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.


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


BiTriMulti (BTM) – Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
Warsaw, Poland, 1-5 October 2019

Target Audience: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers; especially newcomers to this field

Aim: This BiTriMulti course will 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. BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of Erasmus+: Youth in Action.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 23 August
To apply: BTM Training for newcomers in youth exchanges


TYE – Tools for Youth Exchanges
Malmö, Sweden, 3-9 November 2019

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

Aim: Tools for Youth Exchanges enables participants to explore tools around group processes, (intercultural) learning, involvement of young people and how to facilitate these tools during a youth exchange. The overall aim of TYE is for youth leaders and youth workers to explore, share and adapt tools that can be used to improve their youth exchange projects.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 31 August
To apply: Tools for youth exchanges


European Conference ‘Youth for Human Rights’
Tallin, Estonia, 28-30 October 2019

Target audience: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers

Aim: Recently Human Rights and Human Rights Education (HRE) in the youth field have been gaining importance in European political agendas, also as reaction to the raise of populist anti-Human Rights discourse. Our aim is to bring together HRE experts, youth workers, trainers, and many more stakeholders from Erasmus+ National Agencies, local and European institutions, and NGOs and engage them in meaningful and productive discussions on mainstreaming Human Rights Education in youth work.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 04 September
To apply: Youth for Human Rights


Learning to Fly! Training course on Facilitation of Learning in Youth work
Germany, 3-9 November 2019

Target audience: Youth workers

Aim: This pilot training course guides you through the world of Learning Processes in Youth Work. It is designed to support you to connect with your passion for facilitating learning in youth work and will equip you with a framework and the tools to do so.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 05 September
To apply: Learning to fly!


‘Cherry on the cake’ – Youth Exchanges in the context of long-term work with groups of young people
Tirana, Albania, 10-14 November 2019

Target audience: Youth workers; If you have already led a Youth Exchange, at least once, you probably know that it can be a life-changing experience for the participating young people. Not only that, organising a Youth Exchange with partners from other countries has the potential to upgrade your local youth work practice, and take it to the “next level”.

Aim: This three-day training course for youth workers and youth leaders opens a creative space for exploring different quality aspects of Youth Exchanges, such as how to connect them meaningfully with local youth work, the learning dimension and active engagement of young people in the entire process of organising a Youth Exchange, and the value and challenges of international youth work. As a special feature, the training course will also give insight on how to incorporate different digital tools in Youth Exchanges.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 15 September
To apply: Cherry on the cake


Professional Development Opportunity for Youth Workers: Theatre and movement methods for facilitating learning
Dublin, 5-8 November 2019

Target: Youth workers

Aim: This is a four-day training event that focuses on using body movement as a method to engage and work with young people. The aim is to support youth workers in understanding how to use different body movement and drama techniques to facilitate learning and personal development when working with diverse groups of young people.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 18 September
To apply: Theatre and Movement Methods


YOCOMO 3 – a systemic approach to competence development, using the ETS competence model for youth workers
Latvia, 20-26 November 2019

Target: Youth workers who already have experience with international mobility, but want to develop their competences further and are interested in working with the ETS competence model

Aim: YOCOMO 3 intends to create a space for you, as a youth worker, to reflect and exchange on your practice using the ETS competence model for youth workers. Specifically, the main purpose of YOCOMO 3 is to offer you an opportunity to explore the systemic approach to competence development and the potential impact it might have, not only on yourself, but also on the systems that you work with and belong to (e.g. your organisation, young people, local community, youth work in your country, etc.). The course requires curiosity, openness and readiness to look at your youth work practice from a different perspective.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 18 September
To apply: YOCOMO 3


Strategic Partnerships Plus- Empowering Democratic Participation
Romania 12-16 November 2019

Target Audience: Represent an organisation active in one of the fields: youth, school education, vocational education and training, adult education. Newcomers to Erasmus+.

A three-day event aiming to develop viable cross-sectoral Strategic Partnerships under Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth. The thematic focus for this year will be democratic participation.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019
To apply: Strategic Partnerships Plus


Conference: Youthwork in the Digital Era
Luxembourg, 14-17 January 2020

Target Sectors: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches

Aim: During this four-day conference youth workers from across Europe will be invited to learn, explore and share the various forms and best practices of “digital youth work”. Through panel discussion, keynote speeches, as well as workshops and project presentations at a fair, participants will benefit from many valuable contributions from field experts and from exchanges with other participants on a variety of topics including: information and data literacy; communication through digital channels; problem solving using digital tools; online safety; and many more. Ultimately they will have the opportunity to discuss and formulate the needs and wishes of the sector for digital youth work in presence of policy makers.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 01 November
To apply: Youthwork in the Digital Era