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EVS Mid-term Evaluation Training

The training activity took place
in Sofia, Bulgaria
organised by Bulgarian Erasmus+ National Agency
9 - 12 December 2014

Aims & objectives

- Creating a supporting environment for sharing EVS experience and evaluating personal and project development
- Problem solving and crisis management related to problematic EVS projects and issues rasined during participants voluntary service
- Goal-setting and personal planning till the end of the project and after it (follow up activities)
- Evaluation of the learning process and outcomes, relating it with YouthPass competences and the preparation of the EVS YouthPass certificate at the end of project
- Presentation of future opportunities in volunteering and other EU education, youth and training programmes

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

The training had 11 participants from 9 countries:
- Sweden - 1
- Germany - 1
- Latvia - 2
- France - 1
- Jordan - 2
- Netherlands - 1
- United Kingdom - 1
- Serbia - 1
- Slovakia - 1

Training methods used & main activities

Discussions, short lectures, group work, role-plays, brainstorming, energizing games, individual work, creative tasks, on-the-field task, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

Volunteers could make a proper evaluation of their EVS projects and experience till the training. This helped them to make future plans on what more do they want to achieve till the end of the EVS project and after its end. Sharing of experience in the group stimulated a benchmarking process helping some volunteers to realize that they don't have such big problems or that there are different approaches to solve a certain issue.
The training was an environment that gave an opportunity to the participants to evaluate their own learning outcomes and to learn how to translate them to the YouthPass language.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

As I was working alone with the group, I was completely responsible for the composition of the training programme and its step-by-step implementation, combining it with the management of the group dynamics.

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

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