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HOP CRASH COURSE for trainers and facilitators of online learning

Training Course

17-22 June 2024 | Kamena Vourla, Greece

The HOP Crash Course is a blended course (with online + residential activities) to learn what is quality in online learning in Youth Work and how to implement courses at the HOP Online Learning platform.

Do you want to create your online course? This training course will help you design and implement your online course on SALTO’s HOP Online Learning platform, reflecting the quality of online learning in our field of youth work.

“By participating in this course, I could practically create, develop, and publish my first HOP course, cooperate with and learn from other trainers, and deepen my knowledge of learning theories and approaches. I was given various digital tools and the opportunity to practically try out the HOP platform's options. Moreover, I felt supported and inspired by facilitators who were always eager to help and motivated me and my project group to progress with our course. Suppose you would like to grow as a trainer/facilitator/youth worker in a digital world, thanks to this course. In that case, you will enjoy it and practically experiment with the HOP possibilities!”

Marta Brzezińska-Hubert, HOP Crash Course participant


The HOP Crash Course is a blended training course with a mix of online and residential activities (check the training dates below!). We aim to raise the quality of online learning activities within non-formal education in the youth field and discover the potential of the HOP online learning platform.


  • You will get more CONFIDENT to create online courses in various formats (blended and stand-alone online courses with small and significant numbers of learners, facilitated and self-paced).
  • You will DISCOVER various ways to deliver online learning at the HOP platform in an engaging, interactive and learner-centred way.
  • You will better UNDERSTAND quality in online learning, specifically in the youth work field, following principles of non-formal education.
  • Finally, you will get in touch and be able to NETWORK with other youth workers, trainers and organisations interested in online learning.


This activity is for:

  • Trainers/facilitators/creators wanting to create online training and learning activities at HOP;
  • Youth workers
  • Project Managers and Coordinators


  • preferably already having an idea of an online course they would like to create;
  • can communicate in English;
  • are over 18 years old.


Facilitators: Nerijus Kriauciunas and Michael Kimmig (both HOP Council members)

Coordinators: Denys Verteletskyi (SALTO EECA, HOP platform) and Apostolos Alexiadis (Hellenic National Agency)


By applying to this course you commit to participate in following online and residential activities:

  • 09.05.2024, 17.00 - 19.00 CET Onboarding Meeting, online
    • Welcome and get to know each other.
    • Concept of the training course
    • Introducing the online course “HOP plan, create, publish your first online course.”
  • 28.05.2024, 17.00 - 18.30 CET Online Meeting
  • 10.06.2024, 17.00 - 18.30 CET Online Meeting
    • Quality in Online Learning
    • Online Learning 101
    • Check-in on the progress of the online course
  • 17 June - 22 June, 4 Days Residential Training in Greece
    • Reflections on learning in the "HOP plan, create, publish" online course, but smoothly changing role into Creators/Facilitators. We will discuss the quality criteria of non-formal online learning, introduce and explore functionalities of the HOP platform, experiment with course activities, design and implement a course module with interactive activities on HOP, and reflect on approaches to online course design.
    • 17.06. and 22.06. are considered full travel days. For your convenience, Hellenic NA will schedule a bus for your transfer from the airport of Athens  to the hotel in Kamena Vourla and your return. More information will be provided if you are selected.
    • 18.06.-21.06. are 4 full working days.
  • 11.07.2024, 17.00 - 19.00 CET, Follow-up & Evaluation Meeting, online
    • Presentation of course projects
    • Reflection of the design process
    • Celebration and evaluation of the HOP Crash Course
  • In autumn, we will invite all participants to an informal online MeetUP :)         


The residential activity will take place in Kamena Vourla Greece. All participants will be accommodated in double rooms.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth project managers, Facilitators, Youth Coordinators

Working language(s):



Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (Hellenic National Agency) (National Agency)


  • SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Apostolos Alexiadis


Phone: +302131314450

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+ and European Solidarity Corps 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 hosting NA of this offer will organise the accommodation and cover 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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