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Training Course

19 March 2021 - 31 October 2022 | PORTO (POR) / VARNA (BUL), Portugal

AE2O has developed training courses for professionals working in the social and educational field - teachers, trainers, psychologists, social educators, animators - which you can access if you have or are applying for a KA101 project funding.

AE2O is a reference institution, at national and international level, because of the innovative approaches in education and also because of its pioneer work to establish a second chance education policy and system in Portugal.

We have TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES for the period 2020-2021-2022, for your applications for Erasmus+ Programme, KA1, grants. 

If you're interested, please do include in your applications our international seminars:

 - PT1 - Creative methods in education and social work

 - PT2 - Using Forum Theater in social and educational work

 - PT3 - Sensory Theater in non formal education

 - PT4 - Puppetry in Education and Youth Work

We have also opportunities for job shadowing and study visits.

If you have an approved KA101 project, we propose you to apply with us and bring one group from your organization to our training courses! This is a very good opportunity to support the professional development of those who work in education and training across Europe. We are available to help you in your application process and, afterwards, during the report phase.

Take this chance to come for a pleasant and meaningful visit to Porto, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and European Best Destination. See the link: https://vimeo.com/203346600

There are also sessions available in Sofia and Varna (Black Sea), Bulgaria (in cooperation with Tsvete Theatre and Essence Bulgaria).

For more information, see the attached documents and go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/438130876341354/

We need at least 6 international participants to open a Training Course. Please forward this information to other colleagues that might be interested in your country and other countries.

Contact us at: anapinho@segundaoportunidade.com


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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 5 February 2021.

Date of selection: 19 February 2021

Training overview


This Training Course is

for 15 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Trainers, teachers, psychologists, social educators, animators

Working language(s):



AE2O (Youth NGO)

AE2O is a non profit, non governmental organization, whose aim is to promote second chance education, working especially with disfavoured young people with low qualifications, unemployed and at risk of social exclusion. Its main activity is to run Escola de Segunda Oportunidade de Matosinhos, a pilot project that started in 2008, the only second chance school in the country, member of the European network of second chance schools (E2C-Europe). The school targets 15 to 25 year olds who have left school without finishing their basic education due to social and emotional difficulties that impeded their continuing engagement in formal learning. Often the circumstances behind this related to the negative view of their families with respect to their experiences of education, due to difficult family experiences related to unemployment, poverty, alcohol and drug misuse, etc. All the young people in the school are themselves vulnerable as a result of the unfortunate cycle of their poor educational standing impacting on their aspirations for their futures. They have been prey to teenage pregnancies and substance abuse and continue to live in poor conditions. In summary their situation is due to many social, economical, personal and educational reasons that constitute the context of these vulnerable young people’s lives.
Many students are referred through “court support teams” for young offenders, and others come through social services, mainstream schools and in general word of mouth peer-to-peer information.
The school has 70 student places lasting one year, which can begin at any point in the year. Building up a portfolio of work leads to certification equivalent to the sixth or ninth year of school. The school’s follows an holistic pedagogical approach through a “dynamic connection and combination between subjects”. The students develop their own Individual Training Plans, combining vocational, artistic, school and personal and social skills. Personal and social education is taught in a cross cutting way through different media, in response to issues that arise within a group, individual or family setting. Parental education is provided also for parents asking for help with different issues such as benefits, food and jobs. The school offers a positive environment and an arts based curriculum which attracts the attendance of these young people and encourages their learning, engaging with the realities of their lives accepting them as human beings with a potential to be developped.
AE2O develops also other activities of training, exchange and spreading of experiences and is certified by national agency DGERT as accredited training provider.

Contact for questions:

Ana Pinho

E-mail: geral@segundaoportunidade.com


Phone: +351969365269


Participation fee

420€ / person (fully funded if you have an Erasmus+ KA101 project aproved.

Accommodation and food

These costs are covered by the KA101 funding as well. 

We may help you find the best solutions.

Travel reimbursement

These costs are covered by the KA101 funding as well. 

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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