We are Mission 21's network for young adults. We are dedicated to cultural exchange among young adults from all over the world, and we strive to bring about a fairer world. Are you keen to gain experience with people from different cultural backgrounds, and to take action so that people can live together in fairness? Welcome to young@mission21!




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    JointAction is the international advocacy campaign of the youth network young@mission21 and takes place in autumn. You can join the campaign alone, with friends or as a group. JointAction gives young people from all over the world a voice and brings them into contact with each other. 

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    Youth Ambassador Program

    As a youth ambassador, you'll meet other young people from all over the world, and you'll welcome them here in Switzerland. The Youth Ambassadors Programme brings young adults together from four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America).

    In the first year of the two-year programme, European youth ambassadors travel to a Mission 21 project country in Africa, Asia or Latin America. In the following year, the youth ambassadors will host young people from that country. The participants will also be involved in the parliamentary structures of Mission 21 and experience the international community that unites Mission 21.

    Update: Due to the Corona pandemic, the programme was extended by one year and vacant positions could be filled. All visits and return visits will take place in 2022. This means that both 18 young adults from Asia, Africa, Latin America will complete a visit to Switzerland and the young adults from Switzerland will travel in groups to Asia, Africa and Latin America in 2022. The current Youth Ambassadors programme will end in November 2022. We are already looking forward to receiving enquiries for the programme phase from 2023-2025: ► Email

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    NOTE: Due to the current corona pandemic, there will be no assignments until further notice.

    Short assignments - Up and away

    Take three months out to plunge into a project run by one of Mission 21's partner institutions, and gain enriching insights into social, cultural and religious facets of your host country.

    Do you want to break away from your usual surroundings in Switzerland and experience a new way of living at first hand? On a short assignment, you'll discover what a foreign country is really like – away from the tourist hotspots. Are you open to new challenges (which could also be in a church context), are you between 18 and 22 years old, and do you speak adequate English? If so, please contact Barbara ►Email. We arrange joint preparatory and debriefing weekends to discuss your assignment.

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    PEP! – Continue your education abroad

    Why not take part in PEP! – our Professionals Exposure Program? During an assignment to a project run by one of our partner institutions, you will deepen your specialist knowledge and develop your intercultural social skills.

    Have you already completed your vocational training, or graduated from your studies, and would you like to continue your education abroad? For six to twelve months, you can have the chance to get to know and participate in work for a project run by one of Mission 21's partner institutions in Africa, Asia or Latin America. We understand 'continuing education' as meaning that you are assigned your own task area, for which you will be responsible. 

    Due to the current health situation, all PEP!-participants have returned home from their assignments.


    Immo Finze

    Hong Kong

    I think that PEP! is a fantastic programme. I was able to broaden my horizons, and I learned many new things; I struck up new contacts and I got to know some wonderful people.

    Madleina Walti

    Hong Kong

    I'm incredibly grateful that Mission 21 offers these PEP! programmes. In my opinion, this really is a unique chance for us youngsters to start out in the world of work.

    Reto Schefer

    Hong Kong

    Handing in my application for the PEP! programme was definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life so far.

    Lisa Vettiger


    It's fantastic that Mission 21 runs the PEP! programme, making it possible for young people to get to know a foreign culture and way of living for a year.

    Our team

    We are Barbara, Seraina and Christof. We work part-time for young@mission21.


    Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 22 39
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