23 June-1 July 2024 (including the travel days), Ankara, Turkey

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Are you passionate about protecting the environment and creating positive change in your community? Are you between the ages of 18 and 30, eager to learn and ready to take action? Would you like to learn new skills related to Sustainable Development?

We invite you to participate in our new sustainability project! Through a series of engaging training courses, we aim to empower young leaders like you to become advocates for environmental initiatives in your local communities and multiply the knowledge with your peers.

We are looking for three young participants (18-30 years old) to participate in our first Transnational exchange on Sustainable Development which will be held in Ankara between June 23rd and July 1st

APPLY HERE: https://bit.ly/my_eu_project

Transnational exchange Overview

Our project focuses on raising awareness about crucial environmental issues such as pollution, climate change, recycling, and sustainable development. During the 7-day exchange, trainers will provide participants with tools, methods, and good practices for sustainable consumption, production, and income generation. Topics will cover sustainable development goals, circular economy, composting, and green cleaning products. The team will visit a wildlife collective to produce their own products (noodles, jam, molasses, etc.) and to closely observe a good practice.


  1. Enhance understanding of the key competencies in sustainable development.
  2. Foster critical thinking about environmental challenges and sustainable solutions.
  3. Equip participants with tools and methods for effective environmental action.
  4. Promote teamwork and collaboration among participants to support community-based initiatives.
  5. Inspire a commitment to continuous learning and advocacy in sustainable practices.
  6. To inspire participants to advocate for sustainable living and environmental stewardship within their societies.

What You’ll Gain:

  • Knowledge and skills in sustainable development practices. Gain practical experience in sustainable living techniques, from crafting non-toxic cleaning products to implementing permaculture principles. These skills will empower you to make tangible changes in your personal life and community.
  • Opportunities for multicultural exchange and community building;
  • Leadership training and hands-on experience in environmental advocacy;
  • Opportunity to visit another country and explore its sustainability practice;
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds from six different countries;
  • Learning how to write a project proposal in a later stage and implement follow-up activities in your community;
  • Funding for your idea for a local activity that will tackle one of the environmental issues covered by the project;

How to Get Involved

If you’re ready to participate in the transnational exchange, simply complete our online application form. Be sure to convince us about your interests, experiences, and why you’re motivated to join our project. To ensure the transparency of the process, the selection team will be formed of the project team members and young volunteers, who follow a previously devised set of criteria and invite the most successful applicants for the second round of interviews. Upon this stage, the selection team will decide and inform the three most successful candidates while reserving a waiting list. So, keep track of your inboxes!

Important information 

Participants are expected to participate fully in the transnational exchange and other programme-related activities, such as another national transnational exchange on project proposal writing. You will also be tasked with delivering a series of multiplication activities in their local communities, during which they will include other members of their community (neighbours young or old, friends, relatives.) as well as other interested parties. For these activities, each participant, having taken on the role of a “multiplier,” will receive a small but sufficient grant based on the proposal they submit to help with their activity’s logistical and administrative costs.

Moreover, each transnational exchange’s programme will be held in English. You are not required to provide proof of language proficiency or be an advanced English speaker, but basic communication skills are a must.

Participants are required to purchase their tickets in advance and they are reimbursed after the project. This guarantees your participation in the project and ensures that the EU grant is being used efficiently. More info here about reimbursement here.

Opportunity to visit Turkey

If you wish to extend your stay or have a stopover in Istanbul, you can spend up to an additional 48 hours in Turkey. We will still reimburse your travel costs up to 250 EUR. However, please note that during the extra days, you will need to cover your own food and accommodation.

For the main transnational exchange, your food and accommodation will be covered from the evening of June 23rd (starting with dinner in the hotel) until the morning of July 1st (ending with breakfast in the hotel).

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline:  26. 5. 2024
  • Selection Results: 28. 5. 2024
  • Transnational exchange: 23 June – 1 July 2024

You can also find the info pack here.