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EVS - The Way To European Understanding

The training activity took place
in Kutaisi, Georgia
24/09 - 30/09/ 2010

Aims & objectives

This project aimed at providing an unbiased platform for debate and experiences and/or best practices’ exchanges on youth issues by bringing together youth workers, youth leaders and young people from the EU, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The overall purpose was that of further developing partnership and EVS projects among the involved countries but also to improve participants’ capacities and abilities to better manage themselves in the present labour market.

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

In the "EVS - The Way To European Understanding" project were involved participants from 11 countries (France, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey). The team was composed by 2 trainers, Inga Paitchadze from Georgia and Salvi Greco from Italy. The local organisers provided also for the logistic suport with one person at least always present.

Training methods used & main activities

The activities were about highlights on the Youth in Action programme, with a specific focus on Action 2 – EVS, Workshops focused on the tools and relational competences needed to support projects at local level with lots of simulations and role-play games to familiarize with the rules and resources to be managed in EVS project in order to support EVS volunteers and to foster relationships between EVS coordinators and mentors in order to establish a mutual support network during the Implementation phase; Intercultural activities, to promote a better knowledge and understanding of the different cultures.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcomes of the project were an improved awareness on: the intercultural dimension in EVS experiences; the importance that EVS can have in developing personal skills, knowledge and experience which can be fundamental for the personal and professional life path. Another important outcome was the creation of new partnerships with further projects in the frame of the Youth in Action program.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My task was to work specifically on the training daily program and shaping the same program on the place and environment in which the project was held, creating the proper atmosphere for sharing and learning; I was also involved in the evaluation report after the project.

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

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