"Steps to Connection"
Erasmus+ training course

15 - 24.09.2021 (travel days + 8 days of activity) Alpignano (TO), Italy

Recently, we have been witnessing polarisation of societies based on constant news and information on conflicts, protests, threats and problems. Young people are growing up into being adults who fear the unknown and radicalise themselves within their own peer groups.
We see a need to break this pattern and bring a new approach that fosters compassion and mutual understanding, as the opposite to radicalisation of youth. For this, a new communication language is needed in order to be able to create authentic connections in a space accepting and open to diversity of opinions.
We consider Nonviolent communication (NVC) as a unique approach that is very much needed in all levels of our society and communities, especially among people who work with
This is why we are creating this training, with the intention to offer theory, tools and practice that are transferable to the youth workers ́ everyday work and will contribute to building peaceful communities that are functioning based on trust and mutual understanding.


The host organization takes participaiton fee. Read the infopack.

The project will be implemented in the frame of the ERASMUS+ Programme. Accommodation, living, working materials & other project related expenses will be funded 100% by the European Commission, except the travel costs which is up to the limit of 275 euro/person for Polish participant.

REMEMBER that the reimbursement of the travel costs of each country in the Erasmus + program is pre-determined and you have to search for the most cost-efficient option of transportation. The maximum amount of travel costs that is covered by the project for each country is written in the Info-pack. Don’t forget, you have to confirm first with the organizers before buying any tickets. The tickets without organizers' approval, may not be reimbursed.



3 participants form Poland, aged 18+, no upper age limit, with English language skills, committed, who will take part in:

Preparation: Selection of participants, connecting with your national team, learning goals, planning within national groups.

Activity: 8 days of training in the Italy

Implementation and follow up: Each participant implements their learning on the local level - organises a follow up activity + shares outcomes of it, within 2 months after the training.

Evaluation and closing: Online evaluation of impact of the training, 2 months after the training

If you decide to apply for this project, bear in mind that you are committing yourself to all the four phases.

We require you to read and follow the rules set in the Infopack and the "Regulamin Mobilności".


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.