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ERASMUS+ Virtual Exchange

The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project 2018-2020 is now finished. Please stay tuned to the European Youth Portal for further developments!

Jan Lai // Italy

Youth worker specialised in intercultural non-formal education, Associazione Interculturale NUR

Jan Lai was developing a professional intercultural course involving 13 international partners. Looking for innovative tools to bring participants together in alternative ways to residential training, he registered for the training on developing Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects. His participation resulted in enriching the project “Pathways to youth leadership” with Virtual Exchange. 

The 24 youth from the partner organisations had regular online sessions with the support of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange facilitators so they could continue developing their relationships after the first residential training and share progress on their youth work in the phase of community practice

“Virtual Exchange is a perfect complement to residential activities. The blended outcome can make our projects more effective. The participants are very engaged and we see a level of interest and engagement in the project that in other long-term training courses are not so common. This tool is very much what we needed to reach more young people. We are proud to have pioneered a Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project in our specific youth field.” 

Jan is currently also participating in the Facilitation Training to be able to further integrate Virtual Exchange and Online Facilitated Dialogue in the future projects he will develop.

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