Training course: Mind Full Nest

Location: Cyprus

Dates: 24 November – 3 December 2018

Number of participants: 27

Participating countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania


Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 25 September 2018

Date Of Selection: 1 October 2018

Inquiries about this training course: Eleni Michail at


There is an Erasmus+ funding for this training course. The Erasmus+ funding covers the following: Country Maximum Travel cost allocated (in euros) Cyprus – 0 Bulgaria – 275 Croatia – 275 Czech Republic – 360 Greece – 275 Poland – 275 Portugal – 530 Romania – 275 We are inviting the E+ participants to contribute with a 30 euros participation fee. The training course is also welcoming other friends from EU countries who do not require visa and who are willing to cover their own expenses. In this case, we would be happy if you could communicate with us in order to take care of it as soon as possible, using the email

Mind Full Nest

“Mind Full Nest” is a training course born to create a nest for every young person coming from refugee background. It aims at inspiring and equipping youth workers to work in a more meaningful way, by introducing the innovative element of mindfulness.

Description of the project “Mind Full Nest”: Each year millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge. Many of them arrive in Europe with the hope to live with dignity and freedom. We believe that youth work and non-formal learning activities can significantly contribute to address these needs. We are confident that youth work can empower refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and can increase awareness about this issue within the local communities. In this context, the project “Mind Full Nest” is born to create a nest for every young person by supporting the professional development of youth workers to improve the level of the key competences on how to work with youth from migrant/refugee background. Innovative aspect of the project The project introduces youth work to the innovative concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment without judgment. Mindfulness is a great way of realizing, exploring and using our inner resources, our talents, passions and potential. By infusing mindfulness into youth work, we can maximize the empowerment of the young people, especially the ones who need it the most, like young people from migrant/refugee background. We are going to work on mindfulness using the following elements: • Meditation practices • Dancing and singing • Poetry • Drawing • Nature • Storytelling Aim and objectives: The aim of the project is to develop the competences and to inspire the youth workers to work in a more meaningful and impactful way with young people coming from migrant and/or refugee background. The objectives of the project are for youth workers: 1. to gain knowledge on how to use a diverse range of non-formal methods when working with young people, especially the ones coming from challenging backgrounds 2. to develop skills in using holistic education in order to achieve more impactful transformations in the lives of young people for reaching their full potential 3. to be inspired and motivated to improve their work with young people 4. to create sustainable follow-up action plans that will enhance the impact on young people’s lives both on local and international level


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