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EVS/ESC Support Measures: On Arrival Meeting

The training activity took place
in Weimar, Germany
organised by EJBW
Reference person

Götz Kolle

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Aims & objectives

The aims and objectives of the on arrival meetings that I have run and am regularly running for the EJBW are to support participants in advancing in their EVS/ESC projects. The goal is to empower individuals to take meaning full action in their project that will benefit themselves but also the community they work in. This happens mainly by designing a programme that allows for reflection on many different levels and settings.

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

The target group of this activity were European Voluntary Service/European Solidarity Corps volunteers. Participants came from Poland, France, Spain, Hungary, Sweden, Serbia and Croatia. The trainer team were Götz Kolle (Germany) and my self.
Grit Gierth (Germnay)
Markus Rebitscheck (Germany)

Training methods used & main activities

The training was based on non-formal educational aproaches of which the most important were: learner centered, voluntary and co-ownership of the process between trainer and participant. The methods include: teambuilding, simulation, coaching, input sessions, open space, creative atelier.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants reflected on their personal motivation to participate in the EVS/ESC. They were supported to engage in planing of their learning path and found new ideas to overcome potential conflicts or difficulties at the same time also discovered opportunities which they could take on to develop the skill set they wanted. They learned more about intercultural skills (Youth Pass session). They also found out how they want to go on with their project.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Together with Götz Kolle I was responsible as a full-time trainer to design, put to practice and evaluate the programme of the on arrival meeting.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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