The Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (IECAH) has successfully completed the second edition of its training course for European Solidarity Corps humanitarian action volunteers. The week-long course took place in San Lorenzo del Escorial, where the 22 selected candidates learned about project cycle management, intercultural communication, security, and risk behavior prevention through participatory methodologies.
The first four thematic modules gave way to a final module in which the aspiring humanitarian volunteers put into practice the knowledge acquired in a case study, using technological tools and developing public speaking and teamwork skills.
The training program, designed by the Inspire+ consortium including IECAH, Lattanzio Kibs and Punto Sud (Italy), Bioforce (France), and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) (Germany), aims to train 1,000 candidates over the course of the year. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of completion and their profile is activated on the European Solidarity Corps portal to apply for vacancies or be contacted directly by volunteer offering organizations.