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A Youth Exchange needs content – behind the content are tools. Tools for Youth Exchanges is a training that enables participants to explore tools around group processes, (intercultural) learning, the involvement of young people and how to facilitate these tools during a youth exchange. 
The overall aim of TYE - Tools for Youth Exchanges - is for youth leaders and youth workers to explore, share and adapt tools that can be used to improve their youth exchange projects.

Special features of this course:
  • Interactive, diverse and engaging online learning experiences, tools and activities that can be easily adapted to face to face opportunities;
  • Practical preparation for a new generation of Erasmus+, especially Youth Exchanges;
  • Content about Erasmus+ accreditation and strategic approach to international youth work;
  • Individual and group coaching to support participants in applying learning to practice.

What can you expect from this course:
  • To increase awareness of group processes and experience tools that facilitate group development online and offline;
  • To develop competences in designing and facilitating educational workshops online and offline;
  • To explore digital and non-digital tools that support the learning process, including debriefing and recognition of learning;
  • To explore tools and models that promote intercultural learning and dialogue;
  • To explore and experience online methodologies and approaches in support of realising a youth exchange project - virtual or in-person;
  • To develop strategic approaches to international youth work, including an understanding of Erasmus+ accreditation;
  • To prepare for the new generation of Erasmus+, especially Youth Exchanges.

Team of facilitators
A team of international youth work trainers develops and facilitates this training course: Nerijus Kriauciunas, Elisabet Pétursdóttir and Buzz Bury.

Organisers and funders

The Erasmus+ National Agencies organise several editions of this course throughout the year. Check the SALTO Training Calendar to apply for the next editions of this course:
The course is co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ Programme.