About the training course

“EU and European citizenship and youth work” is 7-days long training course that will be held from 11-19 March 2014 in Novi Sad, Serbia. Training course (TC) will gather 26 participants from 10 organisations from 10 countries (Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Turkey, Slovenia, Germany, United Kingdom). The training is developed for youth workers and trainers willing to plan, prepare and lead local workshops for youth about the European Union (that are also the main themes).


  • Share experience regarding public awareness and influence of the EU and its values and policies) on our communities
  • Discuss history and purpose of the EU
  • Get overview of basics of EU politics and its legal system: EU law and treaties, subsidiarity and OMC constitutional nature, Fundamental rights and values, Eurozone
  • Explore and raise awareness of the EU institutions
  • Discuss how being a member of the EU or being a (potential) candidate influences our countries
  • Discuss qualities of our youth work on local level and on European level, especially in relation to the EU
  • Understand how and what makes quality education for EU citizenship in youth work
  • Introduce EU programmes “Europe for Citizens” and “Erasmus PLUS” and encourage development of new projects/European level cooperation

The training course is based on the approach and principles of non-formal education and will use a lot of insights from the SALTO booklets, EU policy documents and T-kits of the Partnership programme of EU and CoE. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfill the following criteria:

  • Age above 18
  • Willing to get involved on your local level in non-formal education activities with the topic of EU, European values and European citizenship
  • Able to work in English
  • Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back
  • Able to attend the entire duration of the course