Through this youth exchange our goal is to elevate awareness among young individuals regarding the potential risks they encounter online. We eagerly anticipate guiding them towards becoming responsible and mindful users, equipped with the ability to filter and understand the information they come across on the internet.

Our engaging activity aims to achieve several key objectives, enhancing participants’ awareness of online threats like scams, malware, and viruses. Engaging sessions will empower young minds to recognize and avoid potential dangers, promoting a safer digital experience. Addressing the pressing issue of cyberbullying, the program will provide an open space for discussions, sharing personal experiences, and developing effective coping mechanisms.

In the era of widespread social media use, the initiative is dedicated to promoting responsible content sharing. Participants will gain insights into the consequences of shared information and the importance of online accountability. Simultaneously, the youth exchange enhances media literacy skills, helping participants discern fake news and fostering critical thinking to combat misinformation effectively. By the program’s end, we envision participants to become independent digital users with a solid grasp of the details of online safety.

What to Expect

Participant Profile

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

  • Motivated to learn more about safe internet usage, and 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 Mezőkövesd at Zsóry Zsibongó Gyermeküdülő és Ifjúsági Tábor:

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 a 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

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 7th and the 16th of April will be the travel days. The Portuguese team will travel by plane, while other teams will use bus, train, or shared car transportation. 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, towel, Hungarian Forint 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, speaker, board games, comfortable and enough clothes for the days of the activity and for outdoor activities as well.

  • Terms & Conditions: Refer to 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: 04.03.2024

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