Erasmus+ Training course in Georgia

Partner organisation from Azerbaijan: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Participants per country: 3 participants aged at least 18 years

Erasmus+ TC – 10-17 May 2023

Deadline – 10 February 2023 | 23:59 (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email)

Transport cost for Azerbaijan – 275 Euro (this cost means that your ticket will be reimbursed within this limit and you are responsible to buy your tickets and after you will be reimbursed within the limit)

NOTE: 100% of the accommodation, food and transportation during the project will be covered with the support of Erasmus+.

How to apply: Please read all information clearly before filling out the application

The project:

The training course “Can we talk about it? It aims to provide youth workers with non-violent communication skills and other communication tools to open up the discussion. Difficult and sensitive topics are often avoided within the youth work practice as they might evoke strong emotions and heavy discussions which might be stressful for youth workers to handle. Yet, communication is the key. So, can we talk about it? Non-violent communication is considered to be a better way of communicating with others. Some people call it the language of life. The person that developed this concept is Marshall Rosenberg, who was a psychologist that traveled the world, studying how different cultures use language to express themselves. Also, he was a mediator in political conflicts and became known all over the world for his peaceful approach towards people. NVC is based on the idea that we all share universal human needs for trust, safety, appreciation. It helps us empathize and reach a better and more honest understanding of each other.

Key objectives:

  • To equip youth workers with knowledge and tools for constructive dialogue, conflict transformation and building connection among those with differing ideas;
  • To give tools of empathic and non-violent communication for participants’ daily life and youth work practice;
  • To increase employability and participation of youth workers, develop their professional skills and increase their efficiency using effective communication and active listening;
  • To contribute to the prevention of youth violence by training youth workers in their communication skills in order to support youngsters on local level;
  • To get intercultural experience by meeting with the representatives of different countries,
    cultures, backgrounds, religions, practice tolerance and break stereotypes & prejudices;
  • To build partnership and future cooperation on the basis of this project under Erasmus+ and improve the quality of local and international youth work.

Participants profile:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Resident of Azerbaijan
  • Those, who are working directly with youngsters and are motivated to improve their communication skills
  • Newcomers in Erasmus+ programme are highly welcomed
  • Having gender balance among the participants is important for the project team, therefore attention will be given to it while selecting the final participants for the
    project. Of course motivation, background and interest will be the main criteria for selection.