Corona and the Youth Exchanges

After two years of Corona, we are now back in full swing! The uncertainty of the last few years has made it difficult to reliably plan long-term projects and meetings, and many people are itching to finally get out again, meet new people, and get involved in a productive manner. You can find some opportunities here.

Current Youth Exchanges

Here you will find all the encounters that are currently being planned. For each one, you will find whether it has already been approved or not.

Youth encounters are group activities in which we work together towards a concrete goal. Tourist activities take place, but are in the background. For this reason, and thanks to the support of taxpayers' money (mostly from the EU), the participant contributions are rather symbolic and can be waived if necessary.

In any case, you may apply in a application form of each project. We will contact you immediately to clarify further details.

Project type: Multilateral youth exchange
Project location:  Berlin/ Germany
Project language: English
Total number of participants: 36
Number of participants Roter Baum: 6
Age: 16-30 years
Participant contribution: 50 Euros
Participating countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Serbia
Dates:  04.07.2022-15.07.2022


Those who have already participated in the past years know what this means! Love of music meets colourful diversity. Warmth of heart meets strained nerves from hours of rehearsing in a stuffy cellar hole. Strangers become like-minded people and like-minded people become friends.

But what actually happens at "Music for Human Rights"?

It's quite simple: 48 people from six countries come together and found three project bands. Professional musicians are mixed with amateurs to write, compose and study two songs together, which are then performed on stage at the final concert. The participants are from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Israel, Italy, Portugal and Serbia.

Each exchange also has a specific theme under which it stands and that the bands are oriented towards. This time, it is especially about the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. This stands for Lesbian Gay Bi Trans* Queer Inter* and Asexual/ Aromantic. We will focus on the diversity of life and hope for your songs on the topic.

We are looking for musicians of all kinds and people who will make the project visible in the media team. The latter can be done through texts, videos or photography via our social media channels or our blog.


Application form

We are looking forward to see you!

Project type: Multilateral youth exchange
Project location:  Pancevo, Serbia
Project language: English
Total number of participants: 36
Number of participants Roter Baum: 6
Age: 16-30 years
Participant contribution: 50 Euros
Participating countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Serbia
Dates:  End of August 2022


It has become a small tradition that we connect our project with the "FreeDom Art Festival" and there are good reasons for that. Summer is a very good time to travel to Serbia, because it is hot and there are good reasons to drink a lot, for example lemonade, also made of pear, apple, apricot or quince. In addition, the festival gives us a quite excellent performance platform to be used by our three project bands. The stage is also always well lit, resulting in beautiful videos created by our media team. And last but not least, the freedom of art is a human right that is always under threat. Unfortunately, the festival had to learn this painfully…

If you are interested in either making music together or in documenting it in the media, if you want to develop and share your ideas on human rights and if you are prepared for long days and short nights, then this is the right youth exchange for you.

The only thing standing between you and participation is a registration form which has to be filled out quickly enough, because this part of the project is very popular.


Application form

We are looking forward to see you!

Project type: Bilateral Youth Exchange

Project location: Marseille, France and Berlin, Germany

Dates: 16 July 2022 - 23 July 2022 Marseille and autumn holidays 2022 Berlin

Project language: German and French 

Total number of participants: 30

Number of participants Roter Baum: 10

Age: 14 - 17 years

Countries involved: Germany and France




Dear young people , dear parents and caregivers,


in July 2022 and in October 2022, the Roter Baum Berlin UG will organise together with the Centre Francais de Berlin and a cultural youth institution from Marseille Une Terre Culturelle a language trip for young people aged 14-17.

The Centre Français de Berlin (CFB) is a non-profit limited company whose mission is to contribute to international understanding in the field of youth, education and culture in the spirit of the European idea.

We, a team of two staff members of the Rote Baum, two staff members of the CFB and the team of Une Terre Culturelle will plan and accompany the trip together.

Besides getting to know the partner language, the young people will also have the opportunity to discover beautiful cities: Marseille and Berlin.

The tandem language course combines activities for using the language in German-French groups of two with creative and playful activities for discovering history and culture. The first week takes place in Marseille (16.07. to 23.07.) and the second week in Berlin (autumn holidays).

Participation is free of charge for the young people.

We are very much looking forward to an eventful trip.



Application form


We are looking forward to seeing you!

Project type: Exchange project

Project location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Project language: English and German

Countries involved: Germany, United Kingdom

Dates:  Autumn 2022



"Exchange2Change" is an exchange project of Goethe-Institute United Kingdom for young people in the United Kingdom and Germany. The participants develop a joint art project (e.g. music, dance, photography, poetry, visual arts), first virtually, later during present visits to the UK and Germany. Through workshops on project-related topics, the participants gain insight into artistic professional fields, so that the exchange can serve as a professional internship at the same time.


Application form

Conditions of participation and application

You can apply for a Youth Exchange on our website, by telephone or in person. A youth meeting is not a holiday trip. We always pursue concrete project goals, which are also described in the text. Nevertheless, the fun does not come too briefly. This must be considered before registration. Participants are selected after receipt of the application, taking into account the explanatory text in the form.

The participation fee covers travel costs, accommodation, meals, programme and support. Please transfer the TNB at least 14 days before departure. If this payment deadline is financially not possible for you, please contact us to make an individual agreement.

Please transfer to:

Roter Baum Berlin UG
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Verwendungszweck: Name des Kindes
IBAN: DE25 8502 0500 0003 6441 00

We recommend that you also include pocket money.

All trips are mainly financed by sponsors. This is how the extremely low prices come about.

Should something come up, you can withdraw from participation. In order not to have to leave any places free, we ask you to inform us as soon as possible and exclusively in writing by email. Only then will another people have the chance to fill the place.

The following applies: If we have already incurred costs, we must pass these on to you. Money that we have not had to spend on planning, booking and organisation until your cancellation will be refunded.

Sometimes something comes up with us too. In such a case we will try, with your consent, to find another suitable ride for your child. If this does not succeed, you will of course get your money back.

During youth exchanges abroad, our participants are in principle covered by accident, health and liability insurance. 

We only collect data that is necessary for a successful and secure project implementation. The sponsors oblige us to pass on some data (name, email, age). We document the project results and also the project work on our social media channels and to the sponsor. You agree to both by participating.