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On-arrival training for EVS volunteers

The training activity took place
in Sofia, Bulgaria
organised by Bulgarian National Agency, HRDC
8-12 December 2014
Reference person

Svetozar Daskalov

(Chief expert, "Mobility" department, Bulgarian "Erasmus+" NA)
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Aims & objectives

The aim of the training was to prepare the newly arrived volunteers in Bulgaria for their adaptation and efficient realisation of their EVS project.
The objectives:
- to introduce the volunteers information about the key actors in the project - volunteer, receiving organisation, coordinating organisation, sending organisation, supervisor, mentor, National agency - their roles, rights and responsibilities
- to provide information about the practicalities of the projects - food, accommodation, pocket money, transport, language, insurance, etc.
- to provide information about Bulgaria and its culture
- to provide information and to discuss various possibilities for personal projects and initiatives of the volunteers
- to develop and acquire new skills for successful implementation of the project - communication skills, conflict transformation skills, intercultural learning, setting of personal goals and their achievement

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

An international group of 62 volunteers coming from all over Europe and Caucasus.

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal educational tools were used including games, icebreakers, working groups, interactive presentations, simulations, reflection, role games, group challenges, visual methods, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants left the training more motivated about their projects, informed about their rights and responsibilities, having new ideas for personal initiatives.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Designing, delivery and reporting of the training.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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