1. You are here:
  2. Start / 
  3. S.A.N.T.A. - Say, Act: Never This Again!

All new training offers in your inbox: Be the first to know about new training offers with our e-mail notifications.

S.A.N.T.A. - Say, Act: Never This Again!

Training Course

14-21 December 2021 | Sluňákov, Horka nad Moravou, Olomouc, Czech Republic

SANTA is coming to town (December 2021)! Get ready to practice storytelling, playback theatre, improv, stand-up comedy (and more!) for empowerment and self-development, to support young people in finding their voice and expressing their messages.


"Say, Act: Never This Again!" is a 7-days training course that wants to explore tools and methodologies based on performative arts and personal narratives aimed at empowering young people by improving their communication skills and supporting them in the process of making their voices heard. The training will be realised using a range of experiential learning opportunities, non-formal educational approaches and a wealth of youth work theory and practice to actively engage and develop the skills of the participants.

The project will take place in the Czech Republic, close to the city of Olomouc, in the beautiful ecological centre Sluňákov (www.slunakov.cz/en), from the 14th to the 21st of December 2021 (travel days included). It will involve 24 participants and 3 trainers from 8 different European countries (Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Turkey and United Kingdom).


This training aims to offer a platform where to tackle the issue of youth marginalisation while developing and understanding the principles of meaningful expression and active listening skills based on an awareness of youth work principles and practice, and to explore the opportunities Erasmus+ offers to apply these competences. 

The objectives of the project are therefore as follows:

  • to explore the concept of "transformational storytelling", how to use storytelling as tool for innovation to change and self-development;
  • to understand how storytelling, playback theatre and stand up comedy skills can be used as creative methods to let youth express and address their marginalisation;
  • to develop an action plan for participants to engage their youth in their organisation's context as well as the regional and European level;
  • to implement the lessons learned and action plans in the partner organisations and virtually share and evaluate the activities organised.


The training team comes from rich and diverse backgrounds and, beside a practical and extensive experience in the field of youth work and training, offers and combines a wide expertise in performative arts such as drama, playback theatre, improv, comedy and storytelling:

  • Carmine Rodi Falanga (Italy/ Czech Republic)
  • Rob Van Leeuwen (Netherlands)
  • Mafalda Morganti (Italy)

Available downloads:


Information about training activities reaches SALTO from the most different directions. SALTO cannot be held responsible for incorrect information or changes in the training activities. However, please inform SALTO, whenever you should come upon incorrect data in the European Training Calender. Always contact the organisers of the training activities themselves for the latest information.

Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Türkiye, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Vice Versa CZ (Youth NGO)

Vice Versa is an association of trainers, youth workers and educators with passion for non-formal education, based in Prague, Czech Republic. Its main aim is to promote active citizenship and non-formal education by providing possibilities for young people and youth leaders to be socially active, take part in different events and support them in their personal development and further education. We support intercultural dialogue, active citizenship, environmental and global education and awareness, and creation of links between formal and non-formal education by providing innovative educational opportunities both for young people and those working with them.

Contact for questions:

Acting Up Team


Phone: -


Participation fee

The project foresees an on-the-spot participation fee - to be paid in cash at the end of the residential training week  - on a sliding scale from 30€ to 80€. Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they give to the whole training programme.

Accommodation and food

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme. The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation. 

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to the following amounts:

  • Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece, Turkey  - 275€

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

Youthpass Logo
back to top