The main aim of the project is to enhance youth workers’ skills to listen effectively, actively and empathically
as well as be able to have constructive conversations, ability to receive and give feedback as well as stay
present for the stories, feelings and emotions that youth workers encounter in their day to day work.
Listening as a subject has been well researched as a means to increase trust, collaboration, reduce conflict and
motivate teamwork. Yet, it is few of us who master the ability to be true listening practitioners, able to hold space
for young people’s ideas, stories and emotions, as well as being present with our own inner critical voices.
This course will offer you a deep dive in the topic of listening, letting you experience multiple practices that let
you become more aware of yourself and others, practice tools of effective listening, and learn empathy language
that helps you to look at your own feelings and needs.
Throughout eight days we will look at different aspects and levels of listening practically applying skills in group
activities, individual reflections and envisioning how listening skills may better our own youth work and
community work as well as affect the ability to communicate clearly, empathically and kindly in global
movements for a betterment of humanity.
Methods used during the training will be based on non-formal education and experiential learning with tools
who can participate?
● have interest in the topic of the event.
● hold a hungarian passport or a hungarian residence permit.
● be prepared to communicate in English, because it will be the language used.
● be directly working with and for young people.
● have between 18-30 years.
The training course will start with dinner on the evening of June 29th and end with breakfast on July 7th. During this period all
costs for food, accommodation, local transport and course materials are covered.
There is a posibility to stay in Austria for extra days, the costs of your stay will be paid by you. Ask the organiser about this posibility.
The costs of your international travel are covered up to 180 € from Hungary.
Furthermore, a participation fee of EUR 50 is to be paid in cash in Austria, and you are in charge of arranging your own insurance for your travel and stay in Austria.
When and Where?
The training course will take place in an old farm in Strengberg, a small village 150 km away from Vienna,
situated in a beautiful hilly region next to the Danube called Mostviertel.