ESL – European Service Learning Days in Prague April 26-28, 2019
Dear participants of the 3rd European Service Learning Days:
On behalf of the EDM it is my pleasure to make a few closing remarks and express gratitude to all those who made this event a reality.The planning of this event was paved with a lot of service efforts, from EDM FD Committee, and most notably from Czecho-Slovak members. We want to thank everyone who helped to make this event possible and for all the time and efforts you put into it. You all did an amazing job. And especially we want to thank our workshop facilitators and NAWS for being available and supporting this event.
This weekend has been so organic and flowing. We wanted to do an event for members who actually doing the service. At EDM it’s the delegates, and we get all the information for the people who are supposed to do the service and the workshops.But we are supposed to transmit this information as well to the people who do the service first hand. That’s why EDM started with the European Learning Days 4 years ago in Berlin.
We want to express our sincere thanks to all of you who have come from over 32 Regions to be with us this weekend (Adriatic Region, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech-Slovak, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, German-Speaking Region, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA). And once back in your own environments, feel free to use everything you learned at this event to make NA a better place for all addicts in NA, in your fellowship. To see almost 200 registered members who stayed during this weekend to participate in 12 workshops most definitely met our expectation on Fellowship Development, in a broader way. We are not perfect, and we do our best to improve this service event. We ask all of you to feel free to contact the FD Committee and give feedback or make suggestions for improvements.
Udo FD Chair
The “ESL Prague 2019” Dropbox content:
– PR Workshop
– EU PR Presentation
– Facilitating A Recovery Meeting
– Atmosphere of Recovery in Service Update
– Fellowship Development Workshop
– Young Addicts Workshop
– H&I Workshop
– H&I St. Quentin (Video)
– How to: Facilitating A Workshop (later this week)
– Social Media Presentation Updated
This is the Download Link: ESL Prague 2019
We were overwhelmed over the outcome of the very 1st and 2nd European Service Learning Days (ESL) in April 2015 and 2017. It has been 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 in the 1st and in the 2nd 176 registered participants from 27 countries. We held 12 different workshops, had 3 Speaker Meetings. The turnout on the workshops was great and the atmosphere quite inspiring.
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 for every members interested in service, but primarily for members 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.
VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
The Masaryk College is situated in a strategic location in Dejvice, Prague 6, just 20 minutes away from Prague Vaclav Havel international airport, with excellent public-transport access to the city centre, and with good motorway links. All low cost airlines provide flights to Prague.