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Criteria for participation

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Language skills needed

  • Very good, active language skills in at least one of the three conference languages (German, English, French) are essential.
  • The Participants must be able to deliver speeches, present results and lead discussions in the chosen language.
  • Knowledge of a second conference language is desirable for better exchange of ideas.


The workshop is aimed at present and future leaders and multipliers in responsible positions who are involved in youth work and education in rural areas.

Participation in the International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth is only possible once.

Participants should be between 21 and 45 years old.

The workshop is not an observer event. Your active input is necessary for learning in language groups. Participation in all events during the entire workshop is mandatory.

The costs of accommodation, meals, working aids and excursions included in the program are paid by the organizer. Accommodation can be in double rooms.

Travel costs to and from the workshop as well as visa and administrative fees must be paid by the participants themselves or by their organisations/ employers.

After the application deadline, the selected candidates will receive an official invitation to participate in the workshop. Invited participants from non-EU countries should immediately make an appointment at the German embassy in their home countries to apply for their Schengen visa.

Please note that the application and processing process for a Schengen visa usually takes several months!

For entry and stay in Germany the information and measures on the website of the Federal Foreign Office apply: