This is a reference for Polona Siter Drnovšek

Impact+: Youth Field (online edition)

The training activity took place
in on-line
organised by Zavod Movit - Slovenian National Agency
September 24, 27, 28 and 29, 2021
Reference person

Elizabeta Lakosil

(Programme officer and activity organizer)
If you want to contact reference persons, you have to be signed in.

Aims & objectives

Aim of the activity was to equip participants with knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan and assess the impact of projects in the field of youth.
Goals were:
learning about the basic concepts related to project management and impact assessment
Learning to plan and assess projects' results and impact by using specific tools.
exploring and defining projects’ impact indicators and data sources for effective measurement of the impact.

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

Participants were representatives of organisations, planning or/and implementing projects in the Erasmus+: Youth or European Solidarity Corps programme in Germany and Italy. Majority of them were working with (young) people with less opportunities (with migration background, with health obstacles). At the beggining also a participant from Slovenia joined, but was a very beginner in project planning and implementation, so we directed her to a Impact+ e-training, from which she could benefit more. The fluctuation of participants was a challenge for the trainers team and this asked for more flexibility in the training design. Co-trainer was Melih Özkardes (Germany/Netherlands).

Training methods used & main activities

Methods: individual work with the help of templates, individual reflections, theory in-puts, buzz groups, discussion, story-telling, an interview, case-study example. Tools: Activities for
individual work (exercises, working sheets) were templated and then implemented by
participants on platform Mural . Every participant had his or her own sheet in Mural but everyone
was able to see each one’s Mural which was a kind of possibility for peer support. Platform of the training was HOP. Participants were also invited to work on theit individiual template an 'Impact Diary', wich was a workbook to monitor and record learnings.

Outcomes of the activity

At the end of the activity participants were equiped with knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan and assess the impact of projects in the field of youth. Each participant leaved the training with a tool and templates for further planning projects and impact.
The call:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

As a co-trainer I was responsible to plan, deliver and evaluate the training. Together with a co-trainer I also prepared all the materials, on-line templates for individual work an reflection. In the team, there were also coordinator and we had a support from proffesional designer to design all templates.

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

Testimonial of the reference person

Polona was a valuable trainer on this training course. She was resourceful, thorough and knowledgeable. She was able to help participants in their individual work and guide them to better results. She also takes logistics into great consideration and makes sure everything is done on time and that it works the way is planned.

back to top