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Creative & Tech Learning Mix | DYW Series

Training Course

11-15 September 2023 | Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

The Aim of the TC is to provide creative and digital tools to empower Youth Workers and Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) practitioners to understand how, creative learning and technology learning can be integrated into youth work practice.

There is a new scope of Learning practices that are currently emerging on the social innovation scene, focus in raising efficiency and effectiveness of the social work related with Youth Work and Impact (Social Problems solutions).

SMART and Digital Youth Work is another emerging reality that is no longer a trend on Youth Work. The COVID-19 Pandemic did make clear the challenge for Erasmus+ Youth in Action (E+ YiA), and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and youth work in general to prioritize the digital space. It is urgent to talk about and to qualify Youth Worker’s and Erasmus+ YiA practitioners to the Digital Space.

The propose of the Training is to raise the attention of participants to Creative and Technology Learning Tools and empower youth work and Erasmus+ YiA and ESC beneficiary projects and Practitioners.

Exploring these main components of Digital and Creative youth work, the participants can connect this knowledge with active participation, empowerment and digital learning with different non formal methods, the course will approach participants to different digital and creative youth work realities. 

Specific objectives and Learning priorities of the Training

* To get acquaintance and practice with SMART and Digital Youth Work;

* To get acquaintance and practice with Creative Learning and Non-Formal Learning;

* To get to know and experiment different creative learning practices like Graphic Facilitation, Storytelling, Creativity and Design Thinking;

* To get to know and experiment different digital Learning practices like SLI.DO, KAHOOT, TRELO, Basecamp and other Learning online applications;

* To be equipped with practices to transfer to the field of Youth Work, Digital Youth Work, Participation, Citizenship and Youth Empowerment;

* To exchange good practices of Digital Youth Work, Creative Youth Work, youth participation, empowerment and develop new ideas to implement on daily Youth Practice of all participants;

* Encourage the participants to work together in other Key Actions of the E+ Youth in Action Programme and European Solidarity Corps;

Methodology & Technical requirements:

The Training will be delivered presential in Portugal and the course is conceived in ways that require active participation and exchange between participants. It is based on participants’ experiences and builds on concrete actions for the future. The methodology of the training programme is based on the main principles of of Non forma learning and experiential learning cycle by connecting creative and digital challenges.

The sessions will be divided between plenary sessions, facilitated work in smaller groups and individually reflection.  Participants are expected to take part in the whole training course and contribute with their opinions and experience. 

Some IT to be used during the Training

Google Docs (collaborative works, online library of resources);




Kahoot (online quiz);

Padlet (online collaboration including interactive geographical maps, blogging, presentations)


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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, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth Leaders, Youth workers, Municipal youth workers and Trainers  Participants must be comfortable with English as a working language  Participants should be at least 18 Years Old

Working language(s):



Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth/ Sports and European Solidarity Corps (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Raquel Gandarez


Phone: +351253144450

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+ 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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