Keys For Change Phase 3 – Advanced Training for Trainers

Keys For Change Phase 3 – Advanced Training for Trainers
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Key(s) For Change is a 6-months project with 3 consecutive, residential, and international trainings for trainers and an additional coaching process to support participants in realizing their own educational activities. Our aim is to pass on the experiences we gathered in the last 15 years about educating and training young people and youth workers and train a new generation of trainers ready to apply our methodologies and educational approaches in the field of youth work.

This project is for people who:

  • have led youth programs before (training courses/workshops/learning activities)
  • have a portfolio of youth programs you led
  • will facilitate activities within 6 months after the training course
  • are able to clearly communicate in English (intermediate level)
  • over 18 years old

Selection: Priority will be given to those who are experienced trainers ready to join this group of trained participants in order to find their own style and methodology as trainers through an advanced programImportant! Keys For Change 3. is the third phase of a holistic training for trainers project, and as such, we already have a selected group of 15 trainers who are familiar with each other and have been trained by us through 2 training courses in the last 8 months.

What can you expect?

The elements of this professional program are designed to cater to different needs, the three trainings build on each other while having the flexibility to be applied separately.

  • an 8-day residential training course in Hungary
  • to get in touch with your essential style as a trainer
  • to develop your master tool / unique method as a trainer
  • to reflect on yourself to maximize your impact as an educator
  • to meet with a variety of professionals working with unique tools
  • to join a vibrant community of trainers for learning and networking
  • through methods of embodiment, group coaching, self-reflection, and personal development.

Project build-up

The project is built as a holistic unit, where the 3 training courses and the coaching process are interconnected. The design of the educational content is need-based: we start from a pre-designed curriculum while keeping the flexibility to accommodate your learning needs as a participant. Each of the training courses will address a different focus.

3rd training – Advanced training for trainers

Dates: September 2022*
Tools, skills, and competencies that support the participants to find their own style in working with groups and designing activities in a purposeful manner.


Click here to read about the educational approach of our holistic training for trainers.

Experts behind the scenes

The professional leader of the project is Viktória Csákány. She has a background in Sociology and is an NLP Coach (Master Practitioner). Viktória comes from Hungary and she has solid experience in training, coachingand personal development. Since 2009, she has been involved in youth work and training courses for youth workers in topics such as communication, coaching, entrepreneurship, and the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. She is currently studying to become mental hygiene helper.

Alongside Viktória, Afonso Bértolo will be the other expert trainer. He is a worldwide freelance educator, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Since 2009, he has been actively involved in non-formal education, youth work, and community building in Europe and West Africa. His main areas of work are personal development, coaching with a strong focus on body awareness, EVS mentoring, the inclusion of young people facing fewer opportunities, communication, media as an educational tool, and project management.


You can apply for an Erasmus+ funded spot, if you reside in one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Latvia, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Spain, Serbia, or the United Kingdom. 


INEX – SDA z. s. (Czech Republic) –
EstYES (Estonia) –
Solidarites Jeunesses (France) –
Roes Coorperativa (Greece) –
ELIX (Greece) –
Jaunatne smaidam (Latvia) –
Association for volunteerism – Volonterski Centar Skopje (North Macedonia) –
Young Researchers Serbia (Serbia) –
Concordia UK (UK) –
Together We Are The Change (Poland)-
Get on Board (Bulgaria)-
Voluntariat Zavod (Slovenia)-
De Amicitia (Spain)-
Vagamondo ( Italy) –

You can apply to an open spot if you don’t reside in any of the countries mentioned before. In this case, the full participation fee is 500 €/training courseThis covers participation in the full program, lodging (accommodation, food), and access to materials. You have to cover your own travel.
*In case you officially reside in another Erasmus+ eligible country contact us so we can support you in getting a funded spot.

Please read the attached Infopack before applying.