The aim of the ATOQ is to support youth workers/leaders in increasing the quality of the youth exchanges they set up within the Erasmus+ Key action 1: Learning mobility in the field of youth.

The ATOQ training course will provide the participants with opportunities to:

  • critically reflect upon their previous international youth exchange experience(s) and the impact on young people, organisations and wider community
  • increase the understanding of different quality aspects of youth exchanges such as active participation of young people, cooperation with partners, intercultural learning, impact and results; programme building
  • experience a non-formal learning process and understand how to support young people’s learning process in the project
  • improve their project management competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in order to better organise the different phases of a youth exchange.
  • reconnect and update with regard to the priorities and circumstances for youth exchanges, as a result of the new Erasmus+ Programme and the global pandemic.

ATOQ TC is for participants who:

  • took part in a youth exchange project or were directly involved in sending or hosting youth exchange groups as organiser or group leader
  • were directly involved in developing and submitting an application for a youth exchange (granted or rejected)
  • managed a youth exchange project’s organisation or logistic aspects
  • want to organise better youth exchanges in the future.

Participants need to be ready to reflect and share their previous experiences with peers and be motivated to question common misconceptions and to transfer good practices to their daily work.

Dates: 20 – 25 March 2022

Country: Netherlands

Application Deadline: 23 January 2022

More information as well as the online application form can be found at https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/atoq-advanced-training-on-quality-netherlands.9793/