Time: October 14 - October 21 2019
City: Gyumri, Armenia
Main organizers: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO from Armenia and Foreningen Framtidståget from Sweden.
Financing: The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
Description of the training course: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO from Armenia and Foreningen Framtidstaget from Sweden will host a 7-days international training course aiming at empowering mentors in European Solidarity Corps to provide adequate learning support to the ESC volunteers, therefore to raise volunteers’ capacity for future employment.
European Solidarity Corps (ESC) provides an enormous opportunity to young people regardless of their religion, race, culture, convictions, economic situation, political affiliation to build a more inclusive society, to learn, to live in a new culture, to gain unique experience and have a positive impact on community through their solidarity activities.
Throughout the whole process of a volunteering activity a mentor has an important role to empower volunteers in applying their skills and knowledge to real life, in providing learning support and guidance to acknowledge the development of competences for enriching job-related skills and being prepared for the job market.
This project is designed to enhance knowledge, transfer instrumental tools and methods to European Volunteering Projects Coordinators and Mentors to work productively with Volunteers in terms of raising their competitiveness in labour market.
The project aims to: To increase the quality of European Volunteering Projects through developing capacities of coordinators and mentors by equipping them with vital methods and tools to support and guide volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment.
To introduce to the participants a wide variety of means and instruments for supporting volunteers’ growth and development process.
To explore tools and methods which help to transfer competences (knowledge-HEAD, skills-HAND, attitude-HEART) gained in the European Volunteering Projects to further life and enhance employability of ex-volunteers.
To present different tools to reflect on key competences of Youthpass as a recognition of non-formal learning and Europass as an introduction of academic, training and professional accomplishments.
To provide space to the participants to present challenges and share best practices in European Volunteering Projects.
To build partnership network and peer learning support for further work on the local and international levels.
The project will bring together 22 participants. Age limits: 18 +
The participants should meet the following criteria/have the following criteria:
Involved as an ESC Mentor/Coordinator/support person in an accredited organizations,
Motivation and interest to take part in a mutual learning process in a very intercultural setting,
Good level of English to follow the course and ability to participate fully in the event,
* European volunteers under the EVS/ESC programme are NOT allowed to participate.
How to participate: fill the participation form under this link.
Conditions of Participation:
Accommodation and food are covered by the project budget.
Accommodation is in a hotel with 2-beds and 3-beds rooms. Each room has a private bathroom and toilet.
If selected for the project, in order to participate you’ll have to pay participation fee of 25 EUR and Framtidståget membership fee (50kr if you are under 25 and 100 kr if you are older than 25). This latter doesn’t apply if you are already a member.
Travel costs are reimbursed (up to 360 EUR), which means that participants are asked to buy their own tickets and then get reimbursement via bank transfer after the end of the project upon receipt of original copies of their travel documentation.
If you are unable to pay for your own tickets, please contact Framtidståget and we will assist you in that.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Julia Project manager