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This is a reference for Tihomir Georgiev

EVS On-arrival training

The training activity took place
in Sofia
organised by National Agency Human Resource Development Centre
08-12 December 2014
Reference person

Natalie Jivkova

(co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

- to create awareness in the volunteers about EVS, Erasmus+ and key questions related to their every day activities in their projects
- to introduce the volunteers in the reality of Bulgaria, the life and specificities
- to create awareness in the volunteers about the roles and the players in an EVS project - SO, RO, CO, NA, MSH/AXA, mentor, supervisior; rights and responsibilities of each party involved, EVS carter, Youth Pass, key competences
- a training alligned to TEC guidelines and minimum quality standards
- the volunteers to receive tools and to practice skills for goal setting, creating an action plan, conflict management, creating personal projects withing the EVS project

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

The traget group was 63 EVS volunteers from 19 countries: Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Armenia, UK, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, FYROM Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Australia, Slovakia, Turkey, France, Croatia, Czech Republic. The big group of 63 people was divided in two and each smaller group had two trainers from NA who delivered the on-arrival training.

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal education and intercultural learning, done by:
- structured exercises
- games
- facilitated discussions
- presentations
- simulation games
- e-learning
- debriefings
- reflections
- evaluations
- energizers
- forum theater
- dance

Outcomes of the activity

Very positive feedback regarging the learning of the EVS participants.
In the evaluation form the volunteers were very specific what they learned or achieved during the days of the training. Motivation was raised.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Within the team of 4 trainers I was working with Natalie Jivkova. We had group meetings discussing the learning needs of the participants and creating the general program, while in the smaller team of 2 trainers we were dividing tasks between ourselves and took care of the quality delivery.
As trainers we worked together as a team within the four of us and also within the smaller groups trained by two of us each. Also, we were taking care of the communication and coordination of the logistics with NA and the sub-contractor company organizer of the venue.

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

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