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Sum up the best
Start date: Aug 3, 2015, End date: Nov 2, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

“Sum up the best” project is a result of VJF close cooperation with its partners linked to the network Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations, that represents national organisations promoting intercultural education, understanding and peace through voluntary service, mainly international short term voluntary projects called workcamps). Our organisation have worked for strengthening the network as well as single organisations through common actions. The project focused on sharing, compiling and describing the best practices of the workcamp season will be another step to improve quality of future projects among partners and quality of cooperation among staff members of partner organisations. The objectives of the project are: 1. To provide participants with the opportunity to discuss and share best practices of their organizations in the field of promoting, organizing, implementing and evaluating of workcamps; 2. To collect, compile and describe the best practices in the field mentioned above; 3. To develop the concept of the Tool-Kit for Alliance organizations “Season step by step: best practices”; 4. To evaluate our cooperation of the past years. The project consists of a 3-day-seminar for 38 representatives of 27 partner organisations from 17 Programme and Partner Countries actively involved in the implementation and development of international workcamps. The participants are youth workers dealing with the topic of the international workcamps who are involved in daily activity of partner organizations and interested to share their experience and the best practices as well as to develop their competences in this field. The working methods will be based on the concept of non-formal education. In order to encourage active involvement of participants facilitators will use highly participative and learner-oriented tools and methods. It is very important for us to reflect and compile the “real-life” cases and practical experience of the participants and organizations they represent related to the training topics. The participants and their sending organizations will share their best practices and reflect on them together with colleagues from different countries. It will allow to evaluate the workcamp activities, select the best tools and approaches and create the set of practical tools and recommendations as a practical and visible result that can be used by other member organizations of Alliance network and can be spread to other international networks involved in voluntary service activities. Thus it will improve the quality and impact of the projects on youth which they are targeted at.
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