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MINDSET OF YOUTH WORKERS in supporting learning through youth mobilities

Training Course

9-14 November 2020 | De Glind, Netherlands

The overall aim of this training process 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.

Training Course
Online preparation day 26th of October 2020
Residential 4-day training course 9th - 14th of November 2020
Online Follow-up day 16th of December 2020

The overall aim of this training process 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 discussing measures for systematic change in youth worker education and training, to be better prepared! For this we will be using the impact tool. 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 workers as a learner and develop youth workers competences related to learning processes.

The core of the training process will be to discover what impact will you cause by putting 'Learning as a priority' in your work with young people! The training course provides an opportunity for youth workers to reflect on their mindset with a specific focus on being a learner and supporting learning of young people - especially in youth mobilities! 


a set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determines one’s behaviour, outlook or mental attitude towards the world. A persons’ mindset has a profound impact on their motivation, learning, participation - and actions as a learning supporter. 

The core of the 2-months process will be the 4-day residential training course in the Netherlands, that will be supported by online activities one-day before and one-day after, to support the impact of the training on the local level of the participants. The training course is targeted to youth workers (professional or volunteer) who are involved in organising, coordinating and implementing mobilities for young people within the framework of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps - motivated to make a greater shift towards learning. 

Together with other participants from all over Europe you will have the opportunity to work on this mindset – reflect, exchange, challenge… The training course will focus 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 many more questions come up when you work with young people in mobilities.

In short, the training course challenges us to see whether ‘we walk the talk’ and ‘which walk do we talk’ and which areas need reflection, discussion and exchange - in order to improve the quality of your youth mobility projects!

COVID 19 - DISCLAIMER - In case of the COVID -19 measures leading to the cancellation of the residential training by the Dutch NA of Erasmus+, the Mindset training will be run through an online platform with a modified approach - still focusing and tackling the same objectives and topics. In this case the participants applying for the training course participants will commit to a process of 5 days of online based collaboration (each day 2 x 2-3 h sessions) between the participants divided in the following way:

1 day   →  26th of October 2020 - INTRO DAY
2 days → 10th - 11th of November 2020  - ONLINE SESSIONS
2 days → 16th - 17th of December 2020 - ONLINE SESSIONS
January 2020 (to be determined) - PEER LEARNING SUPPORTED REFLECTION

We expect applicants that apply to take part in the online course, in case the residential course needs to be cancelled by the Dutch NA. 



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Training overview


This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



Dutch National Agency Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Gabi Steinprinz
Annti Korhonen

Contact for questions:

Anneke Slot


Phone: 0031 30 2306303

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 National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.


Accommodation and food

The Dutch National Agency Erasmus+ Youth, will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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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