We held the closing event of our O4All project together with Orijentacijni klub Varaždin, on September 23, 2023, which also marks the end of the one-year project. The implementation of the project was supported by the Erasmus+ Program with a grant of 60 000 Euros.
After mapping the training needs, we prepared a plan for the optimal combination regarding needs-participants-educational materials-methods, and then tested these in the framework of pilot actions. Finally, we now want to share with You the experiences gained during this period.
During the one year of implementation, we tested 12 methods at more than 15 events
with the participation of more than 50 adult volunteers and more than 100 young people.
During the implementation of the project, we established that:
The detailed results will soon be available on our website, which you can access via the link below.
We would also like to thank all experts and volunteers for their work, as well as everyone for their participation. We hope there will be opportunity for cooperation within the framework of other projects as well.
Dear orienteering friends,
We are pleased to invite you to the final conference on the occasion of the completion of the project "Orienteering for All - Improving high-quality learning opportunities for volunteers of orientation events", which will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, starting at 5:00 p.m. in Varaždin, Juraja Habdelića 6 to the conference hall Hotel Park Boutique.
Partners in the project "Orienteering for all" financed through the Erasmus + program in the amount of 60,000.00 euros are Tájútsért-Pécs" Alapítvány from Hungary and Orienteering Club Varaždin from Croatia.
The results of the implemented project will be presented at the final conference. The goal of this project is to determine the need for teaching volunteers in the field of organization of orienteering events in Hungary and Croatia, by making proposals for the optimal combination of the needs of participants, teaching materials, and teaching methods for organizers of orientation events.
If you are not able to attend our final conference in person, please contact us by email, so that we can send you a link to join via video link.
In order to make the final conference more attractive for the media and participants, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Vatroslav Jagić Park near the hotel, we will set up an orienteering course for the purpose of promoting orienteering sports and announcing the final conference of the project.
Orijentacijski klub Varaždin
The Youth training camp of our O4All "Orienteering for All - Improving high quality learning opportunities for volunteers of orienteering events" ERASMUS+ project was realized between July 05-09, 2023. 29 adult volunteers and 42 young people participated in the camp held in and around Sveti Martin, Croatia.
Different types of training sessions and competitions were organized every day in the camp, where the adult Volunteers could acquire and practice the necessary knowledge (such as course planning and setting, the use of OCAD software, operation of the SI system, Build and run the start and finish (areas), operating the time measurement system, reading the SI cards, making the results and publishing it) under the guidance of experienced professionals. The many different exercises, the many enthusiastic volunteers with different levels of knowledge in the different areas, and the presence of experts who were available during the entire camp provided a good opportunity to apply and test different learning methods. The joint work and the ensuring of the inter-teams communication and task division between the Croatian and Hungarian teams was a special challenge and a valuable experience.
The young people participating in the programs were able to expand their orientation-, map reading- and other (e.g. language-, communication-, cultural-) skills and knowledge, which they can use not only in orienteering but also in everyday life.
In addition to the orienteering events, we also held two workshops, one of which was about course planning and setting, and the other one where the participants could get an insight into the financing issues related to orienteering competitions. The trip to Trakošćan and the castle visit, the afternoon baths and evening volleyball games added colour to the already varied and very enjoyable program.
The location, the high-quality programs and the cheerful company ensured a good atmosphere, as it seems on the pictures. Thank you for the support of the Erasmus+ program, because without it, all of this would not have been possible!
We are happy to announce the upcoming event (Short Term Mobility – Youth Training Camp) as part of our ERASMUS+ project: "Orienteering for All - Improving high quality learning opportunities for volunteers of orienteering events" which will be held in Sveti Martin, Croatia and the surrounding area from 05-09 July 2023 with the participation of more than 70 people from age 5 to 75.
This training camp aims to provide experience and knowledge for young individuals interested in orienteering and outdoor activities and gives learning opportunities for our adult volunteers in tasks to be carried out during orienteering competitions. During this training camp, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their orienteering skills as well organizational skills and broaden their cultural horizons.
During the training camp, there will be also held two workshops on the topics of course planning and setting as well as funding of orienteering events.
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