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

Regions – Conditions

AER membership not mandatory on the moment of adhesion to Eurodyssée

Non-member regions can contact the Presidency and General Secretariat, showing their interest in becoming part of Eurodyssée. After the period of one year as members, the Region must require full AER membership, in order to continue in the programme.



Achieving Eurodyssée membership

The region expresses its interest in participating in the programme and informs the General Secretariat of the name of the reference region (region from the same country that will provide with technical and administrative assistance during the adhesion period).

The candidate region may as well request to cooperate with a region from another country or ask the General Secretariat to take on the role of reference region.



Membership phase

A partnership is established between the region that is applying to the Eurodyssey programme and the reference region. This partnership concerns the exchange of technical and administrative know-how. This period of exchange should not exceed 60 days, starting on the day the candidate region informs the General Secretariat of the name of the reference region.

Official membership will be formalised with the signing of a letter of commitment between the authorities of the candidate Region and the Eurodyssey President. The region that is applying to the programme declares its intention to conform with the prerequisites that are required for participating in the programme: adequate budget; the region must have technical and logistical capacities to participate in the programme; the region has developed partnerships with locals with a view to finding accommodation for the trainees; the region must organise traineeship activities and provide practical language training.

Beginning of the exchanges of young trainees with all the regions that participate in the Eurodyssey programme.




Reception of young trainees
  • Finding companies and working with them to define the details of their participation.
  • Looking for accommodation.
  • Organising and financing language training.
  • Dealing with the funding of the grant and the overall functioning of the programme.
  • Drawing up a work placement convention between the partners (Region, trainee, company).
  • Following up the trainees and evaluating their traineeship.
  • Helping the trainees to discover the Region and its culture.


Dispatch of young trainees
  • Informing candidates about the programme.
  • Establishing a shortlist of trainees.
  • Declaring the trainees for insurance purposes.
  • Participating in the survey of former trainees.