TC “Nature of EVS” Italy

Deadline: 1 October 2015
Open to: ex volunteers, coordinators, mentors, trainers from these countries
Venue: 9 – 16 November 2015, Sermugnano, Italy


Nature of EVS is a one-of-a-kind training course which aims to explore in depth the European Voluntary Service (EVS) as a journey for personal transformation and complex growth of all the actors involved, with focus on sustainability and service to ourselves, communities and environment.

They will strongly adapt the programme to the group of participants. However, elements will include reflection on the EVS cycle as a “Hero’s Journey”, using The Way of Council as communication practice, building and experiencing community, challenges in learning, using Nature as a guide, communication and partnership, storytelling, the role of spirituality and rites in education (and EVS).


Nature of EVS is a training course for 24 ex volunteers, youth workers, trainers, project coordinators, mentors and National Agencies staff, coming from these countries who:

  • Are involved with the European Voluntary Service;
  • Want to deepen their understanding of the nature of EVS as a life journey and experience of service;
  • Are ready to explore and reflect on these topic in an experiential training course, in a community setting and in closer contact with nature;
  • Are able and ready to work in English and to attend to the full duration of the course.


Program, accommodation, food and travel costs will be financed by Erasmus+ grant. Once selected, the booking of your travel arrangements or the payment of a EUR 50 non-refundable fee will serve as a confirmation of your place.


In order to apply you should fill in the application form latest by 1 October 2015.

If you have any questions please write e-mail at

For more information please check the official call.

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