Dansk ICYE (Danish International Cultural Youth Exchange) is an international cultural organization, managing exchange programs for Danish and foreign volunteers together with member and partner organizations.
Dansk ICYE has more than 35 years of experience in youth exchanges, primarily through their own programs and the European Volunteer Services (EVS). Dansk ICYE is an independent member of the worldwide ICYE umbrella and is annually sending approximately 150 and receiving 30 young people aged 18 to 30 years.
ICYE is also a member of UNESCO and by UN-designated ad “Peace Messengers”
From 2013 Dansk ICYE has started to develop the area of youth exchange and training courses. The goal is to make it an integrated part of the organization on the same scale as their own ICYE programme, EVS, and STePs. In the process of achieving this, they have created a ‘project development committee’ with experienced coordinators who have organized youth exchanges in Denmark before and who have participated in relevant training courses. The committee will serve as a consulting body that can advise and prepare young people for the process of creating and facilitating projects within the frameworks of Erasmus+.
Dansk ICYE was the main coordinator behind the chain project “EntreRURAL – Exploring Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas”, implemented by 4 organizations and included meetings in Denmark, Armenia, Georgia & Estonia. Three youth exchanges and one training course addressed the topic of entrepreneurship in rural areas and urbanization. Here they gained experience in working with rural areas and they would like to develop further in this direction.
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