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APPETISER - An introduction to international youth work

Training Course

18-22 March 2024 | Rakvere, Estonia

Appetiser is a training course which aims to bring together youth workers/ leaders, who work with young people in different parts of Europe.

Target group
Appetiser aims at youth leaders and youth workers working actively at the local and/or national level willing to take their activities international. Appetiser is mainly addressed to newcomers, who do not have yet international youth work experience. It is preferred, but not necessary, that participants
should come from an organisation that is newcomer to European mobility programmes. It can also be possible that an organisation, which is already implementing international activities, can send a representative who does not have yet international youth work experience.

Thus, important criteria for participation to this training course are:
● Participants should have some experience in developing youth activities in
local/national level;
● Participants should not have participated in other network trainings and/or
in multiple international youth activities;
● Participants should be motivated and consider to broaden their
organisation‘s activities into international context;
● Participants have to be able to communicate in English and be at least 18
years old.

Aims and objectives
To give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps/Volunteering Programmes. This aim summarises the entire idea of the training – to give a feeling of what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of ‘internationality’ themselves.

Appetiser is designed to achieve the following objectives:
● To familiarise participants with non-formal and intercultural learning and
have a concrete example of how this can be done.
● To enjoy their first intercultural youth project experience.
● To enable participants to share their local youth activities and related
experience, within an international youth work context.
● To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities
offered by the Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps
● To analyse examples of good quality youth projects supported by the
Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps Programmes.
● To better understand how to benefit from the international youth work
context in participants' local practice.

Trainers are Eylem Certel and Nerijus Kriauciunas ( more information here )

Participants are staying in single rooms. We respect the diets and food allergies of all participants.
Participants are expected to arrive by the evening of March 18 (before dinner) and depart on the morning of March 22 (breakfast is provided by us). The training course has a full 3-days programme of activities. Daily schedule is attached, you can download it below.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, newcomers who do not have yet international youth work experience

Working language(s):



Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Estonian Agency (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Maarja Tamm


Phone: +372 69 79 217

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting NA of this offer will organize the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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