Three types of project can be funded through weltwärts Exchange Projects:
- development-related, extracurricular youth-group exchanges,
- accompanying projects to improve the quality of the youth exchange and strengthen structures or project partners and
- pilot projects of special relevance to international development-related youth work.
Development-related youth-group exchanges
weltwärts Exchange Groups focuses on development-related exchange between youth groups from Germany and Global South countries. Over a period of one to two years, the groups involved in the exchange collaborate on a project dealing with one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. During this period, the groups visit each other in their home countries. Educators prepare the participants for the visits and do follow-up work with them. These activities are supplemented by online collaboration phases.
Examples of weltwärts exchange projects include women’s football teams working together on gender equality, scout groups collaborating on upcycling projects as part of environmental education measures and drama groups putting on performances dealing with global inequalities and human rights.