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EstWest Evs included Training course

The training activity took place
in Uzhgorod, Ukraine
organised by Salto EECA, Salto Inclusion, Austrian Na of Youth in Action programme
7-13 May 2012
Reference person

Marija Kljajic

(Member of the team)
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Aims & objectives

TC "EastWestEVS Included" aims to stimulate development of inclusive EVS projects and encourage cooperation between programme countries and Eastern Europe and Caucasus region.
To gain knowledge on how to deal with inclusion in EVS projects;
- To discover all different possibilities in the framework of the European Voluntary Service;
- To encourage development of inclusion projects;
To discuss and analyses challenges of the EVS activity in the field of inclusion;
- To develop EVS project management skills;
- To establish partnership between organisations from programme and EECA countries;

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

Profile of 19 participants from 11 different Programme Countries and EECA-countries:
•Representatives of the EVS accredited organisations (hosting and sending)
•Some experience of cooperation with organisations from EECA region
•Being hosting or sending organization for at least one project
• motivated to develop future EVS projects in the field of inclusion and in cooperation with neighboring countries
•Having a good working knowledge of (international :-) English, the working language of the TC
•Available to actively attend the full duration of the course

Team of the TC:
Lilit Symonian, Armenia
Saro Rossi, Italy
Marco Frimberger, Austrian Na of Youth in Action programme
Tomasz Szopa, Salto EECA
Marija Kljajic , Salto Inclusion

Training methods used & main activities

The training course was based on few essential methodological principles
Obtaining knowledge by getting inputs from: a) peers-trainees; b) trainers,
resource people; c) yourself (internal insights)
Developing skills and attitudes through workshops, plenary discussions, project
development groups, field exercise visiting concreting international voluntary projects.
Creating space to learn both during the programme (based on non-formal
learning) and in breaks or free time (informal learning)
Paying attention to learning process and outcomes: there were periodical
reflection meetings for individual reflection and group conversations for assessing each training day. People got daily reflection cards with reminded about the main training sessions of the day, reflection questions and information the YouthPass.
The programme was built on the essential quality demands of Youth in Action with possibility for participants each day to integrate what they learn in project development group work.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants developed 6 Evs draft projects involving Programme and EECA countries cooperation.
Additionally other 6 project ideas (Evs but also youth exchanges and training activities) have been discussed between participants during the training course

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Co-trainer contracted by Salto Inclusion together with the other 4 members of the team.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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