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Sharing positive perspectives


International Youth Meeting (IYM)

A camp-based programme for 12-19 + year-olds,
lasting either 8 or 15 days


The first Youth Meeting was held in 1969.

Youth Meetings bring small groups of young people, of similar ages together from different countries within a region. 

Youth Meetings are for 25-35 participants (aged 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 or 19+), coordinated by adult staff. Young people aged under 16 travel in delegations with an adult leader.

Join a Youth Meeting and explore aspects of a theme that affects us all, such as democracy, and share your perspectives and learn from each  other. You will also think about how you can use what you gain from your experience - new understanding and planning and communication skills - beyond the camp in your school, college or community.


As with all of our programmes, you will find there is an emphasis on friendship and fun!

What happens at a Youth Meeting?
If you would like to know more about what happens at a Youth Meeting, please read some of our Youth Meeting stories

Is your child taking part in a Youth Meeting?
With over 60 years experience of organising camp-based programmes for children and teenagers, you can be assured of the highest level of supervision and safety for your child. Read more about your child and CISV.


Please send us your expression of interest by filling the following form:

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Please note that places are not guaranteed and, if we have several destinations for a given programme, you may not get the destination you have requested in your application.