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This is a reference for Katerina Boutsia

EVS Mid-term Evaluation Meeting

The training activity took place
in Athens, Greece
organised by Greek National Agency
10-14/07/2017

Aims & objectives

• Evaluate the overall EVS experience so far regarding the experience on different levels (organisation, local community, project activities, personal involvement, motivation)

• Strengthen the 'informal' network of EVS volunteers -which come mainly from the 'on arrival training’- hosted in different regions of Greece

• Give the volunteers an opportunity and space to share thoughts, good practices and self-reflect on their experiences gained so far

• Prevent and resolve problems and/or manage conflicts (where required)

• Focus on the learning outcomes of EVS projects and use YouthPass as a tool for
acknowledgement of their non-formal learning of volunteers and their key competences

• Get informed about further European youth programmes and opportunities and design possible future steps

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

There were 45 EVS participants -currently volunteering in Greece- who come from 14 different countries.

Training methods used & main activities

Team building activities, interactive and creative presentations of volunteers’ EVS projects, group and pair work, plenary discussions, self-reflection time, EVS evaluation tools, outdoor activities, Key competences, Self – assessment & Youthpass

Outcomes of the activity

Volunteers had the chance to

• meet, exchange views and reflect on their project and personal learning
• get wider knowledge of programmes and opportunities for future opportunities
• have deeper understanding of the self-assessment and learning process that leads to a Youthpass certificate
• experience techniques for problem solving, communication and conflict management
• share best practices and find common ground for possible joint future actions

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

• Facilitate some sessions
• Support the rest of trainers with their work
• Contribute to the design of certain parts of the programme

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

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