The #EUInfluencers youth exchange organised by DYPALL Network with the support of the Municipality of Vila Real took place from 10th – 16th July 2023 in Vila Real, Portugal.

The youth exchange gathered 25 young influencers from Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Portugal and Sweden to share the results of the #EUInfluencers project implementation in their local communities and to plan the steps ahead. During the activity, participants had the chance to reflect on different topics related to European Union and democracy, organise workshops for their peers and delve into the Youth Democracy Academy educational programme.

All the specific objectives of the youth exchange were reached, namely:

❖ To further develop knowledge and competencies on EU, critical thinking, media literacy and combating fake news;

❖ To exchange ideas and experience of local actions with young people and to get inspired for the upcoming project activities,

❖ To co-create and co-design the social media campaign with peers from Sweden, Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Portugal by young people for young people.

This project is co-funded by the European Youth Together programme of the European Union, coordinated by  DYPALL Network in cooperation with Associazione Elios (Italy), Centar E8 (Serbia), LAG Zagorje – Sutla (Croatia), and African Empowerment Centre (Sweden).