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Training Course

5-11 March 2012 | Latvia

Explore concepts of active citizenship, its European dimension and ways to put it into practice!
BACKGROUND Due to the constant political, social, economical and cultural developments in Europe the role of active citizenship is often questioned. Discussions and debates are held not only among scholars, researchers and politicians but also among young people and those active in youth work and youth organisations. The developing nature and complexity of the concept of citizenship us such leads to diverse ways of understanding, interpreting and practicing the citizenship. The YOUTH in Action programme is one of the opportunities where young people can experience this complexity through active participation in youth projects at local, national and European level. Promotion of young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular is a key priority in this programme. The “impACT!on – Youth in Action” Training Course - which has been implemented three times since 2006 - can give young people knowledge, skills and understanding about active citizenship and its development and place in European society. It also raises awareness among young people that there are already good practices of active citizenship to be found in their own experience. The Youthpass will be integrated in the programme and used by the participants as an instrument to accompany their learning. Last but not least the course will help to start designing projects on active citizenship in the YOUTH in Action programme. AIM OF THE TRAINING COURSE To develop participants’ competencies to manage concrete youth work activities on active (European) citizenship in the framework of the Youth in Action Programme OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING COURSE - To explore concepts of active citizenship, its European dimension and ways to put it into practice - To reflect on the impact of participants’ experience in international youth work - To develop competences in project management - To explain the framework of the Youth in Action programme - To give space for networking and initiating project ideas on active citizenship PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS - Young people with some experience in international youth work - Willing to create projects in Youth in Action programme - 18-30 years old - Able to work in English - Having support structure (organisation, network, youth group etc.) - Having some concrete idea(s) for future projects - Committed to work with young people on active citizenship TRAINERS TEAM Zita Krastina and Baiba Abolina

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Young people

Working language(s):



Latvian NA (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Vladislava Skele


Phone: +37167358069

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 Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs relevant to participation in the course (accommodation, trainings costs) will be covered by Latvian NA costs related to your travel (tickets, visa, etc.) will be covered by sending NA. Participation fee varies from 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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