TOTAL Lab


A square kilometer of opportunities!

Dobro Utro Uzana! After creating so many sharing circles for the whole week, this morning started with another shape… the square! With some visual and musical support, we got to choose one dancer in the screen from whom to copy the movements of the square dance. Diversity in action, playing […]


Top of the pops – The show must go on

The group were teleported back in time through music and costumes to the British 70’s music scene. Dressed as Ken Adams, Pink, Robbie Williams, Slash and 50 Cent, we got led through ‘Top of the Tips’ for being the most AWESOME TRAINER that we all aim to become.


On the way to success

What about going even further into exploring trainer’s path? That’s what we did during the late afternoon of this day. Each one of us received a list of stages that the trainer should go through during his work which included preparation materials, evaluation, finalize the working program, creating session outlines […]


From knowledge to practice – learning by doing day

After the punch and lunch “siesta” as our Italians like to say, we proceed to working on facilitation of workshops by participants. The first group had a workshop about team building where participants were divided into 2 groups. Each of the participants got one role, leader or blind-folded. We had […]


Let’s design it!

Today we entered the core of our working week and we had the chance, during the first part of the morning, to design and plan our own sessions! But before starting the preparation, let’s test our skills through an energizer! Lot of fun and laughs in the group, as we […]


Developing awareness and training sessions day

Hello everybody! After a pretty invigorating morning and a sleepy-walking-working siesta, we started enjoying an ever revealing afternoon of further Awareness as to our role as trainers and our capabilities, knowledge, needs and responsibilities. Why are we Trainers or Why do we want to be Trainers? Is it the money? […]


Diving in the deep: Analyzing youth participation around Europe

We’ve started the morning going back to medieval times by being princesses, dragons and castles that have to move around and form new positions in order to energize ourselves and to get ready for the upcoming activities. We started with the Manual on the European Charter on the participation of […]


Navigating with hundred feet into a time machine

Ready? Ready to read minds? Being a skilled trainer might include telepathy at some point, so why not trying to use our hands as mind-lector tools? As much as you are ready because it is clear in your mind, it will be clear for somebody else that will get the […]


TOTALLY ready to start!

Here we go again! Total lab has finally started and today we’re gathering in the beautiful nature of Uzana for an intense and productive week together! New people and faces together with old friends will make this training course an unforgettable learning experience! We began our day with a short […]


TOTAL moves from the Polish palace of Krzyzowa to the Bulgarian forest of Uzana

Arriving in Sofia, was quite interesting and adventurous for most of us, but the real adventure actually started at 16.00 on the 3rd April 2017, at Sofia Airport, Terminal 2, outside the Metro Station, when everybody started gathering for our Erasmus+ TOTAL LAB in Uzana. It was very nice to […]