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Passion for Learning 2020


19-21 May 2020 | Online, Latvia, Estonia

Passion for Learning 2020 is online training programme for youth workers and youth leaders on facilitation and recognition of learning processes of young people in online and person-to-person youth work.

Training programme aims at:
- developing competences of youth workers to facilitate learning process in the context of Erasmus+:Youth in Action, European Solidarity Corps projects and local online and person-to-person youth activities;
- contributing to development of quality of youth work by introducing facilitation of learning as regular practice of youth workers.
By the end of the training programme participants will:
- be able to create suitable online and person-to-person learning process for young people, e.g. involve youngsters in the planning of learning, set learning goals, create learning environment and opportunities for self-assessment, and become aware of their learning outcomes;
- engage young people in dialogue, address motivation and participation of young people;
- know and use new approaches, online and person-to-person methods that help young people to learn;
- be able to analyse themselves as learners and supporters of learning;
- redesign/ review learning dimension in current Erasmus+/European Solidarity Corps projects, and online and/or person-to-person youth work within their organisation.
Main topics planned to be covered during the training course:
- Learning in the context of online and person-to-person youth work, Erasmus+ and Solidarity Corps projects;
- Elements of learning process and connection to motivation and participation;
- Methods and tools for online and person-to-person goal setting, planning, facilitating learning experience, giving feedback, reflecting and evaluating;
- Youthpass as a practical tool to support learning;
- Sharing experience in online and person-to-person facilitation of learning process, connecting theory and practice of learning in non-formal education;
- Competences for facilitation of learning and ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers  https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/training-and-cooperation/tc-rc-nanetworktcs/youthworkers-competence-model/
Profile of participants
Youth workers and youth leaders:
- working with young people on a daily basis either nationally or internationally;
- representing organisation/institution (employee/long-term volunteer);
- willing to introduce and strengthen learning facilitation element in the organisation;
- having experience in implementation of Erasmus+/European Solidary Corps project (at least one);
- able to work in English;
- aged 18+;
- ready and able to take part in the training programme for its all duration from May 2020 till the end of September 2020.
Approach / methodology, learning environment / conditions
Passion for Learning 2020 is an opportunity for you to step away from every day work and gain new insights for supporting learning. The methodology of the training programme is based on the fundamental principles of non-formal education. The methods provided will enable participants to explore and fully participate in the learning process. This programme focuses on key aspects of learning, non-formal education like the participant centred approach and experiential learning. Moreover, an essential element of the methodology is based on the holistic nature of the learning experience, through methods that involve not only cognitive or intellectual approaches but also covering the emotional and attitudinal ones.
The Youthpass approach will be used to structure and direct the learning process. The diversity of online and person-to-person working methods (presentations, sharing practices, debates, energizers, individual reflection questionnaires, feedback techniques, teamwork, etc) will illustrate the process of learning in youth work.

Training in May is followed by practical phase as individual work in participants own organisations with mentoring support from the trainers, small online tasks and follow up meeting on 29 September 2020.

Technical requirements: stable internet connection (supports video conferencing), a device with a camera and a headset. 


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This E-learning is

for 20 participants

from Estonia, Latvia

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia (National Agency)


  • Foundation Archimedes (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Ieva Upesleja


Phone: + 371 67358062

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

There is no participation fee.

Accommodation and food

This course in online.

Travel reimbursement

This course in online.

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