This is a reference for Sérgio Gonçalves

Closer EVS

The training activity took place
in Vinci, Italy
organised by Associazone Agrado
1-9-2013 / 8-9-2013
Reference person

Laris Guerri

(Co-Trainer, organiser)
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Aims & objectives

The training was a partnership building activity about EVS. So the aims were related to creating a good and strong sense of partnership in the participants, empower to create new projects, raise awareness and knowledge about EVS.

The needs were essential to raise awareness about EVS and to create stronger and thustable partnerships for projects.

These needs were also the main objectives of the organisations that were participating.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The target group were members of the organisations with experience in EVS or with will to work with EVS as sending or hosting organisation and/ or as mentors.
The countries that participated were: Portugal, Italy, Spain, Romania, Czchec Republic, Greece, Turkey, Estonia, Norway. In a total of 18 participants.

Training methods used & main activities

Name games, trust games, debate in groups, world cafe, non-formal presentations...

Outcomes of the activity

The activity was a sucess because their were created partnerships and EVS projects were applied.
One of the publication is the website:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

To work in the daily program, to implement some activities, attend the team meetings, communication with the participants.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

Sergio was a very professional and enlightining co-trainer and his work represented an added value in the project. Great use of different tools and methods and deep knowledge of the topics. Capacity to enhance motivation and involvement of the participants.
I learnt a lot from his method of planning and preparing material and sessions and from the way the team worked together and gave every day positive and constructive feedback each other.

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