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Opening up youth work towards young people with a disability

Study Visit

25-29 November 2024 | Bern, Switzerland

The study visit will gather youth workers who are interested in learning more about the involvement of young people with disabilities in their youth work practices.

The study visit focuses on youth work organizations becoming more inclusive with the aim to lower thresholds for the participation of young people with disabilities within youth work. Through this study visit you have the opportunity to get inspired by practices and the (un)successful factors. Your individual learning will be encouraged both by peer learning as well as reflection on your own position/behaviour as a youth worker and organization. 

Are you a youth worker and you want to become more aware about the difficulties these young people face? Do you want to make a change in your local reality and kick it up a notch? Don’t wait any longer and sign up for this activity! We will help you taking the next steps towards that goal!  

Aims and Objectives 

The main aim is to open up youth work towards young people with a disability:

  • To share and inspire with a diversity of local youth work practices both from Switzerland and the participating countries 
  • To discover tools and models for more disability inclusive youth work approaches 
  • To reflect on the approaches of youth workers and discuss about successes and challenges they face 
  • To create networking opportunities between participants 
  • To explore the opportunities of the European Youth Programmes and beyond, for future collaborations 

Participants profile 

  • Youth workers who want to learn and explore on how to become more inclusive towards young people with disabilities as an organization and have the capacity to put lessons learnt into practice. And / or 
  • Youth workers who have some experience in working with young people with a disability in their day-to-day work, but are still facing challenges. 

We encourage youth workers from all and any backgrounds to apply. We will happily discuss with you your support and/or accessibility needs and meet them to the best of our abilities. 


During this activity we will use the principles of Non-Formal Education and a Peer Learning approach based on the experiences of the group and the Swiss reality. The activity will consist of study visits, theoretical inputs and partnership building elements.  

Application procedure

The questions can be answered by completing the form, or by submitting a video or voice recording. All application methods will be processed equally, we invite you to use the one that feels the most comfortable. Please find more information in 'Guidelines application' (see downloads).

This activity is part of the long term activity ‘Strategic Partnership on Inclusion’. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please reach out to the contact persons in the call. 




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Training overview


This Study Visit is

for 24 participants

from Belgium - FL, Estonia, Germany, Switzerland

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



JINT vzw (National Agency)


  • Movetia (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Andreas Bosshart

E-mail: yannick.deschaepmeester@jint.be


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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

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer 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.

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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