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This is a reference for Laris Guerri

EVS4ALL

The training activity took place
in Beja, Portugal
organised by Associação Check-IN
9th-15th November 2013
Reference person

Antonio Gomes

(Co-Trainer)
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Aims & objectives

To provide an environment for creation of partnerships related to the topic of E.V.S.
This training was in accordance to the needs of several organizations that work with EVS and wanted to establish stronger partnerships, raise their knowledge about this topic and create common projects.
In the end, 3 big projects were created and become ready to be applied in the new Erasmus + programme.

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

There were 13 countries participating: Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Turkey, France, Bulgaria, Estonia, Czech Republic, Spain, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, with a total of 26 participants. All participants were people with experience in international projects inside Youth in Action programme and directly involved in their organizations.
The work team was composed by 2 Portuguese trainers, 1 Italian and 1 support staff from Czech Republic.

Training methods used & main activities

Most of the training was made with non-formal tools of education, like energizers, team building activities, learning by doing, etc...
One big activity that was a success among participants was the World Café, where participants debate on different topics about the rights and duties of Sending Organizations, Hosting Organizations, Coordinating Organizations and the volunteer.

Other tools used, as an example, was the "Toilet Paper Race", were the participants are wrapped with toilet paper, and united they have to achieve certain tasks without breaking the toilet paper.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcomes were a success measured by the evaluations of the participants, the number of projects presented (even that 3 were selected in the end to go forward), and with the communication that still happens within the participants group.

Even being in Portuguese, we have a report and interview made by a local newspaper, in the open day that we did during the project, to promote these events and EVS among the local community: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-53CFy4qxw

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role in the Trainers' Team was to facilitate some sessions in the TC, especially on Team Building, Project Cycle and evaluation issues.

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

Testimonial of the reference person

Laris Guerri was an excellent trainer. Always close to the participants and supporting them during the learning process. Always calm and with all knowledge for developed your sessions. As a colleague it was fantastic before, during and after training. An excellent trainer and colleague.

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