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 Nora Furlong 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.


Power of Positivity Pop+
29 April – 03 May 2019
Wicklow, Ireland

Profile of participants: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors and Youth coaches.

The target group is youth workers and youth organisations who work with young people around their mental health and are experienced in Erasmus+.

Themes and goals of the event: The aim of this training is to focus more closely and clearly on the European landscape of Youth Mental Health and well-being. Participants will engage with examples of the work being done across Europe and in particular the work happening with young people in Ireland and Finland. The other main focus will be on identifying the needs of young people around their mental health and the different tools needed to work with these young people. The focus will be around linking local to Europe on the current issues that impact young people and their mental health.

Expected results:

  • To develop an understanding of different approaches and practices that address youth mental needs in Europe
  • To explore the youth mental health and well-being landscape that exists in Europe with a focus on the comparative between Ireland and Finland
  • Meet your peers around European working with mental health youth work and develop a partnership in European Youth Mobility
  • Gain an understanding of supports available for workers working with young people with their mental health

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 01 March
To apply: https://bit.ly/2GjkyRV


Urban Art and Co. The Power of Education through Urban Art
13 – 18 May 2019
Luxembourg

This is a seminar for artists, educators and cultural organisers involved with youth work and social issues. Discover how art can animate public spaces, design ways to use urban art in youth work, and look for strategic partnerships within EU programs.

For more information, contact Nora
Deadline for applications: 01 March
To apply: https://bit.ly/2R5AXhB


BiTriMulti – Multilateral Training Course for Newcomers in Youth Exchanges
22 – 26 May 2019
Belgium

The aim of the BiTriMulti 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. Newcomers welcome!

For more information, contact Nora
Deadline for applications: 10 March
To apply: https://bit.ly/2STmLWc


Citizenship in a Digital Era
07 – 10 May 2019
Dublin

Profile of participants: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, anyone working with young people/ youth led media organisations.

Themes and goals of the event: The main aim of this training is to equip youth workers with the tools to increase the levels of media literacy amongst the young people they work with and support them to be responsible digital citizens.

Expected results:

  • To explore and develop an understanding of key concepts
  • To equip youth workers with creative tools, activities and methodologies exploring media literacy, digital citizenship and the promotion of intercultural tolerance and understanding.
  • To develop participants skills to analyse and evaluate power and impact of media images and messages.
  • To develop participants’ abilities to produce alternative media messages that promote tolerance and inclusion.

For more information, contact Jean Marie Cullen jeanmarie@nyci.ie 
Deadline for applications: 15 March
To apply: https://bit.ly/2tmNyPQ


Joining the Dots through Outdoor Activity 
19 – 25 May 2019
Dublin and Galway, Ireland

Profile of participants: Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, sport organisations. The target group is newcomer organisations and organisations experienced in Erasmus+ who work with young people with fewer opportunities.

Themes and goals of the event: The format has a dual purpose in that outdoor activities will be used during the Contact Making Seminar to support relationship building and cross-cultural communication; to break down barriers; to inspire leadership etc. It will also open up a space to explore how physical activities can be integrated into Youth Work, and Youth Exchanges in particular, to maximise the learning for the young people and to develop their skill set. Finally, we hope to demonstrate how the Learning Environment itself can enhance the overall success of a Youth Exchange.

Expected results: 

  • To meet your peers around European working doing inclusion youth work
  • To support youth workers to develop sustainable partnerships for inclusion youth mobility projects
  • Get a better understanding of the Erasmus+ Programme specifically in the field of KA1 Youth Exchanges
  • Develop youth workers understanding on how activity-based methodologies can contribute to young people personally, social and critical growth
  • Gain an understanding of supports available for workers working with young people with fewer opportunities

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 22 March
To apply: https://bit.ly/2SgYn55


Jump IN: How to develop Youth Exchange projects!?
14-20 May 2019
Florina, Greece

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers
Aim:This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities
For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 22 March
To apply: http://bit.ly/2twvQtt

Appetiser – An Introduction on how to use the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme for International Youth Work 
04 – 08 June 2019
Bulgaria

The aim of this course is to give a strong and positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme.

For more information, contact Nora
Deadline for applications: 24 March
To apply: https://bit.ly/2Lq62al


Shape Your Landscape
Jurmala, Latvia
21-27 May 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Non-formal learning facilitators and teachers

Aim: To empower youth workers and other educators to use place-based education approach in their work and to support them in developing competences that will help them reimagine how different places can be used as learning spaces and resources.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 24 March
To apply: http://bit.ly/2VbWCmF