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Just Listen

Training Course

8-19 October 2023 | Trbovlje , Slovenia

»Just listen« is a training course co-financed by the European Union focused on deep listening and connecting to ourselves, other people and nature.

»Just listen« is a training course co-financed by the European Union focused on deep listening and connecting to ourselves, other people and nature.

Goals and expected outcomes:

  • get more connected to our bodies, minds, emotions, recognising early symptoms of burnout and decrease of motivation, common among those who work with people
  • reflect about our core values, mission and vision of life, being more clear about what we want to achieve and how we want to achivie it
  • get to know different types of meditation, possible to use in daily work with young people; see the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and understand how it can influence our daily life and work with young people
  • develop our skills of empathy and deep listening
  • learn to recognise different emotions and the information these emotions convey to us as well as react in a proper way to our own emotions and to the emotions of other people, above all those of the youth they work with
  • get to know concepts of coaching and Nonviolent Communication and discuss how they can be used in their work with youth
  • get to know basic techniques to create social projects which answer real needs of local communities, including above all the Design Thinking methodology
  • connect to nature, learn to listen to it, observe, reflect and re-find our personal balance while being in the forest or other places ofthe nature
  • learn to include nature in youth work, giving young people the chance to go outside and experience nature and build connections with it
  • gain a holistic view of ourselves and the world, including a holistic perspective of our work with young people
  • learn how to have a more balanced life in a wide sense: work-life balance, balance of emotions, body and mind; balance in relation with other people; balance between urban life and having contact with nature
  • get inspired for deeper and more meaningful work with ourselves and youth

»Just listen« training course participants are active youth workers (project coordinators, facilitators, educators, community leaders, activists) working with or for youth, who:
- are open and willing to actively participate and contribute to the programme
- have motivation to develop dissemination initiatives for young people and other youth workers and implement them locally after the training
- are available to actively attend the full duration of the meeting (10 working days + 2 days of travel)
- are over 18 and have at least communicative level of English language


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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Türkiye

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



DPM (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Anna Ksiazek


Phone: +48503399565


Participation fee

There is no participants fee

Accommodation and food

Participants will be accommodated at Trbovlje hostel. They have rooms with 3 - 14 beds. We will have breakfast at the hostel, lunch & dinner will be organised by us in the local restaurants. We will use their seminar room as well as the outdoors for our activities. We will follow dietary restrictions (vegetarians,vegans, any allergies etc.).

Travel reimbursement

Maximum travel budgets:

Green travel:

- Poland, Romania, Germany - 320 euro

- Slovenia - 23 euro

Regular travel:

- Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Turkey - 275 euro

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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