Call for Participants


ORMERS! is a two-week long exchange project in which 24 young people from 6 different cities are brought together in one of the network cities. They come from Amsterdam, Paris, Rabat, Istanbul, Cairo and Berlin. The participants are aged between 18 and 23 years old and live in neighborhoods that can be described as deprived. In their daily lives they have to deal with experiences of discrimination and exclusion. Inspired by recent cases of grass-root activism, they will experiment with new forms of political participation and civic engagement to fight problems in their neighborhood. They will be trained in skills of creative activism and digital communication by young experts. Read here more about the project…

We are looking for participants who are:

              • Between 18 and 23 years old
              • From / living in impoverished neighborhoods in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Cairo, Rabat/Tangier or Istanbul
              • For the participants from Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris: Coming from a migrant family with roots in an Islamic or predominantly Islamic country
              • Able to speak and understand a basic level of English
              • Communicative and curious about the experiences and ideas of peers from other countries
              • Pro-active and ready to look for creative solutions for social problems
              • In the possession of a specific talent (artistically, sportive or organization-wise) and willing to develop this talent in order to help their community
              • Ambitious, socially engaged and eager to make a change in their neighborhood.
              • Aware of the problems of their peers in their neighbourhood and willing to help them raise awareness for their problem.



The accommodation, board, travel costs and the programme will be covered by Erasmus+.


Candidate participants are asked to fill in the application form, in which they explain why they think they are fit to become a community leader, and what struggles their peers are facing in their neighborhood. In addition they are asked to present a project proposal they would like to implement in their own neighborhood after the exchange project. The proposal should target a clear and attainable issue but does not need to be developed in full detail. The proposal will be further developed during the exchange, but should beforehand already show enough insight, willingness and capacity of the participant to further develop his/her organizing skills.


The deadline will be on the 15th of June

Download here the application form:

Application form