Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

Did you know that Erasmus+ can fund you to take part in training events that help you prepare, apply for and run Youth in Action projects? These events are managed by an organisation called SALTO.  Each year Léargas chooses a number of particularly relevant training events that people working in the Irish youth sector can be funded to attend.

To apply to go to a training event, click on the SALTO link after the listing. You will need a SALTO account to see the details. If you don’t have one, follow the on-screen instructions to set one up. Léargas will then get in touch with you to let you know if your application has been successful.

If you’ve any questions, contact Carmel Walsh on our Client Services Team.

Upcoming Training

Here are the upcoming training events for the youth sector only. Check here for TCA opportunities in other sectors.


‘Cherry on the cake’ – Youth Exchanges in the context of long-term work with groups of young people
Tirana, Albania, 10-14 November 2019

Target audience: Youth workers; If you have already led a Youth Exchange, at least once, you probably know that it can be a life-changing experience for the participating young people. Not only that, organising a Youth Exchange with partners from other countries has the potential to upgrade your local youth work practice, and take it to the “next level”.

Aim: This three-day training course for youth workers and youth leaders opens a creative space for exploring different quality aspects of Youth Exchanges, such as how to connect them meaningfully with local youth work, the learning dimension and active engagement of young people in the entire process of organising a Youth Exchange, and the value and challenges of international youth work. As a special feature, the training course will also give insight on how to incorporate different digital tools in Youth Exchanges.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 15 September
To apply: Cherry on the cake


Professional Development Opportunity for Youth Workers: Theatre and movement methods for facilitating learning
Dublin, 5-8 November 2019

Target: Youth workers

Aim: This is a four-day training event that focuses on using body movement as a method to engage and work with young people. The aim is to support youth workers in understanding how to use different body movement and drama techniques to facilitate learning and personal development when working with diverse groups of young people.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 18 September
To apply: Theatre and Movement Methods


YOCOMO 3 – a systemic approach to competence development, using the ETS competence model for youth workers
Latvia, 20-26 November 2019

Target: Youth workers who already have experience with international mobility, but want to develop their competences further and are interested in working with the ETS competence model

Aim: YOCOMO 3 intends to create a space for you, as a youth worker, to reflect and exchange on your practice using the ETS competence model for youth workers. Specifically, the main purpose of YOCOMO 3 is to offer you an opportunity to explore the systemic approach to competence development and the potential impact it might have, not only on yourself, but also on the systems that you work with and belong to (e.g. your organisation, young people, local community, youth work in your country, etc.). The course requires curiosity, openness and readiness to look at your youth work practice from a different perspective.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 18 September
To apply: YOCOMO 3


Strategic Partnerships Plus- Empowering Democratic Participation
Romania 12-16 November 2019

Target Audience: Represent an organisation active in one of the fields: youth, school education, vocational education and training, adult education. Newcomers to Erasmus+.

A three-day event aiming to develop viable cross-sectoral Strategic Partnerships under Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth. The thematic focus for this year will be democratic participation.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019
To apply: Strategic Partnerships Plus


Youth Discovering Erasmus+ Project LAB
District of Braga, Portugal, 26-30 November 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

This activity aims to attract newcomers and experienced organisations who wish to expand their knowledge on inclusion and diversity and wish to approach it more strategically developing international and inclusive projects. The main objective of “Youth Discovering Erasmus+ Project LAB” is to encourage youth workers to use Erasmus+ within their local contexts and increase the participation of young people in international youth work through the Erasmus+: youth in action programme

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 14 October 2019
To apply: Youth Discovering Erasmus+ Project Lab


Appetiser: An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programmes (and related) for international youth work
Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 25-29 November 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

Aim: This Appetiser will give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action and–to a certain extent though it will not be tackled in as much detail–the European Solidarity Corps. This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar: to give a feeling of what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 14 October 2019
To apply: Appetiser: how to use Erasmus+ in international youth work


Conference: Youthwork in the Digital Era
Luxembourg, 14-17 January 2020

Target Sectors: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches

Aim: During this four-day conference youth workers from across Europe will be invited to learn, explore and share the various forms and best practices of “digital youth work”. Through panel discussion, keynote speeches, as well as workshops and project presentations at a fair, participants will benefit from many valuable contributions from field experts and from exchanges with other participants on a variety of topics including: information and data literacy; communication through digital channels; problem solving using digital tools; online safety; and many more. Ultimately they will have the opportunity to discuss and formulate the needs and wishes of the sector for digital youth work in presence of policy makers.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 01 November
To apply: Youthwork in the Digital Era