Erasmus+ Training Course

1st stage: 24 November -02 December 2019, Lagodekhi, Georgia

2nd stage: 21 – 29 March 2020, Tata, Hungary

IMPORTANT! The selected candidates will be required to participate in both stages! Therefore, before applying, please, take into account your availability again.

Partner organization form Azerbaijan: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Participants per country: 3 participants aged above 18

How to apply? – Fill the APPLICATION FORM. Please read all information clearly before filling the application 

Deadline: 19 October 2019 | 23:59 (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email till 25 October 2019 for Skype interview.)

NOTE: 100% of accommodation, food and transportation will be covered with the support of Erasmus+. The travel cost limit for Azerbaijan is 180 EUR (no for the plane, only for land transport) per person in the 1st stage, 360 EUR for the 2nd stage.


Giraffes go to the theatre is an international project developing competencies to practice and embrace communication in a nonviolent way – observing and acknowledging own and others’ needs, recognizing and expressing emotions, building peaceful relations with other young people, and coworkers. The aim of the project is to prepare youth workers and leaders, facilitators, project coordinators, to deal with situations of conflict, tension or misunderstanding in their work environment, where proper communication ways and reaching a compromise are needed for the common good, growth and harmonic co-being. The “Giraffes go to theatre” training program involves 24 youth workers coming from 8 different countries, who notice an increased level of violence, radicalization, aggression in digital or physical context and lack of tolerance of youth in their communities, these all making youngsters more and more vulnerable, and Nonviolent Communication a more and more needed way to learn and share.


  • Develop an empathic attitude, by building a group ready to support each other, where participants will share their challenges, contact with their emotions and needs, go through experienced frustrations, and approach them as a resource for learning
  • Provide a learning experience for participants to improve/ acquire knowledge and skills in NonviolentCommunication elements and tools to dealwith similar situations in the future.


The project is based in two main methodologies upon which has been constructed the program for the training activities. APPLIED THEATRE AND DRAMA refer to the Theatre of the Oppressed school developed by Augusto Boal, a theatre director and a community and social activist, as well as to the psychodrama school of Jacob L. Moreno – a clinical psychologist. NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (NVC) refers to empathic communication language – called the language of giraffe, a method developed by Marshall Rosenberg, a psychologist and mediator.

The participants should have the following profile:

The project contains two training courses directed to youth workers, trainers, facilitators, mentors, and project coordinators who feel the need to improve their communication competencies when facing a conflict situation in their work environment and on the other hand – how to incorporate training topics in the non-formal educational activities with young people. The course contains two trainings and an e-learing programme. Successful applicants will have to participate in both programmes.

  • To allow the project to achieve its goals, the youth workers chosen for the activity will have to show: 
  • Knowledge of the situation of young people in the own country and of the specific conflict context for young people 
  • At least basic knowledge and understanding of approaches to peace-building, specifically in the field of youth work 
  • At least basic knowledge and understanding of peace education as an educational instrument in youth work 
  • Work experience in an NGO working with young people by educational means 
  • Have led at least 1 local or international educational programme (youth exchange, workshop, etc.) for young people on peace education, civic education or human rights education 
  • Motivation to take part in a mutual learning process in a highly intercultural setting 
  • Good level of English to follow the course and to contribute to it
  • Wish and ability to participate fully in the event