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Move to Be Moved and Move Others

Training Course

20-28 October 2019 | Sirince, Izmir, Türkiye

Training course for educators on how to consciously empower young people through kinesthetic learning approach and different movement, improvisation and contemporary dance exercises.

“Move to be Moved and Move Others” is a unique type of training that gives an opportunity for people that work with youth in non-formal settings to explore the power of kinesthetic or bodily learning tools in order to bring innovation to their youth work and be more effective in empowering the young people.

Movement and consciousness of bodily learning usually opens new "channels" and “connections” in learners, generating new feelings, thoughts and helping people to become more open, self-aware, spiritual, creative and to realize their full potential. Through body we project and receive a lot of information that can be useful for learning. Besides, activities that involve moving can attract young people that are not appealed by “traditional” NFL methods.

With this training we are discovering experiences and good practices from contemporary dance field and exploring how to apply it to work with young people. Contemporary dance is not only about art and creative expression, but it is first of all about being holistic (focusing on connection between mind, body, emotions and soul) and helping each person to find their OWN-authentic way of being and full potential and interacting with others through movement and dance.


1. Practical part: Experiencing series of exercises with movement and contemporary dance, discovering own body opportunities, becoming more self-aware and developing creative way of expression and developing personal motivation to use kinesthetic learning approach.

2. Analyzing the experience: Becoming more aware about the power of kinesthetic learning for promoting holistic development – learning from own emotions and also discovering it from theoretical point of view.

3. Conceptualizing: Exploring opportunities for including kinesthetic learning and contemporary dance as an approach and/or a tool in youth work and discovering what competencies it could develop in young people.

4. Developing skills on designing and implementing non-formal learning activities for/with youth that would be based on consciously chosen kinesthetic learning elements that develop concrete competences.

5. Sharing experience from the training course and developing ideas on follow-up activities on using kinesthetic learning in youth work in local and international projects.

By involving in this projects, it is crucial that participants realize that we expect their active involvement not only during the training, but also in preparation activities and also follow-up activities.

Profile of participants


To achieve the objectives of the training, it is highly crucial that suitable participants are selected. Please see the criteria for candidates.


Participants applying for this project should be:

Involved in working with young people on the regular basis (youngsters 13+) in some youth center, organization, as youth workers, local activists, educators that provide non-formal learning, etc.

With no/not much experience with contemporary dance/choreography

Interested to explore new tools of youth work, willing to move and dance, develop their competences as youth workers and meet peers from other countries

Ready to actively participate in the whole project (preparation, training course itself with a very busy daily programme and follow-up September-November)

Ready to organize at least 2 special follow-up activities using the experience from this training (individually or together with another person from the same country) within 2 months after the training with their local youth and youth work colleagues

Fluent in communication in English.


The main coordinator of the project is Kultur und Art Initiative e.V.. NGO has been very active in the youth field by trying to bring together young creative people who want to make their contribution in local communitites.


Ieva Grundšteine (Latvia)

Ieva has been working in the youth field since 2001 and last 9 years is an active trainer of non-formal learning in the field of youth – as a local and European project initiator and manager. She has carried already more than 100 international trainings for different target groups (youth workers, teachers and others). Ieva is involved in regular contemporary dance exercises as a learner (hobby-level) since 4 years and has applied kinesthetic learning in her training several times. She is a member of pool of trainers of Latvian NA:



Ilze Zirina (Latvia)

Ilze is a member of the Association of Professional Contemporary Dance Choreographers of Latvia. She has received an MA in choreography in 2007. Since 2007 she is a dance teacher in Latvian Culture College and Latvian Academy of Culture. She has an extensive experience in non-formal dance education in Latvia and also on international trainings. She is also a professional dancer, performer and contact-improvisation expert: https://www.dance.lv/eng/ilze-zirina-3/


Accommodation - Place of workshops

We are staying in the Tiyatro Medresesi located 5 minutes from Şirince. All participants will be expected to share the dorm rooms with several people and a bathroom between several rooms. Workshops will be organized in the Tiyatro Medresesi, which is an international research, creation and performance center.




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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Türkiye

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



Kultur und Art Initiative e.V. (Youth NGO)

Kultur & Art Initiative e.V. was established 15 years ago and it is an intercultural and intergenerational non-profit organisation composed of members from different nations, age groups with different professional backgrounds who have got professional experiences in youth, refugees, migration, non-formal education and media production for many years.
Kultur & Art Initiative e.V. develops and implements intercultural projects.
Our aim is to realize projects with people of different ethnic origins. Our concept is based on contents of social and intercultural integration. We want to work against passive cultural consumption by using active cultural work.
This is why we offer creative and project-orientated opportunities to our participants in addition to media educational workshops and international youth exchanges. In this context we organise “Erasmus+” projects and we work in the fields of youth policy and youth work development.
Since our establishment, Kultur und Art Initiative e.V. implemented many projects in the framework of the Youth in Action Programme, Erasmus+ and many different EU projects like Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey, Civil Society Facility EU- Turkey Intercultural Dialogue Culture and Arts (ICD-CA) or Youth Initiatives for Dialogue.
We have been organising International Short Film Festival Detmold since 2005.

Our association provides opportunities for extracurricular youth work, trainings, workshops, performances, support in execution of projects. The offers are free of charge and suitable for those who are interested in. Our office is in Detmold, by the culture factory Hangar 21 in Detmold.

Contact for questions:

Levent Arslan


Phone: +4952314581212


Participation fee


Accommodation and food

The training course will be implemented in the framework of EU “ERASMUS+ Program. The accommodation and food will be covered fully.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs limits

Bulgaria 275,- Euro

Italy 275,- Euro

Poland 275,- Euro

The Republic of North Macedonia 275,- Euro

Germany 360,- Euro

Lithuania 360,- Euro

Latvia 360,- Euro

Turkey 180,- Euro


Nevertheless, the organizations/participants should be ready that they will have to invest own money in buying the tickets to Izmir and reimbursements will be done only AFTER participants have implemented their follow-up activities and informed about them the main coordinator. So, as follow-up activities might take some weeks to implement, be ready to receive the reimbursements around the end of December 2019.

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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