UNITED Training, Budapest, Hungary, between 22-27 November 2021

Let’s make it better! - Mentoring youth workers

Date: November 22, 2021 – November 27, 2021

Venue: Budapest

UNITED Training, Budapest, Hungary, between 22-27 November 2021

Are you a youth activist, youth worker or a young person interested in learning more about the human rights approach? Do you want to gain tools and learn methodologies to use in your work? And do you want to contribute to the creation of a database of self-reflection and development methods for youth workers? Apply to our training!

Description of the training

This training is designed to develop the quality of anti-racist youth work by mentoring youth workers engaged in anti-racist activities. Youth workers often lack the space, the time and the instruments to reflect on themselves and their work, especially with the help of professionals. Those engaged in anti-racist activities also face additional problems: they are often exposed to hate speech and hate crimes themselves, which they must be able to handle. Besides, new challenges, studies and resources pop up constantly and youth workers need to stay updated. Those working in the field often highlight the need for training on these topics. This training will be a great opportunity to improve existing and acquire new skills.

The training will help young youth workers to reflect on themselves, their career, and the difficulties faced during their work. They will do it by learning about new methodologies and tools, sharing their experiences with other participants and with the facilitators. Plus, they will be creating a personal development plan for the future. Beside the personal development, a concrete output of the training consists of a database of accessible self-reflection and development methods for youth workers.

The training is organized by UNITED for Intercultural Action, the European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants, refugees and minorities. We have a long history within the field of anti-racism and have organized many conferences and international activities. At these events, we try to provide a safe space for activists and youth workers to connect and learn from us and each other.

The international environment will provide an opportunity to compare, inspire and get inspired from challenges, endeavours and solutions in different regions and countries. This will also enhance communication and cooperation among participants and help them  transfer the acquired knowledge into their everyday work with young people.

What will you learn by joining?

  • understand the importance of well-being and continuous development as a youth worker
  • learn about how to cope with hate speech and hate crime 
  • self-reflection methodologies
  • human rights education tools
  • preparation of a database of accessible methods, manuals and other materials that youth workers can use
  • learn from professionals engaged in anti-racism activities

Who can apply?

  • Anyone residing in a member state of the Council of Europe
  • Target group: youth workers at the beginning of their career
  • Participants must have a working level knowledge of the English language
  • Participants must stay for the full duration of the program
  • Please mind the fact that entering Hungary and using most facilities, including the training venue, you are obliged to show proof of vaccination or accepted methods of immunity. We cannot take you on board without some proof and you will be asked after selection! 
  • Preference given to:
    • young people under 31 years
    • participants from organisations working with people who might be targeted by racism or who are part of minority groups themselves
    • delegates of UNITED supporter organizations

BUT we are happy to welcome newcomers’ applications, too!


  • participation in the training is free of charge (includes accommodation for 5 nights between 22-27 Nov and 3 meals/day. Only breakfast on 27th.)
  • Reimbursement of travel costs: 75% of the total amount but a maximum 250 Euros.
    Tickets, boarding passes and further relevant documents on the name of the participant are necessary for the reimbursement.

How to apply?

Fill out the application form on the top of this page until 1st November 2021, 12.00 (CET)

This training was made possible with the financial support of the Council of Europe.

Introducing our trainers

We have four amazing trainers for you that will lead the sessions during this training. Here is some info about each, so you can get to know them!

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