F.A.ME — Follow Active MEntors — Latvia

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Programme: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Gulbene, Latvia

Dates: 27 March—2 April 2022

National team size: 3 

Please read the info-pack.

Hosting organisation: Jauniesu centrs “Baze”

Participating countries: Greece, Czech Republic, Portugal, Romania, Italy, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria

Project description:

The aim of this training course is to increase the quality of mentoring and to support mentors, to further develop competencies that are needed as a mentor within in European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and local activities,  as well to create an inspirational learning space for exchange of experience and good practice.

Introduction:
Mentors are increasingly required to be able not only to work with groups of young people but, also, to accompany individuals through the various learning, professional and personal development processes.

But how we can support young volunteers? How we can build trust within the organization so we can ensure a safe and creative learning journey for our volunteers and our organizations?

You are active as a mentor within Erasmus+ and/or the European Solidarity Corps? You are about to become a mentor in the European Solidarity Corps? You have been a mentor in Erasmus+ (EVS) for some time and feel the need to reflect on your role, your responsibilities and challenges? You are ready to share your experiences, get to know other people and new practices and methods?

This training invites active mentors who feel the need of developing their competences and improving the quality of their mentorship. They will reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges in mentoring and share experiences and practices.

Aim & Objectives:
The overall aim of this training course is to increase the quality of mentoring and to support mentors, (newcomers that are already involved in an ongoing project as well as experienced mentors) to further develop competencies that are needed as a mentor within in ESC and local activities. It aims as well to create an inspirational learning space for exchange of experience and good practice.

The specific objectives of F.A.ME. – project are:

  • To understand the concept and the learning dimension of ESC and to develop a common understanding of mentoring.
  • To raise awareness of the learning dimension in ESC and provide tools for learning support
  • To strengthen competencies of ESC Mentors and to increase the knowledge about mentoring in ESC and in local activities.
  • To improve capacity of practical realisation of ESC projects and to provide up-to- date information about Erasmus+ Programme
  • To reflect upon roles, responsibilities, challenges and needs concerning mentorship inESC
  • To provide a meeting point for organizations to exchange information, to support contact and cooperation between organizations, to establish international partnerships.

The program will include discussions, sharing of good practices among different organisations and countries and will offer a great possibility for developing partnerships and networks.

Target Group: 
F.A.ME. targets youth leaders and youth workers, who have experience in Erasmus+ programme and would like to share their knowledge and experience by assisting other potential applicants in developing their project ideas.

More specifically:

  • The training course is for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC volunteer (ESC Coordinators, mentors)
  • The participants from should have some experience in ESC or previous EVS
  • The participants should be able to work and communicate in English

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