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MANTRA - Training Course

Time: 29 July - 7 August 2019

City: Yerevan, Armenia

Main organizers: Framtidståget (Sweden), Armenian Progressive Youth (Armenia)

Financing: The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Description of the training course:

Apply now to participate in the training course “MANTRA - Meditation, Yoga and Self-Care” and spend 8 days in Yerevan (Arminia) together with other youth workers from Armenia, Georgia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Belgium, Belarus, Turkey, Sweden, Russian Federation, Portugal, Moldova, North Macedonia, Greece, Ukraine.

Reflecting upon the last years of our extensive work with vulnerable and marginalized youth, we have often found ourselves anxious, tired, stressed and burned out. Wether working professionally or on a voluntary basis, we take our work very close to our hearts and try to find time for everything and everyone but rarely for ourselves.

Sounds familiar, right? Working with vulnerable young people, youth with fewer opportunities and young people from very different social and cultural backgrounds is demanding, requires an individual approach, empathetic communication, a caring attitude and a very high degree of responsibility. As youth workers we also often undervalued, underpaid and work in stressful environments under high pressure.

This is exactly why, we, Framtidståget, and Armenian Progressive Youth NGO from Armenia have developed this project, feeling a strong need and desire among our partner organizations to get introduced to self-care practices and try to apply those back in our organizations, work and lives.

Conditions of Participation:

  • Accommodation and food are covered by the project budget, participants will only have to pay a 40EUR fee that will help to cover accommodation and food costs

  • If selected for the project, you’ll have to pay Framtidståget membership fee (50kr or 100kr). Of course, this doesn’t apply if you are already a member.

  • Travel costs are reimbursed (up to 360 EUR), which means that participants are asked to buy their own tickets and then get reimbursement via bank transfer after the end of the project upon receipt of original copies of their travel documentation.

    If you are unable to pay for your own tickets, please contact Framtidståget and we will assist you in that.


How to participate: Fill in the application form under this link

Participants’ profile:

  • No age limits.

  • You live in Sweden.

  • You are professionally or voluntarily engaged in working with young people or you are a youth leader;

  • You are able to communicate in English (The official language of the youth exchange will be English).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anas Haouat- Project Manager

Föreningen Framtidståget

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