Since the middle of 2021, weltwärts exchanges have no longer taken place under the umbrella of weltwärts. Youth Exchange for Sustainable Development has since been offered through the African-German Youth Office.
Youth group exchanges suspended for three months
Coronavirus limits project activities
All exchange visits planned as part of weltwärts exchange projects have been suspended with immediate effect, initially for three months until mid-June 2020. The suspension does not, of course, affect virtual exchange between participants.
Although some countries may not yet be affected by restrictions, that could change very quickly with severe restrictions already having been placed on international mobility over the past few days. As a result, all exchange visits between groups from Germany and the Global South have been suspended with immediate effect, initially for three months until mid-June 2020. No trips are to take place during this period, including domestic travel.
The suspension does not, of course, affect the virtual exchange in which youth groups participate between visits. On the contrary, such exchange will hopefully help to ensure that the work the participants had started together can be continued via the internet.