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Pathways to Resilience in Youth Work

Training Course

25-31 July 2024 | Emen village, near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

We will explore the topic of resilience and how to create sustainable source of power within ourselves.

Reality is not always as favourable as we would like it to be, and there are moments when we have to face challenges that sometimes might seem too overwhelming and impossible to handle. This is how we came across the Resilience topic and we figured out that by taking care of its five pillars (Self-awareness, Mindfulness, Self-care, Positive Relationships, and Purpose) we can reach the goals mentioned above and create and feed a sustainable source of power within ourselves that will enable us to face the challenges in our personal and professional life. Moreover, we would like to explore how this knowledge, skills, and attitudes could be incorporated in our activities with young people and how they can become an inseparable part of everything we do.

Welcome to Pathways to Resilience in Youth Work!

Dates and venue of the training course

The seminar will take place from 25th (afternoon) till 31st July 2024  (arrival – 25th July and 1 departure day - 31st July) in Bulgaria, in Imenieto hotel, Emen, (http://imenieto.com/en/), in the Veliko Tarnovo region. The participants need to arrive in the afternoon on 25th July in Veliko Tarnovo and depart on 31st July 2024.

Learning goals  

During the event you will have the possibility to:

  • get insights on the topic of resilience in youth work
  • learn different techniques how to raise capacities and resilience as youth workers, trainers, and activists
  • learn about the 5 pillars of Resilience: Self-awareness, Mindfulness, Self-care, Positive Relationships, and Purpose
  • explore a variety of methods for raising participants’ ability to withstand or to bounce back from difficulties and learn how to choose the appropriate ones for themselves and for the people they work with
  • collectively reflect on how to use different well-being tools in our organisations, adapt them to our local contexts and incorporate them in our regular activities

The ideal participants are educators and trainers (also to-be trainers), workcamp coordinators, volunteers, NGOs staff and board members and youth workers with an interest in resilience and well-being, non-formal education, social inclusion, and its applications in their work with young people.

There are a few formal requirements you need to answer to join the training course:

1. You need to be a resident of an EU country or a country associated to the Erasmus+ Programme.

2. You must be able to communicate in English (the working language of the course).

3. You must be at least 18 years of age.

4. You need to attend the whole course duration (there is no possibility to make exceptions).

5. You commit yourself to take part in the preparatory and in the follow-up phase of the project.

If you are interested in participating, please read the Call for Participants and apply by 10.06.2024 filling in the online application form. 

Selected participants will be informed by 25.06.2024. All applicants will be informed about the final decision. 

For any further questions, please contact us at trainings@cvs-bg.org.

The training is a part of the Erasmus+ accreditation plan of CVS-Bulgaria for 2023 and co-funded by the European Union // From Well-being to Well-doing 2023-1-BG01-KA151-YOU-000139334


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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 10 June 2024.

Date of selection: 25 June 2024

Training overview


This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers

Working language(s):



CVS-Bulgaria (Youth NGO)

CVS-Bulgaria is a non-governmental organisation that has been working in the field of international volunteer exchange since 1998 and was officially registered in 2002 as an organisation working in public benefit. CVS-Bulgaria is a branch of the international peace and volunteer-exchange network of Service Civil International (SCI - www.sciint.org) and a full member of South Eastern European Youth Network (SEEYN - www.seeyn.org).

CVS-Bulgaria aims to promote the values of volunteer work through organising variety of voluntary activities; to motivate young people to be active and participate in volunteer actions - thus taking part in the development of the civil society; to promote and support intercultural understanding and solidarity, social justice and environment preservation.
Main activities of CVS-Bulgaria are: organising short- and longterm volunteer projects, youth exchanges, trainings, hosting and sending volunteers for projects in public benefit in Bulgaria, Europe and the world, as well as working in partnership with other NGOs on local and international level to promote volunteering as a tool for active citizenship.
Since 2003 CVS-Bulgaria has been sending, hosting and coordinating EVS volunteers. For those 21 years we have been working with more than 200 longterm and shorterm EVS/ESC volunteers.

Contact for questions:

natalie jivkova


Phone: +359 898 609 619


Participation fee

There is NO participation fee.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation, beakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks during the seminar will be provided by the organisers.

Insurance will be also provided by the organisers. The participants are encouraged to bring European Health Card as well.

All participants will receive Youthpass upon successful completion of the training.

Travel reimbursement

Reimburse of the travel tickets will be done according to the rules of the Erasmus+ programme based on distance calculator. The reimbursement will be made after the training course, after the participants provide all original travelling documents (coming and return). Please keep your original tickets and boarding passes.

10-99 km - 0 Euro

100-499 km - up to EUR 180 // green travel up to EUR 210

500-1999 km - up to EUR 275 // green travel up to EUR 320

2000-2999 km - up to EUR 360 // green travel up to EUR 410

3000-3999 km - up to EUR 530 // green travel up to EUR 610

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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