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Training Course: Power to You(th)

Dates: 28 January – 2 February 2018

Venue: Beaufort, Luxembourg

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 30th November 2017

A training course for youth workers and youth leaders on how to support young people to become and feel empowered to positively contribute to society. We will explore how the Erasmus+ programme can help to do this.


“Knowing who you are and who you want to be helps you to make your own decisions and take the responsibility to shape your own life”.

Empowerment is the learning process in which a person becomes aware of their own strengths and abilities, passions and learning needs and is capable of choosing how and when to use these and/or develop them more. It is about developing self-awareness and confidence, and from this being able to self-guide what you want to do and take responsibility for one’s own life.

It is important that young people have the capacity to focus on their own learning process so that they can identify their strengths and abilities that in turn empower them to act in a positive way in society.

Youth work and Non-formal education can positively influence youth empowerment. It can provide an encouraging and safe space in which young people can become more self-aware of skills, and focus on the development of confidence, new skills and learn how to take responsibility.

The youth worker / youth leader plays an important role in guiding and mentoring the young people in this process of learning.

This training course will use a variety of interactive non-formal learning methods and is focused on:

1. Exploring the important elements of empowerment as a learning process,
2. How youth work can provide a valuable space for these empowering learning processes, and
3. How youth workers and youth leaders can create and facilitate this process to maximize empowerment of young people.

We will be exploring how non-formal learning activities can be used to this end. Furthermore, we explore how the Erasmus+ Youth programme can be used to inspire and empower young people to actively participate in society.

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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 or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from country to country.

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.

This training course is financed through TCA 2018/2019!



National Agency LU – National Agency


NA Portugal and NA The Netherlands – National Agency

Phone: 00352 2478 6477

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Myriam Putzeys


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.