Introduction: EuroPeers UK is a network of young people who know the benefits of studying, volunteering or participating in youth projects in other European countries. By sharing our personal experiences, we promote the Erasmus+ programme and encourage other young people to take advantage of the life-changing opportunities this provides. We also facilitate discussion about the EU. Read some of our stories below – and get in touch with us to arrange a workshop at your school, college or youth group. EuroPeers UK is an initiative of Momentum World.

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I spent 9 months in Poland, living and volunteering with 4 others volunteers from across Europe, but was it worth it? I travelled to schools across the region to talk to young people, inspiring them to get involved in volunteering projects close to home and hopefully, some projects like EVS that take place far away. – Jack Watson Read More

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If it wasn’t for these experiences, I wouldn’t know what route I wanted to take in my life and study events management. – Charlotte Whitehouse.


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My first Erasmus plus project took place in Germany and lasted for two weeks. It was called European Youth Weeks. – Zofia Hernacka Read More


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When I arrived I didn’t have the slightest idea what to expect, but the very first conversations I had with the residential staff filled me with a sense of reassurance and excitement that I was amongst people who brought their true selves and passions into their work, and there was a feeling of warmth and homeliness even though we were all meeting for the first time. – Yi Ann Kok Read More


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Completing my EVS placement in France allowed me to learn so much about a new culture, and opened my eyes to so many things including local attitudes, customs, language and of course food and wine! As well as this working and attending training sessions with other EVS volunteers gave me the chance to meet other young people from all over Europe. – Phoebe Tye Read More


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My favourite story from one of my international experiences is between getting out of the sauna and running through piles of snow to jump in the frozen sea and run back again. That was a once in a life time experience that I did it with a group of friends I had just met and that was in Finland. – Siobhan Berger Read More


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My choice of gaining a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication focused on Diversity Management and Migration Studies at the European University Viadrina in Germany was influenced by my experiences with the European Mobility and Exchange Programmes within the EU (Poland, Germany, and England). – Ilona Kuzak Read More


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I attended my first project the S-Factor in the UK organised by Momentum World organisation. This project included several other volunteers form other European countries.  – Sadie Parish Read More


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My name is Conor Sherry I’m 23, and in April 2013 I began a 6 month internship with Momentum World that changed my life. Before my time with Momentum I was very withdrawn and lacked a lot of confidence in my abilities, I would always follow and never lead.  – Conor Sherry Read More


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Erasmus+ gives you a chance to travel, see new countries, learn about different cultures, and learn about yourself too. All of which are so important in becoming a rounded person that can shine in not just Britain but across Europe too. Every experience is a good experience, even if it’s a bad one, as you will learn from it. Paradise is not a place it’s about being part of something.- Martin Harrison


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When I applied in December 2013 for a European Voluntary Service I did not know what big adventure was in store for me. I actually hoped to go to Portugal, but in the end I found myself in the middle of the Estonian forest. There I worked in a small village called Maarja Küla, which is a living-in community for people with mental disability. – Tordis Verhoeven Read More


Everything started in 2012. Studying a BA in Literature and Modern Languages often offers you the chance of studying a year abroad as an Erasmus student. Since I always had this huge passion for Spanish I chose Spain for my year abroad and I must say I couldn’t have chosen a better place. My former university sent me to Granada which has become afterwards my favorite place in Spain. – Carmina Telpesel Read More


My names Ellie, I am 20 years old and live in Lancashire, England. Last year I travelled to Sofia, Bulgaria with Momentum World, there I participated in a weeklong Human Trafficking project. – Ellie Devereux Read More


I will never forget my very first youth international exchange. The project took place in Hungary two and half years ago and involved a two day long expedition to the mountains. We were given a rope, a sheet, a compass, a phone, some food and a map. They divided us into two groups in which we barely knew each other. – Nikola Hrnciarova Read More

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My Erasmas+ journey to Oslo/Norway was very challenging and full of new skills to be learnt. I felt it was challenging as it was my first time travelling alone to another European country, and to have the experience to learn how to deal with situations on my own was an amazing experience. – Mohammed Wadud Miah  Read More


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Back in 2014, I went on a week-long program to Finland with Momentum World. It was an exciting opportunity to get away from my desk in London and to work with like-minded individuals from all over Europe.  – Ashling Foat Read More


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My name is Alex and the Youth in Action Programme rocked my world!! My story is one that takes us from the crumbling city streets of the West Midlands to the towering misty mountains of Svaneti, and back again into the murky, mystical Forest of Dean, home of the ASHA Centre. – Alexander Scott Read More


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The experience of non-formal education through Erasmus+ has fulfilled a significant gap in my development that I had sensed yet not fully understood while growing up through formal education, and I am certain that there are many others like me out there who will greatly benefit from this humble but fantastic programme for social empowerment. – Yi Ann Kok


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I decided to do my EVS because I wanted to spread my wings, and suddenly I found myself in a wonderful place, surrounded by nature in the middle of the Forest. I couldn’t express with words what I was feeling because I didn’t speak the language, but even despite this, I felt it was the place I had to be, I felt like home without knowing what would happen or how this experience would change my life, and it did.. Today I can say it was one of the best experiences of my life. – Clara Sureda Coll Read More


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It gives you a chance to travel, see new countries, learn about different cultures, and learn about yourself too. All of which are so important in becoming a rounded person that can shine in not just Britain but across Europe too. Every experience is a good experience, even if it’s a bad one, as you will learn from it. Paradise is not a place it’s about being part of something. – Martin Harrison Read More


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Business without borders was fun, inspiring and gave me a lifelong boost in confidence. I would suggest it to anyone my age who would like more exposure to the world. – Alexandra Lowe


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My first experience with Erasmus+ brought me in the small city of Kastamonu, Turkey. Expectations, freedom and curiosity are just a few of the feelings that I felt in my chest on the very first morning, approaching a group of young and enthusiastic participants. In just a week, all those people that on the first day were nothing more than strangers became my new international family.  – Benedetta Veneruso Read More


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I work in an international kindergarten in Halle Saale, Germany after stumbling across the opportunity by chance. I work with children between the ages of 2 and 6 years old and I speak to them in English. – Rebecca Darmon Read More


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I´m 25 years old, I´m from Belgium but now live in London after being an intern for 4 months Momentum World in 2014. This experience has been one of the best I have had in the past 2 years because it gave me lots of opportunities and more than that: direction! – Patti Dejaeger Read More


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After graduating I did not really know what I wanted to do nor what I could do. Soon after I learnt about the EVS, I found an opportunity in Germany to support a socio-cultural project from the German Red Cross called the KaufBar. – Émeline Marcelin Read More


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Since April 2013 I have been working with Momentum World; first as a member of the Volunteer Police Cadets and now as an individual; on different international projects.  – Dafydd Wilson Read More


Anyone who knows me will tell you I am an adventurer and this has totally stemmed from my experience of international programmes in the UK, Europe and the World through Youth in Action and Erasmus+ programmes to name a few. – Amy Stables Read More


I took part in my first Momentum World project this summer. There were about 25 of us from all over Europe and the UK, on a course called Leadership=Employability. We spent a week in London working with the Momentum Team and other specialist trainers to help develop and clarify our leadership styles and personal brands in order to increase our employability. – Ruby Whittaker Read More

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I spent my EVS in Siberia which to many of us may sound exotic, yet to many Estonians brings back memories of our deported ancestors during Stalin era. I had always been drawn to history but Siberia was an unknown and a peculiarly mystical vast territory which I had dreamt of visiting since I was little.- Lisandra Roosioja Read More


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It has been over a year now since my adventure began – from March 2015- I came from Manchester, United Kingdom to Sumy, Ukraine to embark on some worthy volunteer work as part of an EVS (European Voluntary Service). I came across this opportunity whilst looking for jobs; since graduating in Geography I was keen to work within the sustainable development sector, where this caught my interests.- Nisha Patel Read More


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Life is a stepping stone and through Erasmus I now can work and focus on my weak points in life is that the whole point of exploring find out where it works and where I doesn’t, you can never take away the experience of learning away there is always going to be a moment for enhancing this ability.- Vicky Baker Read More


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My EVS experience enriched my life in different areas: my own self-growth, my professional life, my spiritual life. It woke me up to my own place in the world and the part I have to play in it.- Clara Sureda Coll


Youth exchanges and training courses have broadened my horizons and given me intercultural skills and international networks!  – Hammed Khan


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Being part of international projects training and job shadowing has made me more comfortable and has made me appreciate the opportunities I have had. My CV looks so good because of everything I have taken part in.- Siobhan Berger Read More


I was in my final year completing a BA and at that point I was thinking of a university I would like to go to do my Master’s.  It quickly became obvious that going for an Erasmus exchange was a perfect option to ‘test the waters’, attend classes with my future lecturers, get my bearings and ease into this next step in my education.  – Olga Ambrosiewicz Read More


I finally got involved in my first project when I was only 15 with the organisation Momentum World. Lacking in confidence, unsure of my future and surrounded by strangers from 7 different countries, it was most certainly a unique experience for me. – Charlotte Oxborough Read More


I am a big enthusiast of EU youth mobility projects and their impact on participants’ personal and professional development. I have been gaining an extensive knowledge on the EU Youth Policy since 2007 when I experienced my first mobility project abroad under EU Lifelong Learning Programme. – Kasia Kacprzkk Read More


I took part in the 2020 education project at Momentum World, and enjoyed the opportunity to interact with other like-minded and driven individuals. I went on to become a Youth Ambassador with Pearson: the biggest educational company in the world. As a result I was invited to 10 Downing street, the BBC, and the Department of Education. – Abdul Jawula Read More


As for being a participant on the training course… WOW! We were meeting orphans from Ukraine who could barely speak English, and who became the greatest of friends, just through learning to make a fire. Never in my life have I seen a better example of how humanity can communicate without language. – Alexander Scott Read More


At 21:30 on Saturday 31st January, I arrived at Nuorisokeskus Villa Elba, Kokkola, Finland. The significance of this is that this was the place where I would be working as an EVS volunteer for 9 months. It was below freezing and there was snow everywhere. – John Poyser Read More


In 2013, attending only my second Youth in Action project, I found out that I was going to be a trainer for the whole week – without any training or preparation! It was the most scary but exciting experience I could ever have imagined. In just 7 days I had learnt and developed skills that I probably wouldn’t have for years in other environments. – Yolana Bankova Read More