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Training Course: Understand to Act

Dates: 2-10 November 2018

Venue: Nicas pagasts, Latvia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 28th September 2018

We are true believers that before you can help others you need to help yourself, therefore, youth actors will be provided with space and tools to use mindfulness in order to raise their capacity when encouraging active participation based on EU values

General Description

Young people are facing several obstacles that are holding them back to engage in quality participation that would be based on personal initiative, moreover, powerfully rooted in common EU values.

Therefore, 32 youth actors who are actively working with young people will come together in UACT training course and they will be provided with knowledge about European values, meaning behind European citizenship and common benefits it brings and, furthermore, they will be equipped with skills (motivation, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, flexibility) and methods as raising self-awareness and learning more about one’s self in order to raise their capacity at youth work.

We are true believers that before you can help others you need to help yourself, therefore, we have included self-awareness dimension.

UACT will use different self-reflection methods and tools how to reflect on one’s strengths, weaknesses, skills, obstacles, and possible solutions to review their effectiveness and when needed adapt one’s approach, rather than just carrying on doing things as they always have been done.

UACT will use mainly non-formal learning methods that consist of self-directed but continuously supported activities. Non-formal learning methods such as discussions, role plays, work in international groups, experience sharing, deep self-reflection, workshops, and simulations, so to hands-on activities would engage participants in a participatory and active learning process.

The objective of the project are:
1. Examine the concepts of European citizenship and EU values
2. Analyze direct and indirect benefits of active participation
3. Reinforce self-awareness with critical and creative reflections compare participant current behavior and actions to their internal values

4. Discover the current situation of active citizenship in partner countries
5. Create innovative tools and practical action plans on how to raise awareness about the benefits of active citizenship
6. Provide information on possibilities of the Erasmus+ Programme and encourage to use them to turn ideas into actions.

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This project is financed by Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to this limits:

Spain 530

Turkey, Portugal 360

Romania, Italy, Croatia, United Kingdom 275

Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia  180

Participation fee

There is no participation fee




KALM International Trainings – NGO

Phone: +371 29820165

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Understand to Act.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marija Cirule


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Training Course Dive Deep: Permaculture for Regenerative Education

Dates: 2-12 November 2018

Venue: Essertfallon, Jura canton, Switzerland

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 30th September 2018

Dive Deep is a 10 day course combining elements of Social Permaculture as well as internationally renowned teacher Rosemary Morrow’s “Permaculture Teaching Matters” (PTM) training.

General Description

We’re looking to create a training group with trustfull connection & mutual support and ask everyone involved to take part as much as possible to support each other in each session.

The training sessions will be lead by people from inside and outside the training group. The training was designed for youth workers, volunteers, activists and other people who work with people, who want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.

The participants must be over 18 years and have a communicative level of English language, so that they can participate fully in a program that will be in English.

Dive Deep will help participants to:

* Develop and deepen training and facilitation skills through non-formal education;
* Learn to pass on knowledge of permaculture theory and practice in ways that create real change in students and activates communities; * Apply the ecological principles of permaculture to social structures to create solid and efficient organisations;
* Study economic models which serve to develop and enrich local communities (social innovation and enterprise, alternative currencies, time banks, LETS schemes, divestment, right livelihoods);
* Use Systems Theory in identifying the leverage points to support positive transformation of society;
* Find their path through a process called “Design Your Life”;
* Design community resilience.

Facilitators: Alfred Decker, Valentina Cifarelli, Giuseppe Sannicandro and Cecilia Furlan.

*For Finnish participants: Global Ecovillage Network Finland- SKEY, as sending organisation, will select participants who are willing to be its members and want to disseminate their learning most efficiently.

Moreover the selected participants will be asked to pay an organisational fee of 100€ to SKEY to support their work as sending organisation and ensure the sustainability of their activities.

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Training course is financed by the CH Foundation through the interim solution for Erasmus+.

The costs of food, accommodation and travel (up to 300 CHF) will be covered by the grant.

To ensure the high quality and the sustainability of this project as well as the fair payment of the organisers, we ask participants a course fee between 200 and 400€/CHF according to their possibilities.




Les coccinelles – NGO

Phone: +393208333681

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Valentina Cifarelli


Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Seminar Writing+ Lab

Dates: 11-16 October 2018

Venue: Logroño, Spain

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 25th September 2018

You already have a concrete project idea and plan to apply for a grant within Erasmus+ Youth but still need some input? Do you need to find suitable and reliable partners? This is the right activity for you!

General Description

“Writing+ Lab” aims at enabling potential applicants to hand in high-quality applications in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth.

It will give participants the chance to develop their project ideas in exchange with trainers, experienced beneficiaries and NGOs and get to know more about specific aims and objectives of the programme and how to write the application form, focusing on the ability of the projects as a vehicle to transmit the common fundamental values to our society.


– Enable potential applicants to apply for an application within Erasmus+ Youth KA1
– Raise quality of projects
– Contribute to the participants’ understanding of aims and objectives of Erasmus+ Youth and see if their project ideas match these aims and objectives, focusing on the ability of KA1 projects as a vehicle to transmit the common fundamental values to our society.
– Facilitate an exchange between newcomers and experienced beneficiaries in order to inspire applicants and receive information based on practices from the field
– Provide the chance to meet potential international and reliable partners to develop future projects

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

The travel costs will be reimbursed according to Erasmus + guidelines.

  • Bulgaria 360€ Greece 360€ Lithuania 360€ FYROM 360€ Turkey 360€ Romania 360€
  • Poland 275€ Slovakia 275€
  • Portugal 180€
  • Spain 0€

Accommodation, meals and training material will be provided by the host organisation.

There’s no participation fee from the host organisation, but your sending organisation can ask you a logistics fee to support their work.




Your Missing Element – NGO

Phone: 0034 665229321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Latvian Landscape

Partnership-building Activity: Obstacle – Opportunity (O2 )

Dates: 19-24 February 2019

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 38 participants coming from: Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 3rd December 2018

Networking seminar is organised for organisations working or willing to work with young people with health issues (and/or disability). It aims to stimulate partnership, capacity building and development of international youth mobility project ideas.

General Description

Are you working (or willing to work) with young people with health issues (and/or disability) aged 13-30? Would you like to give them more opportunities to learn important competences in international environment?

Would you like to get involved in some international youth project and find possible partners within EU programmes “Erasmus+ Youth” and “European Solidarity Corps” (EU programmes)?

If so, this opportunity is for you! We are organizing this networking seminar (NS) to provide additional support to organizations specifically working with young people with disabilities and/or health issues.

This Networking Seminar will help you to turn your ideas into projects for giving opportunities to young people with fewer opportunities!

Objectives of this Networking Seminar:

– To explore international youth exchanges and voluntary activities as a tool for empowering, supporting active participation and social inclusion of young people with health issues;
– To create a space for meeting organizations working with similar target group and establishing partnerships and possible networks;
– To explore quality criteria in the projects of EU programmes;
– To build competences of participants to develop youth mobility projects by working on project ideas that can later on be implemented.

We invite to this Networking Seminar representatives of organizations who:

– have already been working with (or are willing to work with) youth with health issues (and/or disability);
– have some basic knowledge about EU programmes (namely, participated in informative seminars, learning seminars, did literature reviews/analysis on programmes issues, programme options) and are curious to find out more about mobility opportunities for youth within the programmes;

– have the support from their organizations to start international cooperation (or maybe even considering applying for the EU programmes projects in the future);
– are at least 18 years old;
– have good communication skills in English;
– are prepared for an intensive working process together (personal special needs will be taken into consideration).

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme TCA 2018 budget.

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

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth 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 Programme Countries, please contact SALTO SEE for further information about the financial details.




Latvian National Agency

Phone: +371 67356240

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Aija Kasemira


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: Active Listening in Youth Work

Dates: 22-31 October 2018

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Cyprus, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd September 2018

The aim of the project is to improve youth workers communication skills while working with disadvantaged groups of young people. We will focus on Active Listening and Assertive Communication non-formal education methods.

General Description

Active listening in youth work is an Erasmus+ Training Course, that will be implemented from 22 to 31 of October, in Larnaca, Cyprus. The aim of the project is to improve youth workers communication skills by teaching them new methods that can be used while working with disadvantaged groups of young people.

We will focus on Active Listening and Assertive Communication techniques. This project is mainly addressed to:

– Youth workers that are working with disadvantaged groups (economically, socially, cultural) – Youth workers that are new in the youth field
– Youth workers that need to learn more Non-Formal Education Methods about Communication
– Teachers that want to do implement new methods in the school (are willing to work extra hours and do extracurricular activities)
– Youth workers that face difficulties in their work
– Youth leaders that want to better communicate with their groups of young people
– Mentors in EVS that want to improve their communication with volunteers

Our main objectives are:

1. Improve the communication between youth workers and disadvantaged young people while using assertive communication and active listening.

2. Learn how to use non-formal education as a tool for better understanding the young people needs, desires and encourage them to be more active in local projects.

3. Help youth workers gather ideas, plan and implement local projects in their community with disadvantaged young people.

During the project we will learn about communication both in a theoretical and in practical way. We will prepare during our sessions and in the last days of the project we will have the chance to practice our methods in a local high school.

We will focus on non-formal education methods and team work.

By participating in this project you will learn or develop:

– Communication skills
– Motivation technique
– Non-formal education methods
– Skills in adapting your message to a specific target group
– Project ideas
– Skills in working with young people
– Erasmus+ project writing
– Motivation to be more involved in your community

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This project is financed by Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. There is no participation fee.

Accommodation and food


Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to this limits:
  • 275 euros/participant from: Italy, Poland, Romania
  • 360 euros/participant from: Spain
  • 50 euros/participant from: Cyprus
Participation fee: N/A





Phone: +40729922709

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rizescu Oana



Training Course: Mind Full Nest

Dates: 24 November – 3 December 2018

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania

Application deadline: 25th September 2018

“Mind Full Nest” is a training course born to create a nest for every young person coming from refugee background. It aims at inspiring and equipping youth workers to work in a more meaningful way, by introducing the innovative element of mindfulness.

General Description

Description of the project “Mind Full Nest”: Each year millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge. Many of them arrive in Europe with the hope to live with dignity and freedom. We believe that youth work and non-formal learning activities can significantly contribute to address these needs.

We are confident that youth work can empower refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and can increase awareness about this issue within the local communities. In this context, the project “Mind Full Nest” is born to create a nest for every young person by supporting the professional development of youth workers to improve the level of the key competences on how to work with youth from migrant/refugee background.

Innovative aspect of the project:
The project introduces youth work to the innovative concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment without judgment.

Mindfulness is a great way of realizing, exploring and using our inner resources, our talents, passions and potential. By infusing mindfulness into youth work, we can maximize the empowerment of the young people, especially the ones who need it the most, like young people from migrant/refugee background.

We are going to work on mindfulness using the following elements:
• Meditation practices
• Dancing and singing
• Poetry
• Drawing
• Nature
• Storytelling

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the project is to develop the competences and to inspire the youth workers to work in a more meaningful and impactful way with young people coming from migrant and/or refugee background.

The objectives of the project are for youth workers:
1. to gain knowledge on how to use a diverse range of non-formal methods when working with young people, especially the ones coming from challenging backgrounds
2. to develop skills in using holistic education in order to achieve more impactful transformations in the lives of young people for reaching their full potential
3. to be inspired and motivated to improve their work with young people
4. to create sustainable follow-up action plans that will enhance the impact on young people’s lives both on local and international level

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There is an Erasmus+ funding for this training course.

The Erasmus+ funding covers the following:

Country Maximum Travel cost allocated (in euros):

  • Cyprus – 0
  • Bulgaria – 275 Croatia – 275  Greece – 275 Poland – 275  Romania – 275
  • Czech Republic – 360
  • Portugal – 530

We are inviting the E+ participants to contribute with a 30 euros participation fee.

The training course is also welcoming other friends from EU countries who do not require visa and who are willing to cover their own expenses. In this case, we would be happy if you could communicate with us in order to take care of it as soon as possible, using the email:




Phone: +357 99 988 486

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Mindfulness.pdf

Contact for questions:

Eleni Michail


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Training Course: New Digital Enterprise Start-ups

Dates: 30 October – 7 November 2018

Venue: Zadar, Croatia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 26th September 2018

Project “Independent Young Women in Digital Entrepreneurship Era” aims to build capacity of youth workers & women in competences for digital entrepreneurship and digital entrepreneurial learning through youth work in our communities and on European level.

General Description

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “New Digital Enterprise Start-ups”. The training course will be organised in Zadar, Croatia from 30th October to 7th November 2018.

The training course will gather 24 participants from 6 organisations and countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, FYROM, Slovakia and Montenegro).

Specific objectives of the training course are:
• To empower youth workers and build their competences for development of NFE/youth work programmes for digital entrepreneurship start-up among youngsters (young women), beneficiaries in our communities
• To share realities on and experiences with (un)employment situation and NFE and vocational programmes existing for entrepreneurship among youth and of young women in particular in different European countries
• To increase knowledge about the new era of entrepreneurship
• To increase knowledge and competences about the IT sector and competences to promote digital entrepreneurship among young people in our countries
• To develop competences to further empower youngsters in our communities for digital entrepreneurship
• To increase participants’ competences for creating (IT/digital) entrepreneur-friendly learning environments in our youth work

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
• To be active youth workers or young women interested to become active as peer educators within our organisations
• Willing to apply & multiply the knowledge received
• Willing to take action in the field of empowering young women for digital entrepreneurship
• Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations/countries
• Able to attend and be active during the entire duration of the training course and to implement local workshop with young women after the participation at the training course
• Age above 18 and able to follow the programme in English language.

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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 per day.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers 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:
1. Croatia – 180 eur
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 180 eur
3. Slovakia – 275 eur
4. FYROM – 275 eur
5. Montenegro – 180 eur
6. Serbia – 180 eur

There is no participation fee


Association Realization, Croatia & NGO Youth Power, Bosnia and Herzgovina – NGO/Others

Phone: +381 – 63 – 781 – 0642

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milica Milović Kinoli