German-Egyptian Youth Exchange – Selfie or Self-sufficiency?

Datum: 22.08.2016 - 15.10.2016, Part 1 in Berlin, Germany 22.August - 6. September; Part 2 in Cairo, Egypt first half of October
Zielgruppe: Interested people from Germany and Egypt between 18 and 26 years
Anmerkungen: Please check the links for application on the bottom of the page
Preis: 400 EUR

German-Egyptian Youth Exchange – Selfie or Self-sufficiency? Can our consumption change the world?

Every day we have to make choices: Should I buy cheap food from the supermarket next door or should I make the effort to get pricy organic products from a farm? Does it matter if I try not to use plastic even if  everyone else around me doesn’t seem to care? Can I put this in the trash or is there a way for upcycling?

We want to make the right decisions but let’s face it – that can be very difficult and frustrating sometimes. But everything gets easier when you have  people  around  you  who  face  the  same  struggles  and  are  also  looking for the right answers: That’s why we invite you to join this year’s German-Egyptian exchange program!

The program brings together young people from Egypt and Germany to spend an amazing summer – in both countries! During that time we will not only explore the topic but get to know each other, have fun, and make new friends. Since we will both be foreigner and local at some point we can both learn from each other AND share our experience fostering a mutual understanding! Furthermore you have the unique chance to network  with  participants,  organizers,  speakers  and  institutions  from  different countries and backgrounds which might even lead to collaborations afterwards.

Together with 28 participants (14 from each country) we will look at the current environmental challenges as well as the scope for action that we have.  Moreover  you  will  have  the  chance  to  take  part  in  interesting  workshops, exciting debates around different topics and contribute to the exchange with YOUR skills and experience.

The exchange will take place between the 22nd of August until the 6th of September (12-14 days in total) in Berlin and for about two weeks in thebeginning of October in Cairo and Fayoum. It is coordinated by BUNDjugend Berlin (Young  Friends  of  the  Earth  Berlin)  and  AYCM  (Arab  Youth  Climate  Movement Egypt) as well as Icealex. In order to take part you need to be between 18 and 26 years old and able to attend the whole program. You have to be either Egyptian or German.


  • Curious to learn about an alternative and sustainable lifestyle
  • Open to share your experiences and ideas with others
  • Passionate about the world’s future

.  .  .    then please send us your application until the 30.04.2016.

We are excited to hear from you!

Your GrGr organizing team.

This exchange is a project as part of the German-Egyptian Transformation Partnership and is financially supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. A co-payment of not more than 400€, will cover travel, accomodation, food and trips. The program includes sessions with experienced speakers as well as DIY workshops and an introduction to critical consumption and  sustainability. You will have immediate contact with environmental activists and explore and discuss the topics together with them.



German participants: Apply here until 30.04.2016

Egyptian participants: Apply here