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Cooperate with us - Partnership building activity for organisations working with youth with Intellectual Disabilities

Partnership-building Activity

16-20 October 2023 | Finland

The aim of this PBA is to increase quality mobility projects for young people with intellectual disabilities. In this activity you will find like-minded partners with whom to develop Erasmus+ projects for young people.

This Partnership Building activity (PBA) is for you, if: 

  • You are interested in organising and implementing inclusive activities;
  • You and your organisation are  working with young persons with intellectual disabilities; 
  • You would like to improve international mobility opportunities for young people with intellectual disabilities  and support their active participation in mobility projects;
  • Your organisation is looking for new partners to develop international cooperation on mobility projects. 

In this PBA you will:

  • Participate in Networking and team building activities; 
  • Receive relevant information on Erasmus+ projects and special support for involving youth with intellectual disabilities;
  • Be introduced to the examples of past quality projects; 
  • Spend time to develop future partnership projects ;
  • Get support from facilitators and Erasmus+ National Agency officers.

The idea of this activity is based on the researched needs of the stakeholders to build new connections and have more international collaboration in the field. Therefore we have developed this activity especially for youth workers and leaders working with young people with intellectual disabilities. The provided information and the tools are designed for mobility projects for the target group. The different realities of the working environment around Europe will also be  taken into account. 

Before applying, check that you fit the following criteria:

  • You work with young people with intellectual disabilities, aged between 13-29 years 
  • You have the support from your organisation to attend the PBA 
  • You are willing to develop and implement Erasmus+ projects under KA1  
  • You are minimum 18 years old

The working language in this PBA is English.

General objectives of the activity: 

  • To develop and strengthen project partnerships between different organisations in Europe that directly work with youth with intellectual disabilities.  
  • To create and deepen personal and professional relationships between the stakeholders to strengthen the future cooperation.
  • To share knowledge and skills regarding youth work and youth engagement
  • To promote Youth Participation as a key element when designing European and international projects.
  • To increase the knowledge of opportunities provided by EU Youth programmes to the youth with intellectual disabilities and organisations working with them. 

Impact of the activity: 

As a result of this PBA, you will gain knowledge and information about the other participating organisations. Together with other participants, you will develop Erasmus+ project ideas. You will know how to involve the young people with intellectual disabilities in project planning, implementing and evaluation. As well, you will find out more about the possibilities offered by the Erasmus+ and know where to get more info and help if needed. Finally, you will be able to share the knowledge and resources gained in the activity with your co-workers and networks back home. 

You can find more info on Erasmus+ programme here.

Safety, accessibility and sustainability

In this event, we follow the principles of a safe space. We strive to ensure that everyone is met as their own self and that no one has to fear discrimination or harassment. We expect you to respect the same principle.

Our activities are accessible to people with different abilities. If you need an accessible room, an accessible transport, to bring a personal assistant with you or other kind of support, we will provide it for you. Please tell us about your individual needs beforehand, so we can support you in your participation.

We take sustainability in consideration wherever we can. Since most of the participants have to fly over the sea to Finland, we encourage you to travel on land within Finland. We also encourage you to contact your own national agency to find out how they support low emission travelling to activities abroad.

We provide plant-based meals, or use locally grown and produced foods, as much as possible. We also respect the diets and food allergies of all participants.


The Strategic Partnership on Inclusion (SPI)

The activity is part of the Strategic Partnership on Inclusion (SPI) “health issues and disablities” -strand. For detailed information please view www.salto-youth.net/rc/inclusion/inclusionfornas/spinclusion



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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Partnership-building Activity is

for 30 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+ (National Agency)


  • Nuorten Ystävät (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Jutta Kivimäki


Phone: +358 50 348 1709

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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