Youth Exchange 2023

Mental Health without borders

Educating youth, tackling stigma, and breaking down borders to mental health care.


Throughout the past few years, there has also been a disastrous increase of mental health illnesses. Particularly, the mental health crisis of current generations has been exacerbated by current world situations. It has also brought to light the large population of those that have been living with mental health disorders. While mental health de-stigmatization has made progress over the years, there is a significant disparity of access to care across countries in the EU. This called for further action by youth. Thus, Mental Health Without Borders was created. The first project in 2022 was very successful and had great feedback, and now the project has expanded to include more participants in MHWB 2023

Mental Health Education
Healthy Living and Having Fun
Working Together to Tackle Issues
Borderless International Experience

What will it be like?

An experience of a lifetime! Whether you have participated in youth exchanges before, or if it will be your first time, the experience will be awesome! You’ll get together with an amazing group of youth that are focused on an important topic. From there, you’ll plan and share knowledge together through informal education such as activities and lived experiences. At the same time, there will be lots of fun, food, exploring, and amazing memories!

The ultimate goal of the programme is to create new connections and start something that continues beyond the borders of the youth exchange!

10-Day Meetup

The time will introduce participants to the main topics and allow time for discussion and thought. The full week of activities, meeting new people, and fun will feel short but still impactful. We’ll make sure the week will be one you won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

42 Youth Participants

The group of 18-30 year olds will create strong bonds, new friendships, and shared experiences​. This will allow for a more personalized experience, and gives everyone a chance to have time to fully share their ideas and thoughts. MHWB will create a safe space for the exchange.

Endless Possibilities​

We hope the programme will foster growth of skills and development of ideas that continue past the​ youth exchange programme. MHWB is there to continue fostering these ideas outside of the youth exchange programmes.

Where will it be?

The second MHWB youth exchange will take place in the beautiful and culture-rich city of Gdańsk, Poland. Find out more about the venue below. Accommodations and food will be provided.

Free Accommodations

We will be staying in the centre of Gdańsk within easy reach of the old town. Our accommodations will be at Gdański Dom Turystyczny. MHWB covers the entire costs of accommodations for participants.

Free Food

MHWB will work with local caterers and restaurants to provide meals for all participants. The meals will take into account for personal dietary preferences and restrictions. The costs will be covered by MHWB as well as our partners and sponsors.

When will it happen?

The second MHWB youth exchange programme takes place between June 13th – June 21st, 2023. Arrival day is on the 12th and dinner will be served and the first contact and icebreakers will begin. The first full activities begin on the morning of June 13th. The final activity will be after breakfast on June 21st. After that, it is farewell! This means we all get 10 days and 9 nights of fun, learning, and sharing!

While we have a general schedule, this is a youth exchange. So, the schedule is expected to change as participants plan various informal education activities. Click below to go to the schedule of activities.

What does Informal Education Mean?

Informal education can mean a number of things. In principle, it is everything EXCEPT the traditional lecturer to class situation. A youth exchange thrives on participation by you! Yes, you! The foundation of the programme is built on your enthusiasm and contribution to the topic and activities and informal education. Participants will plan and schedule in their own activities to bring their own experiences and knowledge to the group! Here are some more ideas of what activities will happen at MHWB!


Interactive Games

Group Challenges

Hands-On Creation

Culture Nights


Yoga and Meditation

Healthy Meal Prep

Creative therapies

Reflection and Mindfulness


Cultural Exchange

Story Telling

Guest Speakers

Group Discussions


City Exploration

Outdoor Sport Activities

Digital Projects

Visits to Organizations

Who is going?

Youth aged 18-30 are invited to participate under the ERASMUS+ framework. The first youth exchange will take place with the following participant countries:


  • 6 Participants
  • Green Travel
  • Applicant Programme Country
  • Youth for Mental Health


  • 6 Participants
  • Green Travel
  • Programme Country
  • Finland Mental Health Youth Group


  • 6 Participants
  • Green Travel
  • Programme Country
  • ESN VŠE Prague


  • 6 Participants
  • Green Travel
  • Non-EU Programme Country
  • Serbia Youth Exchange Group


  • 6 Participants
  • Green Travel
  • Programme Country
  • High on Life


  • 6 Participants
  • Green Travel
  • Programme Country
  • Youth Exchange Austria


  • 6 Participants
  • Green Travel
  • Host Programme Country
  • Stowarzyszenie Inicjatyw Regionalnych

How do I join?

Click the button below and fill out the form. We will get back to you as soon as we can!
More Questions? Check out our FAQ!

Amazing Local Partners
& Sponsors:

A BIG THANK YOU to current host city Gdańsk, and to our partners for venues, catering, speakers, workshops, and funding.
Send us a message to sponsor us!