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Training Course: Training for volunteer workers in Larissa

Dates: 20-24 January 2020

Venue: Larissa, Greece

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Greece, Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Italy

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The Staff Training will last 5 full days. The staff will join the Training Event in oder to incorporate more innovative and creative teaching methods and share their knowledge and experiences with other international staff.

General Description

Within the framework of the european project Erasmus (KA2): YECh – Youth voluntEering Certification. , we are looking for volunteer organisations which are interested in offering their staff a 5-day training in Greece.

From 20 to 24 January 2020 in Larissa, Greece, an employee training course will be organised by our local partner (Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (I.E.D.)).

The employees of your organisation would thus have the opportunity to participate in the training event in order to integrate more creative teaching methods for the young people in the local courses and to exchange their knowledge and experience with other employees.

The training is aimed at a selected team of 28 youth trainers (4 participants per country, including 4 people from the Larissa area) aged between 20 and 29.

Participants must be able to understand and speak English, be open to new ideas and show motivation to participate in the transnational activity.

In summary, the profile of participants in staff training is as follows:
– Youth workers/trainers in the field of voluntary work/NGOs
– Age 18+
– You must be able to work in English



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Up to 530,00 EUR per person will be reimbursed if invoices are provided (accomodation, transfer, food)

Travel reimbursement

Up to 275,00 EUR per partcipant for travel (flight) will be reimbursed

Participation fee





Italian-German Chamber of Commerce – Others

Phone: 0049/89/96166172

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martina Agosti

E-Mail: agosti@italcam.de

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Training Course ETS trainer skills workshop: Exploring learning environments in training

Dates: 10-13 December 2019

Venue: Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

This TSW will offer the opportunity for trainers to explore how they define and develop learning environments.

General Description

The learning process is generally the core of the educational activity. This therefore requires not only a special attention, but also to create a suitable environment that supports participants not to limit themselves to the experimentation part and to fully engage with their own conscious learning process.

To strengthen the learning dimension of the educational activities that the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps programme offer, it is important to analyse and contrast the different outlines, situations and possible scenarios where the learning process occur.

A learning process that has been carefully considered but that does not include caring for its environment and what it offers, has an impact on the way participants will engage with their learning experience. It plays a role with regard to motivation to learn, the trust to engage in the process, the sense of well-being, of belonging, of having space for emotions, and in terms of personal and group safety. This is why it is important to have a multidimensional in order to fully support the learning potential.


The main purpose of this TSW ‘Exploring learning environments in training – creating frames that favour the learning process’ is to explore how to create engaging, inspiring and trustful learning environments in a training context.


  • to exchange practices and approaches to create learning environments in a training context,
  • to explore what are the factors that support creating a trustful, inspiring and engaging learning environment (e.g. safety, self-awareness, trust, motivation…),
  • to provide opportunities for further training activities to achieve good practice related with safe learning environment in their activities,
  • to link the experience during the TSW to trainers’ practices,
  • to [better] understand the ETS Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level and its connection with the theme.

Target group and team of trainers

TSWs are targeting trainers who already have a long-term experience with training in the field of youth. We do not wish to set a strict minimum number of years of experience or a number of training courses but rather focus on the need for applicants to have the capacity to reflect on their practice as trainers, which generally require several years of regular practice. The training activity is for trainers who wish to develop their competence with regard to particular areas/skills and transfer the learning to their youth work practice.

The team of this TSW is composed of Toni Pozo and Monika Kėžaitė-Jakniūnienė.


2,5 days. Arrivals on the 10th evening and departures after lunch on the 13th.


This TSW is organised by the “Trainer Competence Development” project

The Austrian, Dutch, Czech, Estonian, German, Irish, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish Erasmus+: Youth Programme National Agencies together with the SALTO Training and Cooperation RC develop and carry out this long-term NA strategic partnership project.

Supporting the competence development of trainers is an important aspect to ensure the high quality of youth worker trainings in Europe. The ETS therefore calls for the development of a modular system to train the trainers of youth workers by defining a set of essential competences that can be acquired in specific courses and serve to establish a pool of certified trainers in Europe.

SALTO T&C RC keeps this subject on its agenda and develops projects in cooperation with NAs and other stakeholders.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how 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 NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country




Spanish National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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.

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: Youth Workers guide for finding Volunteers

Dates: 18-27 October 2019

Venue: Paphos, Cyprus

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 7th September 2019

The aim of the project is to develop Youth Workers’ competences in attracting new volunteers. We will also learn about how to motivate and how to keep young people engaged in voluntary activities.

General Description

This training course is dedicated to youth workers and leaders that want to learn more about how to attract new volunteers in their non-profit activities. Our main focus is to help non-profit organizations develop more actions and projects with the help of young people.

We will talk about what motivates young people to do voluntary work and how can we adapt the message and the purpose of our campaigns to the youth needs. We will learn and implement various non-formal education methods that can keep the volunteers motivated.

Some of our project objectives are:

1. Improve the participants’ recruitment skills and help them attract new volunteers for their local projects.
2. Help the participants to learn new non-formal education methods that will help them motivate their new and older volunteers.
3. Increase the participants’ confidence in their ability to work with young people and their ability to understand young people needs.

This project is mainly addressed to:

– Youth workers that are currently working with young people
– Organization leaders: managers, mentors, coordinators
– People that work/ volunteer in a youth center, a NGO, an association, a non-profit
– EVS, ESC mentors
– Youth workers that are new in the youth field but are actively volunteering in an organization
– Trainers that want to improve their competences in working with young people
– Teachers that are already involved in extracurricular activities
– Volunteers in non-profit organizations that want to improve their role in the organization

Age limit: over 18

The project will be facilitated by Rizescu Oana and Arhire Alexandru. They are both trainers for more than 7 years and they implemented over 40 Erasmus+ projects.

Participants in this training course will learn how to:

  • attract new volunteers
  • discover more non-formal methods
  • develop new recruitment campaigns ideas
  • better communicate with youth
  • motivate youth

  • implement more interactive, engaging non-formal methods
  • have a new perspective on how to talk “the same language” with youth
  • learn to find and understand young people needs
  • learn from peers
  • find a way to adapt activities to the needs of the youth
  • feel appreciated, important in the organization
  • be listen to, have the chance to express new ideas



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.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to this limits:

  • 20 euros/participant from: Cyprus
  • 180 euros/participant from: Italy, Poland, Romania
  • 275 euros/participant from: Spain, Lithuania

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for this project




Agecare – Youth NGO

Phone: 004072922709

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rizescu Oana

E-Mail: oanarizescu@yahoo.com

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Training Course: Games of Trainers

Dates: 18-24 October 2019

Venue: Torino – Alps, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 26th August 2019

This Training Course aims at providing Youth Workers, Trainers & Educators with basic elements of Gamification in Education, Digital Youth Work and Digital Literacy as well as tools to evaluate and improve Quality of Youth Work.

General Description

Games of Trainers is a 6 days European multilateral training course for youth workers, trainers and educators. This Training Course aims to explore basic elements of gamification in education as well as digital youth work and digital literacy.

The TC will provide participants with the necessary competences to include gaming actions and digital tools in their daily youth work practice. During the TC there will be also the occasion to reflect on quality and effectiveness of youth work through innovative evaluation methods.

We are looking for trainers, youth workers and educators motivated and interested in youth work, and who are committed to developing their own practice. The training course will also provide an opportunity to build relationships and to help youth workers to network with youth work practitioners from across Europe.


Non formal education methods, as well as sharing and experiential learning, will be the preferred techniques. Some sessions will be worked in small groups and participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and best practices.

The game, in all its aspects, will be the fil rouge of the activities throughout the whole program.

ETS Competence Model for Trainers and Youth Workers will be introduced as tools for reflection and evaluation of the impact of Youth Work.

Why this Training?

– to get more involvement of young people through innovative methodologies
– to raise awareness on how to recognize learning needs of young people
– to develop and empower programs and educational tools, at local and international level
– to develop and empower staff competences, related to non formal methodologies, digital youth work and gamification

Who are we Looking for?

The profile of participants is mirroring some of the criteria agreed with partners:

– creation of a heterogeneous group, where learning experience can be enriching for all and possibly balanced, also under the gender point of view.
– youth workers/trainers/educators who work in peripheral areas of their city or working with young people with economic or social obstacles.

– young people who are approaching youth work and want to deepen their individual competences in the view of a future professional recognition
– youth workers/trainers/educators with little or no experience in digital youth work or gamification
– youth workers/trainers/educators who have never experienced so far training courses in the international level



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to the following amounts:

  • Italy: 0 €
  • Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic: 275 €
  • Turkey: 360 € + visa costs up to 90 €

Participation fee

The course foresees a non-refundable participation bond of 30€ to be paid by bank transfer after selection and an on-the-spot participation fee – to be paid in cash – on a sliding scale from 20€ to 70€.

Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in 6 days training programme.




Associazione Eufemia – Youth NGO

Phone: +390114173483

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoLetter GOT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ilaria Mardocco

E-Mail: youth@eufemia.eu

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Training Course Experience the LOVE: Make a better future

Dates: 14-22 September 2019

Venue: Kildu, Estonia

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Estonia, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 8th August 2019

A training course on self-love and increasing love towards others. We aim to increase youth workers’ feeling of love so that they could carry the love and the love-creating workshops on to their community.

General Description

We aim to create a world where people make decisions based on love, as opposed to hate, revenge, fear, greed, etc.

For this end we wish to increase the deep feeling of love in the youth. There is no point in building the capacities of people who have the wrong motivation for doing things. The love motivation of an entrepreneur will lead to a community of harmony. The wrong motivation tends to cause social injustice and environmental problems. Motivation matters.

The main objective of this project is to equip youth workers with:

1) the attitude of love,
2) knowledge of the workshops/exercises that can be used as tools to increase love to increase the capacities of the partnering organisations,
3) skills for spreading the love in a trustworthy manner. So the overall objective is to build the capacities/skills of youth workers on disseminating love.

Love doesn’t necessarily mean romantic love. Love is a fundamental European value which is the basis for human rights. Increasing love can do wonders to stop the European trend of radicalisation, it works on the root level of people’s consciousness. Increasing love decreases hate, therefore hate speech, radicalisation, etc.

Love is the cornerstone of tolerance. Love is the fundamental feeling that is required to accept-embrace diversity and intercultural and inter-religious dialogues.

We will work with:

  • being in front of other people without wearing a mask
  • speaking from the whole heart and listening with it as well
  • focusing on the sensations in the body
  • forgiving those that need to be forgiven
  • letting go of what needs to be let go
  • the support within the group and more.

We would be especially glad to be able to provide the feeling of love on to youth workers working with (future) entrepreneurs or leadership skills building among the youth or doing the important work of supporting the youth one-on-one in their development in their local community. However, we are open and happy to working with everyone. Everybody wins from self-love.



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

Please do not book any flights before receiving a confirmation to your application and receiving a confirmation to your travel plans. The participants are expected to cover their travel costs at first, the costs will be reimbursed after the organiser has received all the expense receipts.

  • Estonia 0€*
    *depending on the distance.
  • The Republic of North Macedonia, Slovakia, Netherlands, Turkey, Romania 275€
  • Greece, Spain 360€
  • Portugal 530€

Participation fee

The participation fee is 50€ per participant but we don’t want it to be an obstacle for
participating, the participation fee will be waived in case of economic obstacle




MTÜ Metamorfoos – Youth NGO

Phone: +372 51 99 49 71

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoLetter Experience the LOVE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Maria Kasepalu

E-Mail: mariakasepalu@hotmail.com

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Training Course NA Staff Meeting on KA1: Mobility of Youth Workers

Dates: 9-12 December 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 21th October 2019

The link to this training has been sent out to the public due to a technical error! This training is only meant for employees of National Agencies for the Erasmus+ Programme! 

ATTENTION: Please only apply if you work for a NA as KA1 officer!

General Description

KMST – NA Staff Meeting on Mobility of Youth Workers for KA1 NA officers

In the frame of the KMST, the German National Agency is glad to invite you to the NA Staff Meeting on Mobility of Youth Workers!

It offers KA1 National Agencies officers the possibility to acquire competences – knowledge, skills and attitudes – required for the implementation of the Erasmus+ Youth programme. It is also a space for sharing experiences and networking.

Main objectives/elements:

– Explore and work on a common understanding of quality in MYW projects

– How to motivate and support new applicants

– Offering ‘space’ for exchanging relevant topics and share good practises

– Sharing and exchange of good practice and challenges

– Building a stronger network

– Develop common understanding of Mobility of Youth Workers

– Reflection and input for the current and the post 2020 programme



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the national Agencies of the participants

Travel reimbursement

Covered by the national Agencies of the participants.

Participation fee

The costs will be shared amongst the participants (invoicing system afterwards).




Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Phone: +49(0)228 9506-284

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Johanna Adrian

E-Mail: adrian@jfemail.de