This is a reference for Sami Sorjonen

Solidarity in your municipality

The training activity took place
in Online
organised by OPH Finnish NA for Erasmus+
Reference person

Maja Drobne

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Aims & objectives

Objectives of the training were following: to introduce and explore the benefits of the European Solidarity Corps for the work of municipalities

To ensure clarity about the programme┬┤s quality elements and how municipalities can use the funds effectively

To build up competences on designing and implementing projects

To provide space to exchange good practice and discuss potential cooperation amongst participants

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

This event was for representatives of municipalities and cities who are interested to have a closer look at European Solidarity Corps possibilities.
Participants divided by countries:
Slovak Republic
Belgium - DE

Team of trainers coming from Slovenia and Finland

Training methods used & main activities

Since training was organised in online mode we used different methods for groupwork in breakout rooms of zoom platform also plenary session with range of digital tools were used. Expert talks form NA representatives were used.

Outcomes of the activity

In the final evaluation survey participants evaluated that in the scale form 1-6 question To which extent the online environment was supporting your learning process? got following grades: 6,6,5,5,6,5,3,6,5,6,6,4,4. Following statements were given to question: Please list the three most important things you learned during this activity: The importance of Quality Level, the sharing of the finnish experience, and more about informal education
network, process and enough information about the program
long term strategy of the ESC, future collaboration
Details about programme, ESC project examples, project planning in ESC
Arguments for the program, risk-factors for the program, Good ideas
It is manageable, but not easy. More networking prior to implementation is needed. It would be nice to start by cooperating on a project - not to create it as whole.
Those who start their projects need more experiences people who can answer to thier questions.
Changes with quality label, tools for online meetings, that it takes more than one person to do these projects well
To refine priorities; better planning; ideas arose
tools for cooperation, how to apply for european projects, i get a lot of inspiration
all the new online tools, analysis of needs and discussions on challenges
new tools, more ideas and concepts behind the EUSC programm, useful tips
"-Tools to be used for collaboration and online work
-ESC base
-Volenteering with Salto"

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

during the training I was responsible of the following activities: Living library of good practices, Getting to know each other, Tools for cooperation and recognition of learning.

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

It was very nice experience, working with Sami. Well respected deadlines, innovative propositions and very friendly approach has helped us to implement a very sucesfull activities.

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