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Sustainability Academy: building Future(s) Scenarios!

Training Course

19-24 September 2022 | Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Learn how to support young people with imagining/building desired future scenarios for their communities. This training on sustainable youth work uses Futures Thinking and addresses sustainable development , social entrepreneurship, circular economy.

The Sustainability Academy: building Future Scenarios is a training course focused on sustainability in youth work. Over 5 days, the participants will be invited to build desired future scenarios using the Futures Thinking methodology. In small groups they will focus on 4 possible directions for sustainable futures focused on important topics, e.g. circular economy, tech and Robotics, Social Entrepreneurship and Future of Food/ Food Sovereignty.

During the course the participants will be assisted with  three Design Thinking  coaches experienced in non-formal education and Futures Thinking as well as 3 experts in areas of Sustainable development, Circular Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. Together they will explore potential solutions for more sustainable lifestyles and communities.

At the end of the training the working groups will elaborate the proposals for the positive future scenarios and reflect on how the futures thinking tools can help them to work with young people on the delicate (and sometimes scary) topic of planning the futures, being motivated to act, lead and get involved.

The main objectives are:

  • Understand current environmental and social challenges and the way young people approach them
  • Rethink the current way of doing: prepare young people to co-create more circular, sustainable world
  • Learn how the European Solidarity Corps can help youngsters to implement their project,
  • Get to know and apply Futures Thinking tools in youth work, to develop young people’s imagination and positive participation (as counterbalance to negativity and fear to act)
  • Use the Design Thinking process to less talking and more doing: visualise ideas, test them, profit from feedback
  • Identify already existing tools used in youth work and community work in Luxembourg and Europe
  • Co-create potential solutions that can be multiplied on local and European level
  • The participants will have a chance to interact with local experts, get inspired by the projects, present their organisations and plan new projects together.

The overall course time will be divided between plenary sessions (keynotes, input sessions, virtual visits or the projects in Luxemburg), small group work (assisted by coaches and experts), individual learning (research and testing). Participation in the whole course is required to be able to receive the certificate.

*currently there are no COVID19 restrictions in Luxembourg, if new measures are imposed the candidates will be informed at the moment of selection.


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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, >18 years old

Working language(s):



Anefore asbl (National Agency)


  • Art Square lab (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Piotr Gawel

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu


Phone: +352691544184

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.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting NA will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food. Possible quarantine fees will not be covered by the NA.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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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