Training Course: Empowering U

Deadline: 26 May 2017
Open to: youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, project managers, EVS mentors/tutors
Venue: 3-12 August 2017, Co. Wexford, Ireland


A Training Course for trainers, youth workers and peer leaders. It is about developing the competences of youth workers in the areas of empowerment, resilience & positive mental health! Held in rural Ireland from the 3rd to the 12th of August 2017.

Non-formal interactive methods include workshops on:

  • Mindfulness & creativity based on MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction);
  • The practice of empowerment;
  • Theatre games – using ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ methodologies to explore empowerment;
  • Art activities for self expression, creativity, empowerment & resilience;
  • Practical workshop on making your own natural skincream -regaining power over the production of products we use daily;
  • Nature walk – connected to positive mental health;
  • Vision Quest – a Native American ritual to connect to the inner you;
  • Visits to local area;
  • Discussion, sharing, exchange of experience, movement & reflection.


  • 27 participants from Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Kosovo, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain;
  • Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Project managers, EVS mentors/tutors.


100 EUR participation fee (accommodation and vegetarian food included) and 100% travel refund within travel bands:

  • Spain 275.00 EUR;
  • Estonia 360.00 EUR;
  • Kosovo  360.00 EUR;
  • Slovenia 275.00 EUR;
  • Poland 275.00 EUR;
  • Belarus 360.00 EUR;
  • Romania 360.00 EUR;
  • Greece 360.00 EUR;
  • Armenia 820.00 EUR.

How to apply?

Please download and print the following application documents. After you have filled them out, send them to: 

The organizer of this training left the following annotations for the application procedure: all applications will be assessed both by the partner organisation and the host. Partner organisation will make the final selection.

For more information please check the official call.

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