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Training Course: Kaleidoscope

Dates: 17-24 May 2019

Venue: Castle Saunderson, Cavan, Ireland

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20nd May 2019

Kaleidoscope is a training programme designed to give youth workers (professional and volunteer) the confidence and competence to explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and citizenship with the young people they work with.

General Description

Kaleidoscope draws inspiration from the One World Citizens (OWC) training course which was created and developed by the same trainers. Following on from the experience and evaluation of two OWC trainings.

It seems reasonable to organize a next opportunity for practitioners within the Erasmus+ programme to take part in a training course exploring global issues, and their impact on young people.

We wish to carry out this project for two reasons. Firstly, we are living in more globalised and interconnected world. This new context warrants a reinforcement of solidarity and active citizenship.

Additionally, with the increasing trend of extremism globally, there is a need for a reinforcement of values related to this project and global citizenship in general such as sustainability, equality and peace.

The objectives of the training are:

– Examine the relationship between European citizenship and global citizenship

– Build skills, knowledge and attitudes related to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 4 – Quality Education

– Explore a variety of methodologies related to tackling the SDGs

– Allow a space for participants to design their own SDGs activities

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

The house will be self managed by the group during the course. This aligns with our educational approach which encourages sharing, responsibility and development of community spirit. Participants will share responsibility for everyday tasks such as washing up, cleaning and sorting garbage.

Food will be prepared by our staff who have vast experience of preparing food for large groups. In an effort to promote sustainability, the menu will be vegetarian with efforts made to use local produce where possible.

  • Cyprus: €530 •
  • Romania: €360 •
  • Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Portugal: €275
  • UK: €180
  • Ireland:€0

Participation fee

The participation fee for this course is €50. For participants outside Ireland, this fee can be paid by cash on arrival.




Development Perspectives – NGO

Phone: +353 858252744

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Kaleidoscope.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paul Crewe



Training Course: Training for Trainers (beginners)

Dates: 2-9 June 2019

Venue: Moscow, Russian Federation

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 20nd May 2019

We invite youth workers and youth leaders who would like to learn how to become a youth trainer to join the course – Training for Trainers.

General Description

Have you ever considered becoming a trainer and conducting trainings for youth? If so – then The Netherlands School for Innovative Education invites you to join the training for trainers where you will receive knowledge and skills necessary to become a professional trainer!

The event is meant for youth workers who do not have any training experience or have only minimal experience in conducting trainings. Conducting training might seem an easy but those who have done it – they know for sure – conducting a good training is an art!

In order to be successful trainer you need to gain specific knowledge and skills. Where acquire this knowledge? How to develop those skills?

During this course will share all that with you. The training covers the following topics:

– Coach work – what does it mean – being a coach? Participants will know about the features of this work and how to become a great trainer.
– Coach skills – participants will learn the skills necessary to become a successful trainer. Resources for trainers – where coaches can find examples of trainings, where they can find needed tools other useful information essential for providing a high-quality training? Participants will be given information about the resources for trainers.
– Job market for trainers – participants will learn about the working opportunities for trainers: where and how trainers can look for jobs as a trainer; how trainers can find the trainings to conduct; how to position yourself on a market in order to find customers and other topics related to job opportunities for trainers.
– Practice – participants will have workshops where they will put theory into life. Session is based upon participants’ request – we would like to create the course as interactive as possible therefore we leave the room to conduct the sessions according your ideas.

Please, let us know which topics you would like to cover and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.

This course is the way to make the first step on your training path! If you did not know where to start with – this event is a great opportunity to do that! After this course you will have a clear idea about the steps of becoming a successful coach.

Though the event aims on preparing the trainers for youth projects, we believe gained skills and knowledge could be also successfully applied in different fields of trainings such as business trainings, trainings on personal development. We believe successful youth trainers can develop themselves in the future and apply their knowledge in different fields.

The event is organized by the Netherlands Institute of Business. We are regularly organizing trainings and study programs in Amsterdam, Moscow and other locations. We are open for cooperation with new trainers. Therefore, we would be happy to invite successful alumni of our courses to join our team as trainers for our future projects!

If you are interested – feel free to send us an email with your interest after the course!

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This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

The accommodation and food are included in the participation fee. There are no additional costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

We do not provide travel reimbursement.

Participation fee

The fee for the course is 490 euro. Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.




UCG – Youth NGO

Phone: +31 30 879 50 55

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kate Blaum


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Training Course: Win win games

Dates: 13-24 June 2019

Venue: Prenčov, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 31st March 2019

Do you believe in your dreams? Can you either dream? Do you want to understand what makes some projects so successful, while others get blocked, collapse, or function with only a fraction of their potential?

General Description

Win-Win games is a 10 day training course for youth workers, trainers, community builders and young activist working on a sustainable way of living. It opens up new dimension for youth work, based on a specific methodology called Dragon Dreaming.

The Training has deep experiential dimensions, the first part is focused on knowing and understanding this method and the second part is focused on overcoming of blockages in a real projects.

The project will be organized by ARTKRUH, in the natural environment of the village Prenčov in Slovakia, nearby the UNESCO town – Banská Štiavnica; from the 14th-23rd June 2019.

The venue is offering the experience of a deeper personal and social interaction and a sense of belonging to the community in the rural environment. 35 participants from 10 European countries will learn and experience how to use this methodology, which is combining project management, an inclusive, participatory and non hierarchical approach.

Moreover, DD is not only a methodology but also a philosophy, a changing approach of our activities/projects on win-win-win games. The First win is for each participant, the second for community and the last win belongs to the Earth, focusing on environmental sustainability.

With this unique philosophy DD is offering a new perspective on the development of projects, enterprises and aspire for creating a new paradigm for the 21th century. The project will be led by an experienced lector and the founder of this method John Croft from Australia and Lizandra Gomes is from Brazil.

These two lectors and facilitators are bringing not only European, but also a worldwide dimensions and experiences to the project.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

  • Greece, Ireland, Italy, Bulgaria, Lithuania   275
  • Spain, Portugal 360
  • Czech republic, Slovenia, Hungary  180
  • Slovakia 20

Participation fee

We expect a participation fee 150€ to support the costs of excellent lectors





Phone: 00421901789978

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Win Win.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marián Mazag


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Training Course: The Art of Facilitating

Dates: 21-29 May 2019

Venue: Adamov, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 15th March 2019

The Art of Facilitating training – an interesting opportunity for youth workers to develop Experiential Learning facilitation in order to create and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for others using Experiential Learning as a tool.

General Description

This training course is based on non-formal education and experiential learning, being highly participatory and interactive. In the training you will be the creator of your own experience – the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it – guided by the facilitators and supported by the group.

Your self-directed individual learning process will take place in a safe space and in a team-oriented and group-supported environment.

The flow of the program is inspired in the Kolb cycle of Experiential Learning:

  • experience,
  • reflection,
  • conceptualization,
  • and applicability

The Experiential Learning methods that we will use are along individual and group reflection and conceptualization processes are:

-Challenge-based learning: using challenges as learning opportunities
-Game-based learning: using games with a pedagogical purpose
-Body Expression and Movement: connecting with oneself and others in an embodied way

In “The Art of Facilitating” training you will have the chance to:

-Get familiar with the ETS Competence Model for Trainers and Facilitators developed by SALTO T&C RC
-Set your own learning objectives for the training and direct your learning towards it
-Experience embodied openness and vulnerability when standing in front of a group
-Identify and practice how to make your presentations more engaging and creative
-Distinguish between facts and assumptions in your communication
-Learn how to give and receive factual feedback
-Identify the elements of a game and learn how to gamify your workshops

-Connect with yourself and connect with others through your body in movement
-Identify your own principles to facilitate Experiential Learning
-Plan how to create your own Experiential Learning workshops and projects after the training

… and much more :)

This learning process is going to be facilitated by two experienced Salto trainers Bob Sonet and Jordan Herreros

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

Maximum travel costs reimbursement per country:

  • Czech Republic up to 20€
  • Slovakia, Hungary up to 180€
  • Estonia, Bulgaria, France, Romania, Spain   275€

Participation fee

We expect a participation fee 50€.




Hnutí Brontosaurus – Youth NGO

Phone: +420774976407

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Aof.pdf

Contact for questions:

Eva Pavelova



Training Course: Youth Work for Resilience

Dates: 16-20 June 2019

Venue: Finland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Finland, Jordan

Application deadline: 31st March 2019

The long-term project (2019-2020) aims at strengthening the capabilities of youth workers to support community resilience and democratic principles through dialogical approach in Croatia, Finland and Jordan.

General Description

Public discourse in contemporary societies is often intense and participation in it is not widespread. Many young people say they are so tired of the conversational atmosphere based on opposites that they are prepared to remain outside the public discourse.

More and more people also feel that their possibilities to affect society are insufficient. In response to these concerns, the Croatian and Finnish Erasmus+ National Agencies and the civil society organisation I-Dare from Jordan are organising 1,5-year training project for youth workers.

This project aims at strengthening the capabilities of youth sector in order to support community resilience and democratic principles through dialogical approach in Croatia, Finland and Jordan.

The participants are expected to be working directly with young people and be willing and able to commit for the whole training project.

The project consists of six international learning meetings throughout 1,5 years in Croatia, Finland and Jordan.

In between the working days, the participants will be involved in guided experiments and peer-mentoring programs at national level supported by the trainers.

The timetable for international meetings in 2019 is: 17.-19.6. (Finland); 16.-18.9. (Croatia); 18.-20.11. (Jordan)

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The hosting country will organise the board and lodging. The project partners (FI NA, HR NA, I-Dare) will cover the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The project will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA (FI, HR) or I-Dare to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee, but the selected participants need to cover their own insurance.




EDUFI – National Agency


  • Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes – National Agency
  • I-DARE – Youth NGO

Phone: + 358 400 857864

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsCall for Participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jarkko Soininen





Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course Moving Beyond: Innovative learning tools for personal and professional development of youth

Dates: 6 – 14 June 2019

Venue: Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania

Application deadline: 15th April 2019

Long-term training program for youth workers including online learning, residential training courses and follow-up activities. The main learning areas in the training are Developmental and Positive psychology, and Nature based learning.

General Description

The training program is part of a two-year Erasmus+ project (Strategic Partnership) called “Moving Beyond” – innovative learning tools for personal and professional development of youth.

Under this project 66 youth workers from the three countries (24 from Romania, 24 from Bulgaria and 18 from Cyprus) will participate in an online learning process, 3 residential training courses and a follow-up/application phase (There will be three similar training programs. Each participant will participate in only one residential training).

About “Moving Beyond”

This project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union through the Romanian National Agency (ANPCDEFP) under KA2, Strategic Partnership.

The project aim is defined as: “To foster quality and multidimensional improvements in youth work, in order to reach and empower marginalized young people, thus supporting their transition from youth to adulthood, their integration into the labor market and the chances for social inclusion and education.”

The three main concepts used in this project are:

  • Developmental psychology;
  • Positive psychology;
  • Nature based learning.

These three concepts are in the basics of the innovative tools for personal development targeting disadvantaged youth that will be developed and disseminated by the project. The participants in the project will develop knowledge and skills in these three areas and will participate in direct implementation of tools to young people.

Training Objectives

The learning process is built on a flow which combines elements of practice/experience, reflection, theory and application. Thus, we are aiming at:

  • To develop understanding about the potential of using Developmental psychology, Positive psychology and Nature based learning in the context of social inclusion of disadvantaged youth;
  • To increase the knowledge of youth workers regarding young people’s developmental needs;
  • To develop skills to use innovative practices and methods in direct work with disadvantaged youth;
  • To demonstrate and experience tools based on Developmental psychology, Positive psychology and Nature based learning;
  • To practice methods for inclusion developed during the training with local youth;
    To develop follow-up activities targeting disadvantaged young people.

Dates of The Residential Trainings

Each participant selected will participate in ONE of the residential training. The learning programme activities of all the trainings will be the same:

TC in Bulgaria – 6 – 14 June 2019
TC in Romania – 24 August – 1 September 2019
TC in Cyprus – 29 October – 6 November 2019

Participants’ Selection Criteria

The selection process will be based on the following criteria:

  • Relevant Professional Experience: persons who have at least 1 year of experience in youth work (or relevant field – social work, pedagogy, coaching, counseling etc.).
  • Motivation: persons who feel a strong calling to participate in this course and have strong and relevant motivation for joining the process. The motivation should be a blend of personal and professional factors. Since the trainings have a dimension of Nature based learning, we are looking for persons who feel comfortable being in nature and who can immerse in natural learning environments.
  • Capacity to use the Experience: each participant must be part of an organization/institution which is connected with the project topics or is willing to incorporate them in the future activities and projects.
    The participants must be over 18 years and have a good level of English.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursment will be done following the Erasmus+ regulations to the maximum of:

Training in Bulgaria:

  • Participants from Romania, Cyprus – 275 Euro
  • Participants from Bulgaria – 20 euro

Participation fee

There is NO participation fee for the training.




Dreams for Life Association – Youth NGO


  • Learning for Change Foundation – Youth NGO
  • allaZOYME – Youth NGO

Phone: +359 896756267

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Moving Beyond.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov


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Training Course: Non Formal Job Matching

Dates: 01 – 12 May 2019

Venue: Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia

We are looking for 3 paxs aged 22+ years old coming from: Greece

and Involves 30 participants coming from: Slovakia, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Estonia and Malta

Application deadline: 26th March 2018

The project Non Formal Job Matching is a training course which will gather 30 participants from Slovakia, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Estonia and Malta to learn together about non-formal methodology supporting youth job guidance.

General Description

“Thalia Teatro” from Slovakia is a small professional theatre that prepares performances particularly for children and families. Its repertoire includes drama, puppet shows, alternative cabaret and last but not least, street theatre. Thalia Teatro also prepares and leads lots of drama and literacy projects for children, youths and pedagogues.


Aim of the training course is to equip youth workers in effective NFE methodology which supports the young people in finding job which combine their talents and passions.


  • To learn the non-formal theatre methodology supporting individual job career guidance and self-development.
  • To learn different NFE methodologies for developing soft skills to increase employability on European market.
  • To create the job career guidance toolkit and implement workshop in the local communities of partners during the follow up phase.
  • To support the networking between partners and their members and increase learning by sharing.


Activities start in the morning of 2nd of May and finish in the evening of 10th of May. Your travel to and from venue need to allow you to take part in all activities.

Everyday participants would take part in 4 workshops, 2 before and 2 after the lunch and some evening activites.


All of the workshops and activities on the training course would be based on non-formal methodology.

The main NFE methodology used in the training would be British Drama, Improvisation theatre, Theatrical Acting and Miming.

Participants would mainly learn through expriential learning, where they would have oportunity to go through the experience, analise it and reflect on it. Participants would learn from each others experience, group work, discussions, simulations, reflections


The project’s visibility is important for its success. It is important for us to promote
the project, youth mobility and job guidance methods based on NFE. Therefore participants and partners would be involved in promoting the project and increasing its visibility in the social media and in their local community.

There would be the FB page of the project and in the end there would be the toolkit with the
developed methodology.

Active Participation:

By taking part in this project you are confirming that you are going to be active in all phases of the project which include the preparation for the training, taking part in all workshops during the training course and accomplish all tasks connected with dissemination and promotion of the project results.

Follow Up:

The main aim of the project is to promote non-formal methodologies for job guidance and its
recognition among the youth educators in Europe, especially in the local communities of our
partners therfore the follow up phase is very important for success of the project.

The follow up activities would involve sharing the competances regarding the job guidance and promoting the project via social media (FB page) and its results as the toolkit prepared during the project.

Participants’ Profile:

-over 22 years old
-active youth worker or leader who is daily working with youth people (especially
in the field of job guidance)
-communicative level of english
-experienced in NFE mobilities or in usage of NFE methods
-motivation to take active part in all workshops during the activity
-willing to promote the project during all phases via social media
-willing to improve the quality of their education methods use in work with youth
-willing to prepare necessary materials about youth work in their community and about Erasmus+ Youth Programme, before the project and make the follow up of the activity

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities. During the workshops we will walk in the workshop-room barefoot or in socks (so take some warm socks if you get cold easily).

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).




Thalia Teatro – NGO


YiA 18 – NGO

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form


Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English