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Youth from 18 European countries boosted volunteer management skills

In the framework of the “Advanced Volunteer Management” project, Youth Centre BIT and South East European Youth Network organised a training in Crnomelj (Slovenia), held on 23-31 October 2015.

Local Democracy Agency Sisak, which operates with the Volunteer Centre Sisak, participated as project partner and was represented by its volunteer Matea Vipotnik.

The 7-day training gathered 25 participants from 18 European countries, which gained advanced competences in managing volunteers in different projects, activities and daily tasks of their organisations at local, national and international level. Topics such as active local participation, improvement of voluntary system, knowledge sharing, networking with different cultures, conflict management and many other, were object of the training, carried out through interactive and group workshops conducted by the trainers Domagoj Kovačić, Milica Žarković and Aleksandra Saška Gligorović.

Matea Vipotnik shared her positive training experience: “I gained a lot of information and “tricks” on how to learn something new in short time. Trainers were excellent and managed to maintain our focus even on less interested topics. I was particularly pleased with group work, which helped me to process new information much better; I learnt a lot about volunteering in other countries and about existing similarities in volunteer management between Croatia and other countries. Besides the learning part, we had a lot of fun and time to get to know each other. We “Balkan people” already developed a new project planning to apply for funding next year – Feel the Balkan Pulse”.

The training was funded by the European Commission, Erasmus+ Program, Key Activity 1. 


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