36 trainees from 12 different countries in Europe, among them 6 from Finland, were participated in the “Step into EVS: Developing Competencies of Organizations to Host, Send and Coordinate EVS” training program. The training was a 10 days length program, and took place in Struga, Republic of Macedonia with the support of the Erasmus + program.

EVS (European Voluntary Services) is one of the key activities of Erasmus + Programme giving young people, including those with fewer opportunities, unique opportunity to gain new competencies, increase self-esteem and self-confidence and contribute to the development of the communities in their sending and hosting countries.

By the project ‘Step into EVS: Developing Competencies of Organizations to Host, Send and Coordinate EVS’ we aimed to respond on the needs of organizations motivated to become sending/hosting/coordinating organizations of EVS volunteers.