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Study Visit: Municipal Youth Work Practices in Finland

Dates: 3-7 May 2020

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th March 2020

An opportunity to learn about municipal youth work practices & how quality youth work is implemented. Join to reflect & learn professional practices and the ways youth work can be developed. Come, network and apply these experiences to your realities.

General Description

This study visit provides opportunities to learn more about municipal youth work (city youth work) practices in Finland and how quality youth work is implemented.

The study visit is intended for you who would like to learn more about how youth work is implemented in the municipalities in Finland, especially in the capital city region. During this study visit we will focus on municipal youth work through visits to youth centers, encountering policy makers and other stakeholders as well as sharing good practices and networking.

The Finnish youth work is professional and well developed in its nature. It contains a great variety of practices, which can be applied and adapted in different contexts. This is a great opportunity to gain insights how the quality of local youth work is improved through enhanced cooperation between various stakeholders.

Aims and objectives of the training

  •  Learn about youth work setting in Finland focusing on municipal youth work
  •  Learn more about how youth work in Finland is assessed and developed with an research and evidence based approach
  •  Learn different ways to involve and address the needs of young people
  •  Familiarise with diverse youth work practice of city youth work
  •  Network with other youth workers with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  •  Explore potential for follow-up activities, especially within the framework of Erasmus+ Youth Programme

The Finnish municipal youth work is characterized by wide co-operation between diverse kind of stakeholders. This co-operation involves organisations, administration, researchers and other youth work related professionals and volunteers.

The youth work of the capital city region of Helsinki and the neighboring municipalities is characterised by cross-sector and cross-border co-operation. The municipal youth work in Helsinki is administered by the Youth Department of the City of Helsinki, a rather strong body with altogether 400 employees (youth workers in the field included) and over 50 youth houses.

This study visit is inspired by the Europe goes local partnership and is interested to learn more how to strengthen the European and international dimension of youth work at the municipal level.

Come, apply, join, network and figure out how you can apply these experiences to your own youthwork realities!



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.




Finnish National Agency for Education

Phone: +358405634020

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme_Study Visit Helsinki.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sami Sorjonen

E-Mail: sorjonensami@gmail.com

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Training Course: United in Diversity

Dates: 10-17 February 2020

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 29th January 2020

The Training course “United in Diversity” provides new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse and socially disadvantaged groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities

General Description

Project “United for Diversity and Inclusion” aims at promoting and nurturing the value of EU, respect for human dignity and ensure inclusion and participation for all.

The project is composed of 2 mobility of youth workers activities organized by USB:

  • a Seminar with partnership building elements that was organised from 5th to 12th of October 2019 and
  • a Training course for educators that will be organised from 10th to 17th of February 2020, both in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Training course “United in Diversity” will involve 24 participants from 8 countries that are youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers who are involved in the work of involved organisations.


  • provide new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse and socially disadvantaged groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities as well as competences to foster social inclusion, European values and active youth participation;
  • present and use youth work frameworks and tools for trainers’ competency assessment (European Training Strategy, SALTO TOY and Council of Europe portfolio) for participants to self-assess and evaluate their role as youth workers and non-formal educators;
  • improve the managerial, social, intercultural, facilitation and training competences of participants by identifying the areas where and how they can improve themselves (through working on personal development and learning plans);
  • develop, practice and evaluate non-formal learning activities that will be put together in ‘Inclusion and Diversity Toolbox’ for working with disadvantaged groups, promotion of diversity and fostering social inclusion, European values and active youth participation that will be used by involved organisations, participants or other stakeholders in youth work across Europe;
  • create a group of competent educators/trainers/multipliers with pro-active attitudes towards combating social exclusion who will implement activities and multiply the acquired knowledge, skills and tools in work with diversity, inclusion and youth with fewer opportunities;
  • develop strategic plans for action in forms of follow-up activities that will be run by participants with the support of partner organisations back in their local communities and countries.

Participants Profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers who are involved in the work of partner organisations;
  • With some experience in the fields of diversity, social inclusion & youth participation;
  • With experiences of preparing and facilitating non-formal learning activities;
  • Strong motivation and open-minded attitude;
  • Over 18 years old and able to comfortably communicate in English;
  • Residents in the involved countries



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are covered by the program.

The venue for accommodation is “STAY Youth Hostel & Common Place” (info here). Participants will stay in Quad Dorms with bunk beds, sharing bedrooms and toilets

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed until the budget limit, set by the Erasmus+ the programme, based on the real costs of the tickets.

Travel Grant Limits for Participants

  • Greece 20€
  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania 180€
  • Poland, Italy 275€
  • Portugal, Spain 360€

Participation fee

Non – Applicant.




United Societies of Balkans – Youth NGO

Phone: +302310215629

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – TC United for Diversity and Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Luiza Tsikala

E-Mail: luiza.tsikala@usbngo.gr

Youth Exchange. Be On T.I.M.E. Cyprus

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Youth Exchange Be On T.I.M.E: Technology, Innovation, Management, Entrepreneurship

Dates: 22 November – 7 December 2019

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

We are looking for 3 participants (17 – 30 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 53 participants coming from: Cyprus, UK, Spain, Greece, The Republic of North Macedonia, France, Spain, Romania and Poland.

Application deadline: 22nd November 2019

Last call for applicants!

The participants will be youngsters, aged 17-30 years, and will come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The project was born to address the need of youngsters to acquire more essential information for their development than is offered in the formal education system.

General Description

Today’s leaders must navigate business issues and interactions that cut across geographical boundaries and cultures. They must inspire conversations, ignite collaboration and integrate multiple perspectives to drive growth and innovation.

Inspiration, firsthand information, advice from accomplished individuals, are the ingredients, which constitute the flesh and bone of success, that are so often overlooked by management scholars.

Be on T.I.M.E puts these ingredients front and centre, allowing you to fraternize with social, practitioners, opinion makers and academic insiders through a set of activities based on Non-Formal education.

The course aims to:
– introduce participants, from a practical perspective, to business problems and challenges in order to get acquainted with actual business situations, problem identification, and problem solving approaches
– engage participants to the business ideas generation processes, assessment methods, and stages of developing business ideas
– support participants toward the preparation of actual demos/prototypes of their business ideas.

During the project participants will engage in real-life business problems, generate business ideas, prepare business plans (working in teams) and also prepare demos/prototypes for their business ideas. They will interact with the instructors and mentors as well as with business practitioners (company executives).

They will use modern learning resources (case studies, software and simulations) and they will compete for a business plan award and a best demo/prototype award.

During the YE project the participants will be under the supervision of the instructors and mentors who will offer knowledge, skills and guidance on education and training activities and provide feedback on performance; and with whom the graduate regularly discusses the progress in her/his activities during the course. “Be on T.I.M.E” Youth Exchange will focus on non-formal education.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food and materials – 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. This includes everything, except for travel costs. It’s highly recommended to start buying travelling tickets early. It’s recommended to have a disposal for drinks, small shopping, etc. We are counting less travelling expenses as your contribution to the project.

Travel reimbursement

  • Greece, 275 euro

We will reimburse the travel expenses by bank transfer to partner organization accounts after the exchange. In order to make the reimbursement, firstly, dissemination activities will have to be implemented. Also, it is compulsory that you deliver all the necessary documents for us.

If your travel costs exceed the official limits, the reimbursement will be limited to the maximum amount of travel costs allocated for each country. If you fail to provide all the necessary travel documents, we will be unable to reimburse you.

For plane travel, the original documents that we need are:

1. E-ticket; 2. Invoice; 3. Proof of payment or receipt; 4. Boarding passes.

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 30 euros per participant. The fee will be deposited after successful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).




Stressball – NGO


YiA 18 – NGO


Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English