Leadership as a vehicle to Youth Participation – Online TC

The Youth Board of Cyprus, as the National Agency for the EU Erasmus+ & European Solidarity Corps Programmes, is organising the online training course “Leadership as a vehicle to Youth Participation” between 11 – 18 December 2020, both dates including.


The aim of this online Training Course, which targets the needs of young people, teachers, youth leaders, youth workers, coaches, municipalities, NGOs, CSOs and sports clubs is to transfer the understanding of the importance of leadership and initiating principles within youth participation in order to support young people in becoming effective drivers of change within their local, national and

European communities.

To achieve this, the project has set up the following objectives:

  • To navigate into recent updates and increase interest of youth in participation and active citizenship;
  • To explore different forms of leadership and their place within youth work and youth-led projects;
  • To transfer competences and learn new tools applicable in the topic of leadership and participation;
  • To inspire through successful examples of youth-led participation initiatives;
  • To showcase “alternative” leaders operating in a wide realm of fields;
  • To offer the space for peering, networking and collaborating.


Due to the pandemic condition, the training has a duration of 8 days (11th to 18th of December) within which participants will follow 5 morning ZOOM sessions (9:30 to 13:00 Central European Time) and an asynchronous activity (at their own pace within the programme, expected to be a maximum of 1 hour per day) through the SALTO, moodle-based, platform of HOP.


Dan Moxon

Dan is researcher and practitioner in the field of youth participation with 20 years experience working with children and young people in the voluntary, public, for-profit and academic sectors. He is the Director of People Dialogue and Change, a consultancy organisation providing capacity building services for organisations who wish to develop their approach to youth participation. He is also a Member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers co-ordinated by the partnership between European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth. Dan’s research focuses on how children and young people’s participation can influence policy and strategy, as well and the development of participatory structures and processes. Having started his career as a youth worker developing youth and play projects at local and regional level in the North West of England, he now works throughout Europe and beyond supporting civil society organisation, research bodies and local, national and

international institutions to develop their approach to youth participation.

Karl Lines

Karl is a specialist in guiding people, teams and organisations through uncertain times and taking on big challenges. A former teacher, coach and CEO he led The English FA’s internationally recognised work on youth leadership before sharing knowledge globally as international relations manager. He has worked as an advisor for some of the highest profile organisations in the world including UEFA, the United Nations and the Japan 2020 Olympic Committee and is the current leadership development expert for FIFA.


22 November 2020 at the following link http://trainings.salto-youth.net/9043


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