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Online course Intercultural Competence Training on European Solidarity Corps

The training activity took place
in HOP online learning platform
organised by Erasmus + Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps National Agency of Greece
16 – 25 September 2020

Aims & objectives

To enable actors and beneficiaries involved in the European Solidarity Corps Programme (ESC in short) and support them in exploring and developing their intercultural competence:
● To recognize cultural variations in communication styles.
● To have a better understanding of the diversity of cultural values and attitudes.
● To explore and develop their intercultural competence in order to increase the intercultural, participatory, inclusion and solidarity qualities of their projects.
● To look into practices of application of intercultural competence within ESC projects.
● To enable exchange and networking among participants towards ESC projects' development in
the future.

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

25 participants from 7 countries - youth workers, mentors, ex-volunteers and project managers both newcomers and experienced in European Solidarity Corps.

3 facilitators from Lithuania and Greece supported by 1 staff member of Erasmus+ Hellenic National Agency.

Training methods used & main activities

5 training session on the HOP online learning platform focused on:
Session #1: Welcome to this course
Session #2: Essentials of Intercultural Competence
Session #3: Intercultural Competence in ESC Programme
Session #4: How to improve intercultural competence
Session #6 Check your understanding of Intercultural Competence
The team hosted 3 Zoom online training sessions and 1 online webinar to support participants learning in this course.

Outcomes of the activity

According to participants evaluation feedback, all objectives were achieved to a very good extent, with all responses related to all objectives being evaluated on the positive side.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Creating, delivering and evaluating the course

I worked on this training for 10 days as a full time trainer.

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