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Training Course: Lead Yourself to Leadership

Dates: 1-10 June 2018

Venue: Malta

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Spain

Application deadline: 20th March 2018

The aim of this training course is to increase the leadership competences (focusing on both hard and soft skills) of 24 youth workers from Malta, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Moldova, Norway, Lithuania, and Greece.

General Description

This training course takes an innovative approach to leadership which focuses on inner and outer leadership, also referred to as self-leadership, or leading from within.

Topics that will be covered during this TC include: What is Leadership? What is a Leader? Self-Awareness, Self-Esteem, Motivation, Values, Vulnerability, Empathy, Integrity, Resilience, Effective Communication, Decision Making, Creative Problem Solving, Conflict Resolution, Coaching, The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback, Personality Styles, Learning Styles, Educator Styles, and Leadership Styles.

The reality is that many youth workers in Europe have extensive experience writing project proposals as well as designing and delivering their own training courses and youth exchanges; however, what they are lacking is the essential leadership skills necessary to effectively lead themselves as well as the youth they work with.

Even though a majority of youth workers consider themselves “youth leaders”, they have difficulty identifying the most essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be a great leader- for themselves, their team, their youth, their community, etc. We have therefore created a comprehensive training course that promotes both hard and soft skill leadership and will address these needs.

The main aim of this training course is to increase the inner and outer leadership competences of 24 youth workers in order to support and equip them with the tools needed to lead themselves and their youth groups. Through this training course, young youth workers from Malta, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Norway, Moldova, Greece, and Lithuania will develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the areas of inner and outer leadership, addressing a holistic approach to leadership.

The non-formal education and experiential learning methods that will be used will include but are not limited to: personal/self-reflection, pair sharing, working in groups, brainstorming experiences, facilitated discussions, self-assessments, simulations, workshop creations and more. Because we believe that participants learn the most when they teach others, participants of this training course will have the opportunity to create their own leadership methods and workshops which they will implement in high schools in the hosting country.

By being actively involved in this project and it’s experiential learning methods, the participants will:

– increase their knowledge of leadership- they will be able to define it, identify its inner and outer components, recognize the qualities of a good leader, and understand how to unleash their own leadership potential.
– develop the hard and soft leadership skills needed to lead themselves and the youth they work with.
– understand the importance of leadership for their personal and professional development as a youth worker, and will increase their awareness on the the attitudes they should uphold to be an effective leader.
– increase their inter-cultural communication and competences working in an international and multi- cultural team.

The Participant Profile (3 from each country):
– Participants aged 18+
– Youth workers who have 1-5 years of experience. However, we will consider highly motivated candidates with more than 5 years of experience in youth work that demonstrate they have a lot to learn and gain from the project.
– Participants should be motivated and dedicated to actively involve themselves in the training. Because this training course is based on personal development and self reflection, participants should be willing to dive into this topic, share their personal experiences, and use real-life examples.
– Participants ready and able to take ownership over their own learning experience and direct learning outcomes.
– Participants able to converse in English (the working language of the project).
– Participants do not need to have any prior experience working on the topic of leadership

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

Therefore, all accommodation, food and training material costs are covered for participants. According to the Distance Calculator, we will reimburse travel costs up to these limits:

0€ – Malta
275€ – Croatia, Greece, Poland, Moldova
360€ – Spain, Lithuania
530€ – Norway

There is a 25€ participation fee to cover a special evening event that will take place on the final night of the training. This fee will be deducted from the travel reimbursement.



Prisms Malta – NGO

Phone: +356 99044385

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Lead Yourself to Leadership.pdf

Contact for questions:

Abraham Azzopardi


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Training Course: From inner peace to social progress

Dates: 2-10 May 2018

Venue: Merzouga (Moroccan desert), Morocco

Eligible are 36 participants coming from: Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th March 2018

This projеct aims at еvolving pеacе еducation in youth work by implеmеnting thе positivе outcomеs of innеr pеacе through meditation and mindfulness, along with a practical reflection on how inner peace can promote global pеacе and social progress.

General Description

Objеctivеs of thе projеct:

– Introducе the participants to the concept of mindfulnеss for thеir pеrsonal and profеssional dеvеlopmеnt
– Еmpowеr the youth organizations to introducе mindfulnеss at work
– Promote conscious lеadеrship linking individual and social progrеss

– Showсasе thе rolе of youth work in сontributing to a sustainablе реaсе and a tolеrant soсiеty
– Strеngthеn thе nеtwork of youth organizations in Еuropе and North Africa and entice the participants’ to develop common projects

Expected impact:

It is еxpеctеd that through thе training, the participants will rеflеct on thе importancе of having innеr pеacе to еnhancе thе еfficiеncy of thеir work in pеacеbuilding (human rights, dеmocracy, sustainablе dеvеlopmеnt, gеndеr еquality, еtc).

Thе activity will providе a possibility for youth workers to dеvеlop thеir abilitiеs and skills to promotе pеacеful mеans of conflict transformations, starting from thеir innеr pеacе to pеacе among individuals and groups.

Working Methods:

The mеthods usеd during thе projеct will bе non-formal, inclusivе and participatory

Thе training will usе divеrsе non-formal lеarning mеthodologiеs such as open space workshops lead by the participants (30%) reflective activities, teambuilding and networking (20%) and facilitated input (50%) of non violent communication, conflict management, combined with thе practical mind and body еxеrcisеs – mеditation, yoga and theatre.


Bеing in such a calm and inviting еnvironmеnt, as thе Moroccan dеsеrt is a powеrful invitation for thе participants to еxplorе thе valuе of innеr pеacе from a pеrsonal lеvеl to a mеan of bringing pеacе and transforming conflict at a community lеvеls.

Profile of participants:

This training is made for youth workers who are:

– Active in peacebuilding and/or conflict management at a community level (At least two activities organized).
– Eager to practice meditation and mindfulness in order to develop personally and profesionally
– Experienced in facilitating non-formal methods with their target groups
– Willing to share their experience and best practices with the participants

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Accommodation, meals are 100% covered.

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts.

The participation fee is 60€, intended to cover a part of the bus rental and a local excursion.




Center for Intercultural Exchange – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi


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Training Course: Supporting Youth to Act Local, be Social

Dates: 26 May – 2 June 2018

Venue: Woodrow High House, London, United Kingdom

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 18th March 2018

Training course for youth workers to equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to support the young people they work with to run a social action campaign, to change the issues that affect them most.

General Description

Project Objectives:
 Learn how to tackle various indicators of inequality and under representation within your work, passing on this attitude to the young people you work with

 Reflect on and discuss issues of identity and community, to learn and collaborate together on local and wider issues that affect young people in your localities

 Develop resilience to various risks or challenges when supporting young people to undertake social action of their own in future
 Develop networks to be able to continue to catalyse positive change in your communities, through leadership, volunteering and civic participation

 Increase the professional development of youth workers across Europe to be able to address issues that affect young people

The training course will take place over one week, 6 days of training with one afternoon ‘free’. It will be an intense programme, and some activities will take place in the evening after dinner, so applicants must be available for the entire duration.

The prospective participants (32 in total) should:
– Be youth workers, leader’s coordinators, facilitators and trainers from active NGOs or public bodies that have mission and objectives that are related to social change.
– Have an idea about what issues affect young people where they work and have the desire to help change negative experiences into positive ones
– Understand the importance of equality, inclusion, anti-discrimination
– Be open to meeting new people from different countries and spending an intense period of time together, motivated and dedicated to learn and contribute to the training course
– Be willing and ready to share the outcomes of the training course with their young people, their local region and further if possible, by undertaking certain dissemination activities
– Be at least 18 years old
– Have at least medium level of English comprehension (to be able to participate in discussion and in training activities)
– The participants should be resident (living in) of one of following countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, FYROM, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK

We welcome applications from people with physical and learning disabilities, Black and minority ethnic / people of colour, LGBTQ+ folk, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, women and marginalised genders. If you require support in completing the application or wish to access it in a different format (i.e. large print, verbal), have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Creative Opportunities or the partner organisation in your country.

It is also helpful if you contact the local partner organisation in the country you live to tell them you are interested in applying. Click the link next to the logo on the Recruitment Call document for their contact.

Please note we will prioritize applicants who are selected by the partner organisations of this project. If places are filled before the stated deadline we will let people know who have applied.

For more information please send us an email below. We suggest that you read the information presented in the call beforehand and make sure you are completely able to commit to the timeframe.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

– Accommodation, food, refreshments, course materials – 100% covered
– Travel costs will be reimbursed fully up to the stated amount per country (see attached recruitment sheet for details) in EUR€**
– Visa costs for participants who are coming from / nationals of FYROM or Turkey will be reimbursed up to EUR 400€ per participant. This can include travel to get your visa.

Erasmus+ is a co-funded project, and so to ensure all the quality conditions for an impactful training are met we ask that each participant contributes €40.

The participation fee can be discussed case by case if some participants are paying more than the limit for travel mentioned before or experience difficult financial situation. The participation fee will be taken off the travel reimbursement amount.




Creative Opportunities – NGO

Phone: 0044 7946494021

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Supportin Youth to Act Local.pdf

Contact for questions:

Leila Usmani


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Training Course: Battling homophobia and bullying among youth

Dates: 6-15 April 2018

Venue: Novi Sad, Serbia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Serbia

Application deadline: 21st March 2018

The training course “Battling homophobia and bullying among youth” will be held in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, 6th-15th April 2018.

General Description

LGBT youth suffers homophobia, violence and lack of solidarity from their peers nor their teachers during their schooling period.

Attempts of LGBT and Human rights organization in Serbia to tackle this problem wasn’t fruitful, because for any activities in schools one needs special permission form the Ministry of Education, that wasn’t willing to cooperate on these issues.

Similar situation regarding homophobia, bullying and violence in schools is present in Bosnia and Herzegovina and partially in Croatia, and with this project we will exchange experiences and knowledge, and find alternative ways in solving these issues, especially in cooperation with our partners from Germany.

Although mechanism for protection of individuals against discrimination exist (on different levels in our countries and in Europe in general) there should be more activities aiming on supporting the individuals in threat of discrimination and violence, but also aiming at the mainstream youth in order to raise their understanding and level of tolerance.

We are proposing another way of solving this problem through the network of Youth organizations and organizations working with Youth.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car).

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:

Germany – 275 euro
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia – 180 euro
Serbia – 20 euro

There is no participation fee.




Regionalni Info Centar – NGO

Co-organizer: Outreach Hannover e.V. – NGO

Phone: +381 64 1427840

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Battling Homophobia & Bullying.pdf

Contact for questions:

Predrag Azdejković


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Training Course SOHO: European Training Course for support people in Erasmus+ Youth in Action Volunteering Activities

Dates: 13-17 June 2018

Venue: Poland

Eligible are max 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 6th May 2018

SOHO aims at enhancing quality of Volunteering Activities through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information on the new EU initiative European Solidarity Corps to support volunteering for young people.

General Description

The SOHO training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the Volunteering Activities (formerly called EVS) – e.g. mentors and task-related support persons – on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in Volunteering Activities.

The overall aim of the SOHO training course is:
• To increase the quality of Volunteering Activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the Volunteering Activities projects developed within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The specific objectives of the SOHO course are:
• To get a better understanding of the concept of Volunteering Activities as “learning service” and related quality aspects in Volunteering Activities.
• To improve the ability for co-operation and working in international partnership
• To reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges within the Volunteering Activities support system
• To raise awareness of the learning dimension in Volunteering Activities and provide tools for learning support
• To support the recognition of non-formal learning in Volunteering Activities through the competent implementation of Youthpass
• To provide up-to-date information about the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
In addition to this, SOHO training is an excellent opportunity for Volunteering Activities support persons to exchange their experiences, share good practices and for informal partnership building.

All previous SOHO participants are most welcome to join the SOHO community  thus continuing networking after the course.

The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth in Action organises a series of SOHOs each year. You will find an overview on all the upcoming SOHOs

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your NA or your SALTO RC (EECA:; SEE: to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2017



YiA National Agency Poland

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack SOHO.pdf

Contact for questions:

Melania Miksiewicz


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 MENTOR plus: Improving mentorship in EVS/volunteering activities

Dates: 28 May – 2 June 2018

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are max 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 8th April 2018

This training invites active mentors that feel the need of developing their competences and improving the quality of mentorship. They will reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges of actors involved in mentoring and share experience.

General Description

The overall aim of this activity is to increase the quality of mentoring in EVS /volunteering activities and to support active mentors (newcomers that are already involved in an ongoing project as well as experienced mentors) to further develop competencies that are needed as a mentor within EVS/volunteering activities.

This should be fostered through:
– increasing the knowledge about mentoring in EVS/volunteering activities, basic knowledge in EVS/volunteering activities in general and about the framework Programme Erasmus+ Youth in Action and ESC
– developing a common understanding of mentoring within EVS/volunteering activities
– reflecting about roles, responsibilities, challenges and needs concerning mentorship in EVS/volunteering activities
– sharing best practice and tools for supporting EVS/volunteering activities volunteers

During the course the participants and trainers will reflect on the roles, responsibilities, needs and challenges of actors involved in Mentoring, share experiences, and elaborate proposals to improve the quality of their mentorship, in the different aspects of their daily activity (giving personal support to volunteers, supporting them in the integration in the local community, providing them support for the their learning /Youthpass process, conflict prevention and management).

The educational approach of the training activity is based on non formal education methods and experiential learning as well as the contribution of participants and on active participation in all parts.

You are active as a mentor within EVS? You are about to become a mentor in EVS/volunteering activities? You have been a mentor in EVS for some time and feel the need to reflect on your role, your responsibilities and challenges? You are ready to share your experiences, get to know other people and new practises and methods? Go and apply now!

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country if your sending country is involved.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.




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Austrian National Agency

Phone: + 34 91 7827750

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Improving Mentorship in EVS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ana Isabel Rodríguez



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.