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OAT - On Arrival Training for EVS

The training activity took place
in Innsbruck, Austria
organised by Cubic
26th-28th May 2017

Aims & objectives

Objectives of OAT
• To make the participants aware of the principles and the concept of the European Voluntary Service and strengthen their commitment
• To facilitate group dynamic and orienteering by helping participants to find their way around and to reflect about the new situation providing also opportunities to get to know organizational culture of the host organization and country and also clarifying practical questions, to explain project tasks, to indicate the reference persons as well as create a group support
• To raise intercultural awareness and intercultural learning
• To develop learning to learn attitude by facilitating the use of Youthpass and a proactive attitude
• To develop problem solving and tools to prevent conflicts

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

Address to 7 EVS volunteers: 2 from Finland, 2 from Italy, 2 from Portugal and 1 from Estonia.

Training methods used & main activities

The training course was based on non formal education approach including trainee orientated methods prioritising the learning needs of the participants while paying attention to group cohesion, modern interactive tools, trust and safe space and work atmosphere.

Outcomes of the activity

The training provided intercultural and conflict management skills. Additionally was useful to sthrengten the team cohesion. These outcomes allow the participants to benefit of the voluntary experience at the best. One year after the experience all 7 volunteers are still regularly in touch on the social media.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was involved as full-time trainer developing the details of the training programme by sharing my proposals with the organizer's needs and expectations. Additionally I was in charge of the final reporting.

I worked on this training for nr. 3 days as a full time trainer.

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