EVS Turn ON – Algarve, Portugal

Seminar / Conference

5-12 October 2017 | Algarve, Portugal

This Seminar / Conference is for 25 participants from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain.

EVS related event, addressing quality management of EVS projects. The aim is to create a space where EVS support staff can explore, share, reflect, practice and learn how to implement quality EVS projects, using full potential of opportunitties.

SEMINAR – 5th to 12th October 2017, Silves, Portugal

The seminar will provide space to exchange good practices, success stories, learning experiences of the organizations that have been working with EVS volunteers.
With gathering the success stories and showing the impact the projects have achieved, the aim is to inspire the actors of the EVS projects as well as at improving the learning quality of the future EVS projects.

The objectives of the seminar are:
– creation of space for the exchange of practices, ideas, procedures, stories related to EVS;
– creation of an electronic booklet with success stories promoting EVS but also inspiring future quality projects, called “The Magic of EVS”;
– peer and group learning of the participants;
– space for the creation of partnerships within EVS;
– empowering through analysis of the opportunities given by EVS in the frame of learning and service.

The target group of participants are people who have experience with EVS projects in the roles of either Coordinators (Responsible of Projects), Mentors, Supervisors (Tutors/Task related support person) or ex-EVS volunteers.
Willing and committed to participate in 100% of the programme of activities and committed to be active in activities before (contact and online get to know) and after the event (long term evaluation and feedback).”

This seminar is part of a project consisting of two activities (a training course, already implemented, and the seminar) complementing each other, addressing quality management of EVS projects with a focus on the support system towards the EVS volunteers.

The training course was implemented from 19th to 26th June 2017 in Faro, Portugal with the aim of developing the competences of the coordinators, supervisors and mentors (EVS support staff) on how they can enhance the learning and developing experience throughout the different stages of EVS projects’ cycle on personal, organizational and community levels.

Therefore, some participants of the TC wil also take part in the Seminar, but due to the difference of the objectives between the two activities, at the moment we are searching for participants from all the 8 countries that are included in the project as we want the Seminar to have participants representing the maximum number of NGO’s possible

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.

Accommodation and food is provided by organizers and free of charge for the participants.

Participants shall be reimbursed for their travel expenses up to the amount available for their countries and no more than their real costs.
The amounts have been calculated using the distance calculator of the European Commission from the location of each sending organization to the venue.
Should the travel expenses exceed the contribution available, participants shall cover the extra costs from own resources.
Max amount of refund (per participant)
Portugal – 20€
Spain – 275€
Bulgaria, Greece, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland – 360€
Lithuania – 530€

Participation in the seminar is free of charge.

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Application deadline (24h CET): 14 August 2017.

Date of selection: 23 August 2017.

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