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

13 – 17 January 2020, Tampere (Finland)
YOUTH2020 - Finnish Youth Work Days
Application deadline: 29.11.2019

28 January – 02 February 2020, Košice (Slovakia)
Build your own "Social Startup Initiative"
Application deadline: 15.12.2019

10 – 13 February 2020, Zagreb (Croatia)
Do IT in Youth Work
Application deadline: 15.12.2019

2 – 5 March 2020, Helsinki (Finland)
Creating Safer Spaces - Human Rights and Diversity as Foundations of Youth Work
Application deadline: 10.01.2020

2 – 7 March 2020, Budapest (Hungary)
EYE Opener in Hungary
Application deadline: 12.01.2020

2 – 8 March 2020, Jurmala (Latvia)
YOCOMO - the 3rd ETS learning experience for youth workers: a systemic approach to competence development
Application deadline: 06.01.2020

08 – 13 March 2020, Brussels (Belgium)
Seminar/Study Visit: Sensitive topics in Working with young refugees
Application deadline: 14.01.2020

09 – 13 March 2020, Prag (Czech Republic)
The Star of Europe
Application deadline: 12.01.2020

17 – 21 March 2020, Slovakia
BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
Application deadline: 05.01.2020

18 – 20 March 2020, Finland
HOP crash course
Application deadline: 19.01.2020

1 – 5 April 2020, Athens (Greece)
Value Fair 2020
Application deadline: 31.01.2020

30 March – 03 April 2020, Danhostel Ishøj Strand (Denmark)
APPETISER - An introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for international youth work
Application deadline: 06.01.2020

28 April – 3 May 2020, Portugal
PBA Make the Move VI
Application deadline: 03.03.2020

11 – 16 May 2020 (Bulgaria)
The Real Deal – Partnership Building Activity for Youth Exchanges
Application deadline: 02.03.2020

26 – 31 May 2020, Saint-Laurent-sur-Oust (France)
Le Pouvoir de l'Education Non-Formelle (en français)
Application deadline: 20.03.2020


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