YOUnique – Training Course in Austria

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5 – 14 September 2019, Austria
3-4 places open for Bulgarians

YOUnique – Training Course in Austria
5 – 14 September 2019
Collegium Grafenbach, Austria
Participating countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Romania, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain
Deadline for applications: 23 June 2019

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This is a learning program. It requires full focus and participation.
Travel reimbursement is only sent to those who fully participate in all phases, including the follow-up and dissemination.


It is an 8 – day training course about finding and embracing what is unique about ourselves, exploring our identities, going beyond old patterns and roles that are not working, creating freedom of own expression and acting upon it.

It is the platform for youth workers from around Europe to experience, collect and exchange new inputs, practices and tools on the topic of authenticity, vulnerability and courage.

It is an immersive experiential learning programme where you first take the journey yourself with the intention to be later able to support others in the same.


We believe that authenticity, vulnerability and courage are keys to healthy relationships, communities and societies. Young people nowadays are easily influenced by social media and they are creating unrealistic images of themselves, where they want to look as somebody with a perfect life, which very often does not reflect reality and it is easy to actually not fit in. This might result in loneliness, feeling of being not understood, depression and isolation. At the same time it might lead to unhealthy and addictive behaviors of youth. With this training, we want to provide youth workers with personal experience and practical tools, methods and activities that they will be able to use in their work, with intention to support young people, especially those from vulnerable groups, in accepting their identities and uniqueness as something valuable, create a solid base for creating their lives and careers, being courageous and at peace, daring to express themselves in their communities and participate in the society.

Obligatory pre-departure meeting: date, time, place – to be announced and sent upon confirmation.
Come in person to learn about Smokinya, Erasmus+, this project, reimbursement and ask your questions.
Participation is obligatory, an option is to join via Skype / Hangouts apps.

Read more details in the infopack.

Important! Read carefully the info letter, it contains important details.
This is learning program 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.
Travel reimbursement is only sent to those who fully participate in all phases, including the follow-up and dissemination.
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: 30 EUR paid in cash upon arrival at registration in place.
25 EUR from this amount per person will be deducted for a bus arranged for you from Klagenfurt to the venue, and from the venue to Klagenfurt on the way back.

Smokinya Foundation operates thanks to hundreds of volunteering hours per month and donations.
We ask a contribution of 20 EUR (40 leva) from all confirmed applicants. That amount covers some of our administrative and organizational expenses. This amount is NON-REIMBURSABLE.

Apply by filling in the form: Application form.
Deadline for applications: 23rd of June, 2019

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This program is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme to support education, training, youth and sport in of the European Union.

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YOUnique – Training Course in Austria