Training course: Out in the Open

Location: Rites, Latvia

Dates: 9-15 September 2019

Number of participants: 21 participants

Participating countries: Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain

Organizer: Piedzivojuma Gars

Apply here: Application form

Deadline: 14 August 2019

Inquiries about this training course: Cathy Manousaki at

Costs: training course is funded by Erasmus+:

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are free, covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 100% traveling costs are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20 / participant from Latvia (only for 1st phase)
    • €180 / participant from Lithuania
    • €275 / participant from Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic
    • €360 / participant from Greece, Spain
  • There is a participation fee of 50 €

Training Course – Out in the Open

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About the Project

Take part in the innovative 3-phases project Out in the Open and learn how you can use outdoor methods and tools for the social inclusion and self-empowerment of young people, especially LGBT+ youth. The program takes place in Latvia.

Out in the Open focuses on improving the social inclusion and active participation of LGBT+ youth in society by enhancing the competencies of youth workers in outdoor education.

The 3 phases training program, aims to provide outdoor methods and tools to youth workers who work with young LGBT+ people – in order to become pioneers in the implementation of those tools in the field of social inclusion and in the search of LGBT+ young people’s empowerment.

“Outdoors is a tool that brings people together, regardless of their background. Learning through outdoor experience is a powerful stimulus which places us in unique settings where we are often quite unsure of ourselves. We are offered the opportunity to move beyond our comfort zone, build meaningful connections, face our issues and fears while fostering our physical and mental health, living a full-body experience.”

Profile of Participants

The project is for people above 18+ years old, who are youth workers, youth leaders, mentors, volunteers or staff in NGO’, who work directly with LGBT+ youth at a local level and are interested to experience themselves the power of outdoor education.