A lot of planning needs to be done in order to make such an exchange possible. That's why an organised weekend before the exchange took place in the Netherlands, where some of the facilitators, leaders and trainers met to discuss the exchange. The APV (Advanced Planning Visit) took place from the 5th of July to the 8th.

On Saturday the 6th of April, the annual 'Lenteplein' on Meikade 57 in Ederveen was organised. This is a small market with the goal to collect money for the Exchange. Second-hand clothes, books, home made jelly, hamburgers, etc. were all available on this day!