Be Your Own Hero – Training course in Italy


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30 November – 9 December 2018, Italy
4 places open for Bulgarians

Be Your Own Hero, international training course as a basic synergy training in Italy
30 November – 9 December 2018, Italy
Savigno (Bologna), Italy
Participating countries: Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania
Deadline for applications: 27 September 2018

ВАЖНО! Първо прочетете наръчника за успешно кандидатстване.

This is an intense learning program that will require all your focus and participation. In our network and with our partners we do not talk ABOUT things, rather we actively DO activities. Then we reflect, learn, test, apply.

Do you believe that change is possible?
Do you want to contribute to creating a world that stands on cooperation and inclusion?
Do you have the courage to stand up for your ideas?


BE YOUR OWN HERO is a training course on the topic of personal courage.
Courage to make things happen, courage to support others in reaching their dreams. We are inviting you to join us in case you want to explore yourself, your communication patterns, your habits in working with people, your creativity and proactivity. It is for those who dare to dream big, want to develop their skills and are looking for new tools and methods.

We want to gather 30 youth workers, volunteers, trainers, leaders…simply all of those who need the courage to stand up and be “heroes” in their organisations, communities, groups.

We are offering an intense personal development project in which you can expect full days of personal development activities, outdoor physical activities, communication activities, creative workshops, discussions, reflections and much more. The aim is to provide the participants with tools and methods that will support them
in making impact in their local environment, in getting new perspectives for their work, as well as feedback on what they are doing. The whole programme is very experiential and based on “learning by doing” approach.


  • over 18 yrs old
  • a registered citizen of Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Lithuania or Romania
  • a youth worker (young activist, peer educator, volunteer, mentor, coach, trainer..), NGO staff (NGO manager or – – colleague, leader, office staff…) or representative of formal education (teacher, assistant at school, ..)
  • willing to live, learn, play, inquire, reflect, experiment and explore in a multicultural group
  • physically and mentally ready to take on 10-14 hours per day of programme
  • able to work in English
  • highly motivated and willing to actively participate during the whole project

Read more details in the infopack.

Important! Read carefully the info letter, it contains important details.
This is educational mobility funded by Erasmus+ programme.
That requires commitment. You will be asked to organise a follow-up activity after the program.
The program is intensive and challenging.
The program does NOT include cultural and touristic sightseeing.
Get to know all provided information in the info letter before you submit your application form.
Apply only when you know you want to participate and you have the dates of the training available.
General applications are disregarded.

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More information: Info letter

This project is funded by Erasmus+ programme: accommodation, food, materials, the programme and the travel costs up to the maximum allowed amount are fully covered.

Maximum travel reimbursement for Bulgarians: 275 EUR per person.
Participation contribution to the project cost requested: none.

Smokinya Foundation operates thanks to hundreds of volunteering hours per month and donations.
We ask a contribution of 25 EUR (50 leva) from all confirmed applicants. That amount covers some of our administrative and organisational expenses. This amount is NON-REIMBURSABLE.

Apply by filling in the form: Application form.
Deadline for applications: 27 September 2018

Website of the organizer: YOUth Connect

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This training course is financially supported by the Erasmus+ programme for youth educational mobility.



Be Your Own Hero – Training course in Italy