Trainer Competence Development Project

The long term cooperation project “Trainer Competence Development” aims at supporting quality development of international training courses for youth workers by supporting competence of trainers; the cooperation is planned to take place within the Programme Erasmus+: Youth in Action 2014-2020.

With this project the cooperating partners support the objectives of the Council Resolution on a renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018), the Council resolution on youth work (November 2010) and the Council conclusions on the contribution of quality youth work to the development, well-being and social inclusion of young people (May 2013). In particular the cooperation contributes to the implementation of the European Training Strategy in the field of Youth: Supporting the development of quality youth work in Europe through capacity building.

The Austrian, Dutch, Czech, Estonian, German, Irish, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agencies together with the SALTO Training and Cooperation RC develop and carry out this long term NA strategic partnership project.

The objectives of the cooperation are

_ to support the further development of the <Competence Model for trainers in the youth field to work internationally> developed under the European Training Strategy of the European Commission (,

__ to offer training courses for trainers active in the field of international training courses for youth and the biennial platform for trainers called <Bridges for Trainers> (,

_ to support development and dissemination of tools and methods being exploitable in the competence development of trainers,

_ to support the Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agencies in their effort to support trainers in their competence development,

_ to support ways of better recognising trainer competences; in close cooperation with the further development of Youthpass, the recognition instrument and strategy of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme (

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