13 NGOs (28 participants) from Amman, Zarqa, Irbid and Dana started, on the 2nd of September until Saturday the 6th, the second Training course for Mentors and Responsible of EVS (Euromed Voluntary Service) projects in Jordan.
These organizations have been selected by the Jordanian EuroMed Youth Unit and SALTO-Youth EuroMed & Good Practices Resource Centre and two representatives of each NGO have been invited to participate in this training taking place in Amman at the Amman Youth Hostel.
At the official opening, were present both the EuroMed Youth Unit of Jordan and the EU Delegation.
The training course aims to prepare the NGOs to host and send volunteers within the framework of both the Erasmus + and EuroMed Youth IV programmes, enhancing thus the quality of youth work at national level.
The training is carried out by the SALTO-Youth EuroMed & Good Practices Resource Centre and the RCBS (Regional Capacity Building and Support Unit for the EuroMed Youth Programme IV).
The training course will be followed by field visits (from the 7th to the 10th of September) conducted by accreditors belonging to the National Agencies in charge of the Erasmus + Youth Programme. The accreditors will provide their assessments about the NGO’s capacity for sending and hosting volunteers.
The first training course took place in June 2014 in Tunisia and involved 14 NGOs. 13 have been accredited. Three other training courses for Mentors and Responsible of EVS projects will take place before the end of the year in Lebanon, Israel and Palestine to be later followed by the on spot visits of the NGOs wishing to be accredited.
In 2015, any organisation from South Mediterranean countries wishing to be involved in EVS as sending or hosting organisation must be accredited. Accreditation serves to gain access to EVS and to ensure a common quality standard. Without accreditation no sending or/and hosting of volunteers is possible.