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SOHO - European Training Course for EVS Support People

Training Course

17-21 May 2016 | United Kingdom

SOHO aims at enhancing quality of EVS projects through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information to its participants on the opportunities given by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.
The SOHO training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the EVS volunteer (e.g. mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in EVS. The overall aim of the SOHO training course is: • To increase the quality of EVS activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the EVS projects developed within the frame of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. The specific objectives of the SOHO course are: • To get a better understanding of the concept of EVS as “learning service” and related quality aspects in EVS • To improve the ability for co-operation and working in international partnership • To reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges within the EVS volunteer support system • To raise awareness of the learning dimension in EVS and provide tools for learning support • To support the recognition of non-formal learning in EVS through the competent implementation of Youthpass • To provide up-to-date information about the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. In addition to this, SOHO training is an excellent opportunity for EVS support persons to exchange their experiences, share good practices and for informal partnership building. All previous SOHO participants are most welcome to join the SOHO community at https://www.facebook.com/soho.trainers thus continuing networking after the course. The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+: Youth in Action organises a series of SOHOs each year. You'll find an overview on all the upcoming SOHOs at http://www.salto-youth.net/SOHO/.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for max 30 participants

from Belgium - FL, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Türkiye, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Volunteering mentors

Working language(s):



YiA National Agency UK (National Agency)


  • SALTO T&C RC (coordinator) & SALTO EECA (selecting applicants and financing travel costs of participants from both regions) (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • Participating NAs (selecting applicants and financing travel costs) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

NA UK external visit coordinator: Fergal Barr


Phone: xxx

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.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA or your SALTO EECA RC (eeca@salto-youth.net) to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. (Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2015)

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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