International Youth Programs
Alumni of all partner projects (listed below) can join GIN. The organisation is open to admitting further programs to our network. Should your international exchange project not be listed below we kindly ask you to contact its organisers and ask them to become our partner.
U.S. Department of State
Our network is a follow-up project of the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute, as are most of our partner projects. As alumni, we receive financial support from the U.S. Department of State via the U.S. Embassies in Berlin and Zagreb.
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute (BFTF)
High School Students aged 16 to 18 from Europe, Eurasia and the United States gather each year at Wake Forest University (NC) or Purdue University (IN) for four intense weeks on international relations, civic engagement and rhetoric education. Since 2008.
Young leaders aged 16 to 21 from Europe, the Middle East and North-Africa experience international relations first hand and get valuable insights in diplomacy when attending the three-weeks training in Berlin (Germany). Since 2014.
Young Ambassadors Norway
Aspiring young leaders from high schools in Norway receive a one year mentorship on their way to active positions in their communities. Scholars attend multiple trainings on leadership and gain valuable career insights. Since 2009.
Balkan Youth Forum
Brings together two participants, ages 16-18, from each Balkan country for an intensive week with goal of achieving a more profound understanding of the past and involvement in the present of the Balkans. In 2018.
Students from Belgium, Germany and Poland (formerly Luxemburg, France) attended three weekend-seminars in the respective countries, learning about European history, starting with WW I, and the (EU’s) challenges of today. 2011-2016.
Young Ambassadors Summer Institute (YASI)
Young Leaders from Europe gained insights in international relations and learned about democracy and politics throughout summer trainings in various countries, focussing on their respective political systems. 2011-2014.
Young European Peers
Students from various European countries learned about peace, tolerance and democracy throughout summer trainings in Berlin and Brussels focussing on peer-to-peer learning. 2012-2013.
For Zagreb 2019…
We also invite sign-ups from alumni of the Nordic Youth Summer Initiative (NYSI 2018) and Young Leaders for Tomorrow’s Euope (YLTE 2014-2015).