3-11 April 2023, Oranienburg, Germany

Training Course “Empowering our communities”

A lot depends on the quality of the youth work provided, we know this from the plenty of research and verified data. One of the main objectives of such giant and worldwide recognized programs as Erasmus Plus is to strengthen and improve the quality of it.

We have been analysing what is the biggest challenge we are facing as a youth association today. The major issue is that conditions in society and the labour market changed because of the global COVID 19 pandemics, but the approaches in daily youth work did not. This causes the growth of a gap between the abilities of the European youth and the needs of society and the labour market.

This project will help European youth to become better adjusted to the new environment, especially the young adults with fewer opportunities.

Training Course - “Empowering our communities”

The main objectives of the project:

  • To highlight the importance of innovation and the application of new methods in daily youth work.
  • To train 28 European youth workers to improve their professional competences and tailoring skills, so they can provide better socio-
    educational services in the conditions of the increased number of young refugees and newly arrived migrants in the EU.
  • To ensure that our participants will train and consult at least 3000 marginalised youngsters in their local communities.
  • To publish a training program and a workbook on open sources to help European youth workers to raise the quality of their work.
  • To enhance intercultural peer to peer exchange and boost social inclusion.
  • To promote the Erasmus Plus program, its objectives and
  • To stimulate new successful partnerships and Erasmus Plus

Results and Impact:

Our Story

1. Enhanced Youth Worker Competences: The specialized training and tailored skill-building sessions of the project have resulted in enhanced competences among youth workers, leaders, and educators. Participants have acquired valuable knowledge, innovative approaches, and effective communication skills, making them more adept at addressing community needs and challenges.

2. Positive Transformation in Community Engagement: As a direct result of the project, participants have implemented community engagement projects based on the acquired knowledge and skills. Through innovative social campaigns and sustainable initiatives, the project has catalyzed positive transformation within local communities.

3. Empowerment of Marginalized Youth: The commitment of participants to train and consult at least 3000 marginalized youngsters has led to the empowerment of vulnerable individuals in their local communities. These efforts have contributed to promoting social inclusion, providing support, and offering opportunities for personal and professional growth.

4. Cross-Cultural Understanding and Cooperation: The intercultural peer-to-peer exchange during the training course and follow-up activities has fostered cross-cultural understanding and cooperation among participants. As they shared experiences and perspectives, mutual respect and appreciation for cultural diversity have grown, enriching their approach to youth work.

5. Promotion of Erasmus Plus Program and Cooperation: The project has successfully promoted the Erasmus Plus program and its objectives. Participants have become ambassadors of the program, sharing their experiences and encouraging more youth workers and organizations to participate in international mobility and cooperation projects.

6. Publication of Training Program and Workbook: The project’s training program and workbook, published on open sources, have become valuable resources for European youth workers. The accessibility of these materials ensures a wider impact, enabling more individuals and organizations to benefit from the knowledge shared during the project.

7. Youth-Led Sustainable Development Initiatives: Through the project’s emphasis on sustainable development, participants have initiated and led various youth-led sustainable development projects. These initiatives have focused on addressing environmental issues, promoting eco-conscious behaviors, and supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

8. Promotion of Digitalization and Technology: Participants have harnessed the power of digital tools and technologies in their youth work initiatives, utilizing online mentoring and education platforms to expand outreach and impact. This has contributed to better connectivity and engagement with young people in the digital era.

9. Increased Awareness of Human Rights and Social Issues: The project’s focus on human rights and social issues has heightened participants’ awareness of the challenges faced by vulnerable groups in society. This newfound understanding has led to more empathetic and inclusive approaches in their youth work.


10. Sustainable Network of Empowered Youth Workers: Beyond the project’s conclusion, the establishment of a sustainable network of empowered youth workers has emerged. This network serves as a platform for ongoing collaboration, sharing of best practices, and initiating new Erasmus Plus projects and partnerships.