ESL 2017 - 2nd European Service Learning Days
We were overwhelmed over the outcome of the very 1st European Service Learningdays (ESL) in April 2015. It was an amazing experience and it most definitely met our expectation on FD-work, in an broader way. But how it actually turned out totally blew our minds!
There were 162 registered participants from 30 countries and 27 regions/communities. We held 12 different workshops, had 3 Speaker Meetings and was skyped in to the Northern Californian Convention.
The turnout on the workshops was great, all members participated and stayed all through the days.
The buzz during workshops was great and the atmosphere so inspiring.
At the summer EDM in Birmingham Delegates decided that this event needs to be continued, as we reached so many communities at once, and made a platform for those who actually do the service, to exchange experiences and best practices with each other.
Purpose & Vision
We believe that European Service Learning Days (ESL) are FD in its purest form. This event is separated from the formal business at the EDM, solely focusing on service and helping communities grow. We want to broaden our communications and see this way to be a part of that.
This event is mainly for our members in service, actually doing the service, to learn, for training and sharing experiences. If regions are to send participants, we rather see that it is the coordinators/chairs and members in service committees that are going. We emphasize regions/areas to fund there servants by themselves.
The language of ESL is english. Participants from regions are asked to send english speaking members, or have at least one member on board who is able to translate for the others, if needed.
Needless to say that this event is for every NA member as well, who wants to attend this service event.
We do not have Pre-Registration. Participants just pay registration on location. If you are planning to attend the European Service Learning Days, it would be kind to confirm your attendance, it would help the planning.
Just send us an eMail, confirm your participation and please let us know what kind of workshop you would like to attend:
Public Information (PI)
Public Relations (PR)
Hospitals & Institutions (H&I)
Hospitals & Institutions (H&I) in Prison
The 12 Concepts
The 12 Traditions
Planning Our Services
Literature & Translations (LTC)
Building Strong Homegroups
Welcoming All Members
Atmosphere Of Recovery In Service
Facilitating A Meeting (Chairperson Workshop)
The EDM provides a Funding Budget for regions who financially can not afford to send committee members to attend the Learning Days. If this is the case your region can request for funding of two or three members (depending of the costs).
The funding request instructions and further information are available for download (see document below).
ESL Funding Instructions (DOCX, 5500 kb)
ESL Funding Instructions (PDF, 2400 kb)
Please fill out all necessary information and send it back to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for funding requests: 1st of December 2016.
ul OPOROWSKA 60
Standard double room - 45 € (incl. Breakfast)
What will happen?
3 full days, focusing on service and service related workshops. There will also be recovery meeting as well, might be a party/entertainment and there are rumors about a citywalk in beautiful Wrocław (Breslau). Right now we are in the process of working out the program, so if you live in a community with specific needs, please let us know. We are paving the way as we go along, and more will be revealed. More info will be published as the work continues …
It is with excitement we are welcoming you all to Wrocław in April 2017.
In grateful service,
the ESL Host Committee Wrocław
in cooperation with the FD Committee of EDM.