RemoteWell Training Course | How Did It Go?

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Introduction

The training course on Erasmus+ European mobility projects, called “RemoteWell,” has concluded!

This project aimed to overcome cultural and geographical barriers within ESC projects.

It also focused on activities like recruiting and selecting candidates, providing continuous support, and effectively sharing project outcomes.

The program took place from March 16 to March 22, 2024 at Fattoria l’Arca in Belvedere Marittimo, Italy.

It was an enriching and formative experience, as demonstrated by the testimonies of the participants and the organisations that took part in the course!

The Programme

The RemoteWell Training Course, organised by “The GloRe Network” association, focused on the following themes:

  • Assisting volunteers throughout their ESC and international volunteering experiences.
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of ESC/international volunteer recruitment and selection processes.
  • Disseminating the project’s outcomes.
  • Recognising and certifying the skills acquired during volunteering.
  • Establishing networks, exchanging best practices, and forging new collaborations.
  • Furthermore, the project aimed to strengthen organisations’ capacity to remotely support and communicate with ESC and international volunteers.

Also specific objectives included improving the recruitment and selection process, providing enhanced support to volunteers, disseminating project outcomes, and fostering partnerships within the network.

A total of 31 participants from Bulgaria, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, Austria, France, Morocco, Georgia, Egypt, Tunisia and Italy took part in the project.

The testimony of a participant 

Here’s how the project went according to the experience of Francesco, a participant of the course:

Participating in the “RemoteWell” training course through Erasmus+ has been an eye-opening experience for me. 

It provided valuable insights into volunteering and working together internationally.

The course emphasised the importance of helping and supporting volunteers during the whole process of their experiences, especially those in the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and international volunteering programs. We also talked about ways to overcome challenges, take care of ourselves, and create a supportive environment for personal and professional development.

We also discussed how to find the right volunteers for projects. This involved learning how to interview people, understand their motivations, and see if they have the skills needed for the project.

It’s important to tell others about the projects we’re involved in. The course taught us different ways to do this, like using social media or telling stories. 

By sharing our experiences, we can inspire others to join in and discover all the opportunities available.

Furthermore all these topics were discussed through a lot of activities to help us work well in teams and talk together as a group. We played games and did exercises that made us trust each other more. 

In particular these activities helped us learn from each other and become better at working as a team.

Networking was also a big part of the course. We got to meet people from different places, backgrounds, and associations. By working together and sharing ideas, we can do even more to help our communities and create partnerships between the associations.

In conclusion, “RemoteWell” has been an amazing experience. It’s given me the tools and confidence to continue working in the volunteering field and encourage even more young people to participate in these life-changing experiences.

Stay updated!

Finally, To find out more about the experience, future projects and other opportunities for youth associations and youth workers, visit the official pages of “The Glore Network”.

 

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