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Training course on EVS for beginners "Good EVS – Good Preparation!"

The training activity took place
in Tbilisi, Georgia
organised by "Adults for Children" (Poland) "Academy for Peace and Development" (Ge
1 - 8 May 2010
Reference person

Giorgi Kakulia

(Organizer from Georgia)
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Aims & objectives

- To equip organizations with little or no experience in EVS projects with knowledge and skills in running projects in the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) Programme.
- To create a responsible attitude and raise awareness among participants about the importance of good preparation in each EVS project, which is able to avoid many of possible further problems and challenges.
- To develop a critical thinking skills among participants and discuss the possible challenges while doing EVS projects – with special emphasis of challenges while hosting/sending volunteers for the first time and doing projects with EECA countries.
- To motivate participants and raise their confidence in organising EVS projects between Programme and Partner countries from EECA.
- To work out implementable hosting projects together.

5.) My role:

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

Participants: 25 participants from 9 countries (EECA and Programme countries) - representatives from organizations with little or no experience in EVS. Team: Latvian trainer (me), Georgian trainer, 2 representatives from hosting organization and 1 representative from applicant organization.

Training methods used & main activities

- Presentations, workshops, discussions, work in groups
- Role plays and simulation excersize
- Case studies, getting to know good/bad practices
- Study visit to current hosting organizations
- Partnership building activities
- Working out of EVS projects
- Intercultural evenings

Outcomes of the activity

- Increased understanding on how to implement good quality EVS projects, paying special emphasis on preparation phase and specifics of making projects involving EECA countries.
- Development of partnerships (not only in the framework of EVS).
- Worked-out implementable EVS project ideas (several projects have been implemented already).

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

The creation of the concept of the training, preperation, implementation (as one of 2 trainers) and evaluation/follow-up activities.

Blog from the training:

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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