EVS in Our Hands


28.9. - 3.10.2015
Toulcův Dvůr, Prague (Czechia)


Organised by:

ANEV z.s. – Association of Non-formal Education z.s., Czech Republic


Partner organisations:

  • Akzente Salzburg (Austria)
  • Alter Nativa (Slovakia)
  • CS Muovimente (Italy)
  • CVČ  Junior (Slovakia)
  • Sempre a frente (Poland)
  • Steinbeis Innovation GmbH (Germany)

EVS in Our Hands was a training course focusing on European Voluntary Service coordinator’s potential and competencies needed to manage their projects successfully and to guide volunteers well through their learning process.


Main aim and methodology:

This course was basically a deepening for experienced EVS coordinators and support persons. We wanted to explore the full potential of EVS project and to discover ways of improving relevant aspects of it. Important was to understand the EVS learning process and to set up a long term plan of it. Next to it we worked on developing competencies in communication, feedback and conflict solving. One part of the course was dedicated to sharing experience and getting inspiration by exploring real cases and comparing solutions of difficult situations in various EVS project environments.


Objectives of the course:

  • To understand the role of EVS coordinator and supporting actors in the project
  • To define the contribution of EVS projects for the organisation;
  • To learn how to communicate effectively, how to give feedback and solve possible conflicts in EVS projects
  • To explore ways of long-term support and motivation of EVS coordinators
  • To share and learn about learning process support systems in EVS projects
  • To gain inspiration for further work in the EVS by sharing good examples, learning tools and methodologies


More about the project:

Presentation - collection of pictures (PDF document): https://goo.gl/W9Noa4

Participants speak about the project: https://youtu.be/yP7Z-74rCL4

Photos: https://goo.gl/uovvyT