LABIRINT – Training Course on Outdoor Education for Youth Workers

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.

To achieve this, 3 activities are planned:
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The 1st activity is a training course which will allow the participants to learn about outdoor by trying out different forms of outdoor learning and acquire the set of competences needed for a youth worker when working with outdoor activities.

It will take part in Sondershausen, Germany from 17 to 24 April 2019.

Number of participants: 28

Profile of participants: Outdoor loving youth workers with an appetite for adventure.

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

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Part #1 will be followed by the local phase, which is Part #2, where the participants will practice gained skill in local realities. It is aimed at further spreading the knowledge gained during the training course.

Same participants as in Part 1

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The 3rd activity is a seminar which will focus on the ways of balanced incorporation of outdoor education into work with young people with fewer opportunities. It is planned take part on Baikal lake, Russia, from 20 to 28 July 2019.

More information to come soon!

Same participants as in Parts 1 and 2 3


Project’s Objectives

– 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.


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Interested in acquiring skills in outdoor education?

Read more here and apply!