weltwärts Exchange Projects, which was launched in July 2016, focuses on international, extracurricular youth-group exchanges. It is thus different to the other development exchange programmes that Engagement Global runs for individuals and school groups. These are:
- weltwärts development volunteer service,
- ASA development and training programme and
- School Exchange Programme for Development Education, ENSA.
weltwärts Exchange Projects was founded as part of the African-German Youth Initiative (AGYI). The AGYI is a political initiative set up by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with the aim of encouraging youth exchange between African countries and Germany, particularly in South Africa, Tanzania and Benin. This is why weltwärts Exchange Projects still concentrates on youth exchanges between German and African project partners even today. However, funding is also provided for weltwärts exchange projects between Germany and countries in Asia, Latin America, Oceania and Eastern Europe.