Erasmus+ Youth workers Training Course

Genoa, Italy

5 - 13.05.2019


WHERE: the mobility will take place from 5th to 13th May 2019 (including two travel days, in Genoa (Italy). Genoa is a multicultural city very rich in cultural heritage and social and cultural proposals. The base of the course will be at the neighborhood house where we are working, located in the city centre, a cultural and social centre in a ex military barracks. Facebook page, Neighborhood House Casa Gavoglio

https://www.facebook.com/casagavogliocivico41/. We will also work in other areas of the city (also with outdoor sketching activities) to discover places of historical and naturalistic interest.


Food, accommodation and local travel costs (only during the activity program) will be covered 100% by the grant from local National Agency of Erasmus+. 

Travel costs reimbursement maximum limit for Polish participants is 275 euro.




Eligible Participants from Poland:

  • 3 youth workers (no age limit)


      Travel and accident insurance is a responsibility of the participants. You shall obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ) in your city. it's free and gives you access to medical care of the host country. You are also advised to buy a regular travel and/ or accident insurance during your travel and your whole stay.

Project Summary:


"Visual facilitation tools for visual thinking and create change" is a training for 25 youth workers from 8 European countries.


The general objective of mobility is to increase the quality of the methodological tools available to youth workers and their organizations, who work with young people in multicultural contexts, with migration background and lack of cultural, social and educational resources, through the knowledge and practice of bases of sketchnoting and visual facilitation.


SKETCHNOTING is a technique to create rich visual notes from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes and visual elements. It can be used to take notes, keep a diary, to study, to document a travel experience, to represent a life’s story, to draw a curriculum, and forms the basis of the graphic language used in visual facilitation.


VISUAL FACILITATION, an instrument for the integration and intentional application of visual elements in educational activities and group management, has numerous fields of application in the work with young people: presenting contents and information in a simple and immediate way, supporting a learning process, documenting results, setting evaluations.


Youth workers who have been working with teenagers or young people for at least 2 years in multicultural contexts and / or lack of cultural, social and personal resources, and that have basic experience in conducting / facilitating groups. It's not necessary to have experience in visual languages or art: this training is for absolute beginners and "non-drawers".

It’s absolutely requested a real connection and cooperation with sending organization.

It could be useful and important to involve even youth workers with fewer opportunities (migration background, geographical, economic and linguistic obstacles), who need to improve the quality of their work with young people, but do not have free quality training opportunities.


Effort requested to participants:

-March and April: 2 ours at week dedicated to follow on-line resources; availability to keep in touch with the trainer, to set-up together training activities via e-mail.

-During the training: positive attitude to group and non formal activities, sense of responsibility and cooperation in creating results and a great learning environment.

-After the mobility: availability for follow -up activities. It’s strictly requested to participants to organize a post-mobility activity dedicated to young people, using learning tools from the training, document it and send to the group. Follow-up phase: June - July 2019


Objectives for participants:

-Increase knowledge and skills to improve self-esteem, thought reflexivity, active listening, communication skills and reading of one's own identity and the mission of a group.

-Increase skills in the use of methodology in working with young people with fewer opportunities, knowing how to adapt the tools to different contexts and using these new skills to improve their professional profile in educational and social professional world.

-Improve the ability to monitor and reflect on one's own learning process and, together, on critical thinking processes, alone and in groups, helping young people to do the same.


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.