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sound of the city

27.07 - 08.08.2023
madeira, portugal


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We invite you to participate in a professional exchange between Germany and Portugal, which will take place in Madeira, Portugal from July 27th to August 8th. This project will introduce you to various artistic methods of urban research, such as mapping, sound recording, and street photography.

The project activities will include audio and photo walks, thematic visits to youth organizations, indoor and outdoor educational sessions, screenings, and intercultural evenings. You will have the opportunity to explore the city and natural landscapes, discover exciting places, and transform your observations and impressions into audiotracks.

Your audiotrack can be a combination of sounds from the street, birds, sea, and voices, mixed with electronic sounds or music, creating an audio collage that combines different elements. Photography and mapping will help you to experience the space, its atmosphere, scale, and aesthetics.

At the end of the project, we will design a collective hybrid (digital and analog) map of the places that inspired you to create your piece. We will make posters with QR codes and display them in the city. Pedestrians can scan the QR code to access your audiotrack, which will be published online. This tool will link the real environment to a digital space and make your pieces accessible both offline and online.

By visiting youth organizations and exchanging with youth workers, you will gain knowledge about educational activities and formats, and be inspired for your own projects. By meeting and interacting with participants from different countries, you will develop intercultural competencies and a deeper understanding of other cultures.

We look forward to your participation in this exciting project!

For further information download the INFOPACK.


our requirements

Countries: Germany, Portugal.

Age: 18+


it's important to read before applying

The project is funded by the Erasmus + Programme. The accommodation, food, exchange activities will be covered by the organisers.

In the context of non-formal education, we feel it is useful to promote community-based living, so please be prepared to keep your room clean and comfortable (no room service is provided).
You will be accommodated in 3-6 bedded rooms with participants of the same sex. Bed linen and towels are provided.
You will receive 3 meals daily: breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegetarian and vegan needs catered for. Breakfasts are made by participants according to the beforehand agreed schedule.

You are expected to participate in all activities unless you are ill. Unfortunately, travel expenses will not be funded if you have attended less than 90% of the programme.

We ask you to keep all original invoices and boarding passes and to present them when settling your account.

Please, note: 
We do not welcome alcoholic beverages during the project.

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asked questions

Here is the list with answers to the most popular questions about us and what we do

Most of the international youth exchanges are targeted at young people between the ages of 12 and 30. However, more and more opportunities for children are developed with each year. International youth exchanges are basically aimed at all adolescents and young adults. The youth exchanges organised by CHANCE International are usually targeting young people from 18 to 26 (in some cases up to 30) and funded within the Erasmus + programme.

We distinguish between participant contribution and total costs. The participant contribution is 50 Euro at max, depending on the project. During 2021 there is no participation fee. If the contribution is too high, we will always find a way for you to participate in an encounter. Please contact us!

A youth exchange is financed by the organiser’s own funds, third-party funds and the participant’s contribution. Third-party funds are provided by the Federal Government from the Child and Youth Plan and European funds from the Erasmus+ youth programme. Third-party funds are applied for by the organiser or sponsor.

To participate in our projects, you should be interested in the project topic, cultural exchange and cooperation with other participants. We do not require any foreign language or other specific skills and qualifications. 

We expect our participants: 
– to be involved in all project phases;
– to co-design the project, it’s activities and results.
We welcome sharing of  knowledge and skills of participants with each other.

– all participants are obliged to take PCR tests: upon departure from Germany, upon arrival in a partner country and upon departure from it;
– participants are obliged to wear FPP2 masks in public places;
– organisers will provide masks and sanitizers for everybody during the full course of the project;
– the host party will ensure the sufficient degree of safety regarding the living conditions and program activities – for example – execution of project activities in well-ventilated areas or on fresh air, keeping a safe distance from other visitors or avoiding any outside contact when executing such activities;
– in case of infection – isolation of the participant, splitting the costs of medical treatment between three parties – receiving and sending organization and the participant.

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Still have any questions?

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We’re available Monday-Friday 10-16:00