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Youth Exchange with SV Babelsberg 03

The club is very pleased to announce that we have received funding from the European Union Youth Action fund to organise a youth exchange with SV Babelsberg 03 in Potsdam, Germany.

Yes, that is the same SV Babelsberg we are playing in a friendly match in May.

The exchange involves a group of young people from Germany coming to visit us in Manchester for a week and then a group of young people from Manchester going to Germany for a week visiting Potsdam and Berlin.

The trip will be free to participants but you will be kept very very busy visiting different organisations and putting together a radio programme and a blog about young people and democracy in Manchester and in Postdam. There are opportunities to collect qualifications in leadership and participating in international exchanges along the way with a range of qualifications available to suit people’s different needs.

You need to be available from 1st July to 9th August. And you need to have a passport.

The group will be made up of 10 young people aged 15-25 but we expect most participants to be aged 16-19. For reasons associated with our funding we are especially interested in young people who are aged 16-19 and are in one of the following four categories

- Not been to school/college this academic year
- Been to college this academic year but dropped out
- Finished college last academic year and looking for work
- Finished college last academic year and waiting to go to university next academic year

We are also interested to hear from young people who have specific skills that will help the project which may include radio experience, general media experience, blogging experience, general IT skills, involvement in local democracy, ability to speak German.

We are still finalising the exact details so some of the above may be subject to minor changes but if you are available on those dates and are interested in taking part, please send your details to robinpye@fc-utd.co.uk and tell him your age, date of birth, postcode where you live and a little bit about why you would like to participate, how you could help us with this project and whether you meet any of the above criteria.


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First Posted ~ 12:18 Thu 21 Feb 2013
News ID ~ 4742
Last Updated ~ 12:19 Thu 21 Feb 2013