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Training Course

26 May - 2 June 2018 | Woodrow High House, LONDON, United Kingdom

Training course for youth workers to equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to support the young people they work with to run a social action campaign, to change the issues that affect them most.
Project Objectives:  Learn how to tackle various indicators of inequality and under representation within your work, passing on this attitude to the young people you work with  Reflect on and discuss issues of identity and community, to learn and collaborate together on local and wider issues that affect young people in your localities  Develop resilience to various risks or challenges when supporting young people to undertake social action of their own in future  Develop networks to be able to continue to catalyse positive change in your communities, through leadership, volunteering and civic participation  Increase the professional development of youth workers across Europe to be able to address issues that affect young people The training course will take place over one week, 6 days of training with one afternoon ‘free’. It will be an intense programme, and some activities will take place in the evening after dinner, so applicants must be available for the entire duration. The prospective participants (32 in total) should: - Be youth workers, leader’s coordinators, facilitators and trainers from active NGOs or public bodies that have mission and objectives that are related to social change. - Have an idea about what issues affect young people where they work and have the desire to help change negative experiences into positive ones - Understand the importance of equality, inclusion, anti-discrimination - Be open to meeting new people from different countries and spending an intense period of time together, motivated and dedicated to learn and contribute to the training course - Be willing and ready to share the outcomes of the training course with their young people, their local region and further if possible, by undertaking certain dissemination activities - Be at least 18 years old - Have at least medium level of English comprehension (to be able to participate in discussion and in training activities) - The participants should be resident (living in) of one of following countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK We welcome applications from people with physical and learning disabilities, Black and minority ethnic / people of colour, LGBTQ+ folk, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, women and marginalised genders. If you require support in completing the application or wish to access it in a different format (i.e. large print, verbal), have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Creative Opportunities or the partner organisation in your country. If you are interested in taking part in this training course, please fully fill in the application form by following this link: https://goo.gl/forms/ar9NdSLl8PAYRScB2 It is also helpful if you contact the local partner organisation in the country you live to tell them you are interested in applying. Click the link next to the logo on the Recruitment Call document for their contact. Please note we will prioritize applicants who are selected by the partner organisations of this project. If places are filled before the stated deadline we will let people know who have applied. Deadline to apply is 18 March 2018. We will be telling people if they are successful by 31 March 2018. Please do not book any travel until you have confirmation! For more information please send us an email below. We suggest that you read the information presented in the call beforehand and make sure you are completely able to commit to the timeframe. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 32 Participants 5 Staff participants

from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers

Working language(s):



Creative Opportunities (Youth NGO)

Creative Opportunities is a social enterprise that facilitates and encourages creativity amongst young people in London. Our user-led projects empower diverse and talented young people to develop creative skills, freethinking, resilience, and confidence with support and guidance from industry professionals. We co-design and deliver youth social action programmes in which participants use leadership and creative campaigning skills to make a meaningful change.

Through one-to-one mentoring and access to a network of peers, industry professionals, and employers, we empower young people with the knowledge, resources and guidance to fulfil their potential, and overcome socio-economic and other barriers to employment in the creative industries.

Our talented team of artists work with other organisations to help them create bespoke media content.

Creative Opportunities was founded in January 2014 with the aim of providing services to disadvantaged young people. We work to reduce isolation, loneliness and poverty by increasing the social skills, sense of community and employability of our members.

Our mission is for young people to learn transferable skills relevant to their own interests, acquire experiences that enable successful navigation of their chosen pathways, and develop an understanding of how they can use their voice for change.

Contact for questions:

Leila Usmani


Phone: 0044 7946494021


- Accommodation, food, refreshments, course materials – 100% covered - Travel costs will be reimbursed fully up to the stated amount per country (see attached recruitment sheet for details) in EUR€** - Visa costs for participants who are coming from / nationals of Macedonia or Turkey will be reimbursed up to EUR 400€ per participant. This can include travel to get your visa. **For those who will be paying their travel in another currency to EUR€, the conversion rate will be based on the Erasmus+ site depending on the month the funding was paid into Creative Opportunities account. Erasmus+ is a co-funded project, and so to ensure all the quality conditions for an impactful training are met we ask that each participant contributes €40. The participation fee can be discussed case by case if some participants are paying more than the limit for travel mentioned before or experience difficult financial situation. The participation fee will be taken off the travel reimbursement amount.

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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