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Youth Exchanges allow young people from different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days. (A mix of workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, simulations, outdoor activities etc.) designed and prepared by them before the exchange. Youth Exchanges allow young people to: develop competences; become aware of socially relevant topics / thematic areas; discover new cultures, habits and life-styles, mainly through peer-learning; strengthen values like solidarity, democracy, friendship etc. The learning process in Youth Exchanges is triggered by methods of non-formal education. Youth Exchanges are based on a transnational cooperation between two or more participating organizations from different countries within and outside the European Union. Youth Exchanges can not be held for the same time, and one or more countries participating in the exchange.The following activities are not eligible for the Youth Exchanges: academic study trips; exchange activities which aim to make financial profit; exchange activities which can be classed as tourism; festivals; holiday travel; performance tours.