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EVS Turn On

Training Course

19 June - 13 October 2017 | Portugal

EVS related double event, addressing quality management of EVS projects. The aim is to create a space where EVS support staff can explore, share, reflect, practice and learn how to implement quality EVS projects, using full potential of opportunitties.
The particular project consists of two activities (training course and seminar) complementing each other, addressing quality management of EVS projects with a focus on the support system towards the EVS volunteers. Training Course - 19th to 26th June 2017, Faro, Portugal The aim of the training is to develop the competences of the coordinators, supervisors and mentors (EVS support staff) on how they can enhance the learning and developing experience throughout the different stages of EVS projects' cycle on personal, organizational and community levels. The objectives of the training course are: - increase knowledge on the principles of non-formal and informal learning, adult learning, accelerated learning, self-directed learning; - better understand the learning dimensions in EVS projects and the impact they have on its stakeholders; - develop the necessary skills to support individual learning processes; - equip with tools to supporting learning on different levels; - enhance a holistic view over learning styles and their significance in the development of learning plans; - increase the quality use of Youthpass as a tool to support learning taking place within EVS. Seminar - 5th to 12th October 2017, Silves, Portugal The seminar will provide space to exchange good practices, success stories, learning experiences of the organizations that have been working with EVS volunteers. With gathering the success stories and showing the impact the projects have achieved, the aim is to inspire the actors of the EVS projects as well as at improving the learning quality of the future EVS projects. The objectives of the seminar are: - creation of space for the exchange of practices, ideas, procedures, stories related to EVS; - creation of an electronic booklet with success stories promoting EVS but also inspiring future quality projects; - peer and group learning of the participants; - space for the creation of partnerships within EVS; - empowering through analysis of the opportunities given by EVS in the frame of learning and service. The target group of participants are people that professionally or voluntarily have or will soon have a supporting role within EVS projects including Coordinators (Responsible of Projects), Mentors, Supervisors (Tutors/Task related support person). Participants need to have at least a basic knowledge about EVS, its philosophy and rules and motivation to become and stay involved with EVS. Willing and committed to participate in 100% of the programme of activities (both the TC and the seminar) and committed to be active in activities before (contact and online get to know) and after the events (long term evaluation and feedback).

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Training overview

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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors

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ECOS – Cooperativa de Educação, Cooperação e Desenvolvimento (Youth NGO)

ECOS – Cooperativa de Educação, Cooperação e Desenvolvimento, is an organization established by professional youth workers and educators active on structure dialogue on local, national and European level. ECOS has as its main goal of action the promotion of non-formal education and social integration.
Through our activities, we try to contribute to the development of a more human, sustainable, fair, inclusive, participative, democratic, equitable, cooperative, dialogical, diverse and integrated society.
Our Mission is to contribute to the development, nurturing learning, the construction of trust bonds and fruitful alliances among social actors, entrepreneurs and institutions (through dialogue and cooperation) and articulating agendas of action.
Our scope of intervention is based on the following axes:
1. Creation of spaces for structured dialogue, cooperation and collective construction among diverse social, business and institutional actors;
2. Promotion, design, implementation and evaluation of playful, educational, social, cultural and sustainable development projects, in formal and non-formal spaces, through non-formal education, always in a way that it complements formal education and contributes to lifelong learning;
3. Development of organizations capacity to do a more efficient management of their resources and projects through training and new technologies of information and communication;
4. Monitoring, support, assessment and consultancy to individuals, organizations, institutions and respective educational programmes and social intervention projects;
5. Promotion, recognition and validation of non-formal education and other alternative pedagogical methodologies that contribute to social transformation.


  • Associação Liláz (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Carlos Reis


Phone: +351 965445854


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Accommodation and food is provided by organizers and free of charge for the participants. Participants shall be reimbursed for their travel expenses up to the amount available for their countries and no more than their real costs. The amounts have been calculated using the distance calculator of the European Commission from the location of each sending organization to the venue. Should the travel expenses exceed the contribution available, participants shall cover the extra costs from own resources. Max amount of refund (per participant, per each activitiy): Portugal - 20€ Spain - 275€ Bulgaria, Greece, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland - 360€ Lithuania - 530€ Participation in both activities is free of charge

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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