Key(s) For Change – Phase 1

Key(s) For Change – Phase 1
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Key(s) For Change is a 6-months project with 3 consecutive, residential, 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(s)
  • are able to clearly communicate in English (intermediate level)
  • over 18 years old

Selection: Priority will be given to those who commit to the 3 training courses and the parallel coaching process, as we believe that maximum learning impact will come from attending the whole learning cycle.

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.

  • 3 residential training courses in Hungary
  • Mentoring support for implementing your own educational program
  • Group coaching based on professional topics and needs of the group
  • Individual coaching for learning needs during the training courses
  • Special materials and evaluation tools
  • Certification at the end of the 3 modules

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.

1st training – Key aspects of trainership
21-29 November 2021
Technicalities and practicals, communication, and coaching tools for trainers. We’ll also approach the specifics of Erasmus+ and training on the field of youth work with the focus on how to approach groups.

2nd training – Self-coaching
Dates: February 2022*
Personal development based program, towards self-awareness and self-reflection. It is there to support realizing how much our beliefs, concepts about the world, people, etc. are running in an automatic, unconscious manner; and how this unconscious functioning influences our behaviors, the results we get, and the relationships we have with other people. How to use this awareness into creating a successful mindset and behaviors.

3rd training – Advanced training for trainers
April 2022*
Tools, skills, and competences that support the participants to find their own style in working with groups and designing activities in a purposeful manner.

Coaching session
Only those who commit to the whole learning cycle will have the opportunity to get coaching sessions after the second training course. These sessions will be there to follow up on the participants’ learning path and to support them to deliver workshops/training courses back in their working context.

*Exact dates are flexible as of now and will be announced later on.


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, the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. She is currently studying to become mental hygiene helper.

Together with Viktória, there will be an international team of different trainers for each training course, each of them having different backgrounds and expertise.

The expert team of the project involves:

  • learning and development experts,
  • psychologist and mental hygienic helpers,
  • youth workers
  • NGO leaders,
  • and integral learning specialists.


You can apply for an Erasmus+ funded spot, if you reside in one of the following countries: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, North-Macedonia, 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) –

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.