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Queer it up! - including Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression in Youth Work Practice

Training Course

5-10 November 2017 | Mollina, Málaga, Spain

This TC will provide participants with the necessary competences to include sexual orientation and gender identity in youth work practice, and to combat prejudice and discriminatory attitudes.
Queer it Up! is a 5 days European multilateral training course for youth workers. This Training Course aims to explore Sexual Identity and Gender Expression/Identity for those unfamiliar with the LGBT+ collective. The TC will provide participants with the necessary competences to include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression perspectives in Youth Work Practice and to combat prejudice and discriminatory attitudes. We seek youth workers who are interested in promoting accessible and inclusive youth work, and who are committed to developing their own practice. The training course will also provide an opportunity to build relationships and to help youth workers to network with youth work practitioners from across Europe. Methods of work The course methodology in this training is based on experiential learning and non-formal education, in an atmosphere where participants can learn from each other (peer learning) and feel empowered to share their experiences, and critically examine their practice. Some sessions will be worked in small groups and the theoretical topics both in plenary and small group. Spaces for participants to share experiences will be provided in order for the participants to be more actively involved in the course. Additionally online live interviews, videos, graphic facilitation and storytelling methods and open space activities, will support the flow of the Training Course. Objectives -To provide the necessary competences to include a positive approach to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression in youth work practice. -To explore the specificities and challenges of working with LGBT+ young people in Education settings and European activities. -To look at the difficulties that LGBT+ young people face and how practitioners can became facilitators for positive change or growth. -To provide a framework of action and a series of tools to challenge discrimination on the basis of SOGI. -To offer a space for inquiry and personal growth of participants. -To raise awareness and acceptance of LGBTI people across the European Union -To reach citizens, foster diversity and non-discrimination -To support key actors responsible to promote and advance equal rights for LGBTI people in the EU -To use Erasmus+ programme as a tool to carry out projects that promote LGBTI Rights, Human Rights and equality.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Educators from other sectors

Working language(s):



Spanish NA (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Pilar Fontán


Phone: +34

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. 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.

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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