Intercultural youth exchanges
Since the 1990s, Une Terre Culturelle has been organising and facilitating international youth exchanges that are based on intercultural learning, discovery and learning about oneself and others. We do not consider the international meeting of young people as a touristic or consumerist trip, but as a real experience of an educational mobility that allows the young generations to acquire and to reinforce personal, social, intercultural and professional skills aimed at favoring their socio-professional integration in the modern society.
During our exchanges, young people encounter new local realities, new ways of thinking, and they experience a reciprocal and intercultural exchange with other young people. By leaving their daily environment and getting to know the diversity, they become aware of their own cultural determinisms.
Every year, we organise intercultural exchanges in partnership with social centers, schools, organizations, and other socio-cultural structures. We develop partnerships with French and foreign organisations – Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy, Northern Macedonia, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Russia and many others countries – with whom we co-construct our projects in alignment with the principle of exchange and reciprocity. Our partners bring knowledge of the area and of the local realities. Working with young people is essential in order to build an intercultural exchange as close as possible to the needs and wishes of the participants.