Erasmus+ Youth workers training course project implemented by Citizens in Power (Cyprus) in partnership with Fundacja Zielony Słoń (Poland).

Larnaca, Cyprus


The training course will take place in Larnaca, Republic of Cyprus, on 03 - 09.10.2016. Each of ten partner organizations is sending there its 2 participants. The Green Elephant Foundation is entitled to send 2 participants from Poland to this training course.


  • The training will be based on non-formal education methods, encouraging active participation of young people involved.

  • Ice-breakers, energizers, group-building games

  • Simulations

  • Role plays

  • Intercultural and experiential learning

  • Brainstorming and discussions both in working groups and in plenary

  • Inputs from experts





Eligible Participants

  • Youth workers

  • Young people interested at the objectives of this project and they are willing to share what they will learn in their respective organizations



The Cypriot host/coordinating organization requests Participation Fee 40 euro/person. You shall pay it in cash on arrival.

100% of accommodation, food and activity costs are covered by the program.

The international travel costs are covered according to the rules of ERAMUS+ YiA KA1 (distance band calculator, 100-499 km = 180 euro, 500-1999 km = 275 euro).


The venue of the training course is Hotel Cactus in Larnaca (6-8 Tyrimou Street), near McKenzy area, very close to the airport of Larnaca.



The rooms are double (mostly, at least for 85% of the participants) or triple, fully equipped with everything you may need. Towels are changed every 2-3 days, bed sheets every 3 days. The rooms are very close to the training venue. We might combine people from different countries in the same room so as all the participants to have the opportunity to get to know each other.


Travel and accident insurance is a responsibility of the participants. You are advised to buy a regular travel and/ or accident insurance during your travel and your whole stay in Cyprus.

     The future of Europe depends upon millions of Europeans aged between 15 and 29. It is a matter of great concern that this young people have been hit so hard by the economic crisis. The unemployment figures testify to a labour market which is gradually becoming more difficult for young people. Nowadays, one out of six young people in Europe encounter the risk of   disengagement from society and marginalization. One of the most vulnerable groups in the context of youth unemployment is that of young people who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).


     In such circumstances, NEET might find useful to concentrate on the notions of self – esteem and self-awareness, thus achieving to regain self – confidence in order to be encouraged to act as full member of the societies.

    In this way, NEET will be endowed with all the appropriate skills and tools which will eventually allow them to enter the world of labor. Respectively, it is equally important that the staff which is responsible for delivering employability support for youth, such as youth workers and career counsellors, must also maintain profiles and skills suited to step in and provide the most appropriate support to this category of youth. From this point of view, youth workers dealing with NEET must be fully-educated to invent, use and adapt creative and innovative non – formal educational methods, tools and techniques which can provide opportunities for competence development.


    Therefore, by equipping youth workers with the necessary educational tools, they will be capable to offer voluntary activities which will help NEET to make the first step, either for employment or education/training. Putting all this together, this training aims at providing youth workers with useful, non-formal educational tools that are essential for analyzing the reality of youth, whilst simultaneously empowering young people in their communities to convert their talents/potentials into opportunities.


Accordingly, the main educational objectives for youth workers are:


- To equip those involved with 'NEET youth work ' with necessary skills and competencies in order to be capable to support this vulnerable group in a more effective way.


- To experience motivational techniques and NFE workshops that help young people to express themselves by various means in order to pave the way to employability or further education.


-Through coaching and NFE workshops, youth workers are expected to obtain the ability to facilitate NEET in making an overall analysis of their current state (by focusing on both the Internal and external factors), thus enabling them to apply techniques that will ultimately improve their situation.  The above target will also be accomplished through the development of their strengths and the utilization of local or EU opportunities.


- To learn NFE tools based on presentation, reflection, experimentation, creation and observation that are suitable for providing special support  to NEET, thus enabling them to understand their needs in order to be capable to fulfill their dreams (by overcoming life obstacles).


The main objectives for the youth workers’ training are:


-To develop a sustainable network among youth organizations which are being associated with NEET within EU and create stronger partnerships for future projects in the European context.


- To co-develop or share innovative models of intervention methods , tools or programs that are suitable to support this vulnerable target group, such as ‘video CV’ presentations and the e-guide for EU NEET’.

    Apply by clicking the button below. Fill out the application form (in Polish or English). We will inform you about the results of selection by 24.06.2016 at latest.

       The applicants chosen for participation will receive then additional information pack and registration form from the Cypriot coordinating organization. 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.