During 2017.10.14-22 we participated on a training course "Inclusion+EVS - make it possible" in Bernāti, Latvia, organized by Liepaja Jaunie Vanagi. There were 26 participants from 12 countries: Turkey, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia, Macedonia and Romania. Photos from the event are available on the association's Facebook page.
The training course was co-funded by the Erasmus+, Program of the European Union.
The Green Sun Association was represented by Derzsi Eszter and Bálint Botond. The aim of the project was to acquire methods, that can help the social inclusion, the description of the program Erasmus+, European Voluntary Service (EVS), and to put in practice the knowledge that we acquired. During the nine days we gain insights of the process of writing and applying for an EVS project, we learned a lot of games, methods, that can help the social inclusion. We got a clearer picture about the roles and responsibilities of the participants in the EVS program. We were put in different situations, that acquired to step out from our comfort zone, to find our places in the group.
During the training course we visited in Liepaja the Blind Association, we listened the stories of local volunteers, we conducted activities in four different educational institutions, we had a city tour, and also we were familiarized with the Latvian culture and traditional food.
Author: Derzsi Eszter
Photo: Bálint Botond