Taking part in a European training course of Youth in Action is an opportunity for anyone who would like to network in youth work in the whole of Europe or wants to implement international projects or discuss everyday issues of youth work with colleagues from all over Europe. The options offered are extremely varied and taking part is straightforward and inexpensive.

What are Youth in Action training courses?

Youth in Action offers reasonably-priced training courses for people involved in youth work and/or wishing to carry out projects with young people (adolescents or young adults). The two to four-day courses take place in European countries. They are a source of support in planning and carrying out projects as well as in daily work in the youth sphere. They can be subject-based (e. g. integration, participation, environmental education), specific to a region (e.g. the Mediterranean region, the Balkans, East Europe) or perhaps project-related (e.g. preparation of youth exchanges, mentoring volunteers). Travel and participation costs are paid by Movetia, minus a contribution to the costs from the participant of CHF 80.-.

What are the requirements for participation?

The training courses are aimed at different target groups and the requirements vary according to what is offered. In principle, the minimum age of 18 applies. An exception may be made for some courses, subject to written consent from the parents. In addition to interest and motivation, the willingness to pass on what they have learned or to implement it in their own project, e.g. with Youth in Action, is important. Most courses are held in English. However, some courses are also offered in German or French.

What costs are covered?

For training courses that are organised by a National Agency or a SALTO Resource Centre, Movetia covers the travel and participation costs, minus a contribution to the costs from the participant of CHF 80.-.

Insurance (health, accident, personal liability) is the responsibility of the participants. 

What current courses are there?

You will find a selection of current courses on this page. The European Training Calendar lists all National Agency and SALTO Resource Centre courses. 

The Youth in Action team supports interested persons in their search for a suitable offer.

Once the participation has been confirmed, the application can be submitted using the link of the course. Information on application and conditions of participation

Current courses

Information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
Movetia does not support the participation in European training courses until the end of August 2020.

30. Juni – 31. August 2020 (ONLINE) 
YOCOMO – an online course on competence-based development for youth workers
Registration deadline: 22 June 2020

5 – 8 September 2020, Hamburg (Germany)
ETS Trainer Skills Workshop (TSW) - Coaching mind-set and coaching skills for trainers
Registration deadline: 31 May 2020

18 September 2020 - 26 June 2021 (Portugal, Germany, Italy)
Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+: Youth in Action Projects 2020/2021
Registration deadline: 15 June 2020

5 – 11 October 2020, Brussels (Belgium) 
One 2 One” – supporting learning face-to-face 
Registration deadline: 09 June 2020 

3 - 6 November 2020, Portimáo (Portugal)
Democracy Reloading Launching Conference
Registration deadline: 30 june 2020

23 - 27 November 2020, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Special Puzzle – Partnership-building activity for organisations working with youth with special need
Registration deadline: 17 September 2020


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