Eduk8 - Endless Possibilities!
Eduk8 is ESN’s international training project, which aims to empower ESN members to allow them to perform better in their ESN daily tasks. Every day ESN’ers all over Europe, work hard to support and develop our colourful network and while doing so they gain new skills and competences. These skills and competences can be hard to identify and put words to and that is where Eduk8 can make a difference. Eduk8 facilitates activities where underlying soft-skills can be identified and where participants can share know-how and learn from one-another in a structured, conscious and fun way!
ESN Odense is offering teambuilding events to both Boardmembers & Active Members and we organise workshops for students on topic as for example Public Speaker and Culture.
Benedikt & Ozhen participated in the Eduk8 Academy in Sarajevo in 2017.
Read their stories here:
'The overall topic of this year's ESN Academy in Sarajevo was social inclusion. We were able to choose four workshops out of a broad spectrum that dealt with the inclusion of individuals with disabilities, migrants and the awareness of gender equality.
On the first day all workshops were designed to get background information and get a first idea of the different areas of social inclusion. I decided to start with a workshop about people with disabilities, where we got to know different types of disabilities and how they affect a human being. But afterwards, I also attended workshops on storytelling and if gender has ever decided for us, what we are supposed to do.Overall, the ESN Academy was very emotional and allowed to bond with ESN'ers from all over Europe and exchange not only best practices for our sections, but also to grow on a personal level and make experiences that will influence our life or at least mine. It helped to reinforce that we as ESN are standing for a united Europe and that we have still a lot of work to do to make sure that our environment is social inclusive and enables everyone to have the same opportunities to express themselves.
I'm extremely thankful that my local section ESN Odense and the National Board supported my participation at this Eduk8 event and even though I won't be active in my home section, I want to make sure to contribute to the ESN network in one way or another.'
Benedikt - ESN Odense
'The ESN Academy in Sarajevo was my first ESN international event and it made a huge impact on me. Together with app. 80 other participants we started a 4-day workshop about disability, gender and migrants. These three different workshops had an impact on every participant, it was subjects you have experienced at least one time during your life. The results were therefore a group of people who became vulnerable, strong and determined to try and change the world the best way possible. Personally, it made me become more encourage in ESN and it became more evident how much we actually try to give back to the society and others.
ESN Academy in Sarajevo made me realise, if we stand together and help each other everything is possible. Kudos to the entire Eduk8 team, they did an amazing job and without their engagement and skills it would not have been a perfect academy'.
Ozhen - ESN Copenhagen
Visit eduk8.esn.org to learn more about the project.