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Training Course Idea 4U: Innovative Design of Entrepreneurial Activities for Youth

Dates: 12-20 November 2019

Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

Aspiring or practicing youth worker and/or entrepreneur? Join us in this journey to widen your creativity and your entrepreneurial mindset, using the Design thinking methodology to solve social challenges with European & local impact.

General Description

Givеn thе сurrеnt сontеxt of high youth unеmploymеnt in mаny Еuropеan countriеs, thеrе hаvе bееn rаising initiаtivеs from youth work stаkеholdеrs to build up thе еntrеprеnеuriаl сompеtеnсеs of young pеoplе, not only to hаvе thеm сrеаtе thеir own jobs, but mostly to hаvе thеm аdopt аn еntrеprеnеuriаl approach to thеir profеssional carееrs.

Howеvеr, thе tools that havе bееn usеd for еntrеprеnеurial lеarning аrе yеt to еvolvе in ordеr to adapt to thе nеw challеngеs in an incrеasingly digital еra. This is particularly nееdеd in ordеr to rеducе thе vulnеrability of thе NЕЕTs and raisе thеir еmployability in a fast pacе changing job markеt.

Аs onе of thе trеndy mеthods in innovаtion аnd еntrеprеnеurship еduсаtion, ‘Dеsign thinking’ rеmаin an еxсlusivity of thе ‘stаrt-up sсеnе’ аnd lаtеly gаining ground with soсiаl еntеrprisеs, but it is still fаr from bеing аdoptеd by thе youth work community, еvеn if its procеss is non-formal еducation friеndly.

Thеrеforе, Thеrеforе, thе goal of ‘IDЕA 4U’ is to support youth workеrs in dеvеloping аnd shаring еffесtivе innovаtivе mеthods in еntrеprеnеuriаl youth work еduсаtion aiming to rеасh out NЕЕT youth by introduсing аnd еxpеrimеnting thе Dеsign thinking Mеthodology.

Hеncе, wе will addrеss thе following spеcific objеctivеs:

O1: Fеdеratе 30 Еuropеan youth workеrs to bеcomе multipliеrs of thе ‘Dеsign Thinking procеss’ adaptеd to youth work practicе.
O2. Gathеr thе youth workеrs to gеt hands on thе ‘Dеsign Thinking’ procеss, by crеating 7 businеss idеas inspirеd from prе-dеfinеd challеngеs in thеir local community.
O3. Up-skill youth workеrs to fostеr thе еmployability and sеnsе of initaitivе of 250 young NЕЕTs from 10 Еuropеan countriеs.
O4. Dеvеlop thе toolkit ‘IDЕA 4U’ dеtailing thе procеss of ‘Dеsign Thinking’ as appliеd to еntrеprеnеurial lеarning in youth work.

This рrojеct is rеlеvаnt for раrticiраnts with thе following рrofilе:
Prоfilе/Baсkgrоund оf partiсipants:
-Yоuth wоrkеrs: Who arе еmpowеring NЕЕTs and rеgularly conducting local activitiеs that involvе thеm as a main targеt group. Thеy lеad activitiеs linkеd to facilitatе a lеarning proсеss, guiding, mеntoring, сoaсhing, informing or supporting young pеoplе, onlinе and/or offlinе, outsidе thе formal еduсation sеtting.

-Nоn-fоrmal еduсatiоn trainеrs/faсilitatоrs: trainеrs/faсilitatоrs arе by еxpеriеnсе yоuth wоrkеrs as wеll, thоsе partiсipants havе a mоrе еxpеriеnсе with еntrеprеnеurship and nоn-fоrmal еduсatiоn in gеnеral fоr having faсilitatеd prеviоus aсtivitiеs aiming to drivе thе еntrеprеnеurial lеarning of thеir partiсipants.
-Young еntrеpеrnеurs: еagеr to sharе thеir еxpriеnсе with thеir pееrs in dеvеloping thеir own projесts and building up thеir еntrеprеnеurial skills and that arе willing to apply and dissеminatе thе knowlеdgе aсquirеd during thе training сoursе.



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

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts, using the cheapest and most convenient transportation methods.

Participation fee

40€ (Greek participants are exempt)



Coconut Island – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutwork.org

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Training Course Vision Ahead: Media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises

Dates: 8-15 December 2019

Venue: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Vision Ahead – media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises. This is a learning program. It requires full focus and participation.

General Description

Travel reimbursement is only sent to those who fully participate in all phases, including the follow-up and dissemination.

Vision Ahead is a training course on media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises

We are aware or we should become aware that branding and namely the video presence of our initiative is the second thing we have to build (after our website). Nowadays technology allow us to create video productions without expensive equipment. Smartphones, laptops and other low cost gadgets can offer high quality video productions.

For this reason Smokinya Foundation is inviting you to Vision Ahead project. It is a 2 phase project where you will have the chance to learn how to build a social promotional video of your organization and/or initiative with low cost equipment as well as to learn and experiment together with 31 more people, how to use video by creating yourselves a video for a Plovdiv based non-profit initiative.

During the 8-days program participants will:

• Get acquainted with media literacy
• Receive practical skills in film-making in all stages (pre-production, production post pro- duction)
• Explore ways to promote and disseminate videos online
• Adapt Media Literacy to own methods working with their target groups
• Create a promotional video for an Plovdiv based social enterprises & non-profit initiatives



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

  • participant from Bulgaria,North Macedonia, Serbia,Greece; €180
  • participant from Hungary, Italy, Romania, Latvia,Germany, Poland; €275
  • participant from Spain; €360

Travel reimbursement

We ask for 60 EUR per person participation contribution at registration.This is an investment in your learning and co-funding support to Smokinya Foun-dation effort to provide quality materials for the training course.

In case this amount is excessive for you contact us for options.




Smokinya Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +359888653280

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Vision Ahead.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tihomir Georgiev

E-Mail: info@smokinya.com

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Training Course: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The development and recognition of soft skills is one of the priority of European Commission educational programmes, including Erasmus+, and youth work in Europe.

General Description

Transformation of Soft Skills” aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The project is built up in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Programme in the youth field;

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market.
  • Additionally, it will be promoted active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • The maximum travel limit for all eligible countries is: 275 Euro.

Participation fee

30 Euro




Centro educativo di progettazione e hosting internazionale (CEPHI) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

Palermo Centro

Training Course: Coding for Learning

Dates: 15-21 October 2019

Venue: Palermo, Italy

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

The project “Coding for Learning” aims to enrich the digital skills of youth workers, teachers and educators by developing the skills related to basic IT thinking and programming.

General Description

The training course based on Coding aims to bring the IT world closer to youth workers non-professionals in this field, with the final aim of transferring young people’s interest in computer programming, computational thinking and the ability to become creators rather than passive users of digital technologies. The TC will gather 22 participants among youth workers and teachers from 9 EU e non-EU countries.

Aims of the training course are:

  • To improve digital skills of youth workers, teachers and educators
  • To learn the basic concept of computer technology and computational thinking
  • To transfer it to non-formal education and daily work with young people, including those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach, such as migrants, young people in conflict with the law, NEETs, and young people living in rural areas
  • To know and apply coding to develop digital skills useful for strengthening the traversal skills of young people such as problem solving skills, teamwork, creativity, etc.
  • To know digital tools to promote active use of the media
  • To use coding to develop in young people, particularly those with fewer opportunities who do not have access to courses on this topic, a positive attitude towards programming, computational thinking and STEM.

Non formal education like work in group, reflection round, brainstorming, learning by doing.
In order to facilitate learning of Coding, we intend to make use of a visual programming language software that facilitates the programming activity by making it visual, accessible to anyone, easy to replicate (even in non-formal contexts) and fun.

Result of the Training Course
In order to support the development of digital skills in the non-formal sector, participants will contribute in the realization of an output to guide youth workers, educators and teachers to use coding for develop soft skills in young people they work with, and, as well as basic digital skills.

Participants Profile
Youth workers, teachers and educators who daily work with young people including those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach, such as migrants, young people in conflict with the law, NEETs, and young people living in rural areas.

Each participant has to be committed to contribute actively for the realization of the final output which will collect contents learnt during the TC and adapted to special target group.

Age: 23+ (participation of younger youth workers or teachers can be agreed upon prior experience in the NFE sector, and in daily active work with youth).



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging are covered by Associazione InformaGiovani with the support of Erasmus Plus during the activity period.

Travel reimbursement

  • Czech Republic, Republic of  North Macedonia, Spain, Serbia  – €275
  • Estonia, Latvia – €360

Participation fee

Non Applicable




Associazione InformaGiovani – Youth NGO

Phone: +39.393962943

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: monic@informa-giovani.net

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

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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

Luxembourg city

Training Course: WomInPower

Dates: 23 November – 2 December 2019

Venue: Armenia, Luxembourg

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th September 2019

The project is interested to promote the young women entrepreneurship by empowering youth workers from different countries with project development and implementation competences.

General Description

Training course “WomInPower” – 23 November – 02 December, 2019. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Self-organized actions – December 2019 – April 2020
Evaluation meeting: “Reflection Group” – 23 – 30 July, 2020. Yerevan, Armenia

The project “WomInPower” (training course and evaluation meeting) will bring together 30 youth leaders and youth workers. Empowerment of women should be on different levels: at individual level, to support the creation of their autonomy and economic independence, and on the social level, to promote their equal access to political, social power and to the power enabling the forming of opinion. We are sure that the process of empowerment should be started by the youth workers and our project idea is to support them in this.

The project is interested to promote the young women entrepreneurship by empowering youth workers from different countries with project development and implementation competences.

Objectives of the Project:

– To promote women entrepreneurship as a tool for economic independence and gender equality;
– To maintain the importance of initiatives for developing projects out of dreams;
– To encourage youth workers for promotion of the idea of women entrepreneurship;
– To equip youth educators with knowledge and skills necessary to train business planning and implementation tools.

The project is open for the women youth workers who are interested in entrepreneurship and who are ready to act as multipliers

Criteria for selection:

– Involved or interested in women entrepreneurship and small business development;
– Active in working with young women especially from the minority communities or other minority groups;
– Interested in developing their competences as women rights educator with a focus on economic independence;
– Motivated and in a position to follow-up the training course with initiatives and activities on entrepreneurship;

– Motivation to participate in 100% of the length of the project;
– Commitment for follow up and homework activities;
– Commitment to disseminate the project results;
– English speaking and developed communication skills;
– Aged 18 or above.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, food, accommodation and programme costs will be provided and fully paid thanks to financial support from Erasmus+ Programme granted by Luxembourgian National Agency – Anefore.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement is based on the distance per participant from the city of origin to the project city.

Travel Budget for TC in Luxembourg

Country -Max. reimbursement per participant

  • Germany, United Kingdom – reimbursement limit 180 euro
  • Latvia, Portugal, Italy – reimbursement limit 275 euro
  • Belarus – reimbursement limit 360 euro
  • Georgia, Armenia – reimbursement limit 530 euro

Travel Budget for TC in Armenia

Country – Max. reimbursement per participant

  • Georgia – reimbursement limit 180 euro
  • Belarus – reimbursement limit 275 euro
  • Latvia, Italy – reimbursement limit 360 euro
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Luxembourg reimbursement limit 530 euro
  • Portugal – reimbursement limit 820 euro

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for this project




Amities Luxembourg – Armenie a.s.b.l. – Youth NGO


  • WIYU – Youth NGO

Phone: +37455511199

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Hripsime Atoyan

E-Mail: wiyuarm@gmail.com