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

1 – 31 August 2020 (ONLINE) 
MOOC about Erasmus+ funding opportunities for youth 
Registration deadline: 31 August 2020

1 September - 18 October 2020 (ONLINE) 
MOOC on youth work 
Registration deadline: 31 August 2020

28 - 30 September 2020, Vienna (Austria)
Conference: Youth Work – The lessons from the crisis 
Registration deadline: 23 August 2020

6 October - 1 December 2020 (ONLINE and in Slovenia)
Cherry on the cake - youth exchange in the context of a long term work with groups of young people
Registration deadline: 28 August 2020

18 - 22 October 2020, Budapest (Hungary)
Among Others Seminar - Non-formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence 
Registration deadline: 23 August 2020

19 - 24 October 2020, Brussels (Belgium)
VulnerABILITY : Transforming Weaknesses into Strengths for Social Inclusion 
Registration deadline: 4 September 2020 

26 - 29 October 2020 (Slovenia)
Impact+: Youth Field
Registration deadline: 7 September 2020 

26 - 31 October 2020 (Greece)
Eye Opener in Greece
Registration deadline: 10 August 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

24 - 28 November 2020, Istanbul (Turkey)
Include Transform Realise Transnational Forum II
Registration deadline: 20 October 2020

25 - 28 November 2020, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Volunteering & solidarity as a social capital of the city
Registration deadline: 21 October 2020

7 - 11 December 2020, Budapest (Hungary)
“Towards Collaborative Practice” (TCP) Study Visit on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion
Registration deadline: 28 September 2020

8. – 12. Dezember 2020, Istanbul (Türkei) 
Conference: "On track 4 - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations"
Registration deadline: 6 September 2020

12 - 18 December 2020, Istanbul (Turkey)
TYE-Tools for Youth Exchanges
Registration deadline: 20 October 2020


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