Training course on outdoor education for youth workers

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Start & End Date: April to July 2019

Place: Sonderhausen (Germany) and Baikal Lake (Russia)

Participating Countries: Russia, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, North Macedonia, Armenia, Georgia

Project Partners: Academy of Innovation (Russia)

Number of Participants: 28 participants

Grant Giver: Erasmus+

Funding Program: Key Action 1

Grant Amount: 54,197 EUR

With the “LABIRINT Training Course on outdoor education for youth workers” (LTTC) we would like to let youth workers actively working with young people discover outdoor education and adventure-based learning and develop their competencies to apply them in their practices, especially in relation to empowering young people with fewer opportunities at local level.

The main aim of this LTTC is to train youth workers on how to use outdoor education for addressing current challenges of nowadays and building so called soft competences and skills, such as respect, efficient communication, tolerance, non-judgement approach, ability to work in teams and critical thinking.


Please check the attached InfoPack for more information, including accommodation and traveling details.


Discover outdoor and experiential learning, their historical perspective, principles and models.

Articulate and reflect on participants’ own values base for outdoor and experiential learning.

Experience various outdoor methods and techniques and reflect on ways of incorporating these methods and techniques into their daily youth work with young people including young people with fewer opportunities, young people from marginalised background, radicalised youth or with refugees.

Share practices, experiences, methods and techniques of outdoor education across and increasing the quality of youth work in participants’ countries.

Develop participants’ reflexive skills and critical, innovative, creative thinking and challenging outdoor learning contexts and their application.

Develop participants’ competences in designing, planning, implementing and evaluating outdoor and experiential learning activities.

Understand and handle risk and safety in outdoor settings.

Increase knowledge of the participants on Erasmus+, support creating new project ideas based on using outdoor methods and techniques and promote networking and cooperation.