In the framework of this project, we organised a 1 month Mobility Learning period for volunteers in Málaga, Spain, for 4 volunteers of each partner countries that were trained during the Local Activities II.
Originally, the mobility was meant to take place in 2020 in the framework of the activities planned for Malaga – European Capital of Sport 2020. However, most of these sport activities were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, and any type of international mobility was rendered impossible due to travel restrictions during this time. Therefore the learning mobility was postponed to follow COVID-19 protocols and ensure the safety of all stakeholders involved.
It was finally decided that the mobility would be divided in one month slots in a three consecutive months period (May, June, July 2021), one month per country:
- May 2021: mobility of Guatemalan volunteers
- June 2021: mobility of Polish volunteers
- July 2021: mobility of Italian volunteers
The purpose of the mobility is to develop key competences of volunteers in the field of sports through a learning by doing process by putting into practice the training received during Local Activities II.
The main activities that the participants will be performing are supporting and collaborating in sports activities in local, public and/or private entities in the city of Malaga, Spain. The schedule of activities will be adapted to the period of the mobility and the ongoing sports events as well as to COVID-19 restrictions.
The first week of the mobility will also serve as a Validation and Evaluation of the Online Training Course (OTC) with the volunteering coordinators that carried out the OTC. To achieve this, the volunteers will be accompanied during the first 5 days by one project coordinator (staff member) from the partner country of origin that participated in the OTC and trained them during the second phase of local activities.