YOUTHIFICATION of Youth Centers 2017 – Leysin, Switzerland

Training Course

23 November – 1 December 2017 | Leysin, Switzerland

This Training Course is for 32 participants from Armenia, Czech Republic, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

The training course offers great learning opportunities to youth workers who are active in youth centers and youth clubs. The project is funded by the Swiss National Agency Movetia and the Swiss Government.

This training course is trying to provide possible solutions to the issues of non-consistent and unstructured work with the young people in the process of their personal and professional development and realizing their potential. The approach that will be explored in details during this training course is the developmental community youth work within youth centers and youth clubs as physical facilities, most of the time supported by the local government and local stakeholders. Especially Subkult would like to develop competences of the youth workers in direction with Erasmus+ projects and how the organizations can achieve greater dissemination of the results coming out from these projects where they send participants, such as training courses, youth exchanges, contact making seminars, partnership building activities etc. How to keep the accumulated knowledge and the people in the youth centers in order to give valuable contribution to the local community? How to encourage these young people to motivate their peers to become part of these learning processes? Which are the different models of youth centers?

Aim & Objectives
The course aims at contributing to the preparation of the staff members to manage, lead and execute daily tasks related to the management of the youth center, including leadership and organizational skills, financial and human resource management and necessary European dimension.


– to develop youth worker competences of the staff and volunteers of youth centers and youth clubs
– to encourage and support young people coming from different social and cultural backgrounds in the process of becoming engaged in leadership roles in youth centers and youth clubs
– to explore good practice for working in youth centers and youth clubs
– to present diverse set of tools and methodologies available to be used by the youth workers in their everyday work in the youth centers
– to support the youth workers’ learning process in better dissemination of results from Erasmus+ projects in their local community through activities in their youth centers
– to present to the youth workers the different learning opportunities on European level that are offered by the Erasmus+.

Profile of suitable participant:

– to be over 18 years of age;
– to be member of a youth organization;
– to be fluent in English (spoken and written);
– to have at least one year of experience as youth worker in youth center or youth club, or experience as volunteer in such center/club;
– to have basic understanding of youth work principles and values;
– to be able to transfer the knowledge after the training course in the local community.

The candidate will also need to show:

– a strong commitment to young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives;
– the ability to provide reliable support to young people in times of stress and act with integrity;
– excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with young people;
– patience, tolerance and flexibility in terms of cultural diversity;
– a sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things;
– the ability to treat young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the boundaries that govern the youth/youth worker relationship;
– a great deal of resilience.


Subkult will cover the following costs:
– 100% of the costs for accommodation and food;
– for participants from abroad we cover maximum of 300 Euros for the travel costs from the country of origin to Switzerland and back;
– for participants from Switzerland we cover maximum of CHF 50 for the travel costs;
– 100% of the visa costs will be also covered (only for participants from Armenia and Georgia).

Participation fee:
The only cost that the participants need to pay is the fee of 50 Euros. This amount will be deducted from the travel expenses during the transfer of the reimbursement. For the Swiss participants, the difference between the amounts will have to be paid upon arrival at the hotel.

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Application deadline (24h CET): 20 August 2017.

Date of selection: 31 August 2017.

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