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

12 – 17 March 2019, Czech Republic
Take A Step Out
Application deadline: 17.02.2019

03 – 07 April 2019, Warschau (Poland)
BPF - Before Project Fails
Application deadline: 24.02.2019

08 – 10 April 2019, Dublin (Ireland)
Solidarity: Reality TV or Fake News
Application deadline: 04.03.2019

09 - 13 April 2019, Zagreb (Croatia)
Star of Europe
Application deadline: 03.03.2019

23 – 27 April 2019, Warschau (Poland)
“Boomerang – inclusion through active participation”
Application deadline: 10.03.2019

29 April – 03 May 2019, Wicklow (Ireland)
Power of Positivity (PoP+)
Application deadline: 01.03.2019

02 – 08 May 2019, De Glind (Netherlands)
MINDSET OF YOUTH WORKERS in supporting learning through youth mobilities
Application deadline: 05.03.2019

07 – 10 May 2019, Jyväskylä (Finland)
Study visit on the Topic of Unemployed Young People
Application deadline: 10.03.2019

07 - 10 May 2019, Dublin (Ireland)
Citizenship in a Digital Era
Application deadline: 15.03.2019

13 – 18 May 2019, Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)
URBAN ART & CO.: The power of education through urban art
Application deadline: 01.03.2019

19 – 25 May 2019, Dublin/Galway (Ireland)
Joining the Dots Through Outdoor Activity! A Contact Making Seminar-Youth Exchanges
Application deadline: 22.03.2019

21 – 24 May 2019, Kranjska Gora (Slovenia)
EUR0PEAN ACADEMY ON YOUTH WORK: Innovation, Current Trends and Developments in Youth Work
Application deadline: 17.02.2019

21 – 27 May 2019, Jurmala (Latvia)
Shape Your Landscape
Application deadline: 24.03.2019

22 – 26 May 2019, Belgium
BiTriMulti (BTM) – Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
Application deadline: 10.03.2019

27 May – 01 June 2019, Budapest (Hungary)
Think BIG, start SMALL
Application deadline: 27.03.2019

03-09 June 2019, Bulgaria
C.O.A.C.H. Training Course
Application deadline: 05.04.2019

07 – 12 July 2019, Vienna (Austria)
MENTOR plus - Improving mentorship in European Volunteering Projects
Application deadline: 10.05.2019


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