Empowering Youth

Youth Training and Exchange Program

Established in 2000, SALTO-YOUTH is a network of eight Resource Centers working on European priority areas within the youth field. SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed supports and reinforces the Euro-Mediterranean Youth Cooperation by offering trainings, events, educational tools and practices.

YWCA-Beirut is an active partner in the SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed’s network that provides training opportunities for youth, youth leaders and trainers active in Youth in Action and EuroMed framework. The training are mainly aimed to develop tools for learning.

YWCA-Beirut was also accredited in 2015 as a Receiving and Sending Organization within the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Program. This entitles the Association to get involved in the mobility project in charge of sending young people and youth workers abroad or in hosting them.
Young Volunteers (18 – 30 years old) participating in the European Voluntary Service (EVS) can choose to work in a wide range of fields: culture- sports- education- environmentheritage… and benefit from learning the culture and language of the host country.

Implementation of “Be Brave: Express Yourself” Training course In line with the YWCA objective to strengthen freedom of expression and dissemination of
the culture of inter-community dialogue among young women and youth, the YWCA-Beirut initiated a training course under the title of “Be Brave: Express Yourself”. The Contracting Authority was the Ministry of Youth and Sports and it was funded by the European Union. Twenty young leaders from Egypt, Italy, Hungary and from 8 different associations in Lebanon gathered here, to receive training on the freedom of expression.
The training was not lecture structured but rather an interactive and dynamic learning experience using non-formal educational methods, where all the participants discussed their ideas freely.

Since 2014, the YWCA-Beirut partnered in several workshops all over Europe:

Finland, Italy, Latvia, U.K, Hungary, Jordan, Turkey, Georgia, and Spain.

Empowering Youth