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Mind Full Nest

Training Course

24 November - 3 December 2018 | Cyprus

“Mind Full Nest” is a training course born to create a nest for every young person coming from refugee background. It aims at inspiring and equipping youth workers to work in a more meaningful way, by introducing the innovative element of mindfulness.
Description of the project “Mind Full Nest”: Each year millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge. Many of them arrive in Europe with the hope to live with dignity and freedom. We believe that youth work and non-formal learning activities can significantly contribute to address these needs. We are confident that youth work can empower refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and can increase awareness about this issue within the local communities. In this context, the project “Mind Full Nest” is born to create a nest for every young person by supporting the professional development of youth workers to improve the level of the key competences on how to work with youth from migrant/refugee background. Innovative aspect of the project The project introduces youth work to the innovative concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment without judgment. Mindfulness is a great way of realizing, exploring and using our inner resources, our talents, passions and potential. By infusing mindfulness into youth work, we can maximize the empowerment of the young people, especially the ones who need it the most, like young people from migrant/refugee background. We are going to work on mindfulness using the following elements: • Meditation practices • Dancing and singing • Poetry • Drawing • Nature • Storytelling Aim and objectives: The aim of the project is to develop the competences and to inspire the youth workers to work in a more meaningful and impactful way with young people coming from migrant and/or refugee background. The objectives of the project are for youth workers: 1. to gain knowledge on how to use a diverse range of non-formal methods when working with young people, especially the ones coming from challenging backgrounds 2. to develop skills in using holistic education in order to achieve more impactful transformations in the lives of young people for reaching their full potential 3. to be inspired and motivated to improve their work with young people 4. to create sustainable follow-up action plans that will enhance the impact on young people’s lives both on local and international level

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 27 participants

from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



allaZOYME (Youth NGO)

We are an informal group of young people under the name “allaZOYME” - We live, we progress. Grammatically, “allaZOYME” derives from three Greek words, the one embracing the other. In reality it means “we change” but at the same time it encompasses in the change the idea of innovation and the idea of progressing. It illustrates that by experiencing new concepts, we change towards a sustainable, coherent and evolving living. “allaZOYME” is about moving forward, learning and choosing to pursue positive changes in our lives that will facilitate our development, improvement and progress. Every change is enriching. Yet “allaZOYME” does not imply progress of me and you only. It is about the whole society we live in. It is about envisioning a better world and striving to achieve it collectively.
“allaZOYME” is the name we chose to give to our informal group of young people established in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2015. Our group is inspired by the idea of enriching changes in society and is here to help achieve it. Our focus is young people because we believe in their potential and capacities of being the drivers of social change. At the moment the group involves 10 young people with diverse age range. Our team is composed of experienced youth workers but also very young people with dreams and vision for the future.

Contact for questions:

Eleni Michail


Phone: +357 99 988 486


There is an Erasmus+ funding for this training course. The Erasmus+ funding covers the following: Country Maximum Travel cost allocated (in euros) Cyprus - 0 Bulgaria - 275 Croatia - 275 Czech Republic - 360 Greece - 275 Poland - 275 Portugal - 530 Romania - 275 We are inviting the E+ participants to contribute with a 30 euros participation fee. The training course is also welcoming other friends from EU countries who do not require visa and who are willing to cover their own expenses. In this case, we would be happy if you could communicate with us in order to take care of it as soon as possible, using the email allazoyme.group@gmail.com

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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