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Training Course: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth Projects 2020/2021

Dates: 18 September 2020 – 26 June 2021

Venue: Portugal, Germany, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 15th June 2020

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Announcement: Please note that we are determined and hopeful to conduct our Training of Trainers in 2020, even in light of the ongoing Corona/ Covid-19 crisis. The dates of the residential training courses might however be subject of change and will be adjusted, if needed. Furthermore, online learning might potentially play a more prominent role in this edition of ToT.

The major aim of this long-term training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme of the European Union.

General Description

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of:

  • three residential seminars
  • an international training project you design and run with some other participants
  • ongoing e-learning
  • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
  • learning commitments

The dates for the three residential seminars are:

Seminar 1: 18 September – 27 September 2020 in Portugal;
Semina 2: 15 – 24 January 2021 in Germany;
Semina 3: 19 – 26 June 2021 in Italy;

This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:

  • 28 seminar days (including travel)
  • 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)
  • 15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.

Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth Programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth Programme:

  • The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
  • The competence to design educational programmes.
  • The competence to direct one’s own learning (Learning to Learn)
  • The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
  • The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
  • Intercultural competence.
  • Being civically engaged.

Participants enter the ToT-course with various levels of prior experience as trainer as well as competences developed – consequently, the learning needs of participants are different. The educational approach implemented in the ToT-course intends to allow for these different learning needs to be identified and pursued. At the core of this process is the competence of the participant to direct his/her own learning. The group as a source for peer learning and the trainers as facilitators of these learning processes are essential pillars of this approach.

Participants are expected:

  • To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
  • To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring volunteers, etc.

  • To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+ Youth Programme and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
  • To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
  • To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
  • To be able to run training courses in English.

Participating countries: Belgium (FL), Belgium (FR), Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Further information can be found at www.salto-youth.net/ToT and in the download below.



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.




SALTO Training and Cooperation


  • Sending NAs (check list of eligible countries!) supporting sending and hosting costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT20.pdf

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@salto-youth.net

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 Digital Heroes: Maker Education using Digital Technologies

Date: 1 July – 31 August 2020

Venue: Romania

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

We are offering four, 2 week long courses over the Summer of 2020. They are targeted towards youth workers and will give them the opportunity to learn about engineering and digital technologies through participating in activities.

General Description

Digital Heroes project is providing four seperate opportunities for youth workers to learn and develop their skills through MakerEducation activities and using Digital Technologies.


During the months of July and August 2020 there will be four courses running, each lasting 2 weeks. The courses will each be focussing on different subjects, therefore the exact dates will depend on the course of interest.


We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.


There will be four different training course, each lasting two weeks. They will focus on a specific area but over the two weeks many different areas and activities will be covered.

The four main subject areas of each course are:

1. Digital Fabrication

Learn how to create things with the help of machines that are controlled via a computer. We will explore how to imagine and design objects which can be created using the correct software and later sent to a machine which can physically produce them.

2. Programming

Learn how to programme and adopt a computational way of thinking. This course will provide an introduction to coding through exploring visual/block coding softwares such as Scratch and other softwares including mBlock, Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

3. Connected Objects

This course will focus on projects related to the internet of things and connected objects. Connected objects are any item embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable them to collect and exchange data. This course will be an opportunity to learn about basic electronics and coding and implement them in different scenarios.

4. Electronic Textiles and wearables

This course will focus on techniques and methods revolving around technology, textiles, arts and crafts. There will be a focus around using basic electronics and programming to create new and interactive wearable items.


The courses will be held in Bucharest, Romania


The training will be lead by trainers from the Digijeunes, Small Academy, Burgas Free University and Rezekne Academy of Technologies



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share rooms with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries (Bulgaria, France, Latvia). We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Romania, Bulgaria: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from France, Latvia: up to 275 eur

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.




Digijeunes – Youth NGO


  • Small Academy – Youth NGO
  • Rezekne Academy of Technologies
  • Burgas Free University

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Training Course: Out with the burn out!

Dates: 23-31 May 2020

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 24th April 2020

You will learn how to recognize, prevent and remedy stress and the phenomenon of professional exhaustion known as ‘burn out’, so that you can improve the quality of your youth work and enhance your professional performance and competences.

General Description

The main aim of this training course is to identify challenges youth workers and educators face in daily life and to support them in developing the ability for early recognition of signs of heightened stress and burn out. Building your capacity to identify and prevent burn out, as well as to remedy it, will enhance your emotional resilience, as well as your motivation to perform better within your role.

This training course will focus on some of the main tenets of Emotional Intelligence, i.e. that of self-awareness and self-management. These lie on the foundation of self-observation, which we will have the opportunity to apply in real time, so as to learn how to extract knowledge that helps us become more aware of ourselves and more capable of managing our emotions, so that they serve us and not sabotage us in our roles.

Living in a ‘VUCA’ (vulnerable, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world means that our roles as youth workers and educators have also become more demanding and pressurizing, often leaving us feeling overwhelmed and incapable of effectively managing ourselves, not only in our roles, but also in our relationships. We will learn the value of self-reflection and, in learning how to empathize with others but also with ourselves, through a range of practical tools we will learn how to make our lives easier and more enjoyable!

The methodology of the training course is based on the principles of non-formal education and strongly supports self-reflection, learning through experience and self-directed learning. The programme will include a variety of activities, discussions, workshop sessions, etc. to encourage critical thinking and self-awareness. A strong focus will be put on Coaching as tried-and-tested method for creatively addressing pressing problems; a range of practical, hands-on, easy-to-use tools will be shared and applied in real time. English will be the working language of the training course.

We acknowledge and applaud the fact that young people’s health and well-being is a priority in Erasmus+ Youth Programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy.

Specific objectives

  • To identify and acknowledge challenges we face when working with youth
  • To thoroughly learn and experience the value of self-reflection
  • To learn how to empathize with others but also with themselves
  • To improve their Emotional Intelligence through improving their self-awareness and emotional self-management
  • To apply practical tools for recognizing and managing stress, as well as for recognizing, preventing and managing burn out, which can be used for life
  • To enjoy a space for peer learning and support: exchanging relevant experiences and good practices
  • To prioritize self-care and emotional wellness and apply these in holistic, creative ways
  • To understand and appreciate the value of failures and mistakes, rather than be ‘burdened’ by them; to be able to convey this to their youth groups, as positive role models
  • To recognize the educational value of non-formal learning activities in empowering others

Who can apply?

  1. Youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, people who are directly working with youth and/or youth educational organizations
  2. Youth trainers and educators
  3. Youth team leaders
  4. Working staff of youth organizations
  5. Youth professionals who are motivated to share their work experience and challenges so as to collectively LEARN
  6. Youth professionals who are actively seeking to improve their toolbox and enrich it with new, effective approaches
  7. Youth professionals who are available and willing to take an active part in the FULL duration of the training course
  8. Youth professionals who are over 18 years old and are comfortable in communicating in English



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food during the activity will be arranged for you by ProBudnik Association for the duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

You will be required to book your travel to and from the activity. Travel costs to attend the activity will be reimbursed following full attendance at the activity and should be up to 250 Euro per participant (from Slovakia & Cyprus). Bulgarian participants should travel on their own cost.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable




ProBudnik Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +359885905938

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft program Out with the Burn out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Niya Petrova

E-Mail: probudnik@gmail.com

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Training Course: Soft Skills for Youth Workers

Dates: 25 May – 2 June 2020

Venue: London, United Kingdom

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

The training course Soft Skills for Youth Workers SSYW will involve 32 youth workers and representatives of NGOs from 9 program countries United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey.

General Description

The project is designed in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Program. Particularly, it will increase opportunities for professional and career development of youth workers and youth leaders and improve their competences regarding soft skills.

The training course ”Soft Skills for Youth Workers – SSYW” will involve 32 youth workers and representatives of NGOs from 9 program countries (United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey).

Our objectives are:

1. Make participants familiar with the current concept of soft skills, different groups of soft skills, and their importance in personal and career development.
2. To give to the participants the platform to further the problems with the soft skills they face personally and in their work.
3. Develop and improve the next groups of soft skills at the participants:

Personal and interpersonal skills;

  • Communication skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Creative thinking;
  • Leadership skills.

4. To give to the participants the space to share their experience and best practice on development and improvement of soft skills.
5. To improve participants’ professional competencies, to increase their motivation and satisfaction in work.
6. Improve the quality and efficiency of participants’ work for the benefit of the participants themselves, their organizations and the target groups of young people, while applying developed/improved soft skills.
7. To improve the soft skills of young people the participants work applying developed/improved soft skills and developing more activities on soft skills for young people.
8. To improve the quality of youth work in general.
9. To inspire the participants to promote soft skills development among their colleagues, youth target groups and other youth NGOs.

During the training, non-formal education methods will be used, a heterogeneous group of participants will have the chance to learn from each other. The course will include role-plays, case studies, group work, visual presentations, collages, simulation games, and outdoor activities that will be implemented with participants.

During the project, participants will find a chance to improve their knowledge & skills on the subject.

The language of the course is gonna be English and courses will be based on non-formal education methods such as group works, simulations so the learning will be based on the motivation of each participant.

The project will take place in London, the UK at the venue Rest Up London Hostel.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • 100% accommodation food and program materials are covered as well as the organization.

Travel reimbursement

100% traveling costs (only most economical are covered, up to the maximum limits per person per country, is shown below.

  • United Kingdom 0€
  • Portugal, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland 275€
  • Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Turkey 360€

Participation fee

40 Euros.




Worldview Impact Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +447826541584‬

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Soft Skills for Youth Workers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kaan Cengiz

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

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Training Course: Depression Can Not Be Barrier For Youth

Dates: 1-9 May 2020

Venue: Banská Štiavnica, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th April 2020

Our project activities are to improve their ability to communicate with depressed unhappy young people and to share experiences of existing knowledge with our other participants.

General Description

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that in 2030 depression will become the world’s most common disease, while 350 million people around the world are affected by the depression (2012 news), it says depression will be the second widespread disease all around the world.

While depression is growing rapidly, specialists of the subject are discussing whether medication is needed in the treatment of depression and they are discussing psychotherapy. (2014 news) These statistics are statistics on diagnosed people. There are people who are so close to being diagnosed and showing many symptoms of depression.

Our goal in carrying out this project is to contribute to providing that the World Health Organization’s estimate for 2030 is wrong.

  • 90% of people who kill themselves are depressed.
  • Every 42 seconds in the world, one person attempts suicide to end his / her life, and every 17 minutes one person loses his / her life due to suicide.

Nowadays suicide age ranks third among the causes of death for adolescents and young adults between 15 and 24 years. These statistics mean that, while only this paragraph was written, about 100 people attempted suicide due to depression. In this world, a lot of people in the world are dying from a lot of things.

We are aware of this and we have learned to protect ourselves by saying “we have nothing to do”, “our power is not enough”



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Vilabela is located in a small village named Banská Belá, not far from historic town Banská Štiavnica. As its name suggests, it is a beautiful place, calm and magical, full of surprises and secrets to discovering them. Maybe they are hiding in one of the thematic rooms  perhaps in the garden around, and you may discover them in your own hands in one of creative workshops too.  And when you get tired of discovering, you can relax in the sauna, wellness, play with animals or simply be and inhale the magic of this unique place.

For more info and photos lets check www.vilabela.sk . There is booked breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee break refreshers in the hostel restaurant that offer a great level of Slovak traditional meals. If you have some special needs for food (vegetarian, celiac, some allergies, etc.), inform us about it as soon as it is possible.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Budget in Euro;

  • Slovakia 20
  • Slovenia 180
  • Bulgaria 275, Netherlands 275, Romania 275, Turkey 275

Participation fee

Non – Applicable




Stefani N.O – Youth NGO

Phone: +421 904 648 712

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Depression cannot be barrier.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lucia Vrtíková

E-Mail: lucia.vrtikova24@gmail.com

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Training Course Let me In: Youth workers for inclusive Europe

Dates: 22-31 May 2020

Venue: Poland

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 13rd March 2020

Youth workers for inclusive Europe. The methods of participatory photography and digital storytelling will be used.

General Description

In societies that are getting more and more divided, there is a constant need to find new solutions to enhance inclusion of groups at risk. We as youth workers often lack capacities to reach out to vulnerable people and even if we do approach them, we do not possess proper methodologies to address their specific needs effectively.

Let Me In is an Erasmus+ training course for youth workers (KA1) that aims at raising the awareness on the specifics of working with different groups at risk, with the main focus being on how to identify their needs and create a safe space for them to express themselves more freely.

By combining theory and practice we strive to give participants an in-depth overview on the topic of enhancing social inclusion and prepare them to organize their own projects in a more efficient way that puts the needs of young people in the center.

The methods
The methods of participatory photography and digital storytelling are based on assumption that everyone`s voice matters, people are experts on their own lives and that by using simple photography and video techniques they can raise issues that are important for their communities and act to make a real change. Participatory art methods is empowering young people and giving them voice that can help them undertake action. The concrete digital skills related to digital storytelling and participatory photography will be introduced to a comprehensive methodology on the use of these tools in the context of youth work.

For this project we are looking for youth workers fulfilling the following criteria:

  • actively involved in the work of an NGO (preferably as staff members)
  • experienced in working with youth with a proven track record of successful
    projects for youngsters at risk
  • able to communicate freely in English
  • committed to organize dissemination events and provide quality project visibility

  • being a legal resident in one of the participating countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain)
  • Being in contact with our partners’ sending organizations.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food is covered.

Travel reimbursement

Based on Erasmus+ lump sum for travel badget:

  • Lithuania, Hungary: up to 180 EUR
  • Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece: up to 275 EUR
  • Spain: up to 360 EUR

Participation fee

Non – Applicable




Fundacja Autokreacja – Youth NGO

Phone: +48502096593

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: autokreacja@autokreacja.org

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Training Course: Intercultural Playback Theatre

Dates: 26 April – 3 May 2020

Venue: Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13rd March 2020

Training course for youth workers on increasing soft skills for social change.

General Description

Intercultural Playback Theatre is a training course for youth workers, educators, NGO representatives who work with young people who would like to increase their competences to create social change for their youth groups.

The youth workers involved will specifically gain knowledge, skills and attitudes towards intercultural learning, active listening, recognition of various sides of one story, and exploration on how expressed emotions and feelings help us to create meaningful conversations around cultures and identity.

Throughout the course we will explore how playback theatre can help to facilitate cross-cultural communication of youth in their organisations and communities. With these skills, the participants will be able to learn creative and participative methods to facilitate meaningful cultural exchange in their own organisations.

The project will include the following 4 phases in 2020:

1 Online preparation (March/April)

2 Training program (26.04 – 03.05.2020)

3 Implementation of the lessons learned (June-September): conduct at least one local activity and disseminate the lessons learnt

4 Online evaluation seminar (0.5 day in early October)

The objectives of Intercultural playback theatre are for you to:

  • Understand and apply communication, expression of one’s feelings and active listening skills;
  • Gain experience in non-formal education and playback theatre as an inspiration to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue;
  • Develop and implement after the training course (phase 3) an action plan: facilitate cross-cultural communication through playback theatre in your organisation’s activities;
  • Virtually share and evaluate the activities organised back home (phase 4).

The course is based on non-formal education methodology and will have a form of practical exercises and simulations. The programme will be built on actual knowledge and experiences of the participants. It will also allow for strong intercultural aspects. Detailed programme will be sent in March to the selected participants. It will be adjusted to the needs and expectations of participants.

Playback theatre is an improv based theatre format in which members of the audience tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by a group of actors. Specific formats are used to give back the story to the teller in a respectful way.

Playback theatre can be used to express one’s feelings, address social matters and to share one’s own personal situation with a bigger audience. In this TC it will be used to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food is covered.

You will be accommodated in dormitory rooms, in mixed country groups with persons of same gender, 2 to 3 persons per room.

Travel reimbursement

Reimbursement will be done according to the Erasmus+ rules and will be based on real costs proved by tickets.

Maximum reimbursement for participants from:

  • Italy- 20 EUR.
  • Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom- 275 EUR;

Participation fee

30 EUR paid by cash at the venue.




Phone: +48508312555

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marzena Ples

E-Mail: mples@strim.org.pl