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Youth Engagement into Activism, How to?

Training Course

6-12 March 2019 | Sofia, Bulgaria

In times of socio-economic crisis, еuroscepticism, populism and growing nationalism, the role of youth workers and educators becomes more and more complex, but important in the same time.

People working directly with youngsters need to be high qualified and have a different range of competences - knowledge, skills and attitudes. Therefore, training possibilities are on high demand, especially to develop critical thinking on the concepts of politics, democracy and active citizenship and use this knowledge to empower young people and their active participation in their community.


The Y.E.A.H. TC aim to develop youth workers competences in the field of Democracy, Active Citizenship and Youth Participation in order to better support the implementation of coherent youth work practices which can promote democratic values and engagement of young people in the society.


- To increase understanding of Democracy and Active Citizenship and the relation between them;

- To experience how individual democratic values function and link them to the society and to democratic practices;

- To bring awareness on how individual values are shadowing democratic practices in the society and how to use them in youth work practices;

- To explore how youth workers use education as a tool for bringing social change;

- To reflect upon activism as a democratic practice among young people and as a potential tool for social change in a democratic society;

- To reflect upon how Democratic Europe should look like in the near future and what can youth workers do in order to support this vision to come true;


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, This Training cource addresses youth workers and educators on local, national and european level. It tackles all fields of formal and non formal youth work, since educational work with young people takes place in various socio political contexts.

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Human Resource Development Centre (BG01) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov


Phone: +35929155026

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 Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. (Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2018).

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how 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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