Training course: 1st pilot course for youth workers – Working on and with the ETS competence model for youth workers working internationally

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: 4-10 June 2018

Number of participants: 25

Participating countries: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries 

Organizer: Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG)

Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 30 April 2018

Date Of Selection: 8 May 2018

Inquiries about this training course: Gisele Evrard Markovic at


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 Erasmus+: Youth in Action 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.

Information for NAs: this is funded through TCA 2017.

1st pilot course for youth workers – Working on and with the ETS competence model for youth workers working internationally

We invite you to participate to this first pilot training course based upon and articulated around the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers Working Internationally, developed in the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) by SALTO T&C RC.

– you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobilities, but want to develop your competences further,
– you are interested to experience working with a competence model and developing within, and
– you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve…
…this course might be for you!

This first pilot course intends principally to offer you as youth worker a space to reflect and exchange on your practice and understanding with regard to the competence model, its approach and its competence areas. The main purpose is to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice.

The objectives of this first pilot course are to be a meeting point for youth workers who are already involved in international mobilities (either organising them or as partners) to explore, share and support each other, with a focus on their professional development.

Based on assessing competences we invite you to:
– explore working on and with competences, with a particular focus on attitudes and behaviours;
– explore reflection, learning to learn, and self-directed learning;
– define your personal path towards further competence development.

The pilot courses (or what is meant to become their final versions) are developed as a support for youth workers in their competence development. Each course will focus on different dimensions and levels of complexity of the competence model. The series of pilot courses will support fine-tuning and developing the final versions of the courses based on the competence model for youth workers. Participating in this first pilot course does not mean that you are obliged to take part in the next ones!

The pilot courses are designed for youth workers or those active in youth work on a regular basis, actively involved in activities with young people and in designing, implementing and evaluating pedagogical activities for young people, particularly those linked with the mobility of young people. As participant, you be asked to direct your own learning and to have the ability to self-assess your competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge and behaviours). You must have a structure that supports you (NGO, school, municipality, youth centre, etc.). A fairly good knowledge English is necessary since it is the working language.

NOTE: because this is not yet the final version of the course, we hope to have participants who are able to provide conductive feedback and recommendation after the course. However, please note that this first pilot course will correspond to what – in the final versions – will become an introduction to working on / with competence models. Hence, it addresses those eager to explore and discover what lies behind; not so much those very much used to do so.

The team of trainers for this first pilot course are Salvi Greco and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team might contact selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that your needs are taken into account in order to maximise the potential that the course offers.

This pilot course (and the future final editions) is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that it includes:
– One residential course of 5 full working days;
– Online learning online before (to prepare) and after (to experiment, harvest and further learn) – number of hours to be defined:
– Because of its experimental nature, the pilot course plans a final consolidation meeting of about 2 days.
The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning.

The WORKING DAYS are 5-9 June (arrivals on the 4th late afternon and departures on the 10th in the morning).

Please find here further material for reading: the Competence Model for Youth Workers Working Internationally –


Training course: 1st pilot course for youth workers – Working on and with the ETS competence model for youth workers working internationally – Italy

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