Setting Sails for Partner-Ships

Youth Exchange

Setting Sails for Partner-Ships

 Cape Coast • Accra | Ghana 

02. March 201917. March 2019 

The e.p.a. “A different Triangle” youth cooperation project (2007-2010) encouraged young people to become even more active in their communities – taking over responsibility. Many months ago these new “leaders” wished and proposed to revitalise and activate our international cooperation with another exchange project, to create opportunities for “their” young people! This was the initial motivation to propose our new exchange project “Setting Sails for Partner-Ships”.

Act for Change in Accra (Ghana) and e.p.a. in Hamburg (Germany) put their heads together, identified topics of mutual interests and looked for possible funding ooportunities. Finally we achieved to receive a weltwärts grant (extracurricular exchange projects in the context of Agenda 2030).

Our bi-lateral youth exchange project looks into concepts for fair global partnerships, based on equal rights and solidarity, essential for sustainable development. Implementing the goal practically by developing participative, playful methods, working with youth in the communities, e.g. interactive theatre.

During the project we will work on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals – especially on goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. We want to explore the Goals – also with a critical look –, we want to find answers to our questions and inform many other people about the SDGs!

The project highlights will be two youth exchanges: 2018 in Germany and the reverse visit in Ghana in 2019.

It is planned to prepare and facilitate workshops and presentations. We will meet politicians and activists to discuss, to inform ourselves and of course to communicate our ideas and demands. During our alternative city tours in Hamburg and Accra, we will also learn about the colonial heritage of our cities. We organize intercultural evenings with many guests, who we would like to impress with our cooking skills and intercultural presentations. With different project visits, we want to make multifaceted civil society engagement visible.


23. November 2020

Hope to Cope

e.p.a. partners share insights from their communities. Today: Samuel from Act for Change (Accra)

21. June 2019

Preparations to set sails in Germany

Dreaming of a world with open gates, without borders

19. March 2019

Celebrating International friendship in Jamestown

Our youth exchange in Accra

18. March 2019

Setting Sails in Cape Coast

Our first youth exchange started!

17. May 2018

Visa Refusals for Participants from Ghana

Only the group leader was allowed to come to Germany

network partners in this Youth Exchange






This project is funded by

the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg