This is a reference for Sergei Tereshenkov

International Spring School Ecology

The training activity took place
in Skopje, Macedonia
organised by Programme "Balkans, Let's Get Up" by the Theodor Heuss College of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the MitOst Association
May 10-18, 2013
Reference person

Darijo Višević

(Trainer)
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Aims & objectives

General overview of ecological topics and critical attitude to the related ideas expressed throughout the world.

Familiarity with ecology on different levels – person, community, region, state, etc.

Correspondence of ecological knowledge to the participants, which may be used in their projects and future life.

Allowance to come the knowledge and the experience from inside the group with a specific application to the region.

Creation of a good group dynamics and good atmosphere.

Correspondence of the content part in a way as interactive and amusing as possible but also with essential background on the topic.

Development of project competences of the participants according to democratic values and principles of the Theodor Heuss College of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the MitOst Association.

Preparation of project applications for the further work in the course of the year.

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

Team:

Ivana Kiprijanovska (Macedonia)
Jovana Lopičić (Serbia)
Sergei Tereshenkov (Russia)
Darijo Višević (Germany)

Group:

23 participants from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia

Training methods used & main activities

Own methods invented by Sergey Tereshenkov:

I. ROLES OF MARATHONIA – ECOLOOGICAL ROLE PLAY

Targets
1. To make clear that the decision-making process in the world is not a simple task: The higher the level of negotiations is the more dependent on the final decision is on a plenty of factors and persons/organisations.
2. To learn searching for arguments for the support of the personal point of view.

II. “CLOUD ATLAS“

Best moments in the seminar schedule for the show:
1. Personal Engagement
2. Motivation Unit
3. Topic/Project Part Edge
4. Inspiration for the Project Part

The film is suitable for the discussion on the following topics:

1. Civic Engagement
2. Human Rights
3. Tolerance
4. Ecological Thinking and Environment
5. Gender
6. Arts

III. BALKANVISION PROJECT CONTEST 2013 (Original idea by Sergey Tereshenkov - ST, implemented by Jovana Lopičić - JL - and ST)

In the first half of the day, the participants got familiar with the rules of the presentation:

1. Max. 3 minutes for the presentation
2. Free choice of the form of the presentation (computer, picture, gestures, or other)
3. Two parts – a short (performing) one, which should be showed as an example by one of the trainers, and a longer one with description of goals, tasks, slogans, sponsors, etc.
4. Official clothes, comfortable for the specific presentation

Outcomes of the activity

Deeper knowledge of the participants about ecological topics and critical attitude to the related ideas expressed throughout the world.

Overview of ecological attitudes on different levels – person, community, region, state, etc.

Impact of ecological knowledge on the projects of the participants implemented in the course of the year 2013.

Personal empowerment of young people with their contribution to the change in the region.

Good group dynamics and good atmosphere.

Inspiration of creativity while working at the major topic.

Initial project competences of the participants according to democratic values and principles of the Theodor Heuss College of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the MitOst Association.

Sending of project applications for the further work in the course of the year.

The results of the entire Programme year (with the project meeting and the implementation stage followed) may be seen at http://www.balkansletsgetup.org/nuevo/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=270&Itemid=169

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

1. Overview of expectations by the participants
2. Tasks related to the notion of the ecological activism
3. General input on ecology (nuclear power, renewables, etc.)
4. Ecological role play
5. "Cloud Atlas" discussion
6. Preparation for mini projects in the city
7. Personal consulting and coaching of participants and project teams
8. Presentation of the SMART method
9. Assisting in working at project proposals
10. Moderation of the "Reflecting Team" method
11. Presentation of project ideas in the form of the "Balkan Vision Project Contest"

I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

Briefly said: Oerall great impression of Sergei as a creative and impactful trainer! Would be more than happy to work again in a team with him.

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