Training Course

Young Community Organisers

20 October - 26 October 2022

Sesto Calende - Italy

Hosting Organisation: ACLI Milanesi in cooperation with Young Effect

From 20 to 26 ottobre 2022 in Sesto Calende - Maggiore Lake - Italy (20 October and 26 October are travel days)

Topic of the project:

“Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.”
 "When democracy will stop feeling it has to defend itself, that will be the day democracy will end"

This is a project that aims at fostering Community Organising competences for youth workers across Europe, by promoting community development by building on community leadership. Reflecting the E+ priorities: "more cohesive and inclusive societies which allow citizens to play an active role in democratic life" and "development of social capital among young people, the empowerment of young people and their ability to participate actively in society", and the purpose of the mobility of youth workers Key Action 1, is precisely that of empowering youth workers active both locally and at European level to become community organisers skilled at community development and building power.


  • To create community organising competences among European youth workers , and enable them to become community organisers within their local realities, in order to part-take in identifying local challenges, share stories and foster action; thus promoting power acquisition within the community and autonomy.

  • To provide tools for needs assessment and anthropological observation in identifying local challenges and issues that can be solved through community organising.

  • To foster storytelling competences in youth workers alongside with public speaking and communication ones in order to enhance the “Sharing Stories” aspect of Community Organising.

  • To gain non-violent action tools to foster organisation, communication and community mobilisation.

Schedule of the training will be given to participants before the mobility.

At the end of the project it will be given the European Certificate called Youthpass.

Age: +18

Candidates: Young people, youth workers, educators, youth leaders, volunteers etc.

Elegible countries: Cyprus, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Austria, Slovakia, Czeck Republic, Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia, France,

Travel: Final destination MILANO (Then train to Sesto Calende).

Lodging: Bungalow on the lake beach

Financial conditions:

Travel reimbursement 100% (Maximum travel reimbursement: Cyprus 360 Euro, Austria 180 Euro, rest of the countries 275 Euro).

Lodging, food, training fully funded by Erasmus+ programme.

Only people that are living in the participating country can apply. In order to apply fill the form at this link:

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