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Star of Europe

Training Course

6-10 November 2018 | Youth Centre Vasatokka, Inari, Finland

“The Star of Europe” training course tackles each step of a youth exchange project and takes a step by step journey through youth participation and partnership by using visual material from the old Finnish game called “The Star of Africa”.
In “The Star of Europe” training module, the journey goes through Europe by searching of diamonds (important elements, principles) in youth exchange projects. We have created methods that help to understand the quality elements of youth exchange projects such as youth participation, equal partnership and learning design. There are reminders about the programme rules, good practices and pitfalls at every phase of the programme. The aim of “The Star of Europe” is to get a comprehensive understanding of what a youth exchange project contains - from the idea, needs assessment of a project to the follow up activities. More specifically, the main objectives are: 1) to understand the the whole logic of lifecycle of a youth exchange project; 2) to focus on participation and learning opportunities of the young people; 3) to pay extra attention to the equal partnership and encourage partners to plan, prepare, implement and report the project together The profile of the participants: Youth workers, Youth leaders who are interested in organising good quality youth exchange projects in the future. Participants should be over 18. Priority is given to participants who are already working with a group of young people interested in making an exchange project. The training will be organised in a youth centre called Vasatokka in Inari, Finnish Lapland. It is a remote place high up north and we will not be visiting any towns or bigger cities. Instead, we will invest our time in getting to know each other and learning how we can make our youth exchange projects as participative as possible for young people.

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 21 September 2018.

Date of selection: 9 October 2018

Training overview

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth workers or other adults who work directly and regularly with groups of young people

Working language(s):



The Finnish National Agency for Education - EDUFI (National Agency)


  • Youth Centre Vasatokka, Inari (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Mirva Tastula


Phone: +358 400 670 561

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 or SALTO involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact the Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency in your country to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. For sending NAs: This activity is organised with the TCA18 budget.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

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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