• Name of the project:  Training Course “From Rural to Plural’’

  • Date of Project: Stage 1: 18.01. – 26.01.

                                  Stage 2: 29.02.-08.03.

  • Hosting organization: “ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION’’

  • Sending Organization: ”BRAVO”

  • Place: Bran, Romania

  •   Participants age: 18+
  • The number of participants: 2

  • Working language: English

  • Deadline for applying: 05.01.2024.

This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



The project is aiming to empower rural communities and transform them into comprehensive, inclusive, resilient, and self-sustaining Youth Ecosystems by fostering a culture of youth participation, leadership, and innovation and facilitating alignment with local, national, and European policy frameworks. The project envisions a future where rural communities across Europe are transformed into vibrant, resilient hubs of youth-led innovation, diversity, participation, and sustainable development. These communities’ aims will evolve into robust Rural Youth Ecosystems that are not just surviving but thriving and actively contributing to local, regional, national, and European well-being. The project aims to connect young people across Europe and provide them with the opportunity to develop their skills and engage in intercultural dialogue.


The Training Course will involve 35 youth workers. It will be targeting youth workers and youth leaders based in the countries of the European Union (the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Spain) and the Neighboring countries (Armenia, Albania, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine)


  1. Networking and relationship building: One of the primary goals is to foster strong networks among different organizations working with rural youth across Europe. This involves creating opportunities for these organizations to connect, share experiences, and discuss potential collaborations.
  2. Skill and knowledge development: The activity will focus on enhancing the skills and knowledge of the participants in areas relevant to rural youth organizing, such as strategic development of youth groups, youth policy formation, and community engagement strategies.
  3. Understanding the European Youth Village Program: An important objective is to provide comprehensive insights into how the European Youth Village program operates. This includes an in-depth look at its methodologies, goals, and the frameworks it employs to empower rural youth.
  4. Planning collaborative projects: The activity will be an opportunity for organizations to brainstorm and plan potential collaborative projects that align with the goals of the European Youth Village program. This includes discussions on shared initiatives, exchange programs, or joint advocacy efforts.
  5. Sharing best practices: Participants will have the chance to share and learn best practices in the field of rural youth development. This exchange of ideas and strategies can help enhance the effectiveness of each organization’s work.
  6. Empowerment of rural youth: A key focus will be on discussing and developing strategies to empower young people from rural areas. This includes exploring ways to involve them in learning and development opportunities at an international level.
  7. Cultural exchange and understanding: Since participants will be from various parts of Europe, the activity also serves as a platform for cultural exchange and fostering a deeper understanding of the diverse contexts and challenges faced by rural youth in different countries.
  8. Setting the foundation for future collaboration: Lastly, this mobility will lay the groundwork for future collaborative efforts among the participating organizations, setting a strong foundation for the continued expansion and success of the European Youth Village program.


For the project we are looking for youth workers, youth organizers or youth leaders with the age above 18 years old, actively involved in working with young people from rural areas, interested in developing specific skills to work with rural youth and connect to our European Youth Village program – as part of our strategic approach to scale the program at European level.


The youth worker has interpersonal and communication abilities; has strategic thinking and is focused on results thinking; has a positive and supportive attitude; has team spirit; pays attention to details and promotes a positive attitude among the participants; has coordinating, planning, and organizing abilities; has English speaking skills (at least medium level); has experience in volunteering, non-formal education and youth work; is a good mediator; has facilitating abilities; has evaluation abilities


Active Development Association (ADA) is committed to promoting sustainable and active development initiatives that improve the quality of life and build a responsible and active society. Our mission is to empower and engage young people, particularly those from rural areas and vulnerable communities, to drive cultural, educational, social, and environmental development. We aim to do this through community organizing, youth-led activities and events, identifying and addressing local, national, and European issues, providing training and education, promoting social inclusion, and developing partnerships with public and private sector organizations. With a focus on international mobility, youth policy and civic engagement, environmental awareness, and community development, ADA strives to create meaningful opportunities for young people to lead change and shape their communities.


During the Youth exchange participants will be hosted at Pensiunea Mama Cozonacilor from Șimon Village (Bran). The hotel’s website: Acasă – Mama Cozonacilor


 The rooms will be shared between 2 or 3 people. The participants will have three meals and smaller coffee breaks will be provided during the day.

Previous slide
Next slide


Bosnia and Herzegovina – Fully Covered


The project consists of two Training Courses. The First Training Course will be from the 18th to the 26th of January while the second Training Course will be held from the 29th of February to the 8th of March. All participants participating in the first Training Course will also have CHANCE and ADVANTAGE to participate in the second Training Course.

How to apply?

  1. Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
  2. Deadline for applying: 05.01.2024.
  3. Selection results: 06.01.2024.
  5. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at:
Who is BRAVO? Watch a video below and enjoy <3

On the video below you can hear very useful information for this mobility.

Choose language »
Skip to content