National Treasures is a partnership aims to bring State Institutions together with NGO’s all efficient in their
work with young people experiencing educational obstacles and also who possess an ability to support young
people who are excelling in a specific field. We view National Treasures as being a ‘true inclusion’ project
rather than merely a project which supports young people with fewer opportunities, we want to embrace all
young people, those with obstacles as well as those who have no obvious difficulties.
Partners involved in this project believe that through interaction of multiple organisations in our project, we
can have greater effect on the young people our agencies support than the sum of our individual effects. This
synergy concerns both the recognition of non-formal education activities in formal settings as a methodology
for inclusion, and also the opportunity to transfer methodologies which are effective in one country to the
This partnership composed of five organisations – Everything is Possible (coordinator) and The Hope Learning
Trust in the UK, ACER Brasil, IFALL in Sweden and Westside Circus in Australia – is funded by the Erasmus+
programme of the European Commission.
Full Title: National Treasures
Start: March 2017
End: June 2018
Programme: Erasmus Plus
Sub Programme: Capacity Building for Youth
National Treasures has four objectives:
1. Cross sectoral co-operation, to improve the quality and promote the recognition and use of non-
formal methodologies in formal education settings
2. Increased capacity within partner organisations through the fostering of co-operation between five
educational establishments and their local networks
3. The professional development of educators and guidance staff, achieved through international
mobility and exposure to alternative education systems.
4. The promotion of non-formal transnational learning through offering young people with educational
obstacles and those who are gifted and talented a way to gain personal skills and benefit from
cultural/thematic exchange with other international groups using youth exchange and EVS.