Exchange Programme 2020-2021 ‘From Local to Global’

Inspiring young leaders to serve as catalysts for peace and social justice in their local communities and throughout the world.

This will be an opportunity to discover another culture, and truly become global citizens.


About the programme

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), in partnership with Clarion Futures, invites eligible individuals to apply for an exciting youth exchange programme, which is designed to foster connections between young people in the UK and Cyprus.


The main aim is to promote positive values, share learning on the global issue of COVID-19 on young people, and lead on social action projects that can change the world.


The exchange programme will enable a wide variety of young people to come together in England and Cyprus with a common purpose: building and maintaining connected communities during and post the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will then share the knowledge acquired through this experience with their networks on their return.

The exchange will be structured as follows:

Oct 2020 Nov-Dec 2020 Jan-March 2021 April 2021 July 2021 Aug-Sept 2021
Recruitment of participants Online introductory sessions &

4-day, virtual training programme

Campaigns/ social action projects and virtual meetings/ check-ins International Exchange in Cyprus & Knowledge Sharing




Celebration Youth Event and International Exchange in the UK Legacy work: Social Action Plans



12 Month Programme


What are the costs?

Costs for participating in the programme, including flights, accommodation, meals and other logistical expenses relating to the international exchanges, will be met by the RCS, Clarion Futures and their partner, donor organisations and individuals. Bursaries to assist with the delivery of qualifying Social Action Plans will also be considered.