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E-learning. The Art and Science of Storytelling. Czech Republic

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E-learning Online Workshops: The Art and Science of Storytelling (October 2020)

Dates: 5-19 October 2020

Venue: Online (zoom), Czech Republic

Eligible are 20 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 4th October 2020

NOTE: this class has been FULLY BOOKED and the dates are not anymore available. Please look for the September edition (still available places) or get in touch with the organizers to be informed about the future November one.

Do you want to learn about the art and science of Storytelling and how to create and share Stories effectively? Register to these online workshops, designed for educators and trainers which involve a lot of exercises, interaction and fun. (5th Edition)

General Description

The human mind evolved with stories and is shaped by them. Good storytelling can motivate people to do incredible things and is a tremendous advantage in communication. Education and learning are no exception.

Creating and sharing stories is a gift innate to all of us. Join these workshops and find out more.

We will share inspiration from some famous, especially successful examples, put them in practice with individual and group exercises, and share tips on how to build stories to create engaging activities, inspire learning and promote the change we want to see in the world.

These workshops are designed for a smaller group (15/20 people max) and will involve a lot of direct and personal interaction. So, camera and microphone will be needed all the time. The work platform will be Zoom. Don’t expect long webinars and talking heads, these activities are super hands-on.

Our work will include bits of theory inputs, loads of group and individual exercises, challenges and games, sharing and reflection and a variety of interactive digital tools to make our sessions more dynamic and engaging.

These editions are offered to trainers and youth workers for a very friendly price +feedback and review at the end!

The specific topics will be:

5th October, h 20 CET – How and Why do we create stories? (story structures with famous examples, why do we share stories + the deeper impact of storytelling, theory and tips for creativity, crafting and sharing stories, small group work to create and share short stories, improv exercises);

12th October, h 20 CET- How to use stories for personal growth (the Hero’s Journey story mega-structure and how to incorporate Rites of Passage in education; the power of sharing with the Way of Council, and tips on how to lead such activities);

19th October, h 20 CET – Engagement, humor and comedy (how to create punchlines and deliver them, theory inputs on what is “funny”, tips and exercises to keep an audience engaged and be confident storytellers, examples from stand-up comedy, writing exercises and jokes, jokes, jokes).

You can register for one, two or all the workshops (the price is 15 euros for one, 39 for the whole series). See below.

Places will be limited: first come, first served (the deposit of the fee will be the proof).

Facebook event of the workshops

You can also check the amazing reviews from the previous classes! We have had 4 editions and a spin-off series so far, with more than 150 satisfied users.

To register online: https://cutt.ly/storieswithcarmine

To pay the deposit, please use if possible Paypal:
(or contact us in case of difficulties)



This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

N.A. These workshops take place entirely online.

Participation fee

15 euros for one specific workshop, 39 € for the whole series.
Want to ask for a special offer or conditions? Get in touch with me and don’t hesitate to ask.




Vice Versa CZ

Phone: +393383845313

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmine Rodi

E-Mail: carmine.rodi@gmail.com

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E-learning Eco-graphics: Draw for sustainability

Dates: 11 November 2020 – 13 January 2021

Venue: Online Training Course, Switzerland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, KOSOVO*, Latvia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 30th September 2020

Eco-graphics is n online course to boost non-formal educational toolbox with amazing visual facilitation tools for youth workers passionate about and engaged in the field of sustainability.

General Description

Eco-graphics is n online course to boost non-formal educational toolbox with amazing visual facilitation tools for youth workers passionate about and engaged in the field of sustainability.

During Eco-graphics you will learn:

  • the basics of visual facilitation (so no drawing skills or artistic talent needed, we will start from scratch)
  • the foundations of graphic harvesting
  • visual collaboration tools that make working together with your team more easy, fluent and fun
  • how to design a visual project roadmap
  • how to use visual techniques to communicate your message
  • visual tools and creative exercises to get young people involved in your project
    … and many other methods and techniques!

The course is an online live training course taking place each Wednesday (17h-20h30) from the 11th of November till the 16th of December and the last module on the 13rd of January 2021. The program consists of:

  • a preparation PDF package with overview of the course and all technical details
  • 6 weekly modules, each including:

A live or video session with input and exercises on the following topics:

-“The basics of visual thinking and sketchnoting”
-“Building a visual vocabulary for sustainability”
-“Social permaculture and visual design”
-“Introduction to visual storytelling and storyboarding tools”
-“Infographics and critical thinking”
-“Visual tools for group work and collaboration”

*PDF worksheets and exercises (to be completed each week till the next module)

*international working groups (3-4 people) to share experience

  • availability of trainers for personal support (on weekdays during the complete length of the course)
  • personal feedback, mentoring and suggestions for improvement
  • visual project work on a chosen topic (to be completed after the 6th module)
  • closing module, 1month after the 6th module, for follow and wrapping up.

Trainers & Facilitators
Réka Livits is a graphic recorder, visual facilitator and sketchnoter based in Budapest, Hungary.
She works locally as well as internationally and supports organisations and individuals to communicate more effectively, to cope with the challenges of complexity and to increase their impact by exploring the power of visual thinking.
As a graphic recorder she captures the essence and creates a visual summary of events and group processes through real time drawing. As a visual facilitator she supports teams to implement visual tools for collaboration, communication and planning. As a visual coach she supports the development and growth process of teams and individuals. Besides, she offers training and workshops on visual facilitation and sketchnoting.
Find out more about her work: www.visualive.eu

Valentina Cifarelli is an educator with the passion for permaculture, natural beekeeping and authentic vocation. She’s Italian and in this course she will navigate you through permaculture principles and ethics applying them to social permaculture projects.

Cecilia Furlan is based in the Jura canton – Switzerland and she is responsible for the Association Les Coccinelles organising this training course



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.




Les Coccinelles – Youth NGO

Phone: +41 76 284 11 83

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Cecilia Furlan

E-Mail: coccinelles.assoc@gmail.com

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Training Course: Maker Education in youth work

Dates: 12-18 October 2020

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 11th August 2020

We are offering two one-week-long courses over 2020 and 2021. They are targeted towards youth practitioners and will give them the opportunity to learn about maker education, and how to apply these concepts in youth work.

General Description

Maker education is a problem-based and project-based approach to learning. It emphasizes the use of low-tech and high-tech gadgets, a trial-and-error mindset, and it encourages learners to develop 21st century skills such as communication, creativity and problem solving.

Our project is providing 2 opportunities for youth workers to explore maker education, exchange on these topics with individuals from across Europe, brainstorm new tools, methods and techniques relevant to this field.


Autumn 2020 mobility: October 12th to October 18th

Winter 2021 mobility: February 22nd to February 28th

It is possible to apply for either of these courses, or even for both. Just make sure to specify your preference in the application form.


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.


The autumn 2020 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Introduction to maker education: plunge into the universe of maker education, learn from each other’s experiences, explore state of the art educational supports on maker education, debate the influence of maker culture and the maker movement on the youth work sector

Electronic prototyping: learn how to create electronic circuits and manipulate electronic components. Explore maker activities for youth on this topic

Coding: explore physical computing, visual coding softwares, learn how to run educational activities on the computational way of thinking and enhance interactivity of electronic creations via computer programming

Reward system for maker education: brainstorm ways of rewarding the efforts of young makers, exchange on techniques and methods to acknowledge the learning outcomes of youth engaging in maker education

Maker education and inclusion: learn how to get hard to reach youth involved in maker activities

The winter 2021 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Robotics: explore project-based activities and challenges around building robots and automates, learn how to make robotics appealing and fun for young people

Electronic textiles: experiment cutting edge applications of electronics and programming through producing your own garments and accessories embedding electronic components and microcontrollers, learn how to run basic as well as more advanced workshops on e-textiles for youth

Computer Aided Design: learn to manipulate open source CAD softwares for graphic design, virtual reality and augmented reality. Explore ways to introduce a young audience to these topics and techniques.

Internet of things: explore the universe of connected objects, learn how to create functional connected items with young people


The courses will be held in Tirana, Albania. We will be hosted by Arduino Albania, an informal group of people with a passion for open source hardware and software, digital technologies and accessible education for all.


The training will be led by youth practitioners and professionals of the ICT sector from Digijeunes, Arduino Albania, Junda Youth centre, and HorizonLab.


If you want to participate in either of the two training courses, or both, please fill out this google form. Please make sure to specify which course(s) you are interested in. Should we require extra information, we will then get in contact with you via email.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the training venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share 2 and 3 beds rooms. 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. We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Albania, Greece: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from Romania, Latvia, France, Italy: up to 275 eur


Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.




Digijeunes – Youth NGO


  • Arduino Albania (Others)

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Training Course: Eye Opener in Greece

Dates: 5-10 June 2020

Venue: Raches, Fthiotidas, Greece

Eligible are 40 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 6th April 2020

EYE Opener offers an international learning experience to young people and practitioners active in youth work, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects within the E+ Youth Programme.

General Description

In this training course, you will learn all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ Youth Programme. In this activity we focus on youth-adult pairing: 1 experienced adult leader (over 18 years old) + 1 or 2 youth (15-18 years old).

Target group

Max 40 participants (aiming at between 12 and 18 pairing groups).
1 ADULT LEADER (over 18 years old) who deals directly with the young people and is committed to engaging in the future development of a youth exchange in partnership with the young persons. Two leaders could attend if mixed (male/female) or where national legislation requires this (after agreement with the sending National Agency).
1 TO 2 YOUNG PEOPLE: between 15-18 years old
Both youth workers and young people will be expected to communicate in English.


The aim of the training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

The training relies on setting the basis of quality in youth exchanges. It will also provide the space to develop concrete project ideas among quality partnerships, targeting at submitting application proposals for the coming Erasmus+ Youth Programme deadlines.


  • to provide information on Erasmus+ Youth Programme youth exchanges
  • to provide a group learning experience in the process of setting up a youth exchange project
  • to develop basic skills, knowledge and attitudes to organise a youth exchange
  • to understand non-formal learning and young people’s participation in learning
  • to explore the role of a group leader in young people’s learning process
  • to enhance the active participation of young people in the planning of youth exchanges
  • to offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries
  • to promote equal-footed partnerships among young people and organisations

The fact that young people can take part in the training gives a whole new dynamic to the process. Young people get first-hand knowledge on project building and the cooperation between youth leaders and young people gets better.

Some tasks are done in national groups, some in young people / youth leader groups and results are compared. The training shows evidence on young people’s competences in project planning on their own.


This training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics and ends with an evaluation.



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.




Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – Hellenic National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack TC EYE Opener Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: 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: Act Local Be Social 2020

Dates: 12-19 April 2020

Venue: London, United Kingdom

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th February 2020

Act Local Be Social 2020 is a training course for Youth Workers focusing on techniques to engage and mobilise young people in campaigning.

General Description

Running in London from 12th-19th April 2020, Creative Opportunities are building on the programme we ran in 2018, Supporting Youth to Act Local Be Social, and looking at the ways in which Youth Workers can best support the campaigning skills of the young people they work with.

The programme is for Youth Workers from the UK, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey.

We’ll be covering community organising techniques, looking at building a transferable analysis of power, as well as making sure that campaigns are inclusive and accessible from their inception.

If you would like any more information about the project or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: contact@creativeopportunities.co.uk



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Accommodation and food

Yes, 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

We will reimburse travel up to the amounts in the Erasmus+ KA1 guidelines. If you are interested in being part of the project, and want to know how much we can reimburse for travel, please get in touch.

  • U.K. – €0
  • Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain,Slovakia – €275 per person
  • North Macedonia – €275 per person (plus €400 per person for visa costs)
  • Bulgaria, Greece – €360 per person
  • Turkey – €530 per person (plus €400 per person for visa costs)

Participation fee





Creative Opportunities – Youth NGO

Phone: +44 7952 701641

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course Shaping the Future: Youth Worker’s Lab

Dates: 29 November – 7 December 2019

Venue: Dnipro, Ukraine

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Georgia, Italy, Poland

Application deadline: 2nd December 2019

This Training Course is the 3d activity within CB project in the Field of Youth. We are gathering youth for open and respectful exchange of views about the topic of migrant youth based on different ethnic, cultural, professional and linguistic platforms.

General Description

“Shaping the Future – Youth Worker’s Lab” is a part of the project “Shaping the diverse common Future – Wide dialogue to create and methodologically support a network for involving migrant youth into civic society” financed by the European Commission through Erasmus+ and coordinated by the Dnipro University of Technology (Ukraine, Dnipro).

Aim of the project is to enhance participants’ capacity in developing social empathy and stimulating young migrants’ activism.

Main objectives are:

  • To gather youth for open and respectful exchange of views about the topic of migrant youth based on different ethnic, cultural, professional and linguistic platforms, that is intercultural dialogue.
  • To investigate elements of youth migrants’ involvement environment.
  • To establish intercultural youth network focused on better adaptation of
    young migrants.
  • To motivate participants for active European citizenship.
  • To provide participants with critical thinking tools.
  • To improve participants’ skills of arguing, debating, and managing team
  • To facilitate after-project partnership.

Participants’ Profile

We invite 4 participants from each Italy (partner organisation – Associazione “Connecting Europe”, Poland (partner organisation –Fundacja Instytut Innowacji, Lithuania (Inceptus VšĮ, inceptusngo@gmail.com), and Georgia (International center for peace and integration). Gender balance is preferable.

  • Youth leaders, active youth, students with interest in project topic
  • Participants with migrant background;
  • Participants who are facing social exclusion in their communities or acting against discrimination.
  • No age limit.

Nature of the activity: After grasping basic principles of young migrants’ involvement, youth workers should know how to foster migrant youth to social initiatives and active citizenship and what prevents them from it in new community.

Planned outcomes are connected with gained knowledge, skills and behaviors of participants, which together are progress indicators: comprehension of social empathy, visible and hidden parts of our identity, skills of finding personal frames and reframing, listening at three levels, understanding and mapping private and interpersonal conflicts and finding alternatives to conflict resolution on a cross-sector basis.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be provided by host organisation ‘Dnipro University of Technology’

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed according to Erasmus+ rules (no more than 275 euros per 1 person).

Participation fee

No participation fee



Dnipro University of Technology

Phone: +380504531560

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Nataliia Bilan

E-Mail: futureprojectnmu@gmail.com