Deadline: 2 September, 2012
Open to: those who are directly involved in the support system around the volunteer (mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side in the European Voluntary Service (EVS)
Venue: Cyprus, 13 to 17 November, 2012
The Youth in Action National Agency of Cyprus in cooperation with SALTO-YOUTH are organizing a training course, designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the EVS volunteer (mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The participants from Sending and Hosting organisations should already have some experience in EVS (minimum of being in the process of sending or hosting a volunteer, better having been already sending or receiving the first volunteer).
The overall aim of the SOHO TC is to increase the quality of EVS activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of key actors involved in the support system around EVS volunteer.
The specific objectives of the course are:
- To get a better understanding of the concept of EVS as “learning service” and related quality aspects in EVS
- To improve the ability for co-operation and working in international partnership
- To reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges within the EVS volunteer support system
- To raise awareness of the learning dimension in EVS and provide tools for learning support
- To support the recognition of non formal learning in EVS through the implementation of the Youthpass
As already mentioned, this international training is for persons directly involved in the support system around the volunteer (mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side in the European Voluntary Service (EVS). It is also recommended for Youth workers, EVS mentors/tutors.
The Training course is for 30 participants coming from Belgium – DE, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe and Caucasus, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South-East Europe countries and Sweden
This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
For any questions which might concern you please direct to the contact mail of the organizers: [email protected]. Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs.
In addition you can see SOHO info pack HERE.
You can apply on-line on the official website.