Social Circle: “How to balance local culture and globalization?”

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Are you between 18 and 30 years old? Are you interested in discussing current issues with other young people? From August 3rd to August 14th, 2020, you can take part in a social circle under the topic “How to balance local culture and globalization?”

Social Circles offers young people from different backgrounds a safe online space to exchange views regarding current topics that matter to youth. Through this discussion, participants have the opportunity to understand others’ viewpoints and build meaningful relationships with people from different countries and cultures.

This activity also gives young people the chance to develop employability skills such as critical thinking, cross-cultural communication, team-work or media literacy.


  • You need to be between 18 and 30 years old.
  • Each social circle lasts 12 days.
  • You will have 2 online group meetings, each of them lasting 2 hours.
  • There will also be activities and assignments.
  • The sessions are led by trained online dialogue facilitators.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • You don’t need prior experience with Virtual Exchange.


Topic: “How to balance local culture and globalization?”

Dates: August 3-14, 2020.

Live sessions: August 7 and 14, 2020.

Application deadline: July 19, 2020.

Language(s): English, French, Arabic.

For more information about Social Circles: https://europa.eu/youth/erasmusvirtual/activity/social-circles_en

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