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“LOBBYING for YOUTH WORK” - European Advanced Training

Training Course

1 January 2019 - 30 June 2020 | Germany

This is a long-term training course (three modules) for advanced youth workers and youth work representatives on local level to learn how to lobby (better) for youth work.

Given the crisis of youth work in Europe, it seems necessary to no longer just react to and suffer the political circumstances, but rather to try to actively engage in and influence (local) youth policymaking. For this, youth work representatives have to fundamentally change their attitudes and skills. They have to be systematically trained in issues such as policy intervention, political consulting and lobbying.
In Germany a first pilot project to this end was carried out from 2013 to 2015, with positive results. This advanced training course intends to translate the German pilot to a European level.

The aim is to contribute to sharpening the profile and political position of youth work. Youth work and its representatives should abandon their passive roles and grow to become more active co-shapers of local youth (work) policy.

The aim of this long-term training course is

- to sharpen the profile and political position of youth work,
- to train and qualify youth work representatives/youth workers to analyze political frameworks and situations at the local level so they can influence local youth policymaking through political lobbying,
- to encourage the establishment and consolidation of local networks for youth politics,
- to create a sustainable training concept at the European level in an attempt to re-politicize youth work,
- and to explore European impulses for local youth work.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth policy makers

Working language(s):



JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)

in cooperation with the NAs of Austria, Switzerland, Latvia, Belgium/Flanders and with POYWE (Professional Open Youth Work in Europe).

Contact for questions:

Claudius Siebel


Phone: +492289506228


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 covers 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.

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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