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E-learning. The Art and Science of Storytelling. Czech Republic

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E-learning Online Workshops: The Art and Science of Storytelling (October 2020)

Dates: 5-19 October 2020

Venue: Online (zoom), Czech Republic

Eligible are 20 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, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 4th October 2020

NOTE: this class has been FULLY BOOKED and the dates are not anymore available. Please look for the September edition (still available places) or get in touch with the organizers to be informed about the future November one.

Do you want to learn about the art and science of Storytelling and how to create and share Stories effectively? Register to these online workshops, designed for educators and trainers which involve a lot of exercises, interaction and fun. (5th Edition)

General Description

The human mind evolved with stories and is shaped by them. Good storytelling can motivate people to do incredible things and is a tremendous advantage in communication. Education and learning are no exception.

Creating and sharing stories is a gift innate to all of us. Join these workshops and find out more.

We will share inspiration from some famous, especially successful examples, put them in practice with individual and group exercises, and share tips on how to build stories to create engaging activities, inspire learning and promote the change we want to see in the world.

These workshops are designed for a smaller group (15/20 people max) and will involve a lot of direct and personal interaction. So, camera and microphone will be needed all the time. The work platform will be Zoom. Don’t expect long webinars and talking heads, these activities are super hands-on.

Our work will include bits of theory inputs, loads of group and individual exercises, challenges and games, sharing and reflection and a variety of interactive digital tools to make our sessions more dynamic and engaging.

These editions are offered to trainers and youth workers for a very friendly price +feedback and review at the end!

The specific topics will be:

5th October, h 20 CET – How and Why do we create stories? (story structures with famous examples, why do we share stories + the deeper impact of storytelling, theory and tips for creativity, crafting and sharing stories, small group work to create and share short stories, improv exercises);

12th October, h 20 CET- How to use stories for personal growth (the Hero’s Journey story mega-structure and how to incorporate Rites of Passage in education; the power of sharing with the Way of Council, and tips on how to lead such activities);

19th October, h 20 CET – Engagement, humor and comedy (how to create punchlines and deliver them, theory inputs on what is “funny”, tips and exercises to keep an audience engaged and be confident storytellers, examples from stand-up comedy, writing exercises and jokes, jokes, jokes).

You can register for one, two or all the workshops (the price is 15 euros for one, 39 for the whole series). See below.

Places will be limited: first come, first served (the deposit of the fee will be the proof).

Facebook event of the workshops

You can also check the amazing reviews from the previous classes! We have had 4 editions and a spin-off series so far, with more than 150 satisfied users.

To register online: https://cutt.ly/storieswithcarmine

To pay the deposit, please use if possible Paypal:
(or contact us in case of difficulties)



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

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

N.A. These workshops take place entirely online.

Participation fee

15 euros for one specific workshop, 39 € for the whole series.
Want to ask for a special offer or conditions? Get in touch with me and don’t hesitate to ask.




Vice Versa CZ

Phone: +393383845313

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmine Rodi

E-Mail: carmine.rodi@gmail.com

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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:

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Training Course: Seeds of Transformation

Dates: 7-15 April 2020

Venue: Apuseni Mountains , Romania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 8th February 2020

The purpose of Seeds of Transformation is to meaningfully shape the resources and competences of youth workers in order to contribute to life-enhancing societies through nature-based practices, mindfulness, storytelling, soul poetry, singing & drumming.

General Description

‘Seeds of Transformation’ is an Erasmus+ project coordinated by Actions for Change association which includes a training course that will be held in the mountains of Romania.

The purpose of ‘Seeds of Transformation’ is to meaningfully and impactfully shape and reinvent the resources and competences of youth workers in order to contribute to building healthy human communities and life-enhancing societies.

If what we want is blooming and healthy communities, the most essential aspect is to educate our youth who have the capacity to grow into true, competent and authentic adults.

‘Seeds of Transformation’ will offer the knowledge and skill to foster optimal human development for hard to reach young people, including migrants and refugees.

The eco-soulcentric human development methods and practices which are going to be explored in this training will enable the participants to cultivate their innate human wholeness, meaningly their resources, authenticity and imagination.

Planting the ‘Seeds of Transformation’ through the following practices:

  • Nature-based practices – immersions in nature to reconnect and claim and (re)discover our innate human wholeness;
  • Mindfulness – maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment;
  • Storytelling – exploring inspiring and transformative myths and legends and the art of telling stories;
  • Soul Poetry – exploring the mysteries of what it means to be human through metaphor, the language of Soul;
  • Singing and drumming – Tapping into the natural ability, ancient and primal way of belonging that we humans have been using since our earliest times;

  • Embodiment/Dance – Authentic Movement, Dance of Wholeness, Open Floor Movement;
  • Drawing – diving deep into the source of our own imagination – free and abstract drawing
  • Mind-Body-Heart awakening – meditation practices and guided visualisations;

The methodology will be experienced at a personal level and also finding a translation of applying it in the youth field, especially with hard to reach young people.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Materials, activities, accommodation and food are 100% covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

Travel reimbursement

The travelling costs (plane, train, bus) are also covered and will be reimbursed to the participants after the course up to this limit:

  • Romania 20 Euros/ person
  • Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, 275 Euros/ person
  • Portugal, Spain 360 Euros/ person

We encourage you to use eco-friendly transportation.

Participation fee

We are inviting you to contribute to Actions for Change’s future local projects by making a donation from 40 to 80 Euros based on personal financial possibilities (the donation is optional).




Actions for Change – Youth NGO

Phone: +40726504487

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Seeds of Transformation.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sandra Horea

E-Mail: sandra.horea@gmail.com

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Training Course: Storytelling for Global Change

Dates: 11-19 February 2020

Venue: Newbold House, United Kingdom

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 25th November 2019

Do you want to explore Storytelling as a tool of promoting democratic values, inclusion & critical thinking of young people? Are you interested in Global Education? Do you want to work on Media literacy of young people? 

General Description

“Storytelling for Global Change” is a training course that combines stories, media, global education and active citizenship to empower trainers, educators, youth workers and give them better tools to do their work in these fast changing times. It will take place in a beautiful venue, about 1 hour from Inverness.

Main Elements 

In the “Storytelling for Global Change” training course we combine 3 main elements:

  • Storytelling with focus on spreading positive messages (especially about inclusion groups and marginalised people)
  • Media literacy, deconstructing toxic narrative, anti-hate speech etc.
  • Global Education with focus on understanding the recent refugee crisis, it’s background, environmental and political reasons, and possible solutions

How will we work?

The programme will include many different activities, theory and practice of different forms of storytelling (from theatre to writing, presentation skills, social media), plus reflection, discussions, open workshops to encourage critical thinking and personal contributions. Diving deeper into storytelling, we will learn about story structures, relatable and powerful characters, how to create a compelling narrative.

A strong focus will be put on how to pass the results of the course to the organisations and the beneficiaries back home. The dissemination of results, being this a training course on media awareness and use, will have a central role and we will produce infographics and reports easy to share and with a high visibility.

Some of the competences that will be developed during the course will be: storytelling; effective communication; awareness about the relations between ecology, economics, technology, media & democracy; active citizenship; better understanding of global issues around education and democracy.

What are the Objectives?

– to inform and reflect on current trends in Media (including fake news) and how to be critical users and creators of content – contrasting the spreading of violence, extremism and hate speech;
– to explore the use of Storytelling in youth work, education and for creation of positive media image of diversity groups
– to introduce current concepts of Global Education, learn more about poverty, inequality and climate change, to challenge some of the complex development issues that face local and global communities
– to establish Partnerships between organisations working with diversity, storytelling and global education and exchange good practices

Who is the Trainer team?

Bára Rodi: Czechia

Carmine Rodi Falanga: Italy/ Czechia

Paul Crewe: Ireland



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The project has been part-financed by the Erasmus+ programme. The costs related to accommodation and food will be fully covered by the hosting organisation.

Accommodation will be provided in shared rooms of 2-6 people. Meals will provided 3 x daily. All meals will be vegetarian.

The venue for this project is Newbold House in Forres, North-East Scotland.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to these amounts:

  • Ireland & UK: 180 €
  • Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Spain: 275 €
  • Greece, Italy & Portugal: 360 €
  • Turkey: 530 €

The reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the training course.
Visa costs for participants from Turkey will be covered up to 200 €

Participation fee

For this training there will be a participation fee which will need to be paid upon selection, to secure your place on the training course.
The fee is according to the possibilities of each participant, on a sliding scale between €60 and €120.

Please take into account your personal circumstances, and also the difference in costs and standards across Europe with your fee. If you need support with this please do contact your sending organisation or us as we do not wish this charge to be a barrier to your attendance.
The Erasmus+ grant does not cover all the costs of the project.




Coyote Initiatives – Youth NGO

Phone: +447814771201

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Storytelling for Global Change.pdf

Contact for questions:

Steven Gasgarth

E-Mail: coyote.initiatives@gmail.com

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Training Course: heART Project

Dates: 10-19 November 2019

Venue: Kaprálův Mlýn, Brno, Czech Republic

Eligible are 29 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

heArt project will give you experience embodiment approach in youth work. Work with our body and voice – gives space and tools to discover who we really are. It is an experience of oneself, a learning process, time for reflection.

General Description


A vital organ, pumping blood into our body, providing it with oxygen that we need to breathe and an amazing place full of emotions, feelings and compassion.


A way of self-expression that allows our imagination to create all sorts of beauty and includes everybody.

heART Project.

A possibility to explore and experience ourselves and others through embodied techniques and to use it to fight for social inclusion. With all our heART. Put your heART into it!

Embodiment approach – working with our body and voice – gives space and tools to discover who we really are. It is an experience of oneself, a learning process, time for reflection. Once we get to know ourselves, we can open our hearts to each other and we care.

In heART Project, we will gather 29 people from 10 countries who will share their knowledge and skills. We will use movement, voice expression, storytelling and theatre as a way to approach and work with disadvantaged groups of young people.

A big part of the training course is focused on creating activities for and with young people of the local project Bojovat Srdcem (Fight with Heart). It is an afterschool activity in the local elementary school Zelesice and supports young people with fewer opportunities (learning disabilities and behavioral disorders) with their integration into society through embodied arts.

What to expect

  • body awareness session to reconnect with self & build rapport to others with principles of butoh, yoga, tango, dance etc.
  • voice coaching session of the basics of breath control, articulation, resonance, pitch and tone to discover our own vocal image
  • dynamic body movement & meditation to increase the awareness of own body and optimize energy management
  • storytelling and Way of Council to share and learn from our stories
  • working on topics of diversity, tolerance and inclusion using elements from Theatre of the Oppressed and improv theatre
  • embodied workshops with and for children from Bojovat Srdcem (Fight with Heart)

What you get out of it

You will:

  • learn to listen to your own body and to share your own experience with others
  • explore the possibilities of expression that your own body and voice offer to support your everyday interactions
  • experience personal growth through embodiment
  • learn how to maintain, create and expand connections with others
  • get to know ways of using the embodied learning tools to empower youngsters and their inclusion
  • create your own activities for your target groups
  • have fun while increasing your creativity, flexibility and playfulness in an international group of youth workers

The training is for you if you are:

  • youth worker, educator, trainer or facilitator
  • ready to use or considering to use embodied techniques with your target groups
  • willing to experience yourself through 8 – 10 hours daily intense programme
  • enthusiastic, motivated, open to new challenges
  • committed to participate in the project through all the phases (preparation, TC and organisation of a follow up activity)
  • 18+ and speaking fluent English
  • a resident of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland or Spain



Veronika is a trainer, facilitator and coach. She combines embodied learning methods with personal growth processes. Veronika loves to create a safe space for people to reconnect with themselves and connect with each other. She supports them on their journey to discover their inner power and use it to their full potential


Lucie is a language and voice coach, teacher trainer, non-formal educator and a passionate traveller. She has been working with youth workers for over ten years, focusing mainly on personal development. She loves using singing, theatre and storytelling techniques in order to help people to become more aware of who they are and whom they want to be.


Hana is PR and media specialist for a science film festival and copywriter. She has been involved in youth work and non formal education for almost 15 years as youth leader, coordinator and trainer. She enjoys to work with words and stories. In youth work she focuses mostly on project and organizational management.


Pavel is the initiator and coordinator of Bojovat Srdcem Project, an educator and a trainer of martial arts. His vision of a capoeira workshop is to raise people with love to sport and active lifestyle, with the desire to improve themselves, with the strong will and with the knowledge of their own possibilities, which they can develop



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The accommodation and food will be for participants fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

You will be reimbursed the exact amount of your travel expenses inside the limit assigned to your country if you provide us with all your travel tickets. Taxi and first class tickets are not covered.

  • Czech Republic 20 €
  • Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland 180 €
  • Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Romania 275 €
  • Spain 530 €

Participation fee

There is a participation fee of 50 euro/ 1250 Czk to be paid at the beginning of the TC in cash.




Asociace DICE – Youth NGO

Phone: +420776619072

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack heART.pdf

Contact for questions:

Hana Křížková

E-Mail: embodiedprojects@gmail.com

The Hague, Cats Heuvel

Training Course: Storytelling & Storyweaving, join in!

Dates: 24-27 October 2019

Venue: Den Haag, Netherlands

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Netherlands

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

ATTENTION: Dutch speaking seminar!

Training on storytelling and storyweaving: how to tell and collect powerful international stories and inspire other young people to go international?

General Description

This training course is in Dutch language, only open to participants from Belgium-FL and the Netherlands.

This training course focuses on the power of storytelling. What makes an international experience so powerful? The target group are Flemish and Dutch young people who had an international experience who want to collect, share and weave stories to inspire other young people to participate in an international project. As a network of storyweavers they support both National Agencies in promoting international projects to young people.

The final goal of the training course will be for every participant to at least have finalized one complete story and learned tools on how to collect and share stories in the future, too.


Het Storytelling & Storyweaving-traject begon eigenlijk in mei, maar er is een (zeldzame) mogelijkheid om in te stromen in de tweede helft! Dit betreft het tweede internationale weekend, van 24 tot 27 oktober in Den Haag. Het programma is als volgt:

Donderdag de 24e: aankomst van de nieuwe deelnemers
Vrijdag 25 oktober: 1-daagse training Storyweaving voor nieuwe deelnemers. ‘s Avonds arriveren de deelnemers die al sinds het begin van het project (mei dit jaar) betrokken zijn.
Zaterdag 26 + zondag 27 oktober: training Storytelling.

Meer weten?
Neem contact op met Thomas thomas.gits@jint.be (Vlaanderen) of Marlou m.saris@nji.nl (Nederland).



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

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all accommodation, meals and programme costs are covered by the Belgian-FL and Dutch NA.

Travel reimbursement

Only the travel costs to both venues are to be paid by the participants. Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details.

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.




NJi, NA Netherlands – National Agency


  • Jint, NA Belgium-Flanders – National Agency

Phone: +31302306339

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marlou Saris

E-Mail: m.saris@nji.nl

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 Visit Ghetto Out: Study Visit about migration in Italy

Dates: 28 September – 5 October 2019

Venue: Foggia, Italy

Eligible are 24 trainees coming from: Bulgaria, France, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th September 2019

This Study Visit will take place in Foggia (South of Italy), to discover some Ghettos and other centers working on Migration’s issue. If you’re studying or working on Migration’s topics, this is the project for you!

General Description

The Study Visit is addressed to youth workers with a sense of participation and interest about topics like Migrants’ issues and Integration (people/students/youth workers interested in Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Law, Immigration, Intercultural, Storytelling)

The Study Visit will offer the possibility of direct interaction with disadvantaged people who migrate from countries at war or in a state of severe poverty, with the main purpose of carrying out a participatory discussion aimed at:

  • strengthening intercultural awareness so that the idea of the different is not mediated by prejudices, whether positive or negative, but based on a real experience, facilitated by good practices and methods that increase understanding, a critical vision and a positive exchange.

Participants will be 24 and they will come from Turkey, Italy, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, France.

The main activities will include:

  • Visits of different NGOs working about the topic of immigration (i.e. the Association “Ghetto Out” or debates with their activists, invited to present their experience.
  • Visit to the Ghetto with staff people from associations well knowing the place.
  • Spend some time in the Association Ghetto Out, learning what some ex-residents are trying to do in order to live in a sustainable way outside the ghetto.
  • Storytelling and video making to disseminate contents in a best and powerful way.
  • Ethnographic interviews to ghetto residents or ex-residents and to the local community; comparing the results with the information we usually receive from the media.
  • Exchange of information on countries of origin, multicultural evenings (create dishes), dialectical dialogue on the perception of their country and of others.

Participants should have maximum 2 travel days before and after the Activity (28 sept.- 5 oct.) The place we should host the participants should be a village near Foggia, called “Villaggio Don Bosco”

Good airports to get to Foggia should be ROME, NAPOLI or BARI and then you can check buses or trains to Foggia.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food we’ll be provided by the hosting organisation

Travel reimbursement

Please make sure you respect the maximumamount of money that we can reimburse:

  • Italy: 180 Euro/participant (only for a distance longer than 100 km)
  • Turkey, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, France : 275 Euro/participant

In order to receive the reimbursement you have to keep all the original travel documents

Participation fee

Non applicable.




Come Pensiamo NGO

Phone: 00393284219851

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Ghetto Out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sebastiano Miele

E-Mail: info@comepensiamo.it