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Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

Riga old Town

Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course



This project is financed by the 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. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.




Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course: The Power of Experience

Dates: 27 October – 3 November 2019

Venue: Training centre “Daugirdiškės”, Lithuania

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine

Application deadline: 5th September 2019

This is an international training course aiming to increase competences of youth workers to process experience and facilitate reflection as part of individual or group learning in the field of youth.

General Description

Objectives of the Training Course

1. to increase the knowledge of youth workers in experiential learning approaches and principles of processing the experience
2. to support development of youth workers’ skills in facilitating reflection processes as part of the experiential learning cycle

3. to support development of youth workers’ skills to adapt or create methods for reflection in the context of international youth work activities
4. to provide space for reviewing own attitudes and approaches in experiential learning as part of the international youth work activities.

Check the draft programme for more details.

Selection Criteria and Process

– Clear learning expectations

– Being a youth worker/ youth leader

– A need to develop the competence of facilitating learning in youth work settings

– Willingness to prepare, participate in full duration of the course from 27th Oct to 3rd Nov. 2019 and share course results afterwards.

– Sufficient skills in communication in English

– Willingness to apply knowledge and skills back in daily youth work practice

– To be resident from one of the eligible countries (Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine)

The pre-selection will be done by our country partners and final selection will be done together with all partnership by the 12th Sep.

Training Location

The training will take place in the training centre “Daugirdiskes” in the rural area 45 km. away from Vilnius, so the focus is purely on learning and experience without city disturbances.



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.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms with 2-3 people without possibility to have a single room.

Travel reimbursement

Travel will be reimbursed based on the actual costs and participants should take the cheapest travel options. Reimbursement will not exceed such limits, based on Erasmus+ funding rules and actual distance bands:

  • Lithuania: max. 20 eur.
  • Belarus, Estonia, Latvia: max. 180 eur.
  • Poland, Serbia, Ukraine: max. 275 eur.
  • Armenia: max. 360 eur.
  • Portugal: max. 530 eur.

Participation fee

40 EUR contribution to cover extra training costs. (possibility for reduction, if justified)




Nectarus – Youth NGO

Phone: +37065794041

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule The Power of Experience.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laimonas Ragauskas

E-Mail: info@nectarus.lt

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Training Course: Out in the Open

Dates: 9-15 September 2019

Venue: Rites, Latvia

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 14th August 2019

Take part in the innovative 3-phases project Out in the Open and learn how you can use outdoor methods and tools for the social inclusion and self-empowerment of young people, especially LGBT+ youth. The program takes place in Latvia.

General Description

Out in the Open focuses on improving the social inclusion and active participation of LGBT+ youth in society by enhancing the competencies of youth workers in outdoor education.

The 3 phases training program, aims to provide outdoor methods and tools to youth workers who work with young LGBT+ people – in order to become pioneers in the implementation of those tools in the field of social inclusion and in the search of LGBT+ young people’s empowerment.

“Outdoors is a tool that brings people together, regardless of their background. Learning through outdoor experience is a powerful stimulus which places us in unique settings where we are often quite unsure of ourselves. We are offered the opportunity to move beyond our comfort zone, build meaningful connections, face our issues and fears while fostering our physical and mental health, living a full-body experience.”

The project is for people above 18+ years old, who are youth workers, youth leaders, mentors, volunteers or staff in NGO’, who work directly with LGBT+ youth at a local level and are interested to experience themselves the power of outdoor education.

See more detailed information about the 3 phases of the project in the info letter.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs for each phase will be reimbursed up to the maximum expenses:

  • 360 € (Greece, Spain),
  • 275 € (Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic),
  • 180 € (Lithuania),
  • 20 € (Latvia, only for 1st phase)

Participation fee

There is a participation fee of 50 €.




Piedzivojuma Gars


  • Active Rainbow

Phone: +371 27167770

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoLetter Out in the Open.pdf

Contact for questions:

Cathy Manousaki

E-Mail: outintheopen@piedzivojumagars.lv

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Training Course: You change your Youth Work, they change their lives: how to use Non-formal Education with Youth

Dates: 8-16 September 2019

Venue: Novara (near Milan), Italy

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th December 2019

A 7-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of Non- formal Education and experiment with practical tools and techniques that can easily be implemented in the work with youth and children.

General Description

The project “You change your Youth Work, they change their lives: how to use Non-formal Education with Youth” is a 7 day training course that will take place in Italy, near Milan. The course is intended for 21 participants from 7 different countries (Italy, Spain, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Croatia and Cyprus).

During this project we will help the participants better understand the components of non-formal education and how to apply new methods in their youth work. In the project we will explore methods, tools and techniques of non formal education while comparing them with the ones from formal education.

The participants will have the possibility to share their experiences and learn from each other and to put into practice what they learn. At the end of the training course we will go to a local organization and work with over 100 youth, in order to practice what we learned during the project.

The project main objectives are:

1. Understand the role and characteristics of non-formal education and how can it be used in working with young people.
2. Improve the understanding of different educational approaches while exploring and implementing different types of non-formal educational methods.
3. Develop a more positive attitude towards working with young people in a non-formal education way.

Who can participate?

  • Youth workers, trainers, educators, teachers, youth leaders
  • Age: over 18

This TC is perfect for you, if:

– You want to know more about Non Formal Education (NFE) and where to look for resources with NFE methods
– You want to understand concepts such as formal, non-formal and informal education
– You want to learn new NFE methods and practice them
– You want to share your experiences and learn from other youth workers background
– You want to improve your skills in implementing NFE methods

-You want to learn how to suit NFE methods for the age group you work with
– You want to be more motivated in your work with young people
– Want to improve your teamwork skills



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation training material and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the hosting organisation

Travel reimbursement

The travel cost will be reimbursed by the project, more details will be given in the infopack and in the skype interviews.

Max ammount per country:

  • From Romania, Spain, Poland, Croatia: 275€
  • From Cyprus, Turkey: 360€
  • From Italy: 20€

Participation fee

No participation fee is required.




BIR – Youth NGO

Phone: +48692211041

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Katarzyna Schrager

E-Mail: arovana@gmail.com

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Training Course Under Pressure: Burnout prevention and self-care as Youth Workers’ key competence

Dates: 9-16 September 2019

Venue: Vinci, Italy

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania

Application deadline: 23rd June 2019

Under Pressure is a TC for empowering the professional and personal competences of Youth Workers on empathic communication, self-care methods and recognition of personal needs oriented to prevent situations of burnout

General Description

Disclaimer: Before reading further be aware that this training will be packed with emotional content, many sharing moments and being offline. Ask yourself if you are ready for that challenge and take that into consideration when applying.

With this project we want to create a comfortable and calm space where youth workers, especially those who have faced moments of crisis, burn-out and stress, can reflect on their role, needs and resilience; we want also to provide them with deep but practical methods and tools (NVC, Transactional Analysis, Empathy) for recovering balance with themselves and with the target groups in their work.

Participants Profile: Youth workers, Staff of youth organisations, Youth Trainers, Team leaders that are connected with the topic, that are motivated to participate and to use what is learned and multiply it in Youth Work field. If you are a traveller this training is not for you, hence please do not apply.


1. Improve youth workers self-awareness and competencies (clear, ethic and empathic communication with individuals and groups, healthy relationships management, Non violent communication, face unpredictable situations, stress management,..);
2. Enhance the wellness and the self-care of Youth workers focusing on tools and methods preventing burnout and taking in account the person on the intellectual, emotional, mental, physic and spiritual levels;
3. Empower participants self-care and empathy to let them embrace care and empathy towards the other- especially towards their young people with problematic backgrounds and difficulties, mainly with those with a violent attitude.
4. Improve youth work quality providing the participants with space to reflect on their hard role of intercultural and social mediators, and constructively reflect upon their previous experiences of crisis, burnout and demotivation on their work and role;
5. Experience non-formal learning processes and understand the value of “failures” and mistakes in learning (and life) and being able to pass it to their youth groups;

Methodologies: We will use non-formal tools, NVC methods, Theatre exercises, experiential games, Transactional Analysis, Debriefing and feedback methods, Evaluation.

This training will be organised in a modest venue in Vinci, Italy. The place fosters tranquility and the green and calm surroundings fit with the purpose of this training. The hosting conditions include sharing rooms (bunked beds for 7 people) and shared bathrooms. If you are expecting hotel standards and are not ok with it please do not apply.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement will be provided after the TC.

  • Greece, Ireland, Republic of  North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania: € 275
  • Italy: € 0

Participation fee

Non – Applicable




Associazione Agrado – Youth NGO


  • Ha Moment – Youth NGO

Phone: 0039 347 6151141

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Programme Under Pressure.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laris Guerri

E-Mail: laris.guerri@gmail.com

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Training Course: High Tatra Emotional Laboratory for Learning Outdoors

Dates: 11-21 July 2019

Venue: Vysoke Tatry, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 8th June 2019

Training course focused on Emotional Intelligence while using non-formal educations practices and Outdoor Learning in youth work.

General Description

Are you already well aware about different dimensions of Emotional Intelligence? Are you skillfully using it with young people and are you good at supporting young people in managing their own emotions and do you know non-formal learning tools for this?!!

If not or only to a limited extent, then this training is exactly for you! During 11 days that we spend together, we will provide a space for farther development of your personal and professional competencies in this field!

To make the learning more powerful and transformational, during this training course we have chosen strong approach – to combine more common non-formal learning methods with Outdoor Experiential Learning and Learning in the Nature and 3-day hiking experience in High Tatra Mountains.

We believe that these conditions and approach will allow you to connect with yourself, with each other and world around you in a deeper level and realize much stronger the gaps in your Emotional intelligence and work on it.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will cover the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your travel cost will be covered fully till the limits set for various countries.

The maximum reimbursement costs are:

  • 20 eur for Slovakia;
  • 180 eur for Poland, Croatia and Czech Republic;
  • 275 eur for Latvia, Italy, Estonia and Greece;
  • 360 eur for Portugal and Spain.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable




Slovensky skauting 3. Zbor Anicky a Borivoja Uhrovych Kezmarok – Youth NGO

Phone: 00421904081868

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Outdoors Learning Slovakia.pdf

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: marosbrodansky@gmail.com

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Training for Multipliers “DigiZation: Digital Participation in Youth Organisations”

Dates: 24-30 May 2019

Venue: Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia

Application deadline: 22nd April 2019

Following a practical implementation phase of identifying good practices for digital tools the training will gather representatives of youth organisations that are willing to improve their capacity to use digital tools and to enrich their experience.

General Description

Background & Context:

In a century when the digital realm has overwhelmingly taken over our daily lives and has shaped our learning and working habits, it is of crucial importance to employ the benefits of the digital empire to our work as youth organisations that aim to increase the level of participation of young people in social and political processes.

Acknowledging that using digital tools provides young people with easier access to services that cover a wide range of their needs related to entertainment, education, communication, networking, activism, mobility, working and the like creates a space for identifying solutions to challenges such as exclusion, segregation, alienation, unemployment, etc.

For youth organisations that work on supporting youth participation, capacity building in the area of diversifying the range of digital tools used to support participation of youth within their structures is vital; keeping up with new developments require constant investment is developing skills and adapting to new trends. In line with this rationale, the project’s main aim is to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of youth organizations by developing modules that address digital participation and use digital tools to reach a wider target group.

Training Course
Following a practical implementation phase of identifying good practices for digital tools the training for multipliers will gather representatives of youth organisations that are willing to improve their capacity to use digital tools and to enrich their organisation’s experience. They will receive input based on the findings of the previous meetings and support to understand how they can put into practice the diverse tools that have been presented as good practices.

The training will bring together 16 participants from Austria, Belgium, Portugal and North Macedonia representing youth organisations, municipalities, other relevant stakeholders in order to improve their capacities to use digital tools and to enrich their organisation’s experience.


The training for multipliers will aim to impact youth organisations through enhancing their capacities of youth organisations in using digital solutions to bring more young people to participate and have a say in their community.

The training will achieve its aim through the following objectives:
– to develop a common understanding of the digital participation of young people, and its impact on citizenship, leadership and social activism;
– to identify and critically review the practices of digital participation mechanisms in the partner organisations and to assess their multiplication capacity;
– to provide capacity building to staff members of the partner organisations to use digital tools for participation;
– to support other stakeholders (municipalities, educational institutions) to use digital tools in their work with young people;

Participants’ Profile

The training is designed for youth workers and representatives of local government and municipalities.

Moreover, the participants must:
– Be able to work in English;
– Be over 18 years old
– Be willing to contribute with their experience
– Be coming from partner countries Austria, Belgium, Portugal and North Macedonia (no other counties can be accepted);
– Be able to attend the whole duration of the TC;
– Knowledge and experience in youth participation will be considered as asset
– Highly motivated towards learning about youth participation digital tools.

We are targeting the following profile:
– Local youth policy representative working within the municipality;
– Local youth worker or project manager working with and for young people on the field of youth participation;
– Young people who are engaged in civic initiatives that advocate their engagement in decision making;



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Any particular need should be communicated at the moment of registration.

Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the TC.

  • Republic of North Macedonia – 20 EUR
  • Austria, Belgium – 275 EUR
  • Portugal – 360 EUR

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.




Center for Intercultural Dialogue – Youth NGO


  • POPEDU – Youth NGO

Phone: +38971390192

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Florim Rexhepi

E-mail: info@cid.mk

E-Mail: florim@cid.mk