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DOES IT MAKE SENSE? - How to foster critical thinking in young people

Training Course

28 March - 2 April 2022 | Budapest, Hungary

This TC aims to train youth workers to support young people to think in a complex world and grow their ability to question if others' ideas and opinions are just, fair and evidence-based.

Can you believe everything you think? Is everything you experience true? This TC aims to train youth workers to support young people to think in a complex world and grow their ability to question if others' ideas and opinions are just, fair and evidence-based.

Does It Make Sense is a training experience in 3 steps created to develop youth workers’ competences for promoting critical thinking in young people. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own beliefs and question their awareness and biases about different causes, identify which skills they want to develop with young people and learn tools to transfer that knowledge into their own realities. There will be a strong practical/experiential approach to equip participants with tools to engage young people in this reflection and to promote their participation in the causes they believe in. This training will also include online activities before and after the presencial part to ensure that the content can be linked effectively with participants’ daily practice.

Objectives and Learning Outcomes


  • Increase awareness about the world around them and the issues that they want to have a voice on.
  • Develop individual and groups critical thinking skills and abilities;
  • Challenge adultism and feel empowered to voice their questions and opinions through activism.
  • Raise their voice by creating media content that reflects their perspectives and realities

Learning Outcomes:

  • Question thoughts, biases and assumptions,  and reflect on a topic understanding more perspectives
  • Get to know different projects/approaches about the topic of critical thinking
  • Create specific media content to their target groups
  • Have a clear plan on how to promote critical thinking with their groups
  • Methodologies

In this course we will challenge educators to use non-formal learning (NFL) to ignite young peoples' natural capacity to question and challenge current systems in a democratic society. For this we will explore and learn about the art of questioning, coaching techniques, diverse reflection methods and photovoice. We will apply the principles of NFL, the program will be practical, experimental and theoretical.



23 March 2022 - half a day online meeting

28 March 2022 - arrival day

29 March - 1 April 2022 Training course in person

2 April 2022 Departure day

20 April 2022


Target group

Youth workers, youth leaders, educators, social workers. Up to 30 selected participants.



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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for up to 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, Educators, social workers, etc.

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



Tempus Public Foundation - Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

TCA/NET Hungary team


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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

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how 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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