Evaluation of pilot phase shows weltwärts Exchange Projects funding line has closed a funding gap in the area of international extracurricular youth exchange.
The evaluation report for the pilot phase of the weltwärts Exchange Projects funding line is now ready for publication. As well as providing valuable insight into possibilities for optimisation measures, the findings show clearly that the funding line has closed a funding gap in the area of international extracurricular youth exchange.
weltwärts Exchange Projects aims to strengthen global partnerships, to encourage young people to get actively involved in development cooperation and exchanges and to raise awareness of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The majority of the surveyed implementing and partner organisations that cooperate in the youth exchange projects described their collaboration as a partnership on an equal footing and stated that their competence in education on the 17 SDGs had been improved.
Interviews with implementing and partner organisations and feedback from past participants in weltwärts exchange projects highlight how attitudes and perspectives were changed, particularly in the area of intercultural learning.
The evaluation identified aspects requiring optimisation and potential for development if the funding line were to be expanded as well as leading to a recommendation that weltwärts Exchange Projects be continued.
The survey included implementing and partner organisations, participants in weltwärts exchange projects and key stakeholders in the funding line.