Coordinators at the European Solidarity Corps training session in Zrece ©EUSA

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) held a three-day training session in Zrece, Slovenia, featuring interactive activities and workshops.

The European University Sports Association (EUSA) Institute was represented at the training by its communications and projects manager Andrej Pisl.

Training started with an analysis of the needs of the organisations taking part and discussed working with volunteers.

The first half of the second day focused on the policies and protocols in place to support volunteers in times of crisis, and looked at help available for volunteers from a mental health perspective.  

During the second half of day two the sessions focused on sharing stories and experiences of coordinators while working with volunteers.

The last day focused on the specific needs of the organisations, with workshops and free time to allow coordinators to exchange experiences of their respective groups.

The ESC is an initiative by the European Commission, supporting volunteering and solidarity activities.

Applications are currently open for EUSA volunteers with a deadline of December 15.