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


Eurodyssée is an exchange programme between European Regions, which allows young job seekers aged between 18 and 30 to benefit from a traineeship placement abroad for a period between three to seven months. The age limit may vary according to the origin region.

In a tripartite arrangement, the regional administrations that are members of the Eurodyssey programme will submit the young persons application and profile to potential employers of their network in order to find a work placement for him/her.

The objectives

For the young people

  • To integrate young people from all horizons and educational backgrounds,
  • To gain professional experience,
  • To get an opportunity to improve their knowledge of a foreign language,
  • To put their social and cultural skills to the test,
  • To enhance their employability and facilitate their adjustment to the international labour market.

For the Regions

  • To offer to young qualified Europeans, aged between 18 and 30, living in the Regions active within the Eurodyssey programme, the chance to carry out a practical traineeship placement of three to seven months in a business or institution,
  • To help and foster the young people’s transition into the labour market,
  • To provide opportunities for young people to widen their cultural and professional horizon,
  • To successfully address youth unemployment and management of human resources,
  • To make young people ambassadors of their Region.

For the businesses and institutions

  • To give a business the opportunity to make use of the skills of a young person educated in another European country,
  • To make the economic environment play a part in the training of young people at the same time as opening up to Europe,
  • To offer to young Europeans a professional business experience,
  • To allow trainees to adapt socially, culturally and linguistically.