8 Senses – Training Course in Bulgaria


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15-21 June 2020 | Bulgaria
This training course is designed for 35 participants

8 Senses, International training Course on inclusion, participation, creativity, sustainability
15-21 June 2020
Venue: to be announced*
Deadline for applications: 24 Apr 2020

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.

8 Senses is 5 days (+ 2 days for travelling) TC for youth workers to learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.

What is 8 Senses?

Everything and everyone are always in certain environment. And everything all together, as we know it on the Earth is THE ENVIRONMENT from which we are all part of. This is our starting point for training attitudes of inclusion, participation, creativity and environmentalism.

We will work with some of the following questions:

  • What is inclusion?
  • What is participation?
  • What is creativity?
  • What is sustainable thinking?
  • What is the role of the youth and youth workers as parts of the environment?
  • What is solicitude and how is it shaped by the environment?

Let’s explore the world from inside out

  1. Visual – I hear you
  2. Auditory – I see you
  3. Olfactory (smell) System – I sense you
  4. Gustatory (taste) System – I know you
  5. Tactile System – I feel you
  6. Vestibular (sense of head movement in space) System – I understand you
  7. Proprioceptive (sensations from muscles and joints of body) System – I move towards you
  8. Interoception – I love you

8 steps of being part of the big picture.

We will include many outdoor tasks, challenges and quests related to the observation and collaboration with the others and with the surrounding environment. The training includes also an “action plan” with real case experience and exchange of different levels of expertise, a possibility to see the topic from different viewpoints on the European civic dimension of Public engagement.


  • Youth workers with proven track record of involvement in an NGO as well as:
  • Interested in inclusion and sustainability
  • Working with NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities
  • Working on youth participation
  • Willing to expand their professional competences of inclusion, participation, cooperation, creativity, entrepreneurship and initiative, involvement and participation of youth, including those with fewer opportunities; leadership, communication, teamwork, design thinking, problem solving.
  • Are recognized as a significant and active young people among their peers and in the local society.
  • Have will and are keen to take follow up actions to disseminate the topic of environmentalism on local level.
  • 18 years old and older.
  • Able to use English as a working language.

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 organize a follow-up activity after the program.
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.

Apply by filling in the form: Application form.
Deadline for applications: 24 Apr 2020

Website of the organizer: HRDC

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8 Senses – Training Course in Bulgaria