Mobility and networking for youth workers

Mobility and networking for youth workers

International networking and exchange projects for youth workers help develop contacts with professionals from all over the world, improve professional skills and getting inspired for new opportunities and ideas. In our projects we create opportunities for meeting and learning in Finland and abroad. Stay informed about international opportunities on our Facebook group

Recent international youth worker mobility projects

Brain gain

Youth workers will explore science and learning: how does neuroscience explain learning processes and how can we adapt our programs best? Neuroscience helps us to go deeper into the world of education by guiding us to discover the knowledge of the brain and its nerve textures and making us observe the close relationship between biology, the systems linked to human learning, emotions and behavior. Training organized in Italy by ARCUS (Arte Cultura e Sociale) for youth work professionals. Sending organization from Finland: Hyvärilä youth centre.

Read more about the training in Laura’s summary and explore Tanja's Brain Gainexperience

Funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Six handshakes

The world is all connected and we are stronger together! Partnership building activity “Six handshakes” connects youth workers from EU and partner countries. This mobility is designed to develop new partnerships between organizations with similar views on quality and values in youth work. Professionals from Finland, Slovenia, Portugal, Morocco, Russia and Egypt, with participation of USA will come together to work on new cooperation ideas based around youth involvement and internationality.

Funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Back to the roots

Hyvärilä youth centre has accumulated many years of experience in environmental education and nature-based adventure education programs. Sharing our knowledge on this Environmental education training is our contribution to better quality youth work and ensuring that learning outdoors is safe for both participants and nature. Training participants from Finland, Poland, Ukraine, Italy and Cyprus will learn and build international cooperation networks.

Funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Youth workers who play games

Within the project we inspired dialogue and discussion on using digital methods in youth work. The project was developed to share practices of Finnish youth work organizations to contribute to capacity building of participants. Youth workers from partner organizations from Cyprus, Georgia, Sweden, Italy, Morocco and Bulgaria came to Hyvärilä and Metsäkartano youth centres for a week of learning and sharing experiences.

Funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action Program


Project Communication for Cooperation (C4C) gathered international team of youth workers in Youth Hostel Ajdovščina in the town of Ajdovščina, Slovenia for a training course that took place on 23-30 April 2019. There were 18 participants from nine countries working together to improve their knowledge of using ICT in youthwork. The first edition arose from the shared reflection on Youth workers skills and on the highlighted lack of effective communication skills in youth workers and organisations. The second one aimed to improve and refine the communication skills (and their connections with relationships and values) of Youth workers and organisations providing them competences, tools and methods to address their work to marginalised youth. It enhances the professionalism and quality of Youth work and NFE and raise inclusion opportunities for marginalised youth - especially those at risk of exclusion and with violent and risky behaviours- as indirect beneficiaries.

Funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action Program.

In their shoes

”In their shoes: Understanding disabilities” was a youth exchange that happened in Malaga, October 2016. The participants had the chance to experience and to understand better how is to live differently. They had the chance to us all the knowledge they had gained during the week, working to adapt different events to make them as accessible as possible.

Funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action Program.

From rural to learning mobility

In October 2018 Hyvärilä hosted the international partnership building seminar for youth workers. Youth workers from Finland, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Italy gathered together to develop cooperation within project “From rural to learning mobility”. The participants had the chance to know more about all the activities that are happening in Hyvärilä and to find new opportunities for working together.

Funded by Erasmus+ Youth in Action Program.

Ekaterina Sysoeva
Kansainvälinen koordinaattori - International Coordinator
Hyvärilä Youth and Holiday Centre
tel. +358 (0)50 570 8634
e-mail: ekaterina.sysoeva(at)