National Treasures

An International Youth Exchange Program

National Treasures is a collaborative youth exchange, creative development, and a platform for future international opportunities. It was developed as a research project by partners from the UK, Sweden, Brazil and Australia, who work in formal, non-formal and informal education. The partners have identified two groups of young people struggling to function in mainstream education:

  • At risk youth – those experiencing social and/or economic obstacles
  • Early specialists – those considered gifted and talented


International Youth Exchange

National Treasures brings together six young people from each country in two one-week-long youth exchanges, one in Melbourne (November 12-19, 2017) and one in the UK (March 24-31, 2018).
The exchanges will use play, led predominantly by the young people, to explore and combine different interests and ideas, and begin development of a theatre work that combines sport, theatre and circus. This collaboration has the potential to engage new audiences through uniting art forms fuelled by the passion of 24 young people, 2 directors, 1 circus artist, 1 African percussionist and dancer and a sports coach. A creative development showing will be offered in Melbourne in Nov 2017.
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8 months volunteering in Sweden

Two volunteer positions are available to work in Orkelljunga, Sweden, for eight months. The positions, made available through the European Volunteer Service (EVS), are significantly subsidised, with flights covered to a value of €1,100, a monthly contribution to food and accommodation and a weekly stipend for volunteers. IFALL have an embryonic circus program and they are interested in expanding. The Volunteers will gain experience in working with young refugees, in exchange they will work with the Swedish volunteers at IFALL to increase their capacity to continue to teach circus activities They have access to a great space, suitable for circus, and a certain amount of
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Our Partners

Everything is possible

Lead Agency UK

About EIP

With a partnership network of more than 15 countries worldwide, over five categories of placements, short and long-term international volunteering, Leonardo training placements, youth exchanges and summer camps, we now offer a lot of choice. We are very proud of what we have achieved — and we’re even prouder of the young people we have helped.

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IFALL - Sweden

Drama - Youth


IFALL is a volunteer based organisation that has 25 active volunteers. The main objective of the organisation is to promote integration between cultures and counteract violence between cultures in Sweden and in another countries. In this way we would like to state that we are not only working with integration of immigrants but also we are working with integration of cultures in different levels.

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ACER Brasil

Music - Sport - Youth

About ACER

ACER Brasil works with programs and activities that foster human development and community intervention. Its mission is to
"Rescuing the dignity of children and young people promoting the transformation of the social environment."
Acer works in the areas of Education and Culture, Social Assistance, Community Development and Youth Protagonism.

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Manor - Church of England Academy

Sport - Performance - Youth

About Manor

Manor CE Academy was one of the first schools in York to take advantage of its Ofsted 'Outstanding' rating to successfully apply for academy status, in April 2011. On 1 April 2015, Manor joined forces with Poppleton Ousebank Primary School to create Hope Learning Trust, York, the city's first multi-academy trust to comprise a York primary school and York secondary school.

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