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Create New Bridges: further steps in Evs Euromed cooperation

The training activity took place
in Palermo
organised by Salto Euromed with the support of Italian National Agency
12-16 December 2016

Aims & objectives

• To Evaluate the process of EVS in South Mediterranean Countries;
• To explore the challenges encountered in the implementation of Euromed EVS projects by Programme Countries NGOs and South Med NGOs;
• To promote partnership and direct contacts between organisations from South-Mediterranean and programme countries ones
• Create network of cooperation about content /methodology within EVS training cycle
• Explore current geopolitical framework and its impact on the EVS development in the region.

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

58 participants: representatives of Evs accredited organisations, Evs trainers, National Agencies and Salto RCs officers, accreditors coming from 19 countries (Erasmus + Youth programme countries and South Med countries)
Manal Saleh (Egypt) and myself with the support of Federica Demicheli of Salto Euromed and Italian National Agency staff

Training methods used & main activities

The event was designed as a space of sharing, assessing the impact of Evs in South Med and devolopment of new projects and initiatives. Taking into consideration the different profile of seminar participants ,several diverse activities and tools were used such as: Group work, On line questionairre, moving debate, reflection activities, simulation in local reality, Presentations, Open Space tecnology, meeting with Evs volunteers and mentors from the local community, etc

Outcomes of the activity

More than 15 project ideas aimed to reinforce the cooperation in Evs with South Med countries has been developed. The majority were Evs projects
A document addressed to European Commission on obstacles and challenges in Evs Euromed cooperation has been created.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Programme designer and facilitator of the event together with Manal Saleh

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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