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Get up, Stand up! A training course on democracy and active citizenship in the field of youth work

Training Course

19-24 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany

The Get Up, Stand Up! training course explores the complexity of democracy and active citizenship in youth work. It aims at transforming reflections into actions for youth participation.
Background Since some years Europe is facing more and more challenges – economic crisis, еuroscepticism, populism and growing nationalism on political level and a lack of vision about the common European future. Moreover, these challenges have their implications on community, national and European level. How do young people understand democracy? How do they take part as active citizens in their community life? Youth work plays an important role in these contexts by empowering young people to be an active part of their communities and societies. The Get Up, Stand Up! training course supports and promotes reflections and future actions of youth workers to approach these challenges. Aim and objectives The main aim of the Get Up, Stand Up! training course is to explore and understand how democracy and active citizeship are translated into youth work practices and to support participants to better empower young people as active citizens. Democracy and active citizenship work on different levels - community, organizational, national and European. Understanding this is the first step to be an active member in a democratic society. The Get up, Stand up! TC will explore how youth workers can reflect upon and change their practices, in order to empower young people to take a stand for their future and shape their societies. The training course has the following objectives: ● To increase the understanding of the concepts of democracy and active citizenship. ● To explore how individual beliefs and values influence youth workers’ educational approach. ● To explore the challenge of being an educator in complex and ambiguous times. ● To understand how promoting democracy and active citizenship can lead to active participation of young people. ● To explore the opportunities of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme to better support active citizenship among young people. What can you gain out of Get Up, Stand Up! TC The training course will create the conditions to: ● Better support young people to explore the dimensions of active citizenship in democratic contexts ● Face ambiguity, complexity and responsibility which come along with being an active member of the society ● Experience how approaches like Betzavta [democracy and peace education] and Human Rights Education work within the topic of the TC ● Know about good practices related to active participation in the field of youth work ● Explore different tools for more active participation. Participants profile The training course is directed to people active in the youth field at local, national or international level such as youth workers and youth leaders. Methodology and educational approach The educational approach and the methodology of this training course are based on the principles of non-formal learning. Participants will be invited to reflect upon their own understanding of democracy and active citizenship as individuals and professionals at different levels [organizational, local, national, European, global]. By exploring good practices and project examples, the participants will then transfer the acquired competences and reflections to their youth work realities and draft an action plan on how to better support young people in their political and active participation in the society. A range of methods, including group discussions, experiential learning activities, role-play and simulations and individual reflections will be used to explore the topic of the TC.

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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders

Working language(s):



JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)


  • Human Resource Development Centre (National Agency)
  • Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency Portugal (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Ingrid Müller


Phone: +49 228 9506227

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.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: 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 Erasmus+: Youth in Action 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. (Info for sending NAs: This activity is financed with TCA 2016)

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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