If you do not have your login details, contact the WYSE Travel Confederation membership team on +31 (0)20 421 2800 or email membership@wysetc.org.


Calendar selection dayNetworking opportunities are one of the main benefits of joining our association. Throughout the year, we organise and participate in live and online events, targeted to provide both members and non-members with business, learning and networking opportunities in the field of work and volunteer abroad programmes.



Annual events

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Twice a year, our live events – Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC) and World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) – bring industry experts and leaders together, to build new business connections, strengthen existing partnerships and to discuss current topics.

During our events we organise a range of industry specific seminars focussing on current trends, developments and opportunities; addressing relevant problems, discussing challenges and offering valuable suggestions for the work abroad and volunteer industry. Hear from experts and leaders, discuss with fellow industry colleagues and learn, all while attending relevant business events.

All presenters are carefully selected and come either come from within our industry, or are representing organisations providing relevant input and content to our industry.

Learn more on our activities at WETM-IAC and WYSTC and what makes them must-attend events!



Global Youth Travel Awards – Best Work Experience and Outstanding Volunteer Project Award

In addition to providing our member organisations with year-round tools to offer quality and successful work and or volunteer abroad programmes, we also aim to showcase the importance of working and volunteering abroad opportunities for young people!

The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) formally recognise outstanding performers in 12 fields of international youth travel and reward WYSE Travel Confederation members and other stakeholders in the youth, student and educational travel industry who make an outstanding contribution to our industry.

WYSE Work and Volunteer actively supports and encourages its members and their participants to submit nominations into the following two award categories:

  • Best Work Experience – ‘Expand Your Horizons’
  • Outstanding Volunteer Project

Read more about our awards and previous winners! >>



Local volunteer project

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Our local volunteer projects are held at the annual WYSTC conference, and are a great way for all attendees to experience volunteering and its different aspects. At the same time, these projects are a perfect informal networking opportunities while making a small difference, encouraging all participants to continue their volunteer efforts at home.





From the convenience of your office, our webinars bring you updates and insights on current topics and new trends, throughout the year and flexible enough to respond to important matters promptly.




If you have feedback on topics that we should address, or would like to be a presenter at one of our events, feel free to contact us!