On-arrival training for new EVS volunteers in Slavske, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine
From the 16th of to the 20th of May took place the On-Arrival Training for the new EVS Volunteers in Ukraine, in the city of Slavske (), which is part of the region of Lviv (or ), located in the magnificent, endless 500 km chain of the Carpathian Moutains. The participants were hosted in a place called (the Pearl of the Carpathians) where all activities were also held.
So as to enable and help the volunteers in their own local projects, the trainers introduced them to the host countries Ukraine and Moldova were those that were represented among the participants. They also took the opportunity to explore the wonderful wilderness stretching around the host place.

On-arrival training for new EVS volunteers in Slavske, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine
On-arrival training for new EVS volunteers in Slavske, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine


During these days, team workshops, debates and sharing about each others project, role and individual purpose through the EVS experience were focused on in order to prepare and advise the volunteers for the whole project.

The main goals of the training were the following:
- Welcome the volunteers and help them to know more about their host country, its historical, cultural and social identity.
- Understand the real role of the volunteer, his/her reactions and considerations regarding cultural differences, conflicts and obstacles.
- Throw the light on the qualities a volunteer should have to make his/her own experience professionally and humanly more enriching.
- Exchange views and projects and enable the volunteers to create connections and networks between themselves.
- Develop individual initiatives and sustainable ideas to enhance personal projects for the continuity of the voluntary service.
- Share information about other programs and organizations such as Salto, Youth in Action, and useful tools and available resources for the volunteers.

On-arrival training for new EVS volunteers in Slavske, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine


On-arrival training for new EVS volunteers in Slavske, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine


On-arrival training for new EVS volunteers in Slavske, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine



On the last day of the training, volunteers of the On-arrival and Mid-term trainings could also meet, exchange views and experiences to implement the main goals the European Voluntary Service which remain solidarity, communication and open-mindedness.

On-arrival training for new EVS volunteers in Slavske, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine


On-arrival training for new EVS volunteers in Slavske, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine







Article & photos by Thomas Bureau
EVS volunteer in Comrat, Gagauzia, Moldova
 



This project and web page are prepared with the financial support of the Youth in Action programme.
The Youth in Action programme shall not bear any responsibility for the opinion therein.
The authors

Sergio Pérez Sánchez-Fuentes Evs volunteer for 6months

Ludivine Ricou France, Evs volunteer for 6months

Permanent members of Miras Moldova organization
Inna Gordeeva, mentor, subtitles and support
Olga Ceaiuc, director coordination of the organization


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