Storify Yourself! Youth Worker as a Brand!

Training for Youth Workers in Bulgaria

Dates: September 4th to September 12th 2019 (4 & 12 are the travel dates)

Place: Dobrinishte, Bulgaria.


The idea is to turn YOUTH WORKER into the title of a real personal story with the power to inspire and motivate, into a brand, which presents and sets apart its carrier as an important factor in youth work.


27 youth workers, leaders, mentors, mediators, facilitators, coaches, active volunteers, who know youth problems, work with disadvantaged groups and are interested in effective instruments for influencing target groups and impact on society.

Participants from SEAL CYPRUS

3 people (no age limit) based in Cyprus (not necessarily Cypriot nationals).


The training team will be international, gathering professionals with experience on the subjects, who are familiar with the youth sphere, wield non-formal methods and are constantly approbating new training programs and methods.


9 partners from Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Croatia, Republic of North Macedonia, Georgia, Portugal and Hungary.


To increase the quality and effectiveness of youth work by improving the skills of youth workers in the implementation of an innovative complex of instruments for personal development in their work with young people with different profiles.


Supporting youth workers in finding and creating their own personal brand, which will make them more motivated and successful in youth work.

Increasing their knowledge and skills for implementing innovative methods and instruments for personal development (coaching, personal branding) of youths in a specific situation and communicating (storytelling) their problems.

Sharing experience and discussing the implementing of methods for personal development, aimed the social inclusion, career development and prevention of marginalization.

Encouraging intercultural cooperation and working in a network when searching for solutions for motivating and supporting youths in risk groups.

Practically, the youth worker should have a number of personal and professional qualities in order to be successful. He/she is burdened with the mission of supporting youths in hardship, working with them permanently and preventively, developing their key competences; civil, entrepreneurial, communicational, etc., on a terrain, where he/she encounters all kinds of situations. This means that he/she must first possess this complex of competences, which keeps enriching itself and demands constant learning and development, in the ever more complicated context of youth work.

Formulating the problem, the idea, that a person has to know him/herself very well, find out who he/she really is and what he/she’s best at, takes shape. We believe that a person can effectively help others only when he/she is motivated and aware of her/himself. This is why a project, offering a process of reflection and innovative instruments through which we can find who we are as people and professionals, what our path and calling are, what the qualities, which make us unique and valuable are, are necessary.

TO APPLY:  fill in the Application_Local participants_activity abroad and send it to with the subject “Storify in Bulgaria”.

Project title: Storify Yourself! Youth Worker as a Brand!
Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Training Course
Project identification/ contract number:
Dates of the activity: 4-12/09/2019
Place: Dobrinishte, Bulgaria.
Coordinator: Via Civic
Number of participants from SEAL CYPRUS: 3