Subject: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+: Youth in Action Projects 2020/2021

Application Deadline: June 15. 2020

Date of Selection: June 30. 2020

Application Link:

Training’s Objectives

The major aim of this Training of Trainers course (ToT-course) is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Program of the European Union.

Participants should be familiar with the aims and priorities of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme before coming to the course as described in the Programme Guide.


This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of:

  • three residential seminars
  • an international training project you design and run with some other participants
  • ongoing e-learning
  • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
  • learning commitments


When and Where will the 3 Seminars Happen?

·       SEMINAR 1: 18 September – 27 September 2020 in Portugal

·       SEMINAR 2: 15 - 24 January 2021 in Germany

·       SEMINAR 3: 19 - 26 June 2021 in Italy


How should the participants invest their time?

This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:

·       28 seminar days (including travel)

·       12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)

·      15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.


Within this ToT-course participant have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+: Youth in Action program the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth in Action program:

  • The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
  • The competence to design educational program.
  • The competence to direct one´s own learning (Learning to Learn)
  • The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
  • The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
  • Intercultural competence.
  • Being civically engaged.


What is expected from the Participants?

Participants are expected:

·       To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.

·       To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring volunteers, etc.

·       To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+: Youth in Action projects and/or for training courses organized by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Program.

·       To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.

·       To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.

·       To be able to run training courses in English.


Who is Eligible to Participate and Apply for this Training?

Participants from: Belgium (FL), Belgium (FR), Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland


Further information can be found at and in the download below.

Available downloads: ToT20_Call and further information.pdf