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Mentored Mentors Mentor Better

The training activity took place
in Agros, Cyprus
organised by Youth Dynamics Group
31 August - 7 September 2013
Reference person

Vasilis Christofi

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Aims & objectives

The training focused on the human aspect of EVS projects and the interrelation between human key-elements within the projects - the relationships between volunteers and the human resources of the organizations that form part of the EVS support system, and how we can support the improvement and success of the projects through more efficient and effective mentors, coordinators, supervisors.

The objectives of the training were:
- To bring together support EVS people of organizations to share, exchange and learn together;
- To understand better the life cycle of EVS;
- To practice tools and skills for the success of EVS projects;
- To increase the competence to deal with challenging situations within the projects and in inter-cultural contexts;
- To understand EVS through the volunteers' point of view;
- To create new partnerships.

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

An international group of 23 participants from 12 countries - Romania, France, Malta, Greece, Estonia, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Italy, Poland and Cyprus.

Training methods used & main activities

The methods we used during the training were various workshops, discussions, presentations, experiential activities, simulations and case studies based on the fundamentals of non-formal learning.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants became aware of the key-elements of the EVS support system and how mentor's activities could be improved and become more efficient and effective. The participants created a task-list (guide) to be used when working directly with EVS volunteers.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Designing, delivery and reporting of the training.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

With Natalie Jivkova we had a TC in Cyprus from which we got several results and outcomes that help our work as mentors in EVS/ESC projects. Her working methods, creativity, flexibility and team spirit were essential for the success of the project. So we are grateful for Natalie's work.

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