Association Re-Act would like to invite you to the Youth Exchange Project:


22nd-31stMay 2016

Ponikva, Macedonia




Project Description


A BRIDGE 4 GAPS is a 10day cultural youth exchange & workshop programme aimed at young people ages 18 to 30 years.

The exchange is designed to equip participants with the skills leading to their employment; to nurture creative and critical thinking and to offer practical entrepreneurial business planning ideas in a fun, informal play work setting.

It is also an opportunity for participants from a multitude of backgrounds to share experiences, exchange information, generate ideas leading to change and extend their network of friends, peers and collaborators within Europe.

Themes/Topics the project addresses:

  • ? Labour Market Issues including Career guidance/youth unemployment
  • ? Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong) learning
  • ? Entrepreneurial learning –entrepreneurship education


Location of Accommodation:

Motel Restaurant Mice, Ponikva, Macedonia (

ALLparticipants will be accommodated on the site grounds in 4-man camping tents. Each country will have a room in the motel for the storage of luggage and access to washroom and bathroom facilities.

There is a canteen on site that can host all participants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be self-serving. Two cooks we have hired for the duration of the project will cater for lunch and dinner.If it is feasible, (this will be dependant on weather) dinner will make use of the BBQ pit available at the site.

Project Activities:

The ‘A BRIDGE 4 GAPS’ Project is about addressing the issue of unemployment in young people by improving individual key competences and skills using the concept of “playwork” education and peer to peer mentorship in an intergenerational and intercultural environment.

Our objective is to help young people begin the process of self-evaluation, critical thinking and learning thereby improving their employability and career prospects.

Participants will get the opportunity to engage in workshops delivered by professionals currently working successfully in their industries; who will share first hand experiences of their workand offer advise relating to building a career as an employee or an entrepreneur.

We believe these first hand accounts are invaluable in bridging the gap from education to employment.

At the end of the project all participants will be awarded a YouthPass certificate from the EU recognising them for the skills they have acquired during the project.


Travelling to Macedonia

Travel Budget:  ALL participants are required to make their own arrangements for travel to SKOPJE AIRPORT or HOTEL MICE. If arriving at the airport you will be greeted and escorted to the final destination.

All participants will be individually reimbursed for the cost of their travel up to the specified amount indicated by the budget outlinebelow.

The travel budget for this project is as set out by the Erasmus+ guidelines and distance calculator. Costs are per person.

  •  United Kingdom – 270 eur
  •  Poland – 170 eur
  •  Austria – 170 eur
  •  Bulgaria – 80 eur
  •  Macedonia – 20eur


IMPORTANT:original receipts of travel tickets and fuel must be provided for reimbursements up to the amount stated by the guidelines.

To Participate:

All willing participants must complete the online application form prior to joining the project. Participants under the age of 18 must provide their designated ‘Group Leader’ a signed letter of consent by a parent/guardian.


Please forward any questions to: Neil at

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