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Training Course: Mindset of Youth Workers in supporting learning through youth mobilities

Dates: 2-8 May 2019

Venue: De Glind, Netherlands

Eligible are 24 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

Application deadline: 5th March 2019

This five-day training course provides a learning environment for youth workers to reflect on their mindset with a specific focus on being a learner and supporting learning of young people in youth work and especially in youth mobilities.

General Description

If this catches your interest the National Agency of the Netherlands invites you to apply to come to the Netherlands.

Together with other participants from all over Europe you will have the opportunity to reflect on your mindset – reflect, exchange, challenge… The training course will make links to the ETS Youth worker Competence Model to work internationally and focuses on tackling the questions: What are the elements of the “mindset of a youth worker” (in youth mobilities) in order to:

…be an example of a good learner,
…make learning a priority,
…create a good learning environment,
…balance both, group and individual learning needs,
…support reflection processes of young people,
…ask ‘good’ questions to raise participants’ awareness to their ‘hidden’ competences,
…support young people to get empowered and express their own learning meaningfully, and

… and many more questions come up when you work with young people in mobilities!

We want to offer the opportunity to look behind, to reflect and experience our mindsets! Mindsets, we understand in the classical etymological way as ‘habits of mind formed by previous experience’ – see whether ‘we walk the talk’ and ‘which walk do we talk’ and which areas needs reflection, discussion and exchange!

The overall aim of this training course is to reflect on the mindset of youth workers and exchange, discuss and challenge youth workers about competencies they need for supporting young people’s development in youth mobility and furthermore. This will be based on drawing from successful youth mobility experiences and will lead to discuss measures for systematic change in youth worker education and training, to be better prepared! The detailed objectives are:

• to discover and discuss practices and impact of successful learning experiences and supported/facilitated learning processes in youth mobilities,
• to discuss what supports learning in mobility’s (learning environment, process etc.) and what is the mindset of the youth workers related to it,

• to discuss how to empower and enable the competence development of young people in appropriate ways (with a specific focus on the use of it in the young person’s daily life and reality),
• to supporting meaningful expressions of gained competence through youth mobilities,
• To focus on youth worker as a learner and develop youth workers competences through the “Youthworker Competence Model to work internationally”.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

If you are selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the Dutch National Agency

Travel reimbursement

Please contact the National Agency in your country for information about the participation fee and reimbursement of travel costs.

Participation fee

Please contact the National Agency in your country for information about the participation fee and reimbursement of travel costs.




Dutch NA Erasmus+ Youth – National Agency

Phone: +31302306580

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marrie Kortenbosch

E-Mail: m.kortenbosch@nji.nl

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.