Coaching+ LTTC on coaching in Erasmus+ for young people's development

Find out more about our long-term training course on coaching in Erasmus+.

Coaching has been introduced in the “Youth in action” programme as a way of accompanying groups of young people, facilitating their learning process and supporting their participation. The notion of coaching used so far in youth work and “Youth in action” is not necessarily compatible with the definition of professional coaching used in business or personal development. It is rather a combination of mentoring, counselling and coaching and the methods used are slightly different from the ones used by professional coaches.

SALTO Participation believes that coaching is still needed to support Erasmus+ beneficiaries. Coaching can be used for the personal and professional development of young people and for fostering their active participation and social inclusion. We organise this activity based on the methods and techniques widely applied in current professional coaching.
Youth workers could benefit from professional coaching to allow them to integrate its approaches in their daily work to better respond to the needs of young people.

Coaching+ LTTC on Coaching in Erasmus+ for young people's development

With the above in mind, the Coaching+ LTTC was designed to help youth work practitioners to:
• know, use and adapt coaching methods and tools easily in their daily work;
• strengthen the learning process by implementing the full coaching cycle: set goals, identify new possibilities, make decisions, take actions, and reflect;
• work on their personal and professional development to improve theirs and others’ employability prospects;
• raise awareness of the entrepreneurial learning potential with coaching tools;
• be part of a support platform for sharing and exchanging experiences and good practices.

Structure of the LTTC

Coaching+ is a long-term project that includes two residential training courses and a period in-between of online exchanges. During the first TC participants are introduced to the basics of coaching as a method that they could apply in their daily work to improve the quality of the guidance that they offer to young people for their personal and professional development.
After the first TC participants go back to their organisations and apply the new acquired coaching approach. An Internet platform was set up in 2014 to record, document and share participants’ experiences related to coaching in the learning lane. In 2016 this phase was revised and transformed into peer coaching sessions.
The second residential training course gives participants the opportunity to reflect on their coaching experiences and their own development. The challenges that they encountered are shared, allowing them to reflect on and become aware of their learning outcomes and competences acquired throughout the whole LTTC.


Mónika Bölcskei - internationally accredited coach, trainer, facilitator and moderator. She works in business area in Hungary and in Europe, specialised in Action Learning and ADHD Coaching
Juan Ratto-Nielsen, PhD - trainer, facilitator, and consultant, specialised in lifelong learning, learning mobility and human resource development

Where and when

The long-term training course was implemented for the first time in 2014-2015, the first edition being hosted by the Spanish and the Turkish Erasmus+ National Agencies.

1. First residential phase: Mollina, Malaga, Spain, from 23 to 28 November 2014.
2. Online Phase: Dedicated internet page:, from December 2014 to May 2015 -
Forum, Bulletin Board and 2 Assignments.
3. Second residential phase: Istanbul, Turkey, from 18 to 23 May 2015.

In 2016, the second edition of the LTTC was organised by SALTO Participation in collaboration with the Hungarian and Turkish National Agencies. The first phase took place in Budapest (Hungary) from 11 to 16 April and the third phase in Izmir Turkey (4-9 October 2016). The second phase consisted in online peer coaching sessions supervised by the 2 trainers.


  • Coaching+ LTTC 2014-2015 Final report

    Coaching+ LTTC 2014-2015 Final report

  • Coaching+ LTTC 2016 Final Report

    Coaching+ LTTC 2016 Final Report


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