Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

Did you know you can use Erasmus+ funding to take part in all sorts of training events that can help you prepare for, apply for and run Youth in Action projects?

The training is delivered through Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCAs for short!) and each year, the Léargas Youth and Adult Education team agrees a schedule of funded TCAs/training events that can be attended by those in the youth, community and voluntary sectors. These events take place here in Ireland and in other locations throughout Europe. See below for a list of upcoming events.

Registration for Youth TCAs is managed by an organisation called SALTO. To apply to go on a training event, you will need to go to their page. If you’re not already registered with SALTO, don’t worry, registration is free and it’s really quick to do.

If you’ve any questions, contact Nora Furlong on our Client Services Team.

Upcoming Training

Here are some of the upcoming training events for the youth sector only. (If you’re interested in TCAs in other sectors, click ‘TCAs’ in the Erasmus+ menu). We’ll be updating this regularly, so do check back.

Cherry on the Cake: Encouraging Active Citizenship through Youth Exchange
19-23 June 2017

This course explores the role of Youth Exchanges in long-term work with young people. The 4th international edition will focus specifically on how Youth Exchanges empower young people’s European citizenship.

An essential part of a Youth Exchange is getting young people involved from the early stages of generating ideas all the way to closing the project. If given this chance, young people can learn throughout the project–not just during the time spent abroad. Therefore, Youth Exchanges gain greater meaning when the European dimension is linked to regular youth work practice at local level.

Deadline for applications: 15 May 2017
For more information and to apply, visit:

Learning to learn – online training course for youth workers
21-23 May
eLearning (co-ordinated by Romania)

Are you interested in Learning to learn as a key competence? Would you like to learn some basics in this area? Then we are here to provide you with the opportunity to do it from the comfort of your own living room. The online course we offer will allow you to read the content, watch short movies, play short games and explore quizzes.

Deadline for applications: 19 May 2017
For more information and to apply, visit:

09-15 July 2017
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

SOAP – Sports, Outdoor Activities, Participation help to explore sports and outdoor activities and education as tools around group processes, learning to learn and more.

Deadline for applications: 29 May 2017
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Training of Trainers (ToT) 
22 September-1 October 2017 (Netherlands); 19-28 January 2018 (Poland); June 2018 (dates tbc, Germany)

This year-long training course is for trainers who have the competence and motivation to help improve the quality of projects in Erasmus+ Youth. It consists of:

  • three residential seminars as listed above
  • ongoing e-learning
  • an international training project you design and run with other participants
  • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers
  • learning commitments.

Deadline for applications:  04 June 2017
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Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations New to Erasmus+
26-30 September 2017

Do you know you can organise international youth projects for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth in Action can do for you!

Deadline for applications:  12 June 2017
For more information and to apply, visit:

SOHO – European Training Course for EVS Support People
11-15 September 2017

SOHO aims to enhance the quality of EVS projects by developing the competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of key support people. The course provides up-to-date information on Erasmus+ Youth in Action opportunities.

Deadline for applications: 18 June 2017
For more information and to apply, visit:

Step into Strategic Partnerships
09-15 October 2017
Berlin, Germany

A basic and generic training course supporting the first steps of potential applicants into medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships aiming at innovation in the youth field.

Deadline for applications:  30 June 2017
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EVS Newcomers Contact-Making Seminar
25-30 August
Malaga, Spain

The EVS newcomers contact making seminar wants to provide a space for EVS organizations to know each other as partners for future EVS projects as well as to offer useful tips for the implementation of an EVS project. The activity is especially addressed to new accredited EVS organizations, but it’s also open to organisations with experience that are interested in meeting new partners.

Deadline for applications:  02 July 2017
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BiTriMulti (BTM) – Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
9-13 October 2017

The aim of the BTM course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects; especially aimed at newcomers to this field.

Deadline for applications:  03 September 2017
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