Youth work


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 […]


TOTAL Advance completed with an Oscars ceremony!

Yes, it is summing up and packing to go home time! This week was too quick for all of us. AND Lots of digestion and awareness to take place at home and at work, the next 5 – 50 days, for most of us! We heard and saw a lot […]


Totally final countdown

In the last two sessions of the last day together, we were introduced into the structure and the possibilities of the Erasmus+ Programme – what the Key Actions are, which are the main principles, and possibilities for us as trainers. We discussed Key Action 1, Learning mobility for individuals and Sector “Youth” in particular. Then, the trainer introduced the main elements of the application form, how to […]


Getting practical knowledge about Erasmus+ and how to write a good project proposal

Our last training day started with very nice Ivan’s energiser which was introducing us to our last “Vienas team” workshop with the title “Who are I?” For beginning we drew our portrait without knowing why. After that we wrote  ten aspects  – “who we are”. It was very interesting activity […]


Participants take the stage as trainers to speak about violence

Two more participant-led workshops happened during the afternoon sessions of the sixth day. The two delivering teams were composed by four people each. In the first session it was the “Power Station” workshop, tackling the issue of violence and it’s remedies. Fantasy, creativity and an atmospheric mood, that was transferred […]


Methods fair and transferring from theory to practice

Our afternoon started with a very sweet energizer “Teddy bear“ to woke up after our lunch break. When we were prepared, we started with the Methods fair on which we were supposed to speak about different non-formal learning methodological approaches that we use in our youth and trainers work. Our […]


Saturday morning full of theatre

Our weekend in Krzyzowa started with Andrea’s “Run and kiss“ energizer. When we boosted our energy up, we could listen our trainer Max who was speaking about Intercultural conflict. Than we were split into teams by counting to 6 in Lithuanian. It was very interesting, but at the same time […]


Assessing our trainer competences and learning about European competence frameworks

Everyone arrived tired but excited to start the fourth day of the TOTAL training course. We were all interested to learn about the European Training Strategy and discover what adventures the new day would bring. We started with Bella ciao, an energiser involving running, shouting and kissing. It woke everyone […]


Defining and exploring trainer competences

On the beginning of the 3rd day, the trainer Max that started to bring the group closer to the main topic of the project, the trainer competences. We had to reflect individually about which of the competences are important for a trainer to be developed, and then share and compare […]


Travelling through times, talking about leadership and team building

The afternoon sessions of the second day of TOTAL Advance were about discussing leadership, building the team spirit and presenting partner organisations. The day finished with intercultural evening on which which participating countries presented their cultures, traditions and cuisine.