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Training Course

22 June - 1 July 2023 | Busteni, Romania

YOUth LEADers is an extensive Erasmus+ training course focused on the pressing issues of propaganda and fake news in the context of the 2024 EU level elections. The training will carry the participants through the various aspects of critical thinking.
  • We are living in a fast-forward society, and we are permanently exposed to significant quantities of information. Societies and communities are full speed ahead when it comes to flows of information. However, the information we receive on various channels is sometimes distorted or lacks clarity.
  • Youth is often exposed to the disinformation and misinformation. We often see this as transforming in propaganda or fake-news, when misleading is used to promote a political cause or point of view.
  • In 2024 will take place EU level elections, which will shape the future of EU for the future. Youth should be equipped with critical thinking competences and be resilient to fake-news.
  • YOUth LEADers training course aims to answer a set of questions, such as: "Do we have the motivation to embrace the critical thinking skills as tools to enhance correct information among youth?"; "Are we opened to use non-formal methods of education for tackling fake-news and propaganda?";  "Are we interested to learn more about how the EU institutions work?"

Objectives of the YOUth LEADers training course are:

  • Equip 30 youth workers from 10 European countries with critical thinking competences oriented towards correct information, ways to avoid propaganda and fake news;
  • Learn and improve the knowledge about EU institutions election process, as well as define ways to tackle propaganda during election processes;
  • Enhance the organizational capacity of youth organizations in the critical thinking and correct information fields.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 29 participants

from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Türkiye

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Youth for Sustainable Development Association (Youth NGO)

Youth for Sustainable Development (ATDD) is a dynamic youth NGO established in 2010 in Targu-Jiu, Romania.
The organization has the mission to support the personal development of youth, by gaining new key competences in areas such as creativity and entrepreneurship, communication, critical thinking, European cultural awareness and expression.
We organize activities targeting young people and offer a positive alternative for spending free time, as well as gaining relevant competences necessary for a smooth transition from school education to work life.
We provide a strong focus on activities that aim at enhancing critical thinking skills among young people, in the same time with providing tools for correct information.

Contact for questions:

Dragos Drumen


Phone: +40756068127


Participation fee

NO participation fee.

Accommodation and food

  • ALL costs related to accommodation and food are covered by the organizers. Special diets need to be mentioned by participants in the application form.
  • The project will take place in Busteni-Romania, a beautiful mountain resort located in the Carpathian Mountains, in the center of Romania.
  • Participants will be accommodated in rooms for 2 or 3 people with private bathroom (towels and bedsheets are included).

Travel reimbursement

  • Travel costs will reimburesed 100%, within the limits of the Erasmus+ programme, depending on the distance band.
  • Following travel limits apply: Spain-360 euro/participant; Italy-275 euro/participant; Greece-275 euro/participant, Poland-275 euro/participant, Bulgaria-180 euro/participant; Slovakia-275 euro/participant; Czech Republic-275 euro/participant; Lithuania-275 euro/participant; Romania-180 euro/participant, Turkey-275 euro/participant.
  • Please refer to the InfoPack for detailed information about travel reimbursement.

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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