Study Visit: Rural Study Visit in South

Location: Finland

Dates: 19-24 September 2017

Number of participants: max. 25

Participating countries:  Belgium – DE, Belgium – FR, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Organizer: EDUFI, National Agency of Erasmus+ in Finland – National Agency, Phone: +358 400 247 774

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Deadline to apply: 31st May 2017

Inquiries about this training course: Paavo Pyykkönen, E-Mail:

Costs: This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

The National Agency in your country will cover the costs of your travel. The practices vary from country to country, so please ask your NA how the process is carried out in your country.

This activity is organised with the TCA 2017 budget.


Rural Study Visit in South

Small organisations in rural areas can find human resources as a challenge in organising international youth projects. This study visit shows good practices in one region in Finland.

General Description

Rural areas can be international too!

The study visit will gather together youth workers from small scale towns, rural areas and little villages to have a look at Finnish good practices that help the countryside to be more international.

We will have a base camp in roughly in the centre of the region which we are exploring. From there we will make visits to villages and other small places and see what kind of practices youth workers have to give their young people an opportunity to meet diversity and Europe in projects.

We will also get to know the participating organisations and create contacts between participants. We can start forming project ideas and see how to get forward with the ideas later.
Our focus will be on youth projects like youth exchanges and the European Voluntary Service (EVS).

Why this Short Study Visit?

– To explore, experience and understand how the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme is put into action in rural areas of South-West Finland.
– To visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations, filter out elements to transfer to own reality, this both ways.
– To offer possibilities for partner building between Finnish and European organisations for future projects within the frame of E+ YiA Programme.
– To experience Finnish culture through increased involvement of local communities.


To experience the Finnish culture, we will be living, eating, sleeping and working inside a small rural town.

E+ YiA has been a very important tool in this process. During this Short Study Visit there are several interaction moments planned with the local population. Be prepared to interact and discover!