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Do you want to enhance your students’ democratic competencies?
Are you interested in learning more about Service-Learning?
Would you like to collaborate with dedicated colleagues from other countries?

In a world increasingly fraught with conflict, rising anti-democratic sentiments, and societal volatility, the empowerment of students and educational institutions is more crucial than ever. Competence-oriented and experiential education for democracy has never been more important. Service-Learning, an innovative pedagogical approach, bridges formal education with meaningful civic engagement. This distinctive approach stands apart from both traditional classroom instruction and extracurricular youth activities.

Together, let’s unlock the potential of Service-Learning to cultivate and strengthen students’ democratic competencies! Register for our transnational training programme! It’s designed for both beginners and advanced educators, school leaders as well as teacher students, and allows you to attend according to your needs and time availability!

Registrations are now closed.

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  • You will understand and critically reflect on Service-Learning and its relevance across subjects.
  • You will explore democratic competence models and examine ways to integrate Service-Learning into your teaching.
  • You will gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and attitudes needed to develop and implement Service-Learning projects focused on democratic competencies.
  • You will have the chance to broaden your horizon and learn together with teachers, teacher students and civil society educators from different countries


The training programme is open to participants from Europe and beyond:

  • Teachers of all subjects in secondary education (The training is specially designed for 5th–12th/13th-grade educators, but it is relevant for anyone else interested in Service-Learning methodology applied in the school context.)
  • School leaders
  • Pre-service teachers
  • University students
  • Other organisations from formal or nonformal educational contexts (school administration, school management, NGO’s)     

In the spirit of inclusivity and diversity, we strongly encourage participants from a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply.

We recommend that two colleagues from the same school or institution apply together to build a learning group for the online training. This approach facilitates collaborative learning and the sharing of insights


Applications are now closed. All participants who meet the criteria mentioned above and who have filled out the APPLICATION FORM will be accepted according to the principle of “first-come-first-serve”.


January 24th to May 9th, 2024

  • Online Zoom Webinars
  • Self-study with materials on a learning platform


Participants who complete at least modules 1 and 2 will receive a certificate from the New Horizons Foundation on behalf of all partner organisations.


The training is structured into three modules. Module 1 and Module 2 are interconnected, and both imply a self-study phase. Module 3 is non-consecutive and offers a variety of webinars, which can be attended according to the specific interests and needs of the learners.

Click and explore more about each module below!


The training will be led by Service-Learning experts from universities, NGOs, and schools across Europe. Each webinar and self-study phase is led and co-facilitated by educational experts from the  SLEAD partner organizations:


For any inquiries or further information, please feel free to contact us at We’re here to assist you!