Diogo Nogueira and Jéssica Soares
The preparation of EUSO 2019 volunteers started on February 16th, at the Directorate-General for Education, in Lisbon.
They have volunteered to take part in EUSO2019, in order to ensure that this competition will be a success, as well as an unforgettable week for every participant!
Student volunteers of EUSO 2019 will undertake important roles on a variety of tasks.
Catarina Ramos and Cristina Pinho, both Science teachers in upper-secondary schools, conducted the first preparation session.
This session started with an icebreaker Group Dynamics, followed by a presentation of EUSO and self-introduction of the volunteers in English to make them feel more comfortable and promote integration.
The morning activities ended with more Group Dynamics: the simulation of several real EUSO situations and the way to react as efficiently as possible in each situation.
During the afternoon, there was a debate with the volunteers about the detailed EUSO2019 program for mentors and the program for students. They were briefed on the various tasks and requirements of the roles they will undertake and informed about their volunteer status, as well as their rights and duties.
Afterwards, each volunteer had the opportunity to choose the task he or she would prefer to carry out during EUSO 2019.
The first preparation session ended with the exploration of the EUSO2019 website (www.euso2019.pt) that will publish news daily during the EUSO2019 week.