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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


9. Youth and the World

9.6 Intercontinental youth work and development cooperation

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  1. Intercontinental youth work cooperation
  2. Development cooperation activities

Intercontinental youth work cooperation


Youth exchanges with Japan

Under the Japanese International Youth Development Exchange Program youth exchanges between Estonia and Japan have taken place since 2007.

The aim is to support the development of friendship and understanding between young people, intercultural learning and international cooperation.

The target group of the program in Estonia are young people 18-30 years old.

The organization in charge of topic Estonia is the Education and Youth Board (until 31.07.2020 Estonian Youth Work Centre). The program is funded from the Japan and Estonia state budgets.


Development cooperation activities


GLEN Estonia

Global Education Network of Young Europeans (GLEN) was a network (up to 2019) of non-governmental and governmental organizations as well as committed young people who were involved in global education. GLEN’s core activity was an annual training and experience program for young Europeans consisting of three seminars, a three-month project-based internship in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caucasus or Southeast Europe as well as awareness-raising and global education activities. GLEN Estonia sent annually 5-10 volunteers to participate in the program during 2004-2019.

The target group was young people in the age group 21-30. The program was supported by private funding. The organization in charge of topic Estonia is the Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation.