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Study Visit on EVS partnership building in Kosovo

The training activity took place
in Kosovo
organised by SALTO-YOUTH SEE RC and CIMO - the Finnish National Agency for Education
4-8 June 2013

Aims & objectives

This study visit on EVS partnership building was a support measure organized by the SALTO South
East Europe Resource Centre and CIMO, the Finnish National Agency in the frame of the European Union’s Youth in Action Programme. The aim of the activity was to offer the opportunity to a small group of 15 youth workers coming from youth organizations directly involved with European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Finland, Albania and Kosovo, to discover together the youth work scene in Kosovo and explore possibilities for establishing partnerships for hosting or sending volunteers within
the EVS programme.

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

The organizing team of the Study visit was composed of a representative from the SALTO
South East Europe Resource Centre, a representative from CIMO, the Finnish National
Agency, one facilitator and a person responsible for technical support from a local partner organization. Participants came from organizations from Finland, Albania and Kosovo.

Training methods used & main activities

A variety of methodology was used during this short study visit. The event was a combination of
short thematic inputs, organized visits and meetings, informal social events and structured time for reflection and discussion. Partnership building was an underlying process present throughout the whole study visit, which also included individual reflection time with the help of a tool for partnership building developed especially for this event.

Outcomes of the activity

Based on the evaluation activities of the team and the participants, the overall aim of this event
was achieved to a great extend – the study visit did offer an opportunity to a small group of youth
workers coming from youth organizations directly involved with European Voluntary Service (EVS) in
Finland, Albania and Kosovo, to discover together the youth work scene in Kosovo and explore
possibilities for establishing partnerships for hosting or sending volunteers within the EVS
programme.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was responsible for overall design of the program and facilitation of the event.

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

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