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.

Upcoming Training

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


SPI Inclusion matchmaking – Find European partners for inclusion projects
Frankfurt, Germany
6-10 October 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, representatives of NGOs, community centres or other public institutions, working with young people with disability or health challenges.
This event will encourage and support inclusive projects in the framework of Erasmus+ Youth in Action and the European Solidarity Corps. Inclusion projects and players in their home countries are well connected, however, European inclusion networking across borders is still a challenge. This partnership-building activity tackles this challenge by providing a European networking opportunity for professionals dealing with inclusion and those looking for partners in EU projects about inclusion.
For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 30 May
To apply: SPI Inclusion Matchmaking

Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+: Youth in Action Projects 2019/2020
Hungary, Germany, Italy
2019-2020

Target Audience:Trainers

The aim of this long-term training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within Erasmus+: Youth in Action.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 02 June
To apply: Training of Trainers


Diverse Media Matters
Forres, United Kingdom
23 September – 1 October 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Volunteering mentors, Social Workers, Educators
Aim: combine stories, media, global education and active citizenship to empower trainers, educators, youth workers and give them better tools to do their work in these fast-changing times.
The course will:
  • inform and reflect on the evolution of media and how to gain critical access to them as users and creators of content
  • reflect on how media contribute to the formation of stereotypes and prejudice and how is it possible to counter negative effects
  • create learning opportunities on how youth workers and educators can use storytelling techniques
  • reflect on the recent refugee crisis and its origins and to introduce concepts linked to Global Education, reflecting on the way we perceive ourselves, others and the world
  • create a space to practice the methods and concepts acquired, & develop innovative tools to improve the effectiveness of working practice

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 10 June
To apply: Diverse Media Matters


ATOQ IS – Advanced Training on Quality in Iceland
Iceland
29 October – 03 November 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, people who have been part of the organising team, working as group leaders or youth leaders in at least one youth exchange.
Aims: Support youth workers/leaders in increasing the quality of the European youth exchanges they set up within the Erasmus+ Youth in Action.
Participants will have the chance to:
  • critically reflect upon previous international youth exchange experience(s) and its impact on young people, organisations and wider community
  • increase their understanding of different quality aspects of youth exchanges
  • experience a non-formal learning process and understand how to support young people’s learning process in their Erasmus+ projects
  • improve their project management competences so they can better organise the different phases of a youth exchange.
For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 16 June
To apply: ATOQ IS

Step into Strategic Partnerships
Bristol, United Kingdom
7-13 October 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth researchers

Aim: introduce and support potential applicants to medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships in innovation or exchange of good practice in the youth field.

Throughout the five-day course, you will have opportunities to:
• Explore essential aspects of Strategic Partnership projects
• Understand quality requirements, with examples
• Grasp the concept of innovation in youth work on a European level
• Explore what it takes to build and sustain an equal partnership
• Understand the main principles of building activities, outputs and a budget for your project
• Learn about the tools that support the management of projects
• Meet other youth work professionals who wish to explore Strategic Partnerships  and sustainable cooperation

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 17 June
To apply: Step into Strategic Partnerships


BiTriMulti (BTM) – Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
Norway
17-21 September 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth leaders

Aim: offer an international learning experience for those active in the youth work field–especially newcomers to this field–enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

The course will:

  • provide an informed introduction to Erasmus+: Youth in Action, particularly focusing on Youth Exchanges
  • offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process of setting up a Youth Exchange
  • develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of EU youth programmes
  • enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass
  • provide an opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 08 July
To apply: BTM Training Course for newcomers


On track 3 – Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations
Istanbul, Turkey
22-26 October 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers/youth leaders (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people in a NEET situation)
Teachers, school support staff, alternative education staff, vocational programme staff
Social workers, representatives of social services
Local authorities/policy makers responsible for social provision
Employers, apprenticeships programmes, employment agencies, job centres, job clubs, job coaches
Researchers, academics with focus on NEET
Other sector professionals directly working with young people: health, justice, sports, police, education, trade unions, welfare

Aim: support collaboration and exchange between professionals from different sectors in order to create better opportunities for young people in a NEET situation and enable their active involvement in society and integration into the labour market.

The course will:

  • explore different NEET realities across Europe and different types of practices or tools at all levels
  • exchange different ways of working with young people in a NEET situation and highlight the possibility of cross-sectoral partnership projects
  • share resources on working with young people in a NEET situation, such as the SALTO Inclusion and Diversity study “On Track”
  • promote the value of international youth work for young people in NEET situations and the possibilities for them within Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 08 July
To apply: On Track 3


Queer it up! – including Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression in Youth Work Practice
Mollina, Spain
23-28 September 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Educators

Queer it Up! is a five-day European multilateral training course for youth workers. The course will explore Sexual Identity and Gender Expression/Identity for those unfamiliar with the LGBT+ collective. It will provide participants with the necessary competences to include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression perspectives in Youth Work Practice and to combat prejudice and discriminatory attitudes.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 21 July
To apply: Queer it Up!


Mind yourself – Study Visit on the mental health and young people
Ireland
17-20 September 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers and leaders who work daily with young people with mental health issues in both mainstream and specialised organisations, Youth workers willing to develop their skill set in the field of mental health

Aims: to examine the continuum of mental health and mental ill health in young people and in youthwork settings; to provide youth workers with opportunity to network, share good practices/experiences and to provie inspiration for national and international youth projects.

The study visit will:

  • build youth workers’ competences around the continuum of mental health and mental ill health in young people
  • showcase examples of different practices on local and national levels  in Ireland
  • share practices based on local realities
  • support networking opportunities for future cooperation

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 10 August
To apply: Mind Yourself


APPETISER – An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programmes (and related) for international youth work
Greece
14-18 October 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

Aims: provide a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action and the European Solidarity Corps; provide insight into what it means to work with young people in an international setting; and finally, provide a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 12 August
To apply: Appetiser


Developing Youth Workers’ Competences in Finland
Finland
29 September-03 October 2019

Target Sectors: Youth/Vocational Education & Training

Target Audience: Teachers of youth and/or social work, Developers of educational curricula, Policy makers, Youth and Community workers, Coordinators in youth organisations and others’ with relevant links to the topic

Aims: explore the link between youth policies and the practice of youth work; identify how European and Finnish policy translates into the educational plans of vocational institutions teaching youth work as well as the practice of Finnish youth work at grass-roots level.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 22 August
To apply: Developing Youth Worker’s Competences in Finland