The AER Exchange programme
Connecting youth, regions, businesses and institutions

An Exchange programme for young people

Eurodyssey gives young people the chance to obtain professional experience and linguistic training in another country. It allows young people aged 18 to 30 to benefit from a 3 to 7 months’ paid vocational training course in a foreign business. There are no special qualifications required, and accommodation, training and operating expenses are financed by the member regions and the businesses or organisations taking part.

How to apply


Gain work experience


The aim is to allow young people to gain work experience while at the same time improving their knowledge of a foreign language.

Trainees are entitled to:

  • intensive language course,
  • accommodation,
  • allowance or salary,
  • social security cover and insurance.


Unique programme


The scheme is original in terms of both its method of financing:

  • the Region meets accommodation, training and operating expenses with maybe the support of the businesses taking part, and in terms of those eligible:
  • no special qualifications are required, applications received are matched to the requirements of the businesses.


Eurodyssey is an exchange programme for young people, launched in 1985 by Edgar Faure, at that time President of the Franche-Comté Regional Council and the Assembly of European Regions (AER). The programme is organized under the aegis of the AER and is one of its most representative actions.