February 2015 EVS on-arrival training
Ms Anna Edes and Mr Niels Nuernberger, the European Volunteer Service (EVS) volunteers in the European University Sports Association (EUSA) participated in the on-arrival training for all EVS volunteers in Slovenia. The seminar took place in Lasko between February 9 and 13, 2015.
The 5-day-program started with the introduction of participants and hosting organisations. The following days consisted of group work, projects management, presentation of youth programme in general and EVS in specific and useful information about living in Slovenia. The event was led by a group of experienced youth trainers and organized by Movit, the national agency responsible for EU youth programmes in Slovenia.
For the almost 30 EVS Volunteers who started their volunteer service in Slovenia in 2015, it was a good opportunity to get to know other young and motivated people, to build a social network and learn about the possibilities the come along with the Erasmus+ program. They could also exchange their first impressions of the country, culture and language and share previous experiences.
Also some social activities and opportunities were made available during the training programme.
Ms Edes and Mr Nuernberger are carrying out their EVS service in EUSA, after volunteering also at the European Universities Games Rotterdam 2014 the previous summer.
EVS is a mobility programme within the Erasmus+, the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, helping young people from Europe and programme countries to develop their sense of solidarity by participating, either individually or in group, in non-profit, unpaid voluntary activities abroad. Within EUSA, EVS and internship as long-term training opportunities are also supported by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
For more information about EVS opportunities in EUSA please see http://www.eusa.eu/projects/european-voluntary-service