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YOCOMO – an ETS online course on competence-based development for youth workers


30 June - 31 August 2020 | Online, Germany

This is a Massive Open Online Course for youth workers willing to explore ways for competence-based development. Anyone can join and learn free of charge at any time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: even though there is a deadline due to the system behind these calls, the course is already open! Join it here: https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/ENGDWJ 

You will be redirected to Canvas online platform to register for the course.





The course is structured into 5 thematic modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to the course 
  • Module 2: A competence-based approach in international youth work
  • Module 3: The ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally
  • Module 4: Tools for competence self-assessment. 
  • Module 5: Using the competence model for professional development. 

Each module is structured into 5-6 sessions offering different interactive learning content online, which is uploaded to the Canvas MOOC hosting platform. Participants learn through animated videos, pre-recorded video interviews and some educational texts.    

Each module will require 1-4 hours to complete the activities.                

The first 2 modules will be open from the first week of the course and every week there will be a new module opened.     



Laimonas Ragauskas - Laimonas lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a facilitator in the field of non-formal learning and training for various youth work organisations as well as local and European institutions.

Nerijus Kriauciunas - Nerijus lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a freelancer delivering international training activities in the youth work field at local and European levels.

Snežana Bačlija Knoch - Snežana is an educational consultant in non-formal education and youth work field at local and European levels, as well as certified youth worker.


DEADLINE and SELECTION: Please note that although a deadline of 30 June is indicated because of the system of the European Training Calendar, the course is already online and will be so until 30 June 2020. Participants can join in until that time. There is no selection process as such.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This E-learning is

for No limit participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Other countries in the world , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, The target group of the online course are youth workers willing to explore the ways for competence-based development. The course is open for anyone from the world, but we will relate a lot to the European Training Strategy.

Working language(s):

English with possibility to contribute translations


SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic


Phone: x


Participation fee

No requirements and free of charges.

Accommodation and food

This is an online course.

Travel reimbursement

This is an online course.

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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