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Training Course

9-18 April 2021 | Online, Belgium - FR

This online training course approaches all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in E+/YiA, with a clear, priority focus on projects concretely involving young people from the very beginning of the process.

In this activity we concentrate on youth-adult pairings: 1 experienced adult leader + 1 or more young people (13-18 year-olds).

To support the online learning process, all participants will be sent an offline package with support materials (by postal service). This postal box contains a set of educational playcards to support project building, intercultural learning and can be used efficiently during future youth exchanges.

General Description

The aim of the training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

The training is built on the creation of a quality basis in youth exchanges. It also provides the space to develop concrete project ideas amongst quality partnerships, with the aim of submitting application proposals for the future Erasmus+ Youth in Action deadlines. In light of the Covid-19 experience, this particular course will be delivered online and will explore the opportunities and challenges of youth mobility now and in the future. The residential ‘EYE Opener’ training course has been renamed and reorganised as the online ‘EYE Liner’.


  • to provide information on current and future Erasmus+ Youth in Action youth exchanges
  • to provide a group learning experience in the process of setting up a youth exchange project
  • to develop basic competences (skills, knowledge & attitudes) to organise a youth exchange
  • to understand non-formal learning and young people’s participation in learning
  • to explore the role of a group leader in young people’s learning process
  • to enhance the active participation of young people in planning of youth exchanges

The fact that young people can take part in the training offers an entirely new dynamic to the process. Young people develop first-hand understanding of project building, through simulated youth exchange activity, and the cooperation and partnership between youth leaders and young people deepens.

Some tasks are done in national groups and some in international partnership groups. A key methodological feature is enabling young people and youth leaders to work in separate groups, at times, and then bringing the groups together to share learning and ideas; in this process young people are encouraged to take the lead, thereby promoting participation and empowerment. The training provides evidence of young people’s competences in project planning, independent of youth leaders.


This training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise, interspersed with workshops, info sessions and activities to enrich the group dynamics, ending with a

Youthpass-focused evaluation. The training will comprise a framework of planned plenary sessions, involving all participants, alongside a parallel process of smaller group work, designed to deliver the training objectives in a flexible youth-centred format.

The overall programmed timetable is as follows:

Friday 09/04: 19h00-21h00

Saturday 10/04: 10h00-12h00 & 13h00-14h30

Sunday 11/04: 14h00-16h00

Wednesday 14/04: 19h00-21h00

Friday 16/04: 19h00-21h00

Saturday 17/04: 10h00-12h00 & 13h00-14h30

Sunday 18/04: 14h00-16h00


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 40 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Young people

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



Bureau International Jeunesse (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Dufour Thierry


Phone: +3222105227

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

No costs

Travel reimbursement

No travel

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

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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