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Confident Youth Worker: The Assertive Approach

Training Course

7-12 May 2024 | Vilnius, Lithuania

The main aim of the “Confident Youth Worker: The Assertive Approach” is to explore the topic of assertiveness and learn how to navigate the complex landscape of youth work with confidence.

Assertiveness is a communication style characterized by confidently expressing one's opinions, needs, and boundaries in a clear, honest, and respectful manner, while also being considerate of others' perspectives and rights. By integrating assertiveness into professional practices, youth workers not only enhance their communication skills but also contribute to their own well-being and resilience.

Main aim

The main aim of the “Confident Youth Worker: The Assertive Approach” is to explore the topic of assertiveness and learn how to navigate the complex landscape of youth work with confidence.

During this experience you’ll not only grow professionally but also personally. You will learn how to keep your heart at peace and master your emotions, express honesty and listen. You will be more true to yourself knowing your needs, expressing your thoughts and communicating your boundaries. This course is more than just a learning opportunity — it’s a step towards evolving the way you connect with your participants, colleagues and partner organizations. This training course tackles specifically the wellbeing of an individual working in the youth work sector.


  • Enhance Youth Workers' ability to communicate assertively, express thoughts, feelings, emotions, boundaries and ideas clearly and confidently with respect,
  • Understand the Assertive Approach: Grasp the nuances of assertiveness and differentiate it from passive or aggressive styles,
  • Advance Feedback Skills: Learn to offer feedback that empowers and accept feedback that supports growth,
  • Handle Conflict: Explore different ways people deal with conflict and practise the assertive approach,
  • To experience theoretical and practical tools to assert yourself constructively in your personal and professional life and to increase the quality of youth work.


The Training Course is built on the foundation of non-formal educational principles, engaging you through a variety of dynamic methods. The program is experiential and based on a holistic approach.

Participants’ profile


29 April 19:00 CET: Online kick- off meeting

7th of May: Arrival day, starting with dinner,

8-11 of May: Training activity days,

12th of May: Departure day, after breakfast.


Raminta Rusovičiūtė, Luca Radák, Ilias Giannopoulos and Michaela Gelnarova [SALTO's Training of Trainers cohort 2023/2024]


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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 17 March 2024.

Date of selection: 7 April 2024

Training overview


This Training Course is

for 20 participants

from Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Southern Mediterranean countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth coaches

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Agency of Youth Affairs (LT NA) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Monika Paulauskaite


Phone: +37060720631

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 participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action 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

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise 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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