities of the participants and completing YouthPass certificates.

Useful information

  • Participation costs: There are no participation costs. Travel, accommodation, and food are funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. However, to avoid last-minute cancelations, participants who are selected will need to pay a 50€ deposit to confirm their participation. This is to avoid last-minute cancelations and to cover possible damages caused by the participants on the accommodation. The money is sent back after the activity.

  • Travel: The 18th and the 27th of June will be the travel days. Since we take our environment into great consideration we focus on choosing green travel means (train, bus, shared car) if possible based on the travel distance. Once participants are selected, project coordinators will work together on developing a travel itinerary. Participants who prefer to buy the travel tickets for themselves, should inform the project coordinators in advance and save digital copies of their tickets for reimbursement.

  • Health & Insurance: We do not organize insurance for our participants. If they wish to have coverage, participants must arrange insurance for themselves. However, we ask all participants to bring their European Health Insurance Cards, which can be used if they need hospital care.

  • What to bring: Identification card or passport, European Health Card, towel, Czech crowns as pocket money to buy personal items (we recommend to bring cash since there might not be an ATM near the venue), laptop (if possible), national food or a typical vest for the gastro and cultural nights, board games, and appropriate clothes for the activity depending on the weather forecast

  • Terms & Conditions: Refer to www.e29.eu/terms-and-conditions for detailed terms and conditions.

  • Q&A: Have doubts? Feel free to reach us through our social media channels.

  • Note: We made some changes to our application portal. Even if you already created an account, you might need to click “Sign up now”, validate your email, and create a password. All your previous data will be synchronized through your email address.

How to Take Part?

Sign in to your account or if you don’t have one sign up now and apply.

Deadline to apply: 18.05.2024

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.