Cross-border activity in Strasbourg

This week, Youth Express Network hosted its first cross-border project of the year. This German-French thematic visit was organised in collaboration with our long-time partners Arbeit und Leben in Bayern and the OFAJ-DFJW.

The group of young people was composed of 13 vocational school students from Weiden, Germany. Aspiring to become specialised educators, they spent 5 days in Strasbourg were they met with french young people studying in the same field.

During these 5 days, they were given the opportunity to visit Strasbourg and its museum and European Parliament. They also visited the IFCAAD – a french school dedicated to social and educational work – a French-German kindergarden and our member organisation Association l’Etage.

Next week, we will welcome another group for a thematic visit on the food profession.

Local Event: Mobility Morning – Strasbourg

Cross-border, European or International mobility experiences are nowadays a major factor on the social and professional insertion of young people. It also helps them develop their professional skills, their personal growth and contributes to their sense of civic engagement.

Unfortunately, mobility is still seen as something hardly achievable and too few youth workers really know how to seize these opportunities.

To inform facilitators, youth and social workers on the benefits of youth mobility, Youth Express Network will held an information morning destined to professionals.


Maison des Associations
1A Place des Orphelins
67000 Strasbourg


on the 9th of May 2017
from 9:30 to 13:15

Objectives of this event:

  • Raise awareness amongst youth professionals on the positive impacts of youth Cross-border, European and International mobility
  • Inform Swiss, French and German facilitators, social and youth workers on the various youth mobility programs and opportunities at transnational, European and international level
  • Encourage meetings with funders and project holders
  • Encourage experience sharing between French, German and Swiss professionals