YOUTHIFICATION - How did it all start?

As you have maybe heard and read, this year in August 2018 Subkult is organizing the training course YOUTHIFICATION for the third time. But how did it all start in first place?

The idea for this training course was born in Switzerland 2015. In the summer of 2015, Nik and Stev decided to work again together. So that summer they organized a training course for youth trainers called: “Skills & Tools 2015”. It was their first direct cooperation after so many years of knowing each other and it ended up as a very successful story that had potential to be developed in something even bigger.

Until they were still in Leysin, the initial brainstorming has begun. It was not that difficult to come up with many important, interesting and relevant topics from the field of youth work. They were concentrating themselves on the basic concepts of youth work, on the needs of the young people and on the core values and beliefs of one youth worker. Out of that shower of ideas, they have created a coh…

Welcome to the world of YOUTHIFICATION

Subkult organized the training course YOUTHIFICATION in 2016 for the first time and last year in 2017 for the second edition, 32 youth workers gathered on the Swiss Alps to explore the topic of youth centers.

The project in 2017 was focusing on experienced youth workers from 11 countries from Europe who are working in different kind of youth centers, youth clubs or youth structures. We are now happy to be able to organise the third edition of the project this year.

The training course will take place from 20th until 29th of August 2018 in Leysin, Switzerland. The focus of this year’s training course will be a bit different, also the target group. We are targeting FACILITATORS and YOUTH WORKERS who are leading GROUPS of young people within their youth organisations. From one hand, we would like to develop competences of the youth workers in managing different behaviours in a group, dealing with challenges related to different roles in a group, group dynamics, facilitating group discus…