Through the FK Youth programme, FK Norway funds the mutual exchange of young volunteers between civil society organizations.
An international youth exchange enhances youth leadership and meaningful youth participation in civil society by providing organizations and volunters with unique skills, knowledge and experiences. Learning across borders is an important tool for development and contributes to strengthening actors both on individual and organizational levels.
FK Youth funds more than 20 different exchange programs, including south-south exchanges. The different partners of FK are in charge of recruiting, and have the executive responsibility of participants and projects.
An exchange consists of three different parts: Preparation course, the stay abroad, and follow-up work in the participant’s home countries.
Objectives of the exchange
- Developing young leaders
- Increased capacity in partner organizations
- In addition each partnership agrees on goals related to their thematic field (e.g. advocacy, health, education, entrepreneurship)
Briefly about a FK Youth exchange:
- Exchange of volunteers between two or more civil society organizations
- Group program (at least 2 and 2 travelling together)
- Exchange period: 3 to 10 months (each project decides on a preferred exchange model) + two months follow-up work
- The partners are responsible for preparatory course, managing the exchange, homecoming seminar, and follow-up work
- FK Norway supports training, travel and lodging, insurance, pocket money, and 2 months follow-up work. In addition FK Norway supports administrational costs and salary for one coordinator
- See our list of prioritized countries
Are you interested in becoming a partner? Contact FK Youth team leader Henrik Aasvestad