Burn the Bias | Training course on Inclusion and Diversity in Stockholm, Sweden (Funded)

An excellent opportunity for all the youth workers and youth leaders who are interested in increasing their knowledge on inclusion and diversity to apply for the international training course "Burn the Bias" in Stockholm, Sweden for one week. This training is organised by Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society and funded by the European Union through Erasmus+ programme.

Burn the Bias | Training course on Inclusion and Diversity in Stockholm, Sweden (Funded)

About "Burn the Bias"

"Burn the Bias" is an international training course on inclusion and diversity for 24 youth workers, youth leaders, and active young people to help them to be better youth workers or youth leaders and be able to welcome and include all human beings with their stories and backgrounds. This training course fosters a secure and encouraging environment where you will embark on a journey of self-awareness and critical reflection. We  encourage you to explore your biases, examining the perceptions that you hold of yourself and others in your youth work practice."

The facilitators of this training course will work with non-formal education techniques like experiential learning, embodiment, individual and group reflection, aiming to equip you to cultivate inclusive spaces that value diversity, respect individuality, and promote equality for all young people.

Training objectives

1. Foster collaborative learning among peers, and create a safe learning environment to to aid the growth of youth workers in both their personal and professional capacities;

2. Explore the concept of biases and reflect on their influence on exclusion and discrimination within the youth work realm;

3. Foster empathy towards various aspects of discrimination/exclusion and facilitate the exchange on the difficult scenarios encountered by youth workers in their roles;

4. Support youth workers in recognising personal biases through introspection;

5. Equip them with the tools to dismantle and overcome these biases, leveraging personal insights for professional development;

6. Empower youth workers to instigate tangible change in youth work by formulating targeted inclusion strategies and action plans.

Eligibility | Who can apply?

- Participants with experience in the field of youth work such as Youth workers, youth leaders, municipal workers, volunteers and active young people involved in the work of youth organisations;

- Over 18 years old and being a resident in one of the following countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye);

- Able to work and communicate in English, since it's the language of the training;

Available to take active part during the whole duration of the training course, including preparation and follow-up of the activity after returning back to your country;

- Willing to take action in the field of social inclusion and cultural diversity, whether through new initiatives or enhanced activities;

- Open and willing to critically self-reflect and engage into a deep and possibly emotionally challenging process.

Financial conditions 

- There is participation fee but it varies from country to country, you need to contact the National Agency of Erasmus+ programme in your country to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. It can be between 0 to 75 EUR. 

Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society will provide the accommodation and the meals for whole the duration of the training.

- Participants will be accommodated in a single rooms and the meals are vegetarian.

Most of the National agencies will reimburse the travel costs for the economy class tickets to the extend of 95% from the total amount of the tickets ( you need to check your National agency website about that as well)

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. 

Programme Flow

Day 1: Growing Together - Team building, Creating collective, learning space

Day 2: Getting to know the Bias - Orientation in the Topic 

Day 3: Meeting the Bias - Self- analysis, Critical self-reflection 

Day 4: Burning the Bias - Exploring how to let go of Biases 

Day 5: Integration, Evaluation - Integration of the Process, Action plan for future development.


Application deadline: 15 March 2024

Selection result: 26 March 2024

Arrival day: 6 May 2024 

Departure day: 12 May 2024

How to apply?

You can apply for this training via SALTO Online Applications, but you should check with your National Agency before you apply

More Details

for more details, check the info-pack or visit the official website from HERE

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By applying to this training course, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes. 

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