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Learning Playground in Volunteering

Training Course

30 May - 4 June 2022 | Budapest, Hungary

We invite hosts, organisers and mentors in ESC volunteering projects to join us in discovering spatial aspects of learning environments, playing with (co)creating empowering learning spaces and exploring their potential in fostering learning.

Who are (all) the learners in an ESC volunteering project? What are the learning spaces that they can utilise? What makes an encouraging and safe learning environment? How do we (co)design learning environments and what do we need to consider in this process? To which extent can we prepare learning spaces in advance? How to use, variate, mix, change, connect learning spaces in one volunteering project? These are just some of the questions that we are hoping to raise and address during our training course! 

If you are a host, organiser, mentor of an European Solidarity Corps volunteering project and would like to discover more about learning environments and ways to (co)create them, then this is the right training for you!

Wait, did we say “training”? What we mean is: this is the right playground for you! We would like to offer you a chance to play with us and discover spatial aspects of learning environments, experiment with (co)creating empowering learning spaces and explore their potential in fostering learning. 

More specifically, we offer a space to:

  • become more aware of the importance of the quality of learning spaces of a European Solidarity Corps volunteering project;
  • get familiar with the physical/spatial aspects of learning environments;
  • be able to look more systematically at learning in European Solidarity Corps volunteering projects and needs of different learners;
  • reflect on possible ways to (co)create learning environments and develop your competences further;
  • understand how learning environments foster the Youthpass learning process.

Our playground is built around a dynamic programme, which, among other things, includes

  • a special ‘campfire’ where you can explore expertise offered by architect András Cseh;
  • a lot of ‘caves’ for individual reflection on past and current experiences in (co)creating learning process and learning environments;
  • ‘watering hole’ that invites you to share and create with others, including bringing you on a journey to explore empowering experiences of local organisations.

And, above all, provides you with a lot of opportunities to see the learning landscapes from different perspectives, play, create, re-create and re-play on your own and with others! 

Should you be interested to join this playground, it is important that you are involved in (or soon you will be) supporting European Solidarity Corps volunteering projects (as a host, mentor, organiser, etc.) and that you are keen to elevate learning experiences for all those involved by developing competences to (co)create encouraging and safe learning environments! A fairly good knowledge of English is necessary, since it will be your way to communicate and get around in the playground. 

If you want to know more about the flow of the project, take a look at the attached draft programme. 

Your host of the playground will be Vanda Kovács, Snežana Bačlija Knoch and András Cseh are looking forward to welcoming you!


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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for up to 26 participants

from Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye

and recommended for

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

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Tempus Public Foundation - Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes (National Agency)


  • SALTO Training and Cooperation RC (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Ms Ildikó Gulácsi


Phone: -

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 NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and cover the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how 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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