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ATHOS (Advanced Training for High quality On Service) : Be a musketeer for EVS!

Training Course

24-30 June 2012 | Parisian Region, France

This 5 working days seminar with training elements, will deal with the thematic of “How to increase the quality in EVS through a practical approach”. Expected outcomes are: - Networking organisations - Commonly developed tools and strategies
ATHOS Advanced Training for High quality On Service Be a musketeer for EVS! The French and Cypriot National Agencies for Youth in Action Programme organise a 5 working days seminar with training elements, dealing with the thematic of “How to increase the quality in EVS through a practical approach”. The seminar will be held: - from 24th to 30th of June 2012 (arrival and departure days) - in the Parisian Region of France The flow of the programme will be mainly based on exchanges of experiences, practices and tools. The expected outcomes are: - Networking organisations - Commonly developed tools and strategies Target group: This seminar is designed for youth workers, representing accredited EVS sending, hosting or coordinating organisations that have gained experience through finalising more than one EVS projects. The criteria of application is to have personal experience in sending, hosting and/or coordinating volunteers in short term or long term EVS (mentors, supervisors, task oriented support persons for volunteers) and having sent, hosted, coordinated more than one volunteers. The call is open for applicants from YiA programme countries (the EU Member States + Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland & Turkey) Issues to be tackled during this seminar • Achieving quality in cooperation Exploring key components to long term partnership between Sending, Hosting, Coordinating, and ex-Volunteer organisations Coming to commonly developed project proposals • Mentorship Transforming conflicts through an effective communication Crisis prevention and management Enhancing volunteers to develop personal projects during EVS • Reviewing own practices Recalling our spirit of criticism: is it possible or chimerical? Making Youthpass a valuable process to all Making the learning process in EVS coinciding with the professional guidance of the volunteers Working for the impact of better employability • Increasing the impact on local communities Influencing policy makers and local authority by promoting the concept of learning mobility and European citizenship Meeting and developing cross-sectorial co-operations Efficiently encourage the benefit of Cultural diversity • Impact through preparation of a volunteer Raising awareness on concrete actions and impact of On-arrival/Pre-departure preparations • Dealing with inclusion Demystifying the target group(s) of Young People with fewer opportunity. Exploring means to involve youngsters with fewer opportunity to EVS Building a tailor-made reinforced mentorship The team of the training course will be composed by Jeremy Trémolières (France), EVS officer or French National Agency, ex-EVS Joao Barata (France), French EVS trainer Gabriella Zs Nagy (Hungary), Free-lance trainer, member of the SOHO pool of trainers, ex-EVS

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors

Working language(s):



INJEP (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Gilles Baccala


Phone: + 33 1 70 98 93 53

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.


Hosting costs (accomodation and food, content and facilities) are covered by French and Cypriot National Agencies. Travel costs can be covered partly or completely by the sending National Agency of the selected participants. Please check this point with your NA before applying. French NA asks participants from France a participation fee of 15 euros by working days, i.e. for this TC, 75 euros.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

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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