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.
Here are the upcoming training events for the youth sector only. Check here for TCA opportunities in other sectors.
COMETS is a training for trainers format which provides trainers, advanced in the implementation of international trainings for youth workers, with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop further on different competence areas of the ETS competence model. In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that trainers-learners have the capacity to direct their own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess their own competences and review their own training practice.
Aim: To explore and reflect on one’s practice when designing educational programmes.
To raise awareness on your personal and professional patterns when designing educational programme.
To reflect educational programmes design concepts from different perspectives
To understanding the complexities of designing educational programmes
To explore ways to stimulate, support and empower groups through inspiring educational programmes
To explore the roles and responsibilities of trainers regarding the impact of educational programme.
To explore how the design of educational programmes is influenced by the principles and values of Non Formal Learning.
Target: 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: 27 November
To apply: Exploring the digital dimension in youth worker competences
Target: youth workers/leaders at local level, working in organisations or informal groups that are new to Erasmus+, who want to know more about international activities
Aims: Provide a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ (and partially the European Solidarity Corps). The course will enable participants to:
Target: those who work directly at a local level (as a professional or volunteer) with young people from diverse cultural backgrounds (e.g. community-based organisations, grass-root youth organisations working with minorities).
Aims: This seminar brings together 24 youth workers to share knowledge, expertise and experience in working directly with young people from diverse cultural backgrounds and supports them in using European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ Youth in Action as a tool.
Target Sectors: Youth workers, Youth leaders
Aim: 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 newcomers to this field’
Target Sectors: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, Adults working directly with young people in youth work settings.
The Star of Europe training will take you through a youth exchange project from its very beginning to the very end, highlighting the ways how young people themselves can be involved in every step of their own youth exchange project.
The aim of “The Star of Europe” is to get a comprehensive understanding of what a youth exchange project contains – from the idea, needs assessment of a project to the follow up activities. More specifically, the main objectives are:
1) to understand the the whole logic of lifecycle of a youth exchange project;
2) to focus on participation and learning opportunities of the young people;
3) to pay extra attention to the equal partnership and encourage partners to plan, prepare, implement and report the project together.