The association Une Terre Culturelle was created in February 2002, however its origins dates back to the 90s. Since about 20 years, it organizes international encounters towards young people with fewer chances of mobility. Furthermore it develops intercultural training seminars about socio-educative and cultural topics towards field actors. It also coordinates around 40 volunteers in civic service, French-German volunteer service, and European Solidarity Corps (ex-European Voluntary Service) each year.
Thanks to the development of a local network, in particular with the socio-cultural centers, high schools, middle schools, and with the community aid projects for young people of the region, Une Terre Culturelle became an unavoidable structure in implementing youth exchanges and in training actors of international mobility.
Since about 20 years, the projects achieved through the support of the French-German Youth Office and the European programs allowed Une Terre Culturelle to build its stable and high quality actions on the bases of local and international partnerships.
Today, we consider the international mobility of the youth to be fundamental. On one hand, it can be a real tool of social and local development, and of professional and social insertion of the youth on the other hand. Accordingly, the added value of educative mobility is now henceforth very recognized; It allows the young generations to acquire new personal, social, intercultural and professional competences which boosts the chances of their employability.