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Eye Opener

Training Course

21-26 January 2013 | Vila Da Marmeleira, Santarem, Portugal

EYE Opener is a training for newcomers in Youth Exchanges, where youth workers and young people participate in teams. The aim is to motivate and to empower participants in developing youth exchange projects.
The Eye Opener training course offer an international learning experience to young people and youth leaders, motivating them and enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects under the Youth in Action Programme. Objectives: -To provide an introduction to Youth Exchanges -To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project -To ensure the active participation of young people in the entire process of developing a Youth Exchange, including the early planning phase -To develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange -To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries. -To learn how local communities can be involved in Youth Exchanges Working methods: Information sessions, simulation game, group dynamics and other non-formal learning methods. Target group: Teams of 1-2 young people (age 15-18) and 1 voluntary or professional youth worker working directly with the young people. The training course is mainly aimed at those who have no experience of organising international Youth Exchanges under the Youth in Action Programme. The teams should be interested in setting up international youth exchange projects.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 35-40 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Young people in teams with leaders

Working language(s):



NA Norway (National Agency)

This training is primarily for applicants from AT,CH, CZ, DK, FI, IE, LV, NO, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK & UK. Applicants from other Youth in Action Programme countries will be considered if available places. Applicants from other countries are unfortunately ineligible and will not be considered.

Contact for questions:

Gry Nesse


Phone: +47 46615122


This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

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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