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Power of Compound

31.01 – 11.02.2020
Taevaskoda, Estonia

Event summary

Have you felt the urge to start your own business? Organisation? Or simply turn some of your ideas into action? This youth exchange will be the next step in your personal development journey. Experience the topic of Entrepreneurship through interactive workshops and fun activities which will challenge you in new ways. Most of the workshops will involve working in groups and no prior experience is needed. You will discover that ‘starting something’ is easier than you thought.

The objective of “Power of Compound” is to bring young people to work with the topic of entrepreneurship and financial literacy. We will spend 10 activity days together in a fantastic international learning environment. Among other goals, you will create life-long friendships which are the foundations of future projects and cooperation. The project gathers 48 participants from 6 different countries – Estonia, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Slovakia, and Poland. Participants are regular young people aged 18-30 who are interested in this project’s topic and curious to learn more.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission Erasmus+ programme. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

International Youth Exchange

  • Topic:
    Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy
  • Activity Dates:
    31.01 - 11.02.2020
  • Application Deadline:
    25.12.2019 (Still open for Swedish applicants)
  • Location:
    Taevaskoda, Estonia
  • Participating Countries:
    Estonia, Slovakia, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Poland
  • Participation Fee:
    50eur

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Where you'll be staying

Venue & Location

This event will take place in Taevaskoja, Estonia. The venue is located in a secluded place surrounded by extraordinary scenery. It has a calming charm and relaxing vibe that is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The accommodation is recently renovated, a modern cabin with lots of light. It’s only 700m away from one of Estonia’s most famous natural sightseeing attractions. Hopefully the weather is on our side and we will be able to show you the beauty of this place as much as possible.

Our participants will be accommodated in comfortable renovated houses with triple or quadruple rooms, with a nice view of the surounding nature.
Place includes:
  • Modern Finnish sauna
  • Hot tub and cold tub
  • Indoor seminar room
  • Possibility to hike in the beautiful forests
  • Stay in the cozy indoor spaces which have lots of light
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same location every day and we are also providing vegetarian options


We truly believe that this is the perfect place to thoroughly enjoy the company of new-found friends, big healthy doses of clean fresh air, and participating in the planned activities. The Taevaskoja holiday center is also surrounded by nearly 40km of hiking trails. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a winter wonderland, unique, and picturesque part of Estonia.

Discover non-formal learning

What can you expect?

The Program

The program is designed in a way that everything starts with ice-breaking and we will gradually move deeper into the topic. The days will be filled with workshops, games and other activities that spark your creativity and make this whole experience really engaging. Youth Exchanges are not about pumping people full of factual knowledge, the learning will happen through a more interactive approach.

The Networking

It doesn’t matter if you are an introvert or an extrovert, you can look forward to making many really good friends. We’ll spend more than a week together with 50 awesome people in the middle of vast Estonian forest, sounds like an adventure, huh? It’s common for the participants to stay in touch long after the event has finished, so don’t miss out on this unique chance!

The Unexpected

Youth Exchanges are not something that just a small group of people contribute to. Each participant has a chance to shape this event into something really memorable and useful. We highly encourage you to come up with new ideas and new elements that can be added to the program even during the exchange itself. We will never force you to facilitate an activity, but perhaps taking this step out of your comfort zone will teach you something valuable.

how do we do it?

Social program

In our organisation, it’s become a tradition that each national group will take turns presenting different aspects of their culture during the national evenings. In perspective to helping this project to be as memorable as possible, take this opportunity to prepare a unique and extraordinary presentation and think of it as a good way to represent your cultural background for the rest of the participants. Don’t be afraid to be creative! It’s highly recommended to bring some typical food, snacks or drinks for others to taste during the intercultural evening.

how to get to the event?

Travel

You must arrive before late evening on the 31st of January to the venue and have to participate in the full duration of the event. You can get to Taevaskoja by flying to Tallinn or Riga, and taking a train or a bus to Tartu. From there you will continue by train or by bus to your final destination. We will provide more traveling information once you have been selected to join the project. If you need more information, please contact us for more details. We will cover your travel cost up to a certain limit. You will receive your reimbursement after you have provided us all the documents within a month after the event. If you’re economical, it’s possible to get your full travel expenses covered!

Selected participants need to contact the organiser and send their travel info before buying the tickets. It is really important not to buy anything before receiving the green light from us. We will, of course, assist you in every way possible!
The travel reimbursement limit depends on the travel distance. The upper limit per country is:

Estonia (0-9km): 0€
Sweden (100-499km): 180€
Slovakia (499-1999km): 275€
Poland (499-1999km): 275€
Greece (2000-2999km): 360€
Spain (3000-3999km): 530€

meet Youth Europa

Organisers

Since every project that we are carrying out is based on our own interests and skills, you can expect us to be highly motivated and energetic. Our extensive experience makes us more flexible and helps us make meaningful adjustments to the program. This means that if something doesn’t fit or seems boring, we will always have a plan B and C.

During the youth exchange you might not even notice a difference between the participants and the organisers because we are always very close to the group. See you soon and let’s make 2020 awesome!

Proof of participation

YouthPass Certificate

As a participant of this event, you will receive YouthPass – a certificate of non-formal education recognized all across Europe that allows you to describe what you have done and learned. On top of that, it can be a great way to stand out at a job interview or when applying to a university, not to mention the part where you get to show off to your friends:)

Frequently Asked Questions

This project is supported by Erasmus+ program. This enables us to keep the participation fee very low and even remove it for people who are in financial difficulties. We know it sounds too good to be true, feel free to check out the reviews:)

Not at all. We try to focus on non-formal learning methods. This means that all activities are interactive and you will usually work in groups.

Everyone who comes from the eligible countries and is 18 to 30 years old is welcome to apply. There are no prerequisites, we actually prefer people who have no prior experience at all!

Click the “apply now” button below if the deadline has not passed. Fill the form and answer all the questions as sincerely as possible. We will get in touch with you if you have been selected. Make sure that @youtheuropa.org mails don’t go to your spam!:)

Questions such as this one will be answered by the organisers or your group leader. Don’t worry, we will help you find the best possible option!

We will cover your trip to and from the project destination. There are some limits that apply, this is based on your travel distance. These limits are mentioned in the information above. If you buy the tickets early enough, it’s common to get your travel 100% covered.

After the event, all participants will fill the reimbursement form where you will be asked to upload the travel cost documents (itinerary, boarding passes, invoices etc.). The reimbursement process usually takes between 1-2 months. Remember that we will help you on every step of the way.

No problem, get in touch with us and we will do our best to provide you some answers. You can do so by heading over to the contact page.

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Deadline: 25.12.2019 (Still open for Swedish applicants)

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Overview

This is the draft schedule. Some of the activities can depend on weather and other unpredictable aspects. We will always let the participants know about the changes. 

Day 1
Arrival
Day 2
Ice-Breaking
Day 3
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Day 4
Mindset & Creativity
Day 5
Trip to Tartu
Day 6
Sales & Marketing
Day 7
Public Speaking & Hiking in the Nature
Day 8
Personal Finance
Day 9
Investing
Day 10
Marketing & Dissemination
Day 11
Reflection & Final Evaluation
Day 12
Departure