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Bridges for Trainers 2018


28-30 November 2018 | Prague, Czech Republic

Bridges for Trainers is a space to debate on trends and issues related to training in the youth field. BfT 2018 will explore the roles tasks of trainers connected with the policy initiatives in the field of youth, including the new EU Youth Strategy.

Trainers and training providers with existing training strategies for trainers at national or international level are invited to come to Prague and discuss the possible links between the work of trainers and the policy initiatives in the field of youth, including the new EU Youth Strategy. The idea is to explore trainers’ roles and tasks to better recognise and support policy initiatives in youth work (and vice-versa), what are the possible opportunities, synergies, areas of tensions, what is needed, etc. This will be linked with further reflections on the new ‘being civically engaged’ competence area of the ETS model for trainers, with being pro-activ(ist) in youth work, the further development of quality in youth work, and the digitalisation of youth work, amongst other themes under the scope of current policy initiatives. The main intentions for BfT 2018 are: - To get insights of the new programme and/or policy initiatives that have an impact on the role/tasks/work of trainers; - To explore the contents of the new EU Youth Strategy (still probably in its drafted version); - To reflect on possible areas of tensions – thematic or not - with regard to the role and tasks of trainers and policy initiatives; - To update on and collect feedback to recent and planned developments within the European Training Strategy (ETS); and - To encourage networking and exchange with other trainers and other training providers. BfT 2018 is organised and financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action NAs of Czech Republic, Germany, and SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre and will be moderated by Alexandra Beweis (AT) and Bara Rodi (CZ). The hosting costs will be co-financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action NAs of Germany, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. It will take place from 28 -30 November (travel on the 27th evening and departure 30th afternoon) in Prague, Czech Republic and will gather ca. 140 participants with the following profiles or roles: - Trainers experienced in youth workers and youth leaders training (national and international level – attention: no trainers training only young people!); - Training course providers implementing training strategies for trainers (organisations/institutions); and - Erasmus+: Youth in Action/SALTO RC staff cooperating with trainers and trainer pools. Bridges for Trainers 2018 will still be articulated around the 'ETS Competence model for trainers working at international level' developed in 2013 under the European Training Strategy (ETS) of the Youth in Action Programme and composed of currently 7 competence areas (‘being civically engaged’ being now formally included in the model). BfT serves as a platform to contribute to exploring the next steps to be undertaken in the ETS development and to reflect on what role Erasmus+: Youth in Action could play in this. BfT takes place every two years and is a conference concept bringing together experienced trainers, other training providers, and Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA/SALTO RC staff working with trainers / trainer pools to reflect on trends and core issues in the youth field and effects on the work of trainers. More information on additional planned offers for trainers can be found at www.salto-youth.net/TCDproject, the long-term cooperation project of 8 NAs and SALTO T&C RC. Further reading: - European Training Strategy in the field of Youth (ETS): www.salto-youth.net/trainingstrategy - ETS Competence Model for Trainers to work at international: www.salto-youth.net/trainercompetences - ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to work international: www.salto-youth.net/youthworkers-competence-model

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Seminar is

for ca. 140 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Trainers, Training course providers implementing training strategy for trainers, NA and SALTO staff working with trainers/trainer pools

Working language(s):



SALTO Training and Cooperation RC (SALTO Resource Centre)


  • NAs of Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic


Phone: x

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

This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Accommodation and food

Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from one of the countries covered by the Neighboring Partner Countries of Erasmus+ Youth in Action strand, please contact your regional SALTO RC before applying: SALTO EuroMed -> euromed@salto-youth.net SALTO Eastern Europe Caucasus -> eeca@salto-youth.net SALTO South East Europe -> see@salto-youth.net

Travel reimbursement

As above

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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