Sport associations play an important role in the socialization of children and young people; it helps them to develop their skills and gain new experiences. The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) supports international youth sports meetings and summer camp programs and encourages you to plan a project with associations from France and Germany.
Together with your partner organizations you can define the program of the youth meeting in order to give the participants the opportunity to become acquainted with the local culture, to improve their language skills and to develop intercultural awareness.
The exchange program can last between 4 and 21 days and the participants can stay either with host families or in a youth hostel together with the group.
Language skills are not required in order to participate. Include language animations and other activities for learning foreign languages in the program, so that participants can expand their knowledge in a playful way.
At all times, France
Advantages of the program
Participants get the chance to do sports with young people from Germany and France without competing with them. Sharing and exchanging are at the heart of these meetings.
A sports exchange is not a holiday, rather it is an immersive intercultural experience. Participants learn about the local culture regarding sports and how excellence, respect for oneself and others, as well as team spirit, are cultivated in different countries.
During this exchange, the participants are constantly in contact with young people from France and Germany. Their experience their lifestyle and culture during the meetings or while staying with their host families and develop their intercultural awareness.
How to sign up
If you are organizing a youth meeting at your partner organization’s location, it is the visiting organization 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 meet-up is going to happen which oversees the application for funding.
To receive a FGYO grant, your French or German partner organization needs to send two copies of your joint 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.