Learn, Train, UPgrade! Training was organized by Erasmus Student Network BelUPgrade with the support of Erasmus Student Network Serbia and it took place in Belgrade (Serbia) between 27th and 29th of October 2017 at the Municipality of Stari grad. It was organized as a follow-up event of ProfessioNal Platform that was also supported by ESAA OYOE grant scheme and that was organized earlier this year.
At ProfessioNal Platform we focused on individual professional growth of our members and linking them to labor market, while this time they had a chance to attend a training which aimed at developing their skills in event management and grants writing, encouraging them this way to organize large-scale events in the future making sure they know how to go through this process.
During those three days participants went through event management and grant writing sessions and workshops, focusing on gaining the practical knowledge and inputs. Added value to the event management part of the training was the presence of our guests from Erasmus Student Network Switzerland who contributed with their vast experience in organizing and managing large-scale events for Erasmus students. While in the grants part participants were guided by our experienced members that presented the whole process - from shaping the idea for a project proposal to writing a good project proposal and how the evaluation process goes. During the training participants had the chance to develop their own concepts for potential projects and there was even a competition held among them. The winning proposal was about sport event organized for Erasmus students and ESNers.