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Facilitation ON & OFF

Training Course

11-16 March 2024 | Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

“Facilitation ON & OFF” is a residential training course complemented by 2 online sessions, for youth workers, youth leaders and trainers who want to improve their competences in facilitation, group-management and dialogue support techniques.

RESIDENTIAL TRAINING: between March 11, 2024 (arrival day, welcome session in the late afternoon) and March 16, 2024 (departure day, from the morning)

ONLINE SESSIONS: 19 and 20 March, from 10:30 to 13:30 CET 

Facilitation is at the core of youth work.

Nonetheless, many times, educators and NFE practitioners deal with groups and teams without the necessary equipment of knowledge, experience and tools in terms of emotional management, self-awareness and facilitation skills.

"Facilitation ON & OFF" is a training course for youth workers, youth leaders and trainers who wish to improve their competences in facilitation and group management, both in on-site and on-line environments.


•  to acquire facilitation skills in non-formal education environments.

•  to discover new tools and techniques to work with youth groups.

•  to promote horizontal and participatory approaches to youth work.

•  to learn how to effectively fsacilitate on-site and on-line events.

•  to support effective youth meetings and democratic decision making processes.

Main contents:

- Introduction to facilitation.

- Groups and teams.

- Roles, ranks, leadership and power dynamics.

- Emotional management.

- Effective communication and facilitation of intercultural dialogues.

Online facilitation and virtual dialogues.

Methodology and pedagogical approach:

This training/learning experience is developed around three main principles:

REFLECTION: sharing experiences, debating and self-assessment about facilitation, youth groups and team management.

PRACTICE of facilitation techniques and tools.

TRANSFER of what has been learnt to the realities of the participants in order to improve their practice and the quality of youth work.

In relation to the “Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally”, this course will focus on: individual facilitation and group learning in an enriching environment, collaboration for successful teams, development of evaluation practices that generate and implement an appropriate change.

The methodology will be based on key principles of Non-Formal Learning and will combine theoretical inputs with experiential learning, sharing of good practices and personal stories, reflections and self-assessment. Participants will be invited to actively contribute to the training course through dynamic and interactive sessions, workshops, teamwork tasks, simulations, and debates.

Combining a residential course with two online sessions will allow for the exploration of facilitation techniques and principles in both face-to-face and virtual environments.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from ANDORRA, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Volunteering mentors

Working language(s):



INJUVE / NA SPAIN (National Agency) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Alicia Nuñez Palomar


Phone: 917827806

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 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 Spanish National Agency will organise the accommodation and will cover all the costs for accommodation and food. 

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them 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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