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"Another extraordinary Experience. ARGONAUTIKA" - Partnership Building Seminar with Job-shadowing elements

Partnership-building Activity

18-25 September 2016 | Kutaisi-Samtredia-Zugdidi-Ozurgeti-Batumi-Kobuleti, Georgia

The activity aims to create strong ties among participating EVS coordinators and their EVS organisations as well as at the same time to learn about EVS realities in Georgia. Concept of the activity is built on idea of experiential learning and travelling.
Main Objectives: - to get to know each other personally and professionally; - to build trust and partnership among participating EVS organisations; - to deepen quality understanding of European Voluntary Service; - to learn about reality of EVS organisations in Georgia; - to foster networking among participants and create space for project's building; Programme elements: The programme will be build on experiential learning, travelling and outdoor methodology, allowing participants from one hand to meet local EVS organisations and discover their realities and from the other hand to discuss quality elements of cooperation in EVS, especially in cooperation between the West and the East. Whole experience will be enhanced by networking and partnership building sessions to allow new projects' ideas to emerge. Through out the process participants will be able to learn and experience intercultural reality of the region. This activity is build upon experience that our institutions gained in 2012 and 2013 during similar events using river boat cruises "Between Ladoga and Onega" and “Volga Experience” in Russia as well as in 2014 during train travel seminar "Train Adventure" in Ukraine (see a movie: www.salto-youth.net/train_adventure) and lately in 2015 during outdoor seminar "From Sea to Mountains" also in Ukraine. Participants: "Another extraordinary Experience. Argonautika" will bring together 24 EVS coordinators representing accredited EVS organisations from Eastern Partnership countries and Russia as well as Programme Countries. Participants profile: - having basic experience in EVS projects management; - representing EVS accredited organisation; - having a working knowledge of English, the working language of the activity; - available to actively attend the full duration of the activity; - open for surprising learning situations; The Team: The team will be composed by one external facilitator as well as SALTO EECA and French and Polish NA officers experienced in EVS and cooperation between Programme Countries and Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

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Training overview


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This Partnership-building Activity is

for 24 participants

from Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, EVS coordinators

Working language(s):



SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)


  • French National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme (National Agency)
  • Polish National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Tomasz Szopa


Phone: +48 22 4 631 462

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Financial Conditions: - The board and lodging during the activity for all participants will be provided by organisers, - Travel costs of participants from Eastern Partnership countries and Russia will be covered fully by organisers (participants need to cover their medical/travel insurance and local connections under summary cost of 20 euro). - Travel costs of participants from Programme Countries will be paid by relevant National Agency on its own principles. (This activity is financed by TCA 2016)

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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