Youth from 18 European countries boosted volunteer management skills

1. November 2015.

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

Local Democracy Agency Sisak, within which operating Volunteer Centre Sisak, participated as the project partner, represented by their volunteer Matea Vipotnik.

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

Matea Vipotnik shared her positive training experience:

“I adopted a lot of information and “trick” how to learn something new in short time. Trainers excellent and managed to maintain our focus even on less interested topics. I was particularly pleased with group work that helped me to process new information much better; I learnt a lot on volunteering in other countries and similarities between volunteer management in other countries and in Croatia. Besides 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”.

Training is funded by the EU, Erasmus+ Program, Key Activity 1.