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Training Course: Horizon

Dates: 27 May – 7 June 2020

Venue: Adršpach-Teplice Rocks, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 9th February 2020

Are you a youth worker searching for your future way and inspiration in the field of youth work? Do you need a break to reflect on your past, presence and plan your future steps as a youth worker? Come to find it in Horizon! 10 days TC + 2 travel days

General Description

From time to time we need the moments to take a break, look around and reflect on the direction we are heading to. We ask ourselves existential questions like: Is this really MY way? Does it make any sense what I do? Am I doing something which I like, helps the world and makes use of my best abilities?

We prepared this training course based on our long-term experience in training youth workers. We see that there are always some difficult moments for youth workers, when their motivation decreases. It happens while they feel burned out, while they’re questioning their abilities and skills. At that time, they don’t know what the right way should be. We believe that this period is very natural, and one way of getting over it is to break, ask and search.

During Horizon, You will have an Opportunity to:

  • (re)find and (re)name your professional vision and values
  • set up next steps for professional and personal journey
  • develop competence to work with values as youth workers

What will you Experience?

  • Connection with the place and group through stories, walks, and value-based methods
  • Reflection of your professional career, your personal and professional values
  • Focus on your body through everyday Yoga sessions, focusing and mindfulness techniques, walking in nature
  • Strengthening the skills necessary for pilgrimage
  • Five days of pilgrimage in beautiful landscape of Adršpach region

  • Five days and nights of sleeping, eating, and living outside in nature
  • Creation of your own Ikigai through nonverbal techniques, creative workshops, individual and group reflections
  • (Re)forming and (re)discovering your professional (and personal) vision through Ikigai



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Accommodation and food

The training course is supported by the Erasmus+ program. Accommodation and food are fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses are covered according to the distance calculator:

  • Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia – 180€,
  • Croatia, Latvia, Spain – 275€,
  • Cyprus – 360€

For more info see the infopack

Participation fee

Participation fee is €50. If you have difficulties with paying the participation fee, contact us about other possible options.




Czekobanda, z.s. – Youth NGO

Phone: +420737736965

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Horizon for Paxs.pdf

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: projects@czekobanda.eu

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ETS training course COMETS: Designing Educational Programmes

Dates: 16-22 February 2020

Venue: Dunboyne, Ireland

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, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 18th October 2019

COMETS is a one-week course that supports advanced trainers to explore a certain competence area defined by the ETS Competence Model for Trainers. This edition focuses on ‘Designing Educational Programmes’.

General Description


To explore and reflect on one’s practice when designing educational programmes.


  • To raise awareness on your personal and professional patterns when designing educational programme.
  • To reflect educational programmes design concepts from different perspectives

  • To understanding the complexities of designing educational programmes
  • To explore ways to stimulate, support and empower groups through inspiring educational programmes
  • To explore the roles and responsibilities of trainers regarding the impact of educational programme.
  • To explore how the design of educational programmes is influenced by the principles and values of Non Formal Learning.

The competences that this COMETS tackles are:

  • Choose and designing appropriate methods for collection, interpreting and disseminating information
  • Developing an educational approach based on the principles and values of non-formal learning
  • Designing an evaluation process and impact assessment
  • Integrating ICT, e-learning and other tools and methods into the educational activity
  • Transferring knowledge or values related to the activity to learners
  • Integration learners’ socio-political backgrounds into the education programme

Target Group:

COMETS is a training for trainers format which provides trainers, advanced in the implementation of international trainings for youth workers, with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop further on different competence areas of the ETS competence model.

In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that trainers-learners have the capacity to direct their own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess their own competences and review their own training practice.


COMETS is part of the NA Strategic Partnership supporting competence development of trainers and herewith the quality of the training courses for youth workers implemented by these trainers.

Further reading is available about

Arrivals and departures:

Please note that arrivals are foreseen by the 16th evening (by dinner time which is at 19:30) and departures are foreseen on the 22nd morning.



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 by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.




Leargas – National Agency


  • SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: +35318771202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack COMETS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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.

Berlin, Germany

Training Course for Erasmus+ Youth: Activizenship – Volume II

Dates: 8-16 November 2019

Venue: Berlin/Baitz, Germany

Eligible are participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania

We only look for applicants from HU (3), LT (2), BG (1) and BE (1).

Application deadline: 14th October 2019

Erasmus+ Youth-Activizenship aims to train youth sector’s professionals and enhance youth participation in EU communities. The TC has a final event in Berlin with EU stakeholders. 

General Description

The KA1 Erasmus+ project E+ Youth-Activizenship aims to enhance youth participation in 10 communities in Europe.

Participation is key for inclusion and resilience of youth in our society that is becoming more fragmented and complex. We clustered 4 major constraints to youth participation:

1) participation and legal status;
2) participation and gender;
3) participation and educational background;
4) participation and religion.

Based on the 4 clusters, the project improves competences/methods/tools of participants thus increasing the involved NGOs’ capacities to reach out and empower youth not engaging in social and political life.


• To further professionalise youth workers by making them experience and reflect on innovative methods and tools which they can acquire and use to foster youth participation in their respective communities;

• To foster the bottom-up development of youth participation action plans based on evidence and experience of participants using four thematic clusters of participation as a theoretical framework.

Project Overview

The training course E+ Youth-Activizenship – Volume II is structured as follows:

• Dates: 08.11.2019 – 16.11.2019.

• Duration: 9 days including 2 travel days.

Focus of the Call for Applicants

Please note that we are looking ONLY for Hungarian (3), Lithuanian (2), Bulgarian (1) and Belgian (1) applicants.



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

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and board are fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

For the second training course E+ Youth-Activizenship – Volume II in Baitz (Germany), travel expenses are reimbursed up to Eur 275,00 for participants from Hungary, Bulgaria, Belgium, Lithuania.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.




CRISP e.V. – Youth NGO


  • East-West Lab / Laboratorio Oriente-Occidente – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: How to support young people in their digital citizenship?

Dates: 13-18 October 2019

Venue: Vouneuil sur Vienne, France

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: France, Germany

Application deadline: 1st October 2019

Join us! We are offering a training opportunity for everyone who works with children/youths/young adults in Germany or France. The topic is: “How to support young people in exercising their Digital Citizenship?”

General Description

In the digitalized world, where digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in our lives and in shaping society, it is important for educational stakeholders to be aware of this development.

It is important to take responsibility in the digital domain to engage children and adolescents and to support their digital citizenship. “Digital Citizenship” refers here to the opportunity to take advantage of the opportunities of participation, offered by the digital development and maintain a competent and creative use of digital media.

For the development of media literacy as a prerequisite for a self-determined and socially responsible appearance in the digital world, competent pedagogical professionals are an important support.

We are committed to the aim to support children and adolescents to understand digital tools and become self-confident actors of digital practice. Educating educators about all digital issues is an important part of this strategy.

In this training course you can

– gain theoretical knowledge and understand the influence of digital tools on the Life of young people
– Demystify the digital world and set use digital tools with confidence
– Work on joint projects and develop your own ideas
– Acquire practical skills such as coding, algorithms, robotics, the Internet …
– Learn some French and German and discover a different culture



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

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be provided, there are no extra costs.

Travel reimbursement

Travel is organised centrally from Frankfurt am Main, Germany and the costs are covered. If someone wishes to travel separately we can talk about travel reimbursement.

Participation fee

There is a fee of 90 € per participant




Bezirksjugendwerk der AWO Hessen-Süd e.V. – Youth NGO


  • Ligue de l’enseignement – Youth NGO

Phone: +49698300556103

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Freya Kurek

E-Mail: internationales@jw-awo.de

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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

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