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PLAY! - Self-awareness through play

Training Course

23 November - 1 December 2023 | Budapest, Hungary

We invite you to a serious, still playful journey where you can reflect on your own participation in games, and we can analyse the games and their effect on youth groups together.

Games are essential tools in a youth worker's toolbox. We all have our favourite ones, the jolly jokers, which we love introducing to every group. But are we aware of the roots of our favour? Why do we like some and can’t stand other games? Are we aware of our own playing characters?
We invite you to a serious, still playful journey where you can reflect on your own participation in games, and we can analyse the games and their effect on youth groups together. 


  • to develop self-awareness through discovering a wide variety of games
  • to raise awareness of the effects of play
  • to get better prepared for how and what to play or not play with young people
  • to become more aware of what we can learn about young people through play 
  • to become more aware of how to support them through different games or playful activities.

Working methods

We will play a lot of hours (old school/new wave, offline/online, cooperative/competitive, outdoor/indoor, static/dynamic, with and without tools) to get to know each other:

  • getting to know ourselves better // playing as a tool for self-reflection
  • the each other // play as a means of getting to know each other
  • the mechanics of play // play as an expression of motivation and needs

Target group

  • Participants should be over 18
  • Ability to work in English language
  • 26 participants from all Erasmus+ Youth Programme country 

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 26 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, students in youth work-related studies

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):




Our target groups are the affected members of the youth profession, primarily youth workers, volunteers, local municipalities, and the leaders and active members of the youth communities. For them we provide the opportunity for participation in developing programs which aims to create a deeper and more regular dialogue - typically at the local level- between the actors, to increase cooperation, and to recognize the benefits of collective thinking and work, both individually and at a social level.

Contact for questions:

Vivien Varga


Phone: +36705418335


Participation fee

No participation fee

Accommodation and food

Accommodation, meals and travel expenses during the training will be covered by the project budget. 

Selected participants will receive a detailed info pack about the activity including the necessary information to receive travel reimbursement.

We can also help 6 disadvantaged participants to participate with an extra €100 on top of their travel costs.

Travel reimbursement

The selected participants are asked to prepay their travel, which will be reimbursed after submitting relevant and necessary travel documents to the organizer, according to the Erasmus+ travel distance ceilings. It is possible to claim a higher reimbursement amount for green travel from certain countries. The exact amounts are attached in the annex.

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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