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Do you want to make a positive change in your community? Do you want to develop your skills on social inclusion? Do you work with young people and want to see a change in them, too? Then, this training course is for you!

Social inclusion is a process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity or circumstances. Examples of social inclusion in practice are: promoting equality of access to opportunities and resources; raising awareness about anti-discriminatory practices; working towards social cohesion and equality across the board (gender, religion, ethnicity, status, income, etc.). Social inclusion is seen as part of human development and progress, in view of the social effects of globalization, especially the negative ones such as the rise of extremism, racism and discrimination, and radicalization.

Leadership concerns each one of us, as we are all leaders of our own lives in various contexts, both on the personal and on the professional levels.

The training course aims to support the personal and professional development of people working with a community in a non-profit sector and provide them with tools, knowledge and experience for effective, inclusive leadership. Social inclusion is introduced as a ‘lens’ in projects that participants design and lead in their communities (or elsewhere).

What is the aim of this training course?

The aim of the course is to introduce social inclusion as a necessary aspect of community development and to empower youth workers to become effective leaders in their communities, and also to increase their understanding and application of anti-discriminatory and inclusive practices.

How are you going to work?

In this training course, you will discover and work on your skills and how you can use them to work in your community. The program is based on:

  • Experiencing: improvisation and outdoor activities as tools for community leadership.  We will explore applied improvisation and outdoors as tools for willingness to take responsibility, taking a risk, sense of initiative, discovering one’s own limits, working with mistakes and other essential skills for effective communication;
  • Reflecting: on the own/European reality, on the methods used, on the personal learning process;
  • Transferring: to the own reality of participants and exploring the possibilities in the Erasmus+ Program to work towards social inclusion.

What are the objectives of this training course?

  • To raise awareness about what social inclusion is;
  • To raise awareness about positive changes we can make on a personal level so that we can be more inclusive on the collective level;
  • To raise awareness and support better understanding of different realities we all live in;
  • To support youth workers in becoming leaders in their communities while being inclusive – where the inclusion is seen as a progress in the view of radicalization as a negative consequence of a globalized world;
  • To provide practical tools to be used by participants in their communities when working with social inclusion and community leadership;
  • To discover the possibilities of the Erasmus+ programme to build projects and to work towards social inclusion.

Who should apply?

  • Youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, or volunteers actively taking part in their local community through projects or social actions which involve young people;
  • Young people who want to become active agents in their communities by leading projects or social actions;
  • Community organisations’ leaders/employees who want to enhance their skills in leading their projects;
  • Participants are able to use English as working language.

How to apply?

You can find more information about the application process on the following link: http://abroadship.org/training-course-take-a-step-out-czech-republic/. The deadline for submitting the application form is 17th February 2019!

What are the participation fees?

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food. Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.


If you have any inquiries about this training course, please contact Martina Čáslavská at martina.caslavska@dzs.cz.


We wish you success in the application process! 🙂