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LTTC Protecting the Mediterranean Environment “Youth will make the difference!”

The training activity took place
in Serifos (Northern Cyclades), Greece
organised by the Hellenic National Agency in cooperation with Salto EuroMed Resource Centre.
22-30 September 2009 & 1-5 december 2010

Aims & objectives

Activity type: Long Term Training Course

This TC is a long term training course project oriented based on 3 steps that will offer all participants learning by doing training, directly linked to the Greek Islands reality.

1st step: Training course on the island of Serifos (Northern Cyclades) 22nd to 30th September 2009
2nd step: Practical Phase (Run from the end of the T.C. until the evaluation in 2010): Coaching participants and their project.
3rd step: Evaluation - Greece, September 2010.
It is organised in cooperation with the Hellenic National Agency for the Youth in Action programme and Salto-Youth EuroMed.

Aims and Objectives: first phase:

This long term training project aims to give for E.U. and Meda youth organizations a real chance to create reliable projects, by creating and offering tools and technical support (coaching) to the participants on the preparation and different phases of their projects.

It also aims to:

Develop a structured dialogue with policy makers and stakeholders for a sustainable environmental.
Learn about concrete contribution to global sustainable development, with a special focus on the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Imagine, develop and implement real and concrete projects.
Work, share and do with and for Local Population.

Aims and objectives: second phase:

The Evaluation meeting, since it is a part of a long process, follows the aims and objectives of the LTTC in general.

In particular, through the Evaluation Meeting, we aim to:

reconnecting our group, creating space for discussion, reflections and debates
take a deep look and discuss about the different projects created and already realized
share the experience of collaboration, cooperation, process of creating common outcomes offer the opportunity to more representatives of the NGOs, except the ones who already participated in the 1st and 2nd step of the LTTC, to participate actively, to share their point of view in the process and implementation of the projects give chance to new ideas, to new projects and to design the follow up after the completion of the process of the LTTC

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

Target group
The course is for youth workers and youth leaders who are:

experienced in the Euro-Med YOUTH Programme and/or Youth in Action Programme
open to share and enrich their knowledge and awareness regarding environmental issues
Committed to co-operate during the preparation phase before the implementation of the training course according to the team of trainers' requests (writing articles, making researches, etc.)
supported by their organisations and have a concrete interest in implementing a Euro-Med project on environmental issues
able to communicate and work in English
committed to attend the LTT course for its full duration

Training methods used & main activities

Implementation step by step
1st step: Training course on the island of Serifos (Northern Cyclades) 22nd to 30th September 2009


To support the creation and development of new innovative and quality Environmental projects in Euromed.
To continue with a Euro-Med strategy that reinforces the cooperation between E.U. and Meda countries in the frame of the youth field.
To promote the idea of taking care of our environment all around Meda and E.U. countries by working on new partnership matching and new projects.
To multiply the effects of the outcomes.
To establish and develop networking between the participants.
To develop a project where all actors will be direct beneficiaries of the outcomes achieved during the training.
2nd step: Practical Phase (Run from the end of the T.C. until the evaluation in 2010): Coaching participants and their project.

This will be a very important step in order to realize an intensive follow up of all projects and their evolution.


To support the participants on the preparation of the project application.
By coaching during all the process until the itinerant evaluation.
To maintain a continued dialogue among this step and the evaluation.
To observe the process of the different projects.
To ensure the quality of all of them.
To actualize all the information relevant for the organizations and the participants.
3rd step: Evaluation - Greece, September 2010

What we propose here is to valuate and to pick up the fruits of all the processes established since the T.C. in 2009 until now.


By creating an itinerant evaluation of each project from island to island in the North Cyclades.
Offering all the NGOs the chance to participate actively in the follow up of the different projects.
Using the testimony of the different projects created and already realized.
Exchanging and the different realities presented, and promoting the meeting with other volunteers.
Analysing and making a compilation of the outcomes.

Outcomes of the activity


Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


I worked on this training for 14 days as a full time trainer.

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