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E-learning: Nordic Training on Virtual Exchanges

 Dates: 9-23 June 2020

Venue: Online, Finland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 3rd June 2020

The web-based training discusses how to support, design and implement virtual exchanges in youth work. The training offers an insight to an existing practice in virtual exchanges.

General Description

Virtual Exchanges for Youth Work

The aim of the training is to introduce youth workers to the practice of virtual exchange through an experiential learning approach.

The trainers build on the knowledge and experience of the participants themselves and facilitate the process of sharing knowledge and experience in a transnational virtual exchange context.

The training does not aim for designing a complete virtual exchange, but it gives an understanding what virtual exchanges are and how the participants can design one themselves after the training.

The training can provide a possibility for making partnerships for future virtual exchanges.

Content elements

The following content is discussed in the training:

  • discuss why VE can be relevant to youth work
  • explore different models of virtual exchange: ‘ready-made’ and ‘grassroots’
  • explore the components of a virtual exchange
  • explore the modes of communication in virtual exchange: theatre, music, visual arts, minecraft, wikipedia
  • develope a plan/outline for our virtual exchange
  • explore and evaluate technologies for the exchange
  • identify possible challenges and risks in virtual exchange, development ideas
  • creating partnerships for future virtual exchanges
    An intensive training period

The training is organised between 9.-23. June 2020 and it consists of four 2 hour online webinars (synchronised learning) and roughly 10 hours of individual work (unsynchronised learning). Approximately 18 hours of working time in two and half weeks.

Dates and times

Tuesday 9th of June: 9 – 11 (GMT)
Friday 12nd of June 14 – 16 (GMT)
Tuesday 16th of June: 9 – 11 (GMT)
Tuesday 23rd of June: 14 – 16 (GMT)

Who is it for?

The training is aimed for youth workers and promoters of youth exchanges in the Nordic countries: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. We expect the participants to take part in all of the sessions of the training.

Relevant NA officers can also take part.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.





The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Phone: +358 29 533 1698

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Virtual Exchanges.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ysi Valve

E-Mail: ysi.valve@oph.fi

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Seminar: Let’s Talk About Mental Health! – Online Seminar

Dates: 11-13 May 2020

Venue: Online, Norway

Eligible are 80 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

In the situation the world is facing, mental health support is vital to cope with the uncertainty, change and isolation. Youth workers need skills and attitudes to promote good mental health and a healthy lifestyle. So; Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

General Description

Good mental health is fundamental for the quality of life, well-being and productivity of both individuals, families, workers and communities. It increases the strength and resilience of the society. Young people, as an essential part of society, need the space and resources to learn more, talk more and act more on the issues that are related with mental health.

Some youth workers find it hard to talk with young people on such issues; simply because they are worried that the topic might be upsetting, or that some personal or medical topics might come up during the conversation that they don’t know how to address.

Talking about mental health from an early age on, helps the individuals to better understand their emotions and become more able to take care of themselves mentally and physically – which are equally essential. By talking and gaining more competences, we can stop feeding the social stigma around mental health, and also learn ways to resist the stigma when it shows up.

Aim of the Seminar

The main aim of this Seminar is to equip youth workers with knowledge, skills and attitude on how to address mental health issues and strengthen young people’s mental health.

The objectives are:

  • To have a better understanding of mental health issues and how they relate to the life of a young person,
  • To learn how to tackle stigma on mental health issues,
  • To learn ways to support positive mental health through well-being, off and online.
  • To learn more about public health sector and how systematic work within different settings as; local environment, schools and online affects physical and mental health
  • To share good practices on how to support the well-being of young people,
  • To share youth work practices on dealing with mental health issues,

Young people’s health and well-being is a permanent priority in Erasmus+ Youth Programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy.


The seminar was originally planned to happen as a residential seminar in Tønsberg, Norway. Due to the lock-down caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus we had to cancel the physical seminar. Then we realised that our topic is maybe even more relevant now that many people are isolated and have to deal with feelings like anxiety and loneliness. Youth work has to change its format, and so we decided that we would rather change the format of our seminar than cancel it.

We have been working really hard to present you with a high quality online seminar. Our experts are professionals from the fields of health and youth work, our facilitators (9 of them) are experienced non formal educators, we have a strong technical support team and we pay to have software and technical solutions that are answering our needs.

The programme consists of inputs by the experts, interactive workshops, presentations and exploration of different ways of working on the topic. The sessions will be divided between plenary sessions and facilitated work in smaller groups. It is important to us to make sure that we keep the non formal aspects of the seminar. You will be expected to take part in the whole seminar, and contribute with your opinions and experience.

Sessions are distributed over 3 days, and the days will last approximately 5 hours, breaks included.

All selected participants will also be invited to a pre-meeting with one of our facilitators. More information about how and when will be given to the selected participants.

Profile of Participants

This seminar is for youth workers and persons in other relevant positions in youth work. It is an opportunity for you who are currently working on, or are interested to work on, the topics of mental health in youth work context.

You should be able to communicate in English. We also expect you to share what you learn with your colleagues, and to implement the new knowledge and skills in your local work with young people.

Technical equipment needed: Computer with camera and microphone and reliable internet connection. Zoom.us will be the main digital platform of the seminar. You need to download this if you are selected to participate.



This course is co-financed by the European Union’s program Europe Aid.

Accommodation and food

Course is online

Travel reimbursement

Course is online

Participation fee

This Course is free of charge




Erasmus+ Aktiv Ungdom – National Agency


  • Vestfold og Telemark Fylkeskommune

Phone: n/a

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tone Helen Jørgensen

E-Mail: tone.helen.jorgensen@vtfk.no

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Training Course Becoming a part of Europe: Training for Swedish and Norwegian participants

Dates: 27-29 April 2020

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

Eligible are 24 youth workers coming from: Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

ATTENTION: Swedish/Norwegian speaking seminar!

This course is in Swedish/Norwegian languages and is only open to participants from Sweden and Norway. The course is organized as a follow-up event of the project Becoming a part of Europe implemented between 2016-2019 by several National Agencies.

General Description

The training course aims at developing the participants’ competences in using non-formal education (NFE) methods in working with, and supporting, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (YMRA).

We will create a framework in which the participants can explore various contexts and exchange good practices they use in their work with inclusion; And we will equip the participants with concrete tools and methods for working with integration of YMRA.

Moreover, the participants will discover funding possibilities and get the opportunity to network and create partnerships with the purpose of developing future common national and international projects.

Expected profile of participants

The training course is designed for voluntary and/or professional youth workers, social workers, project leaders, inclusion and/or integration responsible, facilitators and other persons or stakeholders working with inclusion of YMRA.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Expected group size is 20-24 participants

People of migrant, refugee or asylum seeker background are encouraged to apply.

The training course will be in Swedish/Norwegian, without any possibility of continuous translation from one language to another.

Course programme

The course offers a variety of workshops, info-sessions and other activities to improve the participants work with YRMA.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement

Your travel costs are reimbursed against relevant travel documents/receipts after your trip. You will get more detailed information from your NA on reimbursement procedures of travel costs after your selection has been approved.

Participation fee

Some countries charge a participation fee, some do not.  Please contact the representative of your NA if you have further questions.




NA Sweden – National Agency


  • NA Norway – National Agency

Phone: 0046 0160 10 00

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreea Maris

E-Mail: andreea.maris@mucf.se

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Training Course Inside Out. Lateral thinking for social action

Dates: 11-19 March 2020

Venue: Spain

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

Experiential training course designed to promote a creative space of personal and community development towards sustainable social impact within a cooperative network based on creating a safe, open and interactive learning environment.

General Description

This training course is organised within the context of Non-Formal Education, it comes to meet the need of providing a space of learning for youth workers through different expressive and communication tools of emotional management, nature-based connection, introspection/self-image, resilience, stress management and resolution of conflicts through an embodied experience.

Exploring together different skills, methods and practices within personal and community development into a path of discovery, the idea is creating a sustainable social impact within a cooperative network based upon creativity and social action. Within the concept of learning by doing, we will be using methods such as discussions, movement sessions, games, group dynamics, storytelling, role play, nature-based experiences, visualisations, expressive art work, self-reflection and many others, including evaluation along the process.

So this IS for You if you Want to:

  • Get to explore personal development and social action interconnection
  • Explore creativity and nature as sources of growth in yourself and others
  • Get to know new non-formal methods and tools to improve the quality of youth work

  • Go through a process of self-learning and reflection within yourself and the group
  • Become an active agent of social change creating impact through your learning experience
  • Connect and develop new networks willing to draw new ideas and get into action together



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, which means that the costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum allowance according to the Erasmus+ travel distance calculator as it follows:

  • Latvia, Lithuania and Norway: 360€
  • Italia: 275 €
  • Portugal: 180€
  • Spain: no travel reimbursement available

Participation fee

20 € per person



Asociación Juvenil Asekas – Youth NGO

Phone: +34626539455

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Inside Out, Spain.pdf

Contact for questions:

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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Study session: Feminist of the World, Unite!

Dates: 2-6 March 2020

Venue: European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th January 2020

Feminist of the World, Unite! invites feminist activists and educators from all around the globe to discuss intersectional feminism, gender equality and power structures in a safe and healing environment.

General Description

Do you identify as a woman, non-binary person or any other gender, that is not a cis-gendered man? Are you between 16-30, and involved in feminist work as an activist or educator?

Are you sick and tired of the patriarchy, uninclusive feminism and gender-based oppression? Do you want to share ideas, develop your perspective and plan an action with likeminded people from all over the world? If the answer is yes to these questions, our upcoming study session in partnership with the Council of Europe sounds like the right space for you! Apply to unite with feminists around the world!


Provide a space to create strategies, tools and skills to promote inclusive, intersectional feminism


  • Offer participants the opportunity to discuss and explore their own experiences and societal realities concerning feminism
  • Explore intersectionality concerning feminism and consider how and why marginalised and minority groups have different experiences of sexism and patriarchy
  • Offer space for participants to share projects, programmes and expertise in the field of feminism and promote the cross-pollination of ideas and approaches
  • Create projects and strategies that build bridges between lived experiences, education, activism and policy to challenge the patriarchy

Participant Profile

Prospective applicants should:

  • NOT identify as a cis-gendered man
  • Be between 16-30 years old. If you’re aged 16 and 17, you must provide parental/guardian consent, and attend with another participant who will take legal responsibility of you (including during travel). This age limitation is due to the funding rules of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe who is one of the partners of this Study Session.
  • Participants up to an age of 35 can only be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Have experience discussing and implementing intersectional and inclusive feminist perspectives and practices
  • Have the time to attend the whole study session, and to implement the project or action following the project
  • Able to work confidently in English


IFM-SEI aims to include people of all genders in their activities and will aim for a balance of different genders (excluding cis-gendered men). Participants will be selected based on their application questions, and the selection team will also ensure there is a geographical and organisational balance in the participants.

Specific priority will be given to:

Applicants are at risk of marginalisation with regards to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographical background and/or religion, young migrants and refugees, and young people of colour or with access needs.

The specific needs of a participant will not be part of the selection criteria. We encourage applicants to be honest and open about their access needs for the project. This way, we can best accommodate every person and ensure the right support structures are in place from as early as possible.



This project is financed by the Council of Europe.

Accommodation and food

The Study Session will take place at the European Youth Center Budapest which will also provide accommodation and food. The costs are covered through the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed at full on the spot. If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please get in touch.

Participation fee

60€ per person (covers accommodation, food, programme and travel costs). If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please get in touch.




International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International – Youth NGO


Youth Department of the Council of Europe

Phone: 004915112455990

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: anuschka@ifm-sei.org