Facilitate the change – Phase 1: Peer The Change

Facilitate the change – Phase 1: Peer The Change

Facilitate the change is a  project with 2 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 2 training courses, 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 two trainings are built on each other while having the flexibility to be applied separately.

  • 2 residential training courses in Hungary
  • Individual coaching for learning needs during the training courses
  • Special materials and evaluation tools
  • Certification at the end of the 2 modules.

Project build-up

The project is built as a holistic unit, where the 2 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 – Peer The Change (Key aspects of trainership)
Dates: 22-30 November 2022
Technicalities and practicals, communication, and coaching tools for trainers, the specifics of Erasmus+ and training on the field of youth work with the focus on how to approach groups.

2nd training – Self-coaching (Self-reflection in trainership)
Planned dates: January or February 2022
A 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 others. How to use this awareness into creating a successful mindset and behaviors.


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

Trainers of the first training

Afonso Bértolo
Afonso is an experienced trainer, youth worker, and project manager, with a background in Clinical Psychology (Master’s degree). Since 2009 he has been involved in youth work, project management, and community intervention in several international contexts around the world. In practical terms, and within the frame YiA/LLP/E+, he has led training courses and youth exchanges and has coordinated and mentored volunteers facing fewer opportunities. Outside this frame, he has been involved in personal development and coaching programs across Europe, plus grassroots work/community development and HIV/AIDS counseling for healthcare workers in West Africa.

Tahira Tarquini
Tahira works as a project coordinator and coach since 2013, with a background in Business and Economics and Positive Psychology. She has facilitated trainings and youth exchanges with the main emphasis on communication and cooperation when working in a group. She uses wolfdogs and constellations as a tool in coaching in one-to-one sessions and in group settings. She has been involved in personal development training courses as well and social-cultural work with youngsters in small communities


You can apply for an Erasmus+ and Council or Europe funded spot, if you reside in one of the following countries: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Belgium, North-Macedonia, Serbia, Russia, The Netherlands or Turkey.


Young Researchers of Serbia YRS (Serbia) – marija@mis.org.rs
EstYES (Estonia) – estyes@estyes.ee
De Amicitia (Spain)-  info@deamicitia.org
INEX – SDA z. s. (Czech Republic) – veronika.markova@inexsda.cz
Gonullu Hizmetler Dernegi ( Turkey) – 
Compagnons Bâtisseurs (Belgium) – international@compagnonsbatisseurs.be
Vereinigung junger Freiwilliger e.V. ( Germany)- office@vjf.de
Solidarites Jeunesses ( France) – workcamp.in@solidaritesjeunesses.org
SFERA ( Russia) – out.sfera@gmail.com
Eunoia (Macedonia) – info@eunoia.mk
Cherry International (The Netherlands) – contactcherrygroup@gmail.com
Roes Cooperativa (Greece) – weare@roes.coop
Asociația Teatrul Experimental Senzorial (Romania) – andrada.boldis@gmail.com

*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.
Apply until the 1st of November through this link: https://eu.jotform.com/form/220104978408355.

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