Name of the project: EVS Step Forward to Entrepreneurship and Employability
Date: 25th September to 3rd October 2018
City / Country : Milicz, Poland
What was the main topic of the event?
Liis Vääna – Entrepreneurship and employability of volunteers
Nele Tamm – The main topic of the project was about mentoring and how to support the EVS volunteer during the time they are away and after they are done with their volunteering. Also we talked a lot about employability and how it is difficult for young people to find a job and what can we do about it.
What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?
Liis Vääna – There were many of them. But the biggest one was doing little project by groups. We had to great little business plan and share/sell it to others. I learned how to sell my idea, considering time stamps and others interests.
Nele Tamm – The biggest learning moment for me was, how brave and courageous can people be and how there can be such a good dynamic in the group. I also learned that although the facilitators where the ones with different topics and they talked about it too, I learned much more about the discussions we had where different people shared their experience. I find it so necessary and meaningful.
Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?
Liis Vääna – Definitely yes. This is the area where I want to study and grow. Want to do projects, workshops etc
Nele Tamm – Yes. I would love to participate in projects as such in the future and I am seriously considering EVS after I graduate from uni as well.
Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?
Liis Vääna – Sure. You grow as a person. You have to share your ideas and thoughs with people from different places. You have to express yourself in English. You are growing together with the group. You get so much new info and the same time so many new friends.
Nele Tamm – I would definitely recommend. Besides getting new knowledge about the topic, there is so much more about these projects. You learn how people are really open to new things and getting to know new people, you learn about different cultures and that there is acceptance. In our group, there was respect all over. Everyone was heard. We had discussions, not once arguments You can also somewhat improve your language skills. And you definitely get new valuable friendships out of it.
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme