News 04.02.2020

Explore Innobox in our Innocamp event

Verke’s long-awaited Innobox material will make an entrance on the Erasmus+ training stage in Slovenia in May when Verke and the Slovenian national Erasmus+ agency co-host a TCA in Ljubljana.

The core of our “Innocamp” training is centred around a two-day innovation process. In this process, participants from different countries and varied backgrounds are invited to explore the materials and exercises in Innobox and co-create new concepts and approaches for the youth field. The participants are supported by two trainers from Verke as well as two local facilitators, so everyone is sure to be in safe hands! We have already tested the Innobox in some international events, and we have been delighted to see how quickly practitioners can find common ground, despite diverse youth work realities. Practitioners have also come up with many exciting, new concepts even in a concise timeframe.

In our event participants will also gain insights into youth work practice in other European countries and can network with European colleagues. We have also set aside time for participants to share good practice of their own, so if you have one, keep it in mind when applying!

If your organisation is in the process of developing or refining your services, and if you are in a position to apply the methods in Innobox in your organisation, we are confident that you can benefit from this training. Whether this would be your first time in an international training, or you have already several under your belt, do apply for this one if it fits the bill!

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The Slovenian National Agency will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

See the participant profile and requirements for this training and fill in your application in the Salto -portal. Applications are accepted until March 4th at 23:59. 

Read more about Verke’s Innobox material here!


Questions about the content of the training:
Juha Kiviniemi, Verke

Marcus Lundqvist, Verke

Questions about logistics, re-imbursement etc:
Contact your local national agency or SALTO center.


Draft programme:

Monday 11.5. Arrival of participants
Light activities
Tuesday 12.5. Opening
Background: Digital youth work
Background: Innobox
Innovation process begins
Indentifying and prioritising issues
Coming up with initial concepts
Wednesday 13.5. Choosing final concepts to work with in groups
Refining ideas
Testing ideas
Pitching ideas
Packaging and final presentations
Thursday 14.5. Good practice workshops, rounds I & II
Applying innovations and further collaboration
Evaluation and official closing of training
Friday 15.5. Departure of participants