Solidarity power. France, Languedoc, 2022Olga Petrushko
“Solidarity power” was a training course that happened from 28 of October to 5 of November in a place Languedoc in France.
🌍Participants from France, Poland, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Croatia, Italy and Portugal gathered together for one week in a nice castle Château de St Aunay to get a unique experience and to learn new things.
🧐The main aim of the training course was to give to participants knowledge and skills on how to support young people to initiate, develop, apply for, implement and follow up on ESC Solidarity Projects.
During a week participants got acquainted with such aspects of project management as budgeting, communication, team-work, project executing, monitoring, risk management, and reporting in the best way possible through examples and discussions.
Also participants developed their coaching skills needed to coach Solidarity Projects made by young people. In the frame of coaching sessions participants worked on a goal-setting, which gave them an overview of life and steps for realizing plans.
✍️Large part of the training time was devoted to practice in developing drafts of application forms for Solidarity Projects. Participants worked on developing a project starting from the beginning, so from the designing and trying to go to all its stages and creating the ESC application form.
This experience for participants was not only about learning more about the ESC Project. It was a great opportunity to discover new cultures, learn more about beautiful countries, meet incredible people and discover something new about yourself.
One of the results of the training course was a guide developed by participants about the Solidarity Projects. This guide covers such topics:
- What is a Solidarity Project
- Project management tools
- Coaching information and tools
The guide is available here
🤝This project was organized by Logos NGO in partnership with organization AMITIE FRANCO RUSSE LANGUEDOC “AFR”.