This is a reference for Nerijus Kriauciunas

Online training course for mentors of the European Solidarity Corps programme

The training activity took place
in HOP online learning platform
organised by The Hellenic National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps Programmes
June 2020-open
Reference person

Olga Kiriakidou

(Co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

To explore the European Solidarity Corps Programme with a special focus on understanding the differences between volunteering and occupational framework
To build a common understanding of quality aspects of the European Solidarity Corps volunteering, traineeship and job projects.
To train and empower a national team of mentors, who will continue working with their National Agency.
To create a national pool of mentors
To develop participant’s competences in counselling, giving feedback, and guiding the process of project idea development

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

30 participants several European countries joined the course and as mentioned above, they were either newcomers or experienced mentors

Me and 2 facilitators from Greece with the support of staff member of the Hellenic National Agency.

Training methods used & main activities

6 content modules hosted on HOP online learning platform and 3 online training activities using Zoom conferencing tool.

Content on HOP platform includes text-based, video and visuals enhanced sessions, discussion forums, case studies from mentoring, other interactive digital tools.

Outcomes of the activity

According to participants evaluation and feedback, all objectives were achieved to a very good extent, with at least 60% of the responses in all and any different objectives lying on the positive side of the spectrum (‘4’ or ‘5’). If objective #1 (which is further analysed below) is taken out of the equation, this number ‘rockets’ to 88%.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Designing, creating and facilitating the course together with the other team members.

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

Testimonial of the reference person

Nerijus is a creative, dedicated and very competent trainer. Moreover he is a very supportive colleague, contributing to the team with his open mind, flexibility and supportive communication.
His training abilities and especially his digital competencies have been an important asset for the implementation and delivery of the referred training as well as any training activity.

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