If you want to encourage young people in developing an interest in science and technology, you can organize a youth meeting with participants from France, Germany and a third country.
Whether the participants already have skills in either French or German or whether they are beginners, the youth meeting will be an opportunity for all participants to explore new scientific areas and discover new methods and techniques, while also improving their language skills in an international setting.
While spending some time in France or Germany and sharing experiences with other participants, the young people involved can develop their linguistic and intercultural skills.
The youth meeting can have various forms: the young people can stay in a youth hostel, with host families or meet at a new location. While the projects should be between 4 to 21 days long, it is entirely up to you and your partner organizations to work out the educational concept for your project.
During this youth meeting, the young people involved will discover new aspects about a scientific area and methods and techniques that are relevant to it. It is therefore a chance to make valuable experiences which could influence later professional aspirations in research or tech, for example.
These trilateral exchanges are an opportunity for young people interested in STEM-subjects to learn together and get involved in discussions about different techniques relevant to the scientific areas being discussed. Together, they can take their first step towards tomorrow’s research and technology.
The FGYO is pleased to support you in this endeavor by providing allowances for travel, program and accommodation costs. Moreover, it is possible to apply for further funding in order to integrate our linguistic animation program into your project.
If you are organizing a youth meeting at your partner organization’s location, it is the organization which is going to travel that must apply for the financial support. In case you are meeting at a third location, then it is the organization based in the country where the youth meeting is going to take place which is responsible for applying for funding.
To receive a FGYO grant, your French or German partner organization needs to send two copies of your application to the national federation to which they are affiliated.
If they are not affiliated to a federation, the application forms can be sent directly to the FGYO’s Berlin Office.
Franco-German Youth Office Solène JimenezExtracurricular Exchange Programs - ScienceMolkenmarkt 110179 BerlinGermany
The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) is an international organization working for Franco-German cooperation, which has enabled nearly 9 million young people from France and Germany to participate in 320,000 exchange programs since 1963.