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Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.



This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project. 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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.




JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits


E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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: Peaceful mind = peaceful future

Dates: 28 May – 5 June 2020

Venue: Gudevica village, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain

Application deadline: 15th March 2020

Training for youth workers how to use the practices of Personal development, Nature based methods and Creative art within an integrated approach in order to increase inclusiveness, tolerance, daily actions, unity and solidarity among the young people.

General Description

Peaceful mind = peaceful future provides opportunities for transformation and competence gaining for youth workers. The whole concept of the training process is based on innovative methods targeting personal and professional development of the participants.

The Personal development, Nature based methods and Creative art practices will be offered as powerful tools for individual growth. In the training we will introduce integrated approach consisting of elements from psychology, nature connection and creativity.

During the process participants will explore how these elements can serve as a tool for increasing awareness, confidence and create sustainable positive mindset. They will discover their creative-resilient self; learn how to encourage local collective participation in benefit of young people. Finally they will develop capacity to become role models of sustainability in their community. To become #changemakers.

These results for the youth workers can be in great benefit for the young people with fewer opportunities who will be influenced in the future by the actions and activities provided by the participants of the training.

Training Objectives

  • Providing knowledge and skills linking personal development, nature based methods and creative art;
  • Developing skills to provide support in personal development and learning through an integrated approach;
  • Demonstration of innovative methods and tools from the areas of Personal development,
  • Nature based methods and Creative art for working with young people;
  • Development of practical tools for working with young people.

Topics of the Course

Self-analysis – how to transfer understanding about ourselves into process of conscious actions.
Personal development – practices to foster sustainable growth in a holistic way.
Meditation and mindfulness – tools for focus and balance of attention, emotions and consciousness.
Deep Nature Connection – connecting with yourself, nature, other people, the more-than-human world.
Creativity, art and music – creating bridges that connect different perspectives and that cultivate resilience.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All the activities, accommodation and food are 100% covered by the EU grant.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the course in the amounts limit according the Erasmus + regulations.

  • Bulgaria, Greece, The Republic of North Macedonia – 180 euro
  • Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Croatia – 275 euro
  • Spain – 360 euro

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.




Learning for Change Foundation

Phone: +359896756267

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack for Peaceful Mind, Bulgaria.jpg

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov

E-Mail: home@learningforchange.net

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Training Course: #feelingsforall

Dates: 22-29 March 2020

Venue: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 22nd January 2020

Training Course on Prevention of Gender Inequalities and Gender-based Discriminations via Exploring Masculinities.

General Description

This training course aims to develop the competences of 27 youth workers and youth leaders in the field of prevention of gender inequalities and gender based discrimination affecting young people by analyzing local realities, exchanging practices and developing actions aimed at promotion of society inclusive for all genders.


  •  To develop participants’ understanding of terms crucial for addressing gender inequalities such as: gender, human rights, peace, peace education, emotional literacy, masculinity and femininity, gender roles, practices of consent, emotional labor, workplace discrimination, intervention against gender-based discrimination;
  • To map harmful behaviors and causes of gender inequalities (based on the root-causes method) and how they affect young people;
  • To develop competences in addressing gender inequalities by exploring perspectives of human rights, peacebuilding and democratic participation, including the legal framework of gender equality protection;
  • To explore and practice tools to address gender inequalities, such as emotional literacy, non violent communication, non violent activism, gender mainstreaming, alternative behaviours, and deconstruction of gender roles as well as the principle of inclusivity;
  • To gain skills to build ongoing relationships with peer accountability by providing supportive place to reflect upon, process and express emotions;
  • To develop a respect for multiple identities and experiences of masculinity and femininity;

  • To enhance international cooperation of participants and their organisation in the area of gender equality, by planning at least 10 local or cross-border actions focussing on deconstructing toxic masculinity, gender roles and gender based discrimination and violence;
  • To strengthen sustainability of the network of young peacebuilders who will bring awareness for the citizens and policy-makers in the EU and neighbouring countries on the existing gender inequalities and ways to address them.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organizers of this offer will organize the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

  • The Netherlands = 20 €
  • Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Spain,  Kosovo * UN Resolution, Bosnia and Herzegovina = 275 €
  • Turkey, Ukraine = 360,- €

VISA: An invitation letter will be provided by the organizers, If a visa is required to get into the Schengen area.

P.s. The European Commission and the organizers only refund the cheapest trip options. Please contact the organizer team for further questions. 

Participation fee

The participants will not be charged a participation fee.




Friesland College


  • Youth Peace Ambassadors Network

Phone: +49 (176) 951 48 761

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Oguzhan Urhan

E-Mail: urhanoguzhan95@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course The Peace Blueprint training: A guideline into Peace Entrepreneurship

Dates: 22-29 February 2020

Venue: Albergue Villa Castora (Cercedilla, Madrid), Spain

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 7th January 2020

We propose to equip young people with the necessary skills to initiate and manage socially conscious projects by designing a BLUEPRINT. These models of initiatives will be entrepreneurial, sustainable and engines of the development of a culture of peace.

General Description

Peace blueprint project was designed by the group of international youth workers and activists — members of YPAN — working in the peacebuilding field. We are living in the times where the proposals coming from the youth or the historically underrepresented communities are not being taken into account.

As a way to understand the needs of society, it’s solutions and to transform the world into a more peaceful one, we designed a project for youth-workers. As young peace activists, we believe that you can be the one that shapes the social situation from the local perspective to bring a global change. We are ready to take action, are you willing to take part?

With an AIM… Comes the Objectives

The objectives are:

  • To teach quality skills and competencies aimed at the promotion of employment and personal development of young participants.
  • To increase the social capital and participation of young people in their communities through personal entrepreneurial projects and social businesses.
  • Promote social entrepreneurship and non-profit activities.
  • Develop participants’ planning skills and advanced project management methodologies.
  • Raise awareness of the efficient use of available resources and promote a sustainable lifestyle by implementing personal projects respectfully with individuals and society.
  • Explore social entrepreneurship as a tool to foster the Peace process in local communities.
  • Promote social enterprise as an improvement in inclusion and a potential increase in equal opportunities for young people.
  • To exchange good practices in social entrepreneurship and project management and to recognize successful European benchmarks in combination with peace-building.
  • Strengthen the sustainability of youth networks that sensitize citizens and policymakers in the EU and neighboring countries on the potential of social enterprises in building peaceful societies through the establishment of a Peacebuilders group trained in the discipline of social entrepreneurship.

Are you Willing to…?

  • Join a group with an open mind, ready to take action, seeking constructive learning, and willing to be changemakers
  • Change your way of behaving/living in an unlearning process of 6 days (this one is VERY important – think about it)
  • Create a community with respect, love and “sharing is caring” mood
  • Show your best skills to others, offer an ear to hear and questions to ask
  • Be in the middle of nature, practising morning mindfulness, yoga or ninjutsu.
  • Find what “outside the box” really means
  • Believe that youth is part of the change…

Then You are pertfect for this Project!

Besides, if You prefer to…

  • stick to your ideas, values or ways of living without questioning even a single rule
  • talk for talking. Not giving the opportunity to others,

  • show your power and super-ego towards the others
  • go all-time party and drinking (and we really mean this)
  • not listen to others thoughts or ideas (looking to the phone all the time)
  • be inside the comfort zone…

Then we recommend you to read “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” (David Hume) in your closest library



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Organizers will cover the costs of accommodation and food on the dates of the training.

Travel reimbursement

Bare in mind that the European Commission (and so, the organizers) only refunds the cheapest trip for and back.

Travel budget (in euros):

  • Spain 20
  • Portugal, Italy 180
  • France 230
  • Belgium, Netherlands 275
  • Greece, Poland, Ukraine 360
  • Cyprus 530

VISA: If you require a visa to get into the Schengen area we will provide you with a welcome letter.

Participation fee

We believe in one thing, the power of peace education and the right for all to have an opportunity. That is why, thanks to the Erasmus+ programme, we are able to provide this training for you for free. Accommodation, food, and materials used in the course are fully covered by the organizers.




Libre-pensadores de la Sierra de MAdrid (LPS) – Youth NGO

Phone: +32456128704

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Jorge Aguado + Jose Barrios

E-Mail: association.lps.madrid@gmail.com

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Training Course: Training for Trainers

Dates: 25 February – 2 March 2020

Venue: Olde Vechte Foundation, Ommen, Netherlands

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th January 2020

Training for Trainers is a 7-day international course for trainers experienced in the youth field and it’s build upon 4 elements: provocative training, unique method of training design, somatic aspects of trainership and contextual learning.

General Description

Training for trainers is a 7-day training course organised by Olde Vechte Foundation, a training center with a long history in non-formal education, coaching, personal development, social and cultural work since 1966.

The training is for experienced trainers in the youth field, it is designed for those who already are experienced in working with groups of young people, have their training method and understand the progress of creating and delivering a training.

We offer spots for 24 participants. This group size allows the close work with the main trainers and the small team of international assistant trainers.

The training aims to challenge the current working methods of the participant and to provide answers to the following questions:

  • Who am I as a trainer/youth worker?
  • What are my unique qualities?
  • In which direction do I want to develop my method?

The 4 Elements of the Training

Provocative Training
With love, humour and challenge, we offer a setting where you can go beyond your regular practice and see how you can shape your own distinctive training method.

Vocal Aspects in Trainership
By bringing awareness to voice elements you will be able to optimise your vocal performance, which can support you in gaining vocal courage and keeping your audience engaged.

Somatic Aspects on Trainership
Every part of the training is infused with embodied exercises so you explore and develop
an effective embodied training behavior.

Contextual Learning
A context is created by multiple elements and it directs the meaning and the outcome of the training. By guiding the context, you will be able to create and use intentionally the elements of your training in order to move towards your goals. Therefore your role is to stimulate.

What will you gain as a participant?

Master somatic aspects in Trainership
Master all somatic aspects of your performance (gestures, facial expressions, voice, pauses, breathing, muscle tone, posture, positioning and state management)

Deliver a personalised Training

  • Learn to recognize trainable critical behavioral points
  • Be able to deliver a training on any topic
  • Be able to adjust the learning experience to your target group
  • Creating personalized checklists for different procedures

Be content in front of the group
– Know what is needed to present and introduce your training
– Practice working with a group
– Practice new ways of observing the group and collecting information from the group

Create the role and  method of a Trainer
– Develop your own training approach (do you ask instead of giving answers, are you distant or are you close to the group etc.)

Create and Manage Context
– Use and develop context to shape desirable training outcome

For more information download the infoletter.



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

Accommodation and food

Olde Vechte offers an elegant all-inclusive training experience. The participation fee includes accommodation and food expenses at the site of the training. It also covers all necessary materials and relevant training material.

Travel reimbursement

Participants take care of their own travel expenses. There is no reimbursement happening.

Participation fee

  • €375 General participation fee
  • €475 Participation fee for people living in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom

Discount 15% – if you have done an Event Wise or Practicing Coaching training




Olde Vechte Foundation –  Youth NGO

Phone: +31 529 451 963

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Training for Trainers.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Theater by Nature

Dates: 3-9 February 2020

Venue: Tenerife, Spain

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 25th December 2019

Theater by Nature is an international training seminar for the development of skills of workers and youth leaders in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, through the use of theater methodology and non-violent communication.

General Description

Theater by Nature training course will take place in Tenerife, from 3 to 9 February 2020 and will bring together 24 leaders and youth workers from 11 different countries.

This project anticipates developing competences of youth workers to communicate in a nonviolent way – acknowledging own and others’ needs, recognising and expressing emotions, building peaceful relations with young people, and co-workers.

We found an existing need among trainers, facilitators, youth leaders, and project coordinators to approach situations of conflict and misunderstanding in their work environment with a fresh perspective. Especially working with multinational and cross-cultural groups, youth at risk, migrants and refugees, where backgrounds, contexts and understandings might be so different, and may lead to frustrations in the communication process.

The Theater by Nature TC aims to have impact in two main areas:

develop emphatic attitude, by building a group ready to support each other, where participants will share their challenges, contact with their emotions and needs, go through experienced frustrations, and approach them as a resource for learning improve/ acquire knowledge and skills in Nonviolent Communication as a tool to deal with similar situations in the future including the connection with nature as a mirror of the different stages in communication.

Application and Deadline

If you want to participate in the selection process of this training you need to fulfill the application form before 25th december 2019:



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All accomodation, activities, and food cover by Erasmus+ funding.

When we will have some activities out, to simplify the logistic and help to co-found the project, we will ask participants to voluntary cover only the costs of one lunch and one dinner out by themself.

If you  cannot afford this cofounding please contact us and we will solve it.

Travel reimbursement

Acording to the distance band or Erasmus+ rules:

  • Spain 0€
  • France 360€
  • Poland, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Czech, 530€
  • Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Netherlands (Curacao) 820€

Participation fee

No participation Fee




Asociación Isla CreActiva – Youth NGO

Phone: 687463235

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Theater by Nature.pdf

Contact for questions:

David Perdomo

E-Mail: theaterbynature@gmail.com

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Seminar Overwork the process: A seminar for an experienced trainer

Dates: 12 January 2020

Venue: Wrocław, Poland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th December 2019

In the training work we experience a situations when the group process leads us into unknown regions. We invite you to meet and discuss possible strategy to take care for a group and also for you in a difficult group process.

General Description

The goal of the seminar is to share methods, techniques, and tools which can be used to help rebuild groups that experienced a crisis.

We would like to discuss the following topics: case studies on various group dynamics, cognitive models of dealing with crisis, a role of a trainer in a group process, various approaches to dealing with crisis and trauma in a group, how to create a clear algorithm, tools for young trainers and instructors, helping them to feel safe when leading a group process. We are going to work in an experimental education framework.

We have also planned some city-exploring activities in the multicultural Wrocław.

Participant profile:

  • Experienced trainers, more than 2-3 years of experience. Preferably having finished a train-the-trainers training / have a fundamental knowledge in training designing.
  • It is a technical reference within the organization or team. His knowledge allows him to work or collaborate on more challenging projects.
  • It helps to define processes, methodologies and standards that will take place in the development of projects.
  • It is good to communicate and listening.
  • It can participate in high-level decisions and collaborate if necessary in more operational activities.
  • Communicative level of English language is mandatory.

Case study

  • Have at least one (two) case or challenging situation, when there is a serious crash or hard moment in a group process.
  • Reflect, write, eventually record, and send a case study before the seminar start.
  • Desire to improve coaching and group facilitation techniques.
  • Open to discuss in supervision, yours and others case study.

Practical issues

  • Open to discuss, analyze, and develop some methods, scenarios, algorithm.
  • Open to try plenty of methods, from different backgrounds, that could be applied.
  • Desire to create a space of cordiality, collaboration and be supervised from a professional and youth workers feedback.


  • Participate in formal and non-formal networking activities.
  • Start to develop strong connections and exchange.
  • Open to diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue.
  • Promoting European values, such as tolerance and respect.
  • Able to establish intercultural relationships with other participants.


  • To lead or collaborate in one or more specific part of the program, such on-line meetings, promoting and dissemination, Dropbox, Whatsapp, YouTube, drawings and algorithms, Facebook, etc.
  • To give evaluation and feedback.
  • To share in your organization the outcomes from the seminar.
  • We can invite participants from Poland, Latvia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Italy.



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

Accommodation and food

All the cost is covered from Erasmus+ program.

Travel reimbursement

  • Poland: 180 €
  • Latvia, Italy, Sweden, Romania, Netherlands: 275  €

Participation fee

The participation to the seminar foresees:

  • a non refundable PARTICIPATION FEE of 20€,
  • a VOLUNTARY FEE to be paid in cash (in Polish Zlotys) during project on a sliding scale from 20 PLN (5€) up to choice and possibilities of participant.

Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in this program. This fee will help in dissemination of the project.




Manufacture of Science and Adventure – Youth NGO

Phone: +48725526426

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Overwork the process.pdf

Contact for questions:

Justyna Schimanda

E-Mail: justyna.schimanda@naukaprzygoda.edu.pl