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Training Course "Dive into Youth Participation"

Training Course

23-27 October 2023 | Bonn, Germany

A training opportunity to improve your understanding and practices toward quality youth participation. Learn more about the possibilities within the Erasmus+ Key Action 154 “Youth Participation Activities” .

Are you a youth leader or youth worker committed to becoming an agent of change in your local community and beyond? Are you interested in learning more about what quality youth participation means and how you can embed it in your organisational life or the new projects that you plan? Do you want to better explore the opportunities of the Erasmus+ Programme? Then “Dive into Youth Participation” is the Training Course for you!

Youth participation in democratic life and young people's active civic engagement are high priorities of the EU Youth Strategy and are incorporated into the majority of contemporary youth policy frameworks in different European countries.

The Erasmus+ Programme is one of the mechanisms to put the EU Youth Strategy into practice and provide many opportunities for young people to develop international projects, which empower them to take an active role in society and help them develop civic and social competences.

In this context, the Training Course “Dive into Youth Participation” brings together 30 youth leaders and youth workers from different European countries with an aim to improve their understanding and practices toward quality youth participation. This is also an opportunity to learn more about the possibilities within the Erasmus+ Key Action 154 “Youth Participation Activities” and how to ensure youth participation is properly implemented in all stages of a project or participation initiative.

The activity will take place in Bonn, Germany, between 23-27 October 2023 (arrival 23 Oct, departure 27 Oct).

The call is open for youth leaders and youth workers who fit the following criteria:

  • Representatives of youth/youth work organisations or informal groups of young people
  • Have experience with youth participation or civic engagement
  • Are interested in developing projects within the Erasmus+ Key Action 154 “Youth Participation Activities” (no prior experience is required)
  • Are interested in developing/improving youth participation practices/projects at any level (local, national, European or international)
  • Are capable of communicating effectively in English
  • Are at least 18 years old.

The four-day programme of activities will consist of:

  • Thematic inputs and exercises on the topic of youth participation and participatory approaches in the youth sector 
  • Thematic sessions exploring the possibilities within the Erasmus+ Key Action 154 “Youth Participation Activities”
  • Opportunities to learn about quality youth participation at different levels and in different contexts, and how to create impact through youth participation projects
  • Spaces to share best practices among participants
  • Spaces to discover new resources and tools for youth participation
  • Spaces to build international partnerships and new cooperations.

Before the activity in Germany, the participants will have a chance to connect and learn about each other during a first initial meeting (mandatory for all selected participants). Please save the date for 26 September 2023 (16:00-18:00 CET). 

The Training Course “Dive into Youth Participation” is part of the Strategic Partnership New Power in Youth, between several Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth and SALTO Resource Centres. The event will be hosted by the German National Agency for Erasmus+ & European Solidarity Corps (JUGEND fur Europa).

Other NAs, not part of the NPiY SNAC are welcome to support participants in this Training Course!

Get a glimpse of what our trainers are preparing for you https://participationpool.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Video-intro_Dive-into-Youth-Participation.mp4

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, informal youth groups; civic advocates; civic education enthusiasts

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



German NA (National Agency)


  • Estonian NA (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Yvonne Buchalla


Phone: +492289506267

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+  & ESC Programmes.

There is no participation fee.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals are covered by organisers.

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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