Call for participants: Dive into Youth Participation Training Course

1 March 2024

Credits: New Power in Youth Strategic Partnership

The training course “Dive into Youth Participation” is an excellent opportunity for youth leaders & youth workers interested in learning more about what quality youth participation means and how it can be embedded in the organisational life or new projects. It will provide a unique insight into the opportunities of the Erasmus+ Key Action 154 “Youth Participation Activities”. 

The activity will take place in  Leusden, Netherlands, between 23-27 September 2024 (arrival 23 Sept, departure 27 Sept). Don’t miss this great opportunity and submit your application by 13 May 2024!

The call is open for youth leaders and youth workers who fit the following criteria:

  • Representatives of youth/youth work organisations or informal groups of young people
  • Have experience with youth participation or civic engagement
  • Are interested in developing projects within the Erasmus+ Key Action 154 “Youth Participation Activities” (no prior experience is required)
  • Are interested in developing/improving youth participation practices/projects at any level (local, national, European or international)
  • Are capable of communicating effectively in English
  • Are at least 18 years old.

The three-day programme of activities will consist of:

  • Thematic inputs and exercises on the topic of youth participation and European values to foster democracy
  • Thematic sessions exploring the possibilities within the Erasmus+ Key Action 154 “Youth Participation Activities”
  • Opportunities to learn about quality youth participation at different levels and in different contexts, and how to create impact through youth participation projects
  • Spaces to share best practices among participants
  • Spaces to discover new resources and tools for youth participation
  • Spaces to build international partnerships and new cooperations.

Before the residential activity in the Netherlands, the participants will have a chance to connect and learn about each other during a first online meeting (mandatory for all selected participants). 

The Training Course “Dive into Youth Participation” is part of the Strategic Partnership New Power in Youth, between several Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth and SALTO Resource Centres. This is the 2nd edition of the TC and is hosted by the Dutch National Agency for Erasmus+ & European Solidarity Corps


New Power in Youth Strategic Partnership (NPiY)

New Power in Youth is a Strategic Partnership between National Agencies for Erasmus+ & European Solidarity Corps and SALTO Resource Centres. Its main aim is to foster youth participation in democratic life and it contributes to three specific objectives: 1)Introducing Erasmus+ & ESC Youth Participation Strategy and supporting youth participation projects through E+ & ESC programmes; 2) Supporting the strategic development of youth participation in democratic life on local, national and European levels; 3) Enhancing the partnership between the non-formal and formal education sectors in order to better support youth participation in democratic life.