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

1-5 October 2018 (Netherlands)
APPETISER – An Introduction on how to use the Youth in Action Programme
Application deadline: 19.08.2018

4-10 October 2018 (Bulgaria)
Y.E.A.H.! Youth Engagement into Activism, How to?
Application deadline: 19.08.2018

8-12 October 2018, Torino (Italy)
TF ITALY 2018, a Toolfair in Italian
Application deadline: 03.09.2018

16-24 October 2018, Porto (Portugal)
Training of Facilitators in Erasmus+
Application deadline: 05.09.2018

23-26 October 2018, Luxembourg Stadt (Luxembourg)
Professioneller Austausch zu Jugendarbeit mit jungen Erwachsenen in einer “NEET” Situation (Deutsch)
Application deadline: 26.08.2018

3-9 November 2018 (Bulgaria)
TICTAC Multilateral Training Course to support quality in youth worker mobility activities
Application deadline: 26.08.2018

6-9 November 2018, Bonn (Germany)
Jugendbegegnungen+: Schritt für Schritt Jugendbegegnungen gestalten (Deutsch)
Application deadline: 08.09.2018

6-10 November 2018, Inari (Finland)
Star of Europe – Participation of young people in programme planning
Application deadline: 17.09.2018

6-10 November 2018 (Turkey)
BiTriMulti (BTM) – Multilateral Training Course for Newcomers
Application deadline: 16.09.2018

11-17 November 2018, Braga (Portugal)
100% Youth City – Cross sectorial reforms on local level youth policy
Application deadline: 13.09.2018

12-15 November 2018, Innsbruck (Austria)
The winner is: ESC/EVS - Training for Erasmus+ Volunteering Projects (Deutsch)
Application deadline: 28.09.2018

12-17 November 2018, Norway
EYE Opener
Application deadline: 14.09.2018

14-15 November 2018, Birmingham (Great Britain)
Impact+ Seminar for Youth
Application deadline: 31.08.2018

19-23 November 2018, Ireland
Widening Horizons – A Training for organisations hosting or sending volunteers
Application deadline: 01.10.2018

19-24 November 2018, Tirana (Albania)
Cross-sectorial seminar "Building young people's resilience against violent radicalisation"
Application deadline: 09.09.2018

26 November – 1 December 2018, Durbuy (Belgium)
The Power of Non-Formal Education
Application deadline: 02.09.2018

10-14 December 2018, Glasgow (UK)
Inclusive Volunteering in Social Enterprises – Training Course
Application deadline: 03.09.2018


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