Project place Leysin, Switzerland

Project dates 9TH – 17TH September 2016

Application deadline 09.06.2016


About the project

How do I become an active member of a youth organization? What is the procedure for becoming a youth worker? What will it mean for my personal and professional development? Am I just losing my time on unimportant things? Young people who are interested to get involved into youth work and nonformal education, very often are faced with a number of difficult questions to which they struggle to get proper answers. Should that be a reason why some of these young people quit the idea of engaging themselves into youth work? We believe that all of us involved in the field of non-formal education have the responsibility to provide suitable support for the young people in the process of finding themselves and finding what they really want to become or do with their lives. In the youth field we have a responsibility to encourage active citizenship, in this scenario encouraging young people to engage with and become a part of their local youth organisations. This in turn supports their social, personal and professional development and competences through the variety of actions and programmes that are youth work in action. Through taking on roles of leader and activist they become multipliers and rolemodels in their own communities. This training course opens the door of learning possibilities for young people who are standing on the start line and who are faced with the challenge of becoming youth workers, leaders, volunteers, activists.

Aim of the training course:

The main aim of this training course is to empower young people to engage actively in youth organisations and develop their understanding of nonformal education and thereby develop their social, personal and professional development and competences.


Participant’s Profile:

  • To be on age between 18 and 30 years
  • To be beginner in the youth work field
  • To speak very good English
  • To be involved in a youth organisation
  • To have interest in working with young people
  • To have motivation of becoming professional youth worker


Financial aspect of the project

Accommodation and food will be covered 100% (The participants will be accommodated in a very nice hotel “Alpine Classic Hotel” that is placed in the center of the village and is offering wonderful conditions for work and enjoyment in the nature)

Travel costs will be covered up to 300 EUR


Participation fee 50 EUR (This amount will be deducted from the travel expenses during the transfer of the reimbursement.)

Sending fee 500 MKD