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.

TOOL Fair XII – Waves of Innovation 
06-10 November 2017

Tool Fair XII – Waves of Innovation shall provide a stimulating environment for innovative pedagogical approaches & practices to respond to the challenges of an everlasting changing context with a focus on the European Commission Youth Priorities for 2018 The focus of this year’s edition aims to enhance participants’ critical thinking in order to be able to respond to the challenges of the evolving context, in line with the European Commission Youth Priorities for 2018 through innovative and digital youth work approaches.

Deadline for applications:  17 July 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 Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships aiming at innovation in the youth field.

Deadline for applications:  30 June 2017
For more information and to apply, visit:

EVS Newcomers – Contact Making Seminar
25-30 August
Malaga, Spain

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

Deadline for applications:  02 July 2017
For more information and to apply, visit:

Rural Study Visit 
19-24 September
South West Finland

The study visit will gather together youth workers from small towns, rural areas and little villages to have a look at Finnish good practices that help the countryside to be more international. Small organisations in rural areas can find human resources as a challenge in organising international youth projects. This study visit shows good practices in one region in Finland. Rural Areas can be international too!

Deadline for applications: 11 August 2017

For more information and to apply visit:

All 4 Inclusion 
09 – 13 October
Slovak Republic

This training course on encouraging and empowering youth workers and social workers to start inclusive projects with mixed ability groups through Erasmus+ projects. Our aim is to make the Erasmus+ projects more inclusive, accessible for young people with fewer opportunities.

Deadline for applications: 12 August 2017 

For more information and to apply visit:

Under the Same Roof 
25-28 October 2017
Bucharest, Romania

This is a seminar on cross-sectoral cooperation for young people with fewer opportunities, notably Roma youth, in order to enable their active involvement and integration in society – UNDER THE SAME ROOF. The event will explore cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, health, housing, police, social and private sectors, among others) in inclusion.


  • To explore strengths and weaknesses of cross-sectoral approaches targeting young people with fewer opportunities, notably Roma youth
  • To exchange ways of working together and methods of intervention in inclusion of young people
  • To get to know different realities and sharing good practices in cross-sectoral work with young people
  • To stimulate the development of cross-sectoral projects for young people with fewer opportunities, notably Roma youth within the framework of Erasmus+

Deadline for applications:  25 Augsut 2017

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Speak Up, Step UP!
16-18 October 2017
Berlin, Germany

Speak UP, Step Up! A Eurpoean conference to consider the practice, impact and future role of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in promoting democratic values and attitudes and active citizenship.

Deadline for applications:  27 Aug 2017
For more information and to apply, visit

BiTriMulti (BTM) – Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
9-13 October 2017

This course offers 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. It’s especially aimed at newcomers to this field.

Deadline for applications:  03 September 2017
For more information and to apply, visit: