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.

Due to COVID-19 preventative measures, some TCAs have been postponed until further notice. Please see the news item on our homepage for more information. 

Upcoming Training

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


Let’s Talk About Mental Health – Online Seminar
Norway, 11-13 May

Aim: The main aim of this Seminar is to equip youth workers with knowledge, skills and attitude on how to address mental health issues and strengthen young people’s mental health.

Target group: This seminar is an opportunity for youth workers and persons in other relevant positions in youth work who are currently working and/or interested to work on the topics of mental health in a youth work context.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 19 April
To apply: Let’s Talk About Mental Health 

Sports as a tool for Education and Fighting Discrimination 
Spain, 11-16 May

Aim: Sport plays an important role in our societies. It can be a very powerful tool for education and fighting discrimination when working with young. This TCA will explore the different possibilities of Sport as a tool for education and inclusion.

Target group: Youth workers, youth work educators, experts on the digital dimension of youth work and competence models, as well as other stakeholders.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 14 March
To apply: Sports as a tool for education and fighting discrimination

Your Voice – Your Choice
Utøya, Norway, 3-8 May 2020

Aim: By using non-formal learning methods, this TCA will contribute to a better understanding of youth participation, the supporting role of the youth worker, and the many layers youth participation offers in the development of a sustainable democratic society.

Target group: Youth workers and young leaders over 18 years old involved in youth participation work and/or interested in the topics of human (and children’s) rights, active citizenship, community development, democracy and policy making.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications:  20 March
To apply: Your voice, your choice


 

Let’s go civic! Youth Exchanges for Civic Engagement
Bonn, Germany, 11-15 May

Aim: Give participants an introduction to the topics of civic education. The training will give the space to get ideas and to develop concepts on how to bring the topic into your daily work with young people and to integrate it into youth exchanges.

Target group: Youth workers interested in the topic of civic education. Previous experiences in this area is not necessary. You should have experience in the organisation of youth exchanges.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 31 March
To apply: Let’s go Civic!


 

Live Q&A  – Experts on Youth Participation 
E-learning Online, 09 April

Join the team online for a live Q & A about youth participation with our experts Dan Moxon and Cristina Bacalso, and find out everything you wanted to know about the do’s and don’ts of Youth Participation!

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 24 March
To apply: Live Q & A – Experts on Youth Participation

 


Active and Engaged – Supporting young people’s conscious active citizenship
Dublin, 27-29 May

This seminar is for youth workers and leaders to promote young people’s conscious active citizenship civic competence so that they can analyze issues in their community to propose innovative solutions to help bring about social change.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 10 April
To apply: Active and Engaged Training Course


Focus Learning – Concepts and practices of learning in Youth Work Education and Training
Germany, 25-27 May 2020

Aims: The aim of this seminar will be to promote and explore the concept of learning in youth work in its collective and individual dimension. The intent is to promote and explore youth work practice where the facilitation of learning is a fundamental principle; explore the idea of youth workers as facilitators of learning; seek for complementarity between sectors; and facilitate dialogue with different perspectives on the concept of learning in youth work.

Target group: Youth Workers

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 10 April
To apply: Focus Learning Seminar 


Power of Positivity – Youth Exchanges
Finland, 22-26 June

This training course will help attendees understand better what affects our mental health and how we can take care of it. It will focus on methods to discuss the topic with young people and have time to think about how to help with well being.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 30 April
To apply: Power of Positivity 


Confusion of Inclusion
Dublin, Ireland, 01-05 June

Aim: To equip participants with non-formal learning tools to foster inclusion in their work with young people with fewer opportunities.

Target group: Youth workers, youth leaders, youth project managers, volunteering mentors, youth coaches.  This event is for both newcomers and experienced organisations who wish to expand their knowledge on inclusion and diversity and approach it more strategically in developing international and inclusive projects.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 17 April
To apply: Confusion of Inclusion


 

Youth Work in Finland
Lahti, Finland, 17-21 May

Aim: Youth work in schools – a dream to yet come true, or an already advanced profession? During this study visit we will explore a phenomenon called youth work in schools by getting familiar with best practices.

Target group: Youth workers willing to enhance their competencies in the field of youth work in schools.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 20 April
To apply: Youth Work in Finland


The Power of Non-Formal Education
Georgia, 23-28 June

Aim: This training activity focuses on stimulating participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education by experimenting with different kind of non-formal educational methods.

Target group: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Teachers

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 20 April
To apply: The Power of Non-Formal Education


8 Senses Training Course
Bulgaria, 13-14 May

Aim: Youth workers learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.

Target group: Youth workers

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 24 April
To apply: 8 Senses Training Course


Gaming Opportunities and Limits in Youth Work
Belgium, 15-21 June

Aim: In this training course youth work will be explored. Participants can immerse themselves in the world of gaming to understand what young people are experiencing in these areas. The advantages and disadvantages of computer games are also highlighted. In addition, it stimulates the target group’s critical thinking in this regard. Best practice examples present suggestions for educational work with  gaming.

Target group: Youth workers

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 30 April
To apply: Gaming Opportunities and Limits in Youth Work