This is a reference for Oleksandra Bakun


The training activity took place
in Bankya, Bulgaria
organised by SCI International, CVS Bulgaria

Aims & objectives

Among the aims of the project were:
- Exchange with international youth workers, activists and volunteers about pressing topics in Europe that urgently need more attention, e.g. forced migration and refugees or social exclusion;
- Exploring Social Entrepreneurship as a tool for social change and just society;
- Learn from each other how to improve the processes of planning, preparing and implementing projects to tackle these topics;
- Develop ideas into concrete project concepts while learning from existing local and international projects, best practices and from the field of NGOs and Social
- Build a support network to find synergies among project teams and to build on knowledge existing in networks and organisations;
- Use project management tools to develop, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate projects’ impacts.

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

The project brought together 24 youthworkers and youth leaders from Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania.

The project was a joint effort of CVS Bulgaria and SCI Germany, and the trainers were from Bulgaria (Katerina Stoyanova) and Ukraine (Oleksandra Bakun)

Training methods used & main activities

The TC was based on NFE methods.
Teambuilding, creative presentations, video examples, plenary discussion, small groups discussion, and many others were used.

Outcomes of the activity

5 projects were created as a result of the training course. the topics includede an anti-bullying and anti-violence campaign for men and sexual assault prevention among the refugee women.

Presentation of the project created by the participant Anh:

Some of the videos from the training course:

Photos made by participant Inga

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Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a trainer for the full duration of the project.
My role also included creating the program and selecting the participants.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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