Volunteers Without Borders
International Youth Association has implemented the training course "Volunteers Without Borders" in Kobuleti, Georgia.
The project reunited 28 youth workers from 14 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Turkey and United Kingdom.
During the 9 days of training (from 21.09.-29.09.2013) the participants developed their competences to plan and promote intercultural learning and participation of youth in and through volunteering projects with high impact on the volunteer and the local community. The participants have acquired knowledge about intercultural and non-formal learning and they have received powerful tools and resources to plan cross-border volunteering projects.
The participants explored the impact of intercultural non-formal learning and volunteering and shared best practises of promoting and increasing visibility of intercultural learning and volunteering. The programme of the Training Course “Volunteers Without Borders” was based on the principles of non-formal education. Participants were actively involved during the whole implementation of the programme. Participants were also actively contributing during the workshops with their opinions, active participation, questions and comments.
In the last phase of the training, participants developed new work practices and designed new projects.
"Volunteers Without Borders" was financed by European Commission under Youth in Action programme and implemented by International Youth Association.