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Tools for Coaching Young People

Training Course

Bala, Wales, 9-16 December 2016 (Participants from UK, Malta, Greece, Estonia, Romania, FYR-Macedonia, Spain and Netherlands.)

The project will have a twofold objectives; To tackle the issue of coaching and participation of young people. “Tools for Coaching Young People” will also focus on how good quality coaching will increase the active participation of young people in the organization and the youth project implemented. This training course will use hands on approach throughout to communicate the need of coaching by defining the roles and qualities of a coach. This will help the participants to understand what the role of a coach within the youth work arena is.


The participants will be instigated and given space to come up with innovative ideas to deal with the topic of coaching and participation. Youth workers will be given information about Erasmus+ and how this tool can be used to implement innovative projects by young people. The trainers will also create an atmosphere in which the participants will feel comfortable to express themselves and also make their ideas count. A hands on approach helps to really experiment with the idea together with other people with different views and come up with something unique which can be applied in the partner’s home organization and other European youth projects.

This training course will also tackle the issue of inclusion and participation in detail. The training will offer information about different kinds of inclusion that exists and are also categorized in the Erasmus+ programme. The various sessions of inclusion will be followed by participation of young people and the reality which youth workers / leaders face when working in groups.

This project will focus on giving more skills to youth workers / leaders in the area of coaching skills. “Tools for Coaching Young People” will also give special attention to provide space where participants will design, plan and implement activities on their own. This will create an environment where participants can acquire and implement new skills, which will make them more employable.

Profile of Participants

The participants for the training course will be selected by each of the partner themselves. All participants should meet the following criteria:
– Active in the organization / ideally have less than 2 years experience
– Have at least 18 years of age
– Have a good working knowledge of English
– Able to implement the skills, knowledge and attitudes acquired during the training.
The background of the participants is that they are (or will be) working in NGO / Youth field and are responsible to create and implement project with the young people they work with.

Partners Involved:

To deliver this project we work with partner organizations from across Europe who support us in each of the countries to identify those that would benefit the most from this project. On this course, the partner organizations are:

1. ACT GLOBAL CIC (UK)
2. PRISMS (Malta)
3. HELLENIC YOUTH PARTICIPATION (Greece)
4. SEIKLEJATE VENNASKOND (Estonia)
5. ASOCIATIA BABILON TRAVEL (Romania)
6. CENTAR ZA RURALEN RAZVOJ – JIE STRUGA ZDRUZENJE (FYR-Macedonia)
7. AJ INTERCAMBIA (Spain)
8. THE EXCHANGEABLES (Netherlands)

Selected participants will need to commit to participating in the full project (from 9-16 Dec 2016).

This project is co-funded by the European Commission. Act Global CIC as a host organisation will cover the training activities, accommodation and full meals for the whole week. Your travels can also be refunded to a certain limit, subject to the eligible paperworks.

If you need any information or if you are interested in applying this training, please email us at actglobal.culture@gmail.com. Please let us know your details, your background and motivation to participate in this training and state your country of resident.