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EVS ON-arrival training (for international EVS volunteers and their mentors)

The training activity took place
in Latvia, Ikšķiles novads, Turbas
organised by JSPA (Latvian National Agency)
28 – 31 October 2016

Aims & objectives

Improve the quality of concrete approved EVS projects in Latvia: *to prepare the volunteers for their EVS projects, *to improve the collaboration with project coordinators and mentors, *to strengthen their understanding about intercultural learning, EVS program, non-formal learning and Youth Pass as a learning tool.

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

14 participants = 8 international EVS volunteers (from Turkey, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany) and 6 mentors (Latvia).

Training methods used & main activities

Getting to know each other & team building activities, outdoor activities with discovery of 8 key competences, international evening, group work and discussions, personal and group evaluation, personal learning plan development, practical challenge in local society, mapping the rights and duties of EVS players, communication exercises and reflections with their mentors, simulation games for intercultural learning, common initiative planning with creative thinking elements etc.

Outcomes of the activity

Deeper understanding of EVS project specifics and volunteers & mentors roles, clear personal learning and activity plan for the project, deeper understanding about communication tools, intercultural aspects and local culture.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time trainer – developing the program and delivering the training, reporting. In this training I also had a coordinator's role.

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

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