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MINDSET OF YOUTH WORKERS in supporting learning through youth mobilities

Training Course

2-8 May 2019 | De Glind, Netherlands

This five-day training course provides a learning environment for youth workers to reflect on their mindset with a specific focus on being a learner and supporting learning of young people in youth work and especially in youth mobilities.

If this catches your interest the National Agency of the Netherlands invites you to apply to come to the Netherlands.

Together with other participants from all over Europe you will have the opportunity to reflect on your mindset – reflect, exchange, challenge… The training course will make links to the ETS Youth worker Competence Model to work internationally and focuses on tackling the questions: What are the elements of the “mindset of a youth worker” (in youth mobilities) in order to:

...be an example of a good learner,

...make learning a priority,

...create a good learning environment,

...balance both, group and individual learning needs,

...support reflection processes of young people,

...ask ‘good’ questions to raise participants' awareness to their ‘hidden’ competences,

...support young people to get empowered and express their own learning meaningfully, and 

… and many more questions come up when you work with young people in mobilities!

We want to offer the opportunity to look behind, to reflect and experience our mindsets! Mindsets, we understand in the classical etymological way as ‘habits of mind formed by previous experience’ – see whether ‘we walk the talk’ and ‘which walk do we talk’ and which areas needs reflection, discussion and exchange!

The overall aim of this training course is to reflect on the mindset of youth workers and exchange, discuss and challenge youth workers about competencies they need for supporting young people’s development in youth mobility and furthermore. This will be based on drawing from successful youth mobility experiences and will lead to discuss measures for systematic change in youth worker education and training, to be better prepared! The detailed objectives are:

• to discover and discuss practices and impact of successful learning experiences and supported/facilitated learning processes in youth mobilities,

• to discuss what supports learning in mobility’s (learning environment, process etc.) and what is the mindset of the youth workers related to it,

• to discuss how to empower and enable the competence development of young people in appropriate ways (with a specific focus on the use of it in the young person's daily life and reality),

• to supporting meaningful expressions of gained competence through youth mobilities,

• To focus on youth worker as a learner and develop youth workers competences through the “Youthworker Competence Model to work internationally”.

The training course is a result of a long term project Time to Show off! of the National Agencies of the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia and SALTO Training and Cooperation. This project was composed by 3 parts: The first part brought together experienced young people with their support youth workers and reflect on what made the success of their international mobilities; the second part was the training on youth workers mindset, and the third part was an international expert meeting with youth worker education and training providers in which impact and changes needed in youth work education have been discussed to develop mindset in learning moods!


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers

Working language(s):



Dutch NA Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Marrie Kortenbosch


Phone: +31302306580

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

Please contact the National Agency in your country for information about the participation fee and reimbursement of travel costs.

Accommodation and food

The Dutch National Agency will pay the costs for the training, accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact the National Agency in your country for information about the participation fee and reimbursement of travel costs.

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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