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This is a reference for Danijela Matorcevic (ex Juric)

SALTO SEE - EVS On-arrival trainings

The training activity took place
in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
organised by SALTO-YOUTH SEE RC
2009-now (6 occasions)
Reference person

Stefan Manevski

(Co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

- To raise knowledge and understanding of concepts and phenomena of culture, prejudices and stereotypes
- To (re)introduce cultural chock curve and provide space for reflection on dealing with cultural shock
- To develop intercultural competences of participants
- To empower participants and support them for their further EVS life
- To provide additional information on EVS roles/responsibilities and give answers to remained questions
- To introduce and explore learning-service philosophy of EVS
- To frame EVS as learning experiences and start developing learning to learn competence of volunteers
- To support action planning of service – contribution part of EVS
- To provide individual support for volunteers if needed/necessary
to provide space for volunteers to get to know each other and possible networking

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

All EVS meetings and training courses involve the participation of international volunteers. The team of trainers usually consists of 2 or 3 trainers coming from different countries (SEE and EU).

Training methods used & main activities

The methodology is based on non-formal education and learning concepts and principles. The use of NFE methods every time depends on the needs of the particular groups, but generally they include: presentations; discussions; working groups; debates; role playing; reflection techniques; self assessment techniques; experiential learning; energizers; peer education techniques; forum theatre; world cafe; open space technology; etc.

Outcomes of the activity

The trainings so far are achieving their objectives as stated above resulting in better EVS projects, more visible impact on the local community and the personal development of the volunteers.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

- Designing the overall programme and specific sessions
- Holding the training sessions
- Evaluation
- Reporting

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

We have delivered with Danijela different types of training events from the EVS training cycle (On-arrival training courses, mid-term meetings and annual EVS events). Her personal experience in volunteer organizations and knowledge on intercultural dialogue has always contributed in achieving an inspiring learning environment for the participants.

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