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On-Arrival Training in Slavsko

Andrzej Автор: Andrzej  
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On 18-22 April in the village of Slavsko was held On-Arrival Training for EVS volunteers. The meeting was attended by a dozen volunteers from Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy and France, who currently reside in countries of the Eastern Partnership: Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova within the EVS program.

Slavsko is a picturesque tourist resort, which comes alive in high seasons. There you can walk in the mountains, ski, ride on quads and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Carpathian mountains. In winter when the ski season begins, local resorts are filled with tourists who come in crowds, even for a weekend, to take a breath in the fresh open air. On the street stalls one can buy original regional products, including handicrafts.

During the day, the participants took part in several activities held in the conference room, during which were taken and discussed various topics related to the EVS issues and cultural differences in different countries. There were discussed, among others, topics concerning the conflicts and challenges that arise during the mutual cooperation between volunteers, local communities and receiving organizations. During the stay, participants were allowed to use all the facilities of the guesthouse, including garden, billiards, sauna or restaurant. In the evenings, there was opportunity to spend free time together by the fireplace, share experiences and ideas with other volunteers. The only thing that failed indeed was the weather. It was mostly rainy and snowy, which for those who were already thinking about upcoming spring was quite a surprise.

The meeting ended a little earlier, on Tuesday in the evening, March 21, with a formal dinner and on the following day most of the participants left home just after breakfast. In the meantime the organizers where preparing the arrival of another group of volunteers who were expected on Thursday for Mid-term Meeting. In memory of volunteers will undoubtedly remain beautiful landscapes, the hospitality of the organizers and hotel staff, as well as new friendships which will possibly result in the creation of the travel group this summer.

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