9.6 Intercontinental youth work and development cooperation
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Intercontinental youth work cooperation
Under the Japanese International Youth Development Exchange Programme 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 programme in Estonia is young people aged 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 programme is funded from the Japan and Estonia state budgets.
Development cooperation activities
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 programme 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 programme during 2004-2019.
The target group was young people in the age group 21-30. The programme was supported by private funding. The organisation in charge of topic Estonia is the Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation.