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This is a reference for Bara Stemper-Bauerova

SOHO training course in Switzerland

The training activity took place
in Wildhaus
organised by NA Switzerland, NA Lichtenstein, NA Austria
11.-16.10.2011

Aims & objectives

The overall aim of the SOHO TC is:
- To increase the quality of EVS activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of key actors involved in the support system around EVS volunteer.
The specific objectives of the course are:
- To get a better understanding of the concept of EVS as “learning service” and related quality aspects in EVS
- To improve the ability for co-operation and working in international partnership
- To reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges within the EVS volunteer support system
- To raise awareness of the learning dimension in EVS and provide tools for learning support
- To support the recognition of non formal learning in EVS through the implementation of the Youthpass
An additional benefit of the training course is the valorisation of EVS through the exchange of best practices and experiences among participants.

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

International group of 21 participants, coming from active organisations which are hosting, sending or co-ordinating EVS projects. There were participants, from: Austria, Greece, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey.

Training methods used & main activities

The course methodology is based on the concept of experiential learning, in an atmosphere where participants can learn a lot from each other and have a lot of fun!

Outcomes of the activity

It is still fresh, but I am sure the Training course will influence the Quality of future EVS projects, especially the issue of learning support in EVS and it might also bring some new partnerships even if it was not the main goal.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

full time Trainer

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

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