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ETS COMETS: The digital dimension

Training Course

21-27 June 2022 | Germany

This five day learning experience will support advanced trainers in their reflection on the digital dimension in their work as trainers. Activities within the COMETS series are based on the ETS Competence Model for Trainers Working Internationally.

This COMETS will explore the newly added digital dimension of the ETS Competence Model for Trainers Working Internationally. The digital dimension is not a seperate competence area but has been integrated transversally throughout the Competence Model.

As a space for professional peer learning amongst trainers in international youth work, COMETS offers trainers the opportunity to reflect with a focus on their approaches in a specific competence area. With the explosion of online training in recent years and with the digital dimension being an ever growing part of training in youth work, the activity intends to give space for trainers to reflect on their practice in the digital environment. 

This is not a classical training course in the sense of receiving tools and development of the practical aspect of being a trainer. The focus of a COMETS is more introspective, requiring self-examination of practice, attitude, understanding and behaviour, as well as a desire to improve in one's practice.


The INTENTIONS of this COMETS are: 

  • Reflecting on the increase of the digital dimension in the work as trainers
  • Reflecting on one’s trainer identity and role as a trainer in digital sphere
  • Reflecting on one’s attitudes and values in their work as a trainer in the digital dimension
  • Exploring group dynamics in the online context and in the digital dimension as a whole
  • Reflecting on one’s responsibility regarding the safety and privacy of participants in the digital context


Every COMETS is based on the COMETS principles.




COMETS are designed as a learning experience for advanced trainers in the (European) youth field. As a peer learning experience, participants need to have training practice and experience in youth work and be able to assess and reflect on both themselves and their practice. 



The team of trainers for this COMETS edition are Nik Paddison and Sabrina Apitz.



The activity is implemented by the German National Agency for ERASMUS+ Youth JUGEND für Europa and SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre. 



The activity is planned to be residentially hosted. In case the Covid-19 Pandemic prevails and prevents travelling, JUGEND für Europa and SALTO T&C RC reserve the right to cancel the residential activity and organise the activity online. 

JUGEND für Europa and SALTO T&C RC will ensure that safety and hygienic measures needed in relation to Covid-19 Pandemic are in place during the activity. In all our activities we implement current safety guidelines that are valid at the time of the event, these include the use of face masks and safety distance. Participants will be informed before the event about these measures.  

JUGEND für Europa, SALTO T&C RC and the hosting/ seminar place will follow and apply all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines of the German government, health departments, federal states and regional governments, which are valid by the time of the activity.

A detailed safety protocol will be available approx. one month before the activity. 


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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 24 participants

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

and recommended for


Working language(s):



JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)


  • SALTO Training and Cooperation (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees


Phone: .

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

The participation fee can vary from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO to learn more about the financial details.

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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