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TC Ready Start Go on EVS Challenge

The training activity took place
in Craiova, Romania
organised by Asociația Tinerii 3D
18-24 August 2015

Aims & objectives

The main idea on this project is to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes of all the actors included in the project implementation (especially the coordinators), to put emphasis on the formal, informal and non-formal learning process during their EVS project activities. Moreover, we shall underline the importance of the Youth pass certificate, by clarifying the usage of the gained competence in daily life.
Learning objectives of the training course are:
 To clarify the challenges of European Voluntary Service among EU and EECA countries regarding to content and methodology, non-formal and informal learning process, inter-cultural learning and impact on the local community
 To gain knowledge and develop new skills on Youthpass as a recognition tool for non-formal learning;
 To raise awareness of the key competences and develop different methods that can be used in practice within EVS projects.
 To empathize with the volunteer's position, and raise awareness on her or his personal, social and professional development during EVS activity.
 To prepare quality EVS projects among EU and EECA countries, matching the new requirements of Erasmus+ program with their organization
 To offer the opportunity of meeting possible partner groups among EU and EECA countries.

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

The target group were, coordinators, mentors and organization working with EVS projects. The countries involve in the project were Partners: Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, Poland, Croatia

Training methods used & main activities

The training was based on Non-formal and informal learning methods, “learning by doing”. The course concept had been created in a way that allowed for active participation and exchange of good practices between participants.

We established a theoretical framework and common reference points for learning and communication in this course. Moreover we used methods as a debate, case scenarios, forum theater and simulation were participants were able to experience how is to be EVS volunteer. The course methodology foresees direct involvement of the accredited EVS organization and organization that are on on-going proces obtaining accreditation.

Outcomes of the activity

• To improve their project management and project proposal writing
• The ability to work volunteers
• They learnt the process from Idea to project
• The learnt what is missing in everyday life of the EVS volunteer and how to give them more space for development
• They learnt the history of EVS and facts about it.
• An attitude of active citizenship and active participation in the local community
• Erasmus + program and opportunities which gives to young people
• They met the Youthpass and Europass and they will learn how to use it
• An attitude of tolerance and understanding towards new cultures

Moreover at the participants with a help from the trainers prepared a manual for the next EVS menthors but also for the next EVS volunteers.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full - time trainer involved in the creation of the program of the TC, preparation, implementation and evaluation.

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

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