Training for leaders, youth workers and teachers on the Erasmus + program 10-17.09 in a historic castle in Spain.
The idea behind this project.
- we want to improve our knowledge about the conditions of the Erasmus+ Youth European Solidarity Corps programmes
- and to balance the knowledge and practices that we and the European partners have in developing joint projects.
- We want to increase the capacities of the participating organisations and our competences as youth workers to develop more and better
quality European projects for the young people within our target groups.
Age: 18+ 2 participants per country
- youth workers (staff members, collaborators, volunteers, etc)
- with good understanding of their organisation’s experience
- with considerable experience competences in the youth field and in European projects
- people with little experience or who have just entered the field of youth associations and learning mobilities.
- participants should have the motivation to learn and improve their competences Erasmus+ Youth and ESC projects
- Participants should be interested in building new partnerships and starting to work on common projects during the training course.
Also, we could have staff and members of organizations with experience in organizing and facilitating activities with their entities, but who need to acquire competences related to the planning of European projects and the aspects of application, administration, coordination, etc.
The total number of participants is 18.
6 will come from the hosting country Spain.
12 will come from the 6 partner countries
Accommodation, meals and activities will take place in the youth hostel “Castle of San Servando” in Toledo, Spain.
(Yes, it’s a real castle converted into a youth centre with great views of the Old Town).
Accommodation will be in 2-bed bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and shower.
The training course is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. All costs for accommodation, meals
and activities will be covered. On the day of your arrival you will have dinner provided. On the day of
your departure you could have breakfast or a take away pack if your flight leaves too early.
The specific objectives of this project are:
● Learn more about the conditions of the Erasmus+ and ESC programmes and about actions
and types of projects in which we have little or no experience.
● Improve our competences for planning and coordination projects at European level, in order
to have partners with adequate competences and a universal understanding of programme
conditions and project planning and implementation processes.
● Address the issue of the involvement of all partners during all project phases and improve
this fundamental aspect for the achievement of the results of any project.
● Improve our competences as youth workers, at the same time developing the working
capacities of our organizations, with the aim to expand and improve the activities we carry
out with and for young people and to be able to support them in the development of their
● Train youth workers who are newcomers to the organisation of projects within the
framework of Erasmus+ and ESC programmes.
● Learn from more experienced partners, share good practices, but also take advantage of the
new vision and ideas that beginners in E+/ESC programmes might have.
● Increase our capacities for international cooperation and create new projects and a new
● Start collaborations with organisations from neighbouring countries or EU countries with
which we have not worked so far in order to increase our capacities to carry out projects that
promote intercultural dialogue, solidarity between countries and European values.
● Start developing common projects to learn how to develop them in a practical and
collaborative way, working in teams, improving our abilities of creating and sharing ideas and
turning them into common actions.
● The final objective, in the mid-term perspective, is to apply the projects created during the
course and to carry them out by putting into practice the new competences acquired in this
Travel costs and reimbursement.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to the standard budget based on the Erasmus+ distance calculator.
These are the amounts that could be covered per participant from each country:
Italy: 275 eur
Bulgaria, Greece, Romania: 360 eur
Estonia: 530 eur
Armenia: 820 eur + 60 eur for visa costs per person
The closest airport with good connections with Toledo is Madrid Barajas.
Your flight should arrive at Madrid airport on Sept. 10th no later than 17:00h and leave on Sept.
17th no earlier than 10:00h in order to allow enough time for transfer between Madrid and Toledo.
Spanish National Agency is very strict and doesn’t allow extra days before or after the project, so you
have to arrive on these exact dates in order to have the travel costs reimbursed.
From Madrid Barajas airport you must take a shuttle bus or city train to go to Madrid – Puerta de
Atocha Train Station and from there to take the train to Toledo. Please remember to save all tickets
so that we can reimburse them.
In the weeks before the training course we will send you very detailed information about the
transfer, where to buy the local tickets, etc.
We will help you monitor the Covid-19 travel restrictions close to the dates of the course. At this
point, we believe most of you should be able to enter Spain with only a QR code (health declaration)
or a vaccination certificate.
We recommend bringing your European Health Card (if you have it) or getting travel insurance for
the days of the project (it is not covered by the project, but there are some very cheap options).
We are a the Youth Council of Ciudad Real (youth NGO) that represents around 70 youth associations
from the town and province of Ciudad Real.
We promote youth participation and volunteering, help and train local youth on how to organise activities and support them in the process of creating and managing their own youth associations.
We are based in the town of Ciudad Real, but for some of our national and international projects we use the Castle of San Servando in Toledo as a main venue, because it provides all necessary facilities and participants really like and enjoy the place.
Association Inspiration (Bulgaria)
You in Europe (Greece)
‘a Strùmmula (Italy)
“Volunteam” Volunteering Culture Development NGO (Armenia)
Asotiatia Centrul de Excelenta in Dezvoltare Personala SOLOMON (Romania)