ESL 2017 - 2nd European Service Learning Days 

 

Background

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.

Participation

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.

Registration

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:
learningdays@edmna.org

Projected Workshops:
Public Information (PI) and Public Relations (PR)
Hospitals & Institutions & Prison (H&I)

Planning Our Services
Literature & Translations (LTC)
FD Outreach / DSS Distance Sponsorship / Prison Sponsorship

Building Strong Homegroups

Facilitating A Meeting (Chairperson Workshop)
Welcoming All Members

Atmosphere Of Recovery In Service
The 12 Concepts
The 12 Traditions "Our Guiding Principles"

The Venue

 

Address: 
Hotel Śląsk
ul OPOROWSKA 60
53-434 Wroclaw

Accommodation:

Hotel Śląsk 
Standard double room - TWIN  
27.04.2016 - 30.04.2016
43 € (incl. Breakfast)
www.hotel-slask.pl
(if the hotel is booked already, there are 3 other hotels nearby)

Hotel Vega
(mid price hotel 5 minutes walking distance from ESL venue)
Grabiszyńska 251, 50-001 Wrocław
hotelvega.pl

Hotel Wieniawa Wrocław
(low price hotel 15 minutes walking distance)
Gajowicka 130, 53-322 Wrocław
hotelewam.p

Big City Hostel 
(low price accommodation 2 stops by tram)
Tęczowa 57, 53-601 Wrocław
big-city-hostel.pl

Program

FRIDAY

Workshops:
- H&I + H&I in Prison + Q&A
- Guiding Principles / Spirit of Our Traditions - LTC Basics & Q&A
- Atmosphere of Recovery in Service
- 12 Concepts

Speakermeeting: „Connection To Others“

SATURDAY

Workshops:
- PI PR + Sharing Best Practices
- Building Strong Homegroups
- Welcoming ALL Members
- Planing Our Services
- Facilitating A Recovery Meeting

Seakerpanal: „Revovering In A Small Region“

SUNDAY

Workshops:
- Social Media Introduction
- FD In Your Region
- Distance Sponsorship
- Prison Sponsorship

Speakermetting: „A New Way Of Life“ 

AND ...

- Coffee and Lunch Breaks
- Cleantime Countdown
- Geographical Countdown
- and a Party on Saturday

 
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.