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Passage from Youth Work to new Careers

Training Course

14-19 March 2016 | Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

The training will bring together experienced trainers and youth workers ready to evaluate their career path, reflect about their competences and design their future specializations.
Having been involved in the European youth work for more than a decade now, we are aware how healthy it is to pause from time to time and question our professional status quo. Usually we are those who push young people for reflection, self-assessment and action planning, but do we practice what we preach? Do we have enough entrepreneurial spirit that we should share with young people? We all have acquired a valuable set of skills during youth work and Erasmus+ projects, but it might be that we want to make a change in our careers. The drivers for this might vary: specific needs of young people we work with, our family situations, need for economic sustainability, ambition, looking for new challenges. The question is: how to valorize our skills and make our experiences visible and transferable to other sectors (e.g. research, career guidance,) so that we could also advocate for the development of youth work and youth policy. Therefore we provide to interested youth workers and trainers (voluntary or paid) with essential entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. This training course will engage you in: • a process of professional self-reflection to validate your experiences and skills/competence • a creative design of your professional future, based on own competences (e.g. specialization in one of the methodologies) • developing business ideas, entrepreneurial initiatives and partnerships that you will be able to share with young people • create new projects with Erasmus+ in the field of youth work. We want to ensure a cozy and secure environment for personal exchange and we will only work with a group of max. 20 participants. The training will, next to a few plenary moments, mostly alternate between work in small peer groups and individual mentoring. The training course is based on self-directed learning approach: participants will relate to their experiences and share them with their co-learners. After each step they will be empowered to look at the process from meta-level and reflect what can be directly transferred to youth work. Therefore specific time will be devoted for designing their new entrepreneurial action with Design Thinking, as well as to develop new projects on local and international level. The participants will be guided during this week by experienced trainers who themselves shifted their careers after a long-standing experience in international youth work.

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Training overview

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This Training Course is

for 20 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers

Working language(s):



SNJ/National Agency (National Agency)


  • Brainiact (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Magdalena Jakubowska


Phone: 00352 691 307 400

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.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. (Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2015)

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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