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Ramon Tena Pera
I started in the field of youth work in year 2000 as a volunteer in the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia, involved in regional and European projects. In 2005 became a member of a pool of trainers of the European Youth Forum, and in 2007 a member of the trainers pool of the Council of Europe. This made it possible not only to get acquainted with the great professionals, but also more deeply acquainted with the European school of non-formal education, European institutions, their principles and values work. Most importantly this gave the opportunity to work on the educational activities of different formats and thematic areas (large-scale youth forums, seminars, training sessions with European youth networks and umbrella organizations, conferences, training courses, expert meetings, evaluation seminars, consultative meetings, etc). Areas of expertise include intercultural learning and dialogue, and leadership and management, gender, education, human rights and development, organizational management, youth work, youth policy and participation, etc.
As of today, I am a member of the Armenian National pool of trainers who are actively involved in the development of non-formal education, coaching and community youth sector in the country.
My personal interests include youth policy apart from contemporary art, Classic music, politics, traveling.
As a youth worker and trainer/facilitator of youth projects I have an experience of work with young people from national and religious minorities and majority, young people with special needs (deaf and hard of hearing, mental and physical dis(f)ability), young people from social minority background (from orphanage houses, from refugee families). I work with young people from different cultural backgrounds (including young people who are coming from the same country but represent sub-cultures).
The main areas of my interest are human rights and human rights education, peace building and peace education, intercultural learning, volunteerism and active citizenship.
I believe that non-formal education gives people a possibility to stretch their comfort zone by securing a save internment for learning and self-development.
Simultaneous to the experience I came up with lots of questions concerning ethical aspects of the training, level of empathy of the trainer, possibilities of long term evaluation and many others. In 2002 I participated to the ToT which for sure raised my competences but also raised a lot of questions. I know that I will always have that questions and that is the way to keep motivation to work on self-development.
Jan Van Hove
* I worked between 2000 and 2008 as international training coordinator in a Belgian youth work organisation (MJA)
* I worked between 2005 and 2008 as coordinator of an European network organisation
* I'm since 2008 director of the Public Service Interpreting Ghent (Belgium), which merged now with other departments into the Ghent Agency for Migration and Integration (Belgium)
* I work since 2000 as free lance European trainer in Non Formal Education
* I'm also expert for the Erasmus+ programme, for Salto-South Eastern Europe, Jint (the Belgian-Flemish National Agency), and the British Council
* And as all this serious youth/policy/integration/diversity/training/assessment/.... stuff is quite intensive, as "mental tooth-brushing activities", i'm a passionate scuba diver, a climber, and a trumpet player :-)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Since 2002 I have been active as a trainer on more than 200 international and national training courses of youth workers on following topics: Training of/for trainers and/or facilitators; Volunteer Management; Volunteer projects and concepts/values; Team work; Team building; Non-formal education and youth (un)employment; Leadership; Strategy; Strategic leadership, thinking and planning; YOUTH / Youth in Action Programme; Fundraising; Organizational and project management; Awareness Raising, PR and Lobbying; Structured Dialogue; Human Rights; Minority Rights; Gender issues; Intercultural learning and dialogue; European citizenship; Global citizenship and education; Peace building; Peace Education; Youth sports work.
Currently freelancer incorporating the business know-how and experience into the non-profit and youth work.
Ida Minnea Kreutzman
Looking for assignments in international cooperation, project development dealing with European / Mediterranean issues and beyond, in the fields of NGOs, arts, migrants... while I continue to do some support to the development of young musicians and artists in Egypt and continue practice photography.
Elizabeth Kasa Mälksoo
A consultant and a trainer with passion of human rights based approach, team building and communications.
She has a long history in developing non-formal education for anti-hate speech work and she is an award winning author of R-word, a book about combating racism and hate speech online. She is awarded with The Innovation Award by the President of Finland and The Young Actor Award by The Finnish Youth Co-operation Allianssi.
In 2013, I co-created IICoS, "Intercultural Institute of systemic competences". Together with my associate, we offer individual and team therapy, coaching, training courses on systemic solution focused approaches and diversity management.
And when I don't work, I love to travel, to be a mummy, to dance, eat chocolate, get angry with human rights violations or make photos...
Passionate about the role that young people can play in conflict transformation, I have developed various projects and initiatives involving youth from Eastern Europe and Caucasus. Demonstrating the impact of youth work is really important to me, leading me to focus on the development of monitoring and evaluation tools to better understand the changes brought about by conflict transformation educational activities.
My focus areas are conflict transformation, fight against hate speech and intolerance, Human Rights Education, youth empowerment and support to civil society organisations.
My training expertise is in participation, leadership and self- development , youth policy development, intercultural dialogue, human rights education, diversity, advocacy, conflict and mediation. I was active in several local, national, Moroccan, Golf, Arab and European Organizations and NGOs.
I cooperate as an Expert for several Training companies and Ministries from (France, Qatar, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Lebanon and Switzerland).
I am doing a research : about intercultural dialogue, and about new forms of political youth participation.
I am interested in Arab-Euro Youth Coopération, Social change and Innovation.
Mark E. Taylor
Pieter - Jan Uyttersprot
Now since over 10 years I work on an international level also on different topics but mostly on animation as a tool for youthwork, active participation, empowerment of youngsters, Human Rights Education, Learning and all this by interactive methods and using non - formal education.
My work experience includes working with young people, families and communities. Since 2010 I worked on the topics such as: local democracy, social inclusion of young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods, life skills development and training, school democracy and youth participation, as well as supporting cooperation between formal and non-formal education settings and empowering youth workers to apply mixed-ability approach in their non-formal education activities.
I am thankful for 10 fruitful years of professional experience, training and learning in the field of non-formal education and youth, focusing on the topics mentioned above, with environmental sustainability, gender and intercultural dialogue as transversal to the work I do. I have extensive background in grassroots peace and conflict work, especially in Asia (Philippines, Indonesia), Europe (South Caucasus), and the Mediterranean (MENA Region).
I recently moved to Zugdidi, Georgia where I started a local yoga community, and where I am exploring alternative ways in bridging peacebuilding, mindfulness and environmental sustainability. In January 2016, I founded 366DaysofGratitude, an online community journal promoting happiness and gratitude. I also co-founded Mind and Surf (www.mindandsurf.com/es), a social enterprise start-up organising personalised eco-retreats on surfing, yoga, meditation and sustainability.
I am a certified 200hr RYT yoga instructor, I play capoeira, and I love to surf.
My main focus areas are youth participation, non-violent communication and cross-cultural awareness.
I have been active in international youth work & training since 1997. In my training work, I am especially focused on youth participation and social inclusion; and developing inclusive approaches to training youth from various minority backgrounds, including youth with disabilities.
• 15 years experience in international youth work training, international NGO management and youth development
• Trainer & consultant on youth, social inclusion and civil society sector capacity-building - in the regions of Eastern Europe, South Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Euro-Med, Central Asia and Northern America
• Co-author, developer and editor of training manuals and modules in the fields of Human Rights Education, Diversity, Disability and Social Inclusion
• 15 years' experience as a disability rights advocate
• Professional writer in English and Russian; freelance journalist for Russian and English-language media
• Advisor to international foundations and institutions on capacity-building, social inclusion, disability and youth
• President of IFHOHYP in 2004-2014
My consultancy & research interests: social inclusion, disability, youth and social policy, civil society capacity-building, anti-discrimination, equal opportunities, and NFE. As a consultant, I worked with the Council of Europe (various Directorates), European Commission, EPYRU, World Bank, OSF, Higher School of Economics, European University at St. Petersburg, Erasmus Students Network, OBESSU, World Organisation of the Scout Movement, Deutsch-Russischer Austausch, and others.
Educational background: MA in International journalism, a degree in interpretation in the field of professional communication sphere, Exec. MA in International and European Relations & Management, and an MA in Political Science and Sociology. Currently I am working on my PhD research on social inclusion of persons with disabilities at Humboldt University, Berlin.
Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez
Since more than ten years I work at international level for European institutions, universities, NGOs and private companies.
I come from Spain and I live in Germany. My working languages are English, French, German and Spanish.
"Training for Action" is my motto because I believe that Education and Training are not just for personal development; they should as well promote social changes.
Yael Ohana Forbrig
- 20 years experience in the fields of youth, non-formal education and civil society development with extensive project development, management and evaluation experience across the wider-Europe;
- documented professional experience in European cooperation, with specific expertise in the fields of youth, non-formal education and civil society development;
- extensive in-field experience across geographical Europe (especially, East Central Europe, Eastern Partnership countries, South Eastern Europe);
- worked in a great variety of roles as a consultant (for CoE, UN, EU, Partnership on Youth, OSF, Roma Education Fund, European Cultural Foundation, international NGOs and development organisations), e.g. senior trainer, curriculum developer, lead consultant on evaluation and policy review processes, researcher, facilitator of strategic development processes, author or editor of circa. 20 publications, team leader in complex strategic development projects;
- key skills for youth work and youth policy: European cooperation in the fields of education, training, lifelong learning, culture, youth and social policy; effective communication capacity in 6 languages, advanced drafting skills in English and French; conceptualisation, development, facilitation and evaluation of training for civil society development, youth participation, multi-stakeholder policy development processes, and civil servants with youth related responsibilities.
Having the great opportunity to facilitate and support deep human transition processes I believe in life-long education including people like me working in the youth work and education fields.
A central value in my work is social and global justice (connected to Human Rights) with its different dimensions and thanks to my different long term trainings including organisational consulation and coaching/supervision my analysis and approach are also structural.
It also is essential for me to use my competences and knowledge by only supporting projects (paid with public money) which are sustainable and not just "lipstick" (Tom Robins).
And I love to work in (bigger) project teams enjoying a lot the inherent sharing and mutual learning opportunities.
Special areas of interest: intercultural / interreligious dialogue; women's issues; organisational development and management; advocacy; training of trainers; active youth participation; Roma
Uncompromising passion with anything international.
Still believing in democracy.
The paradigm of education should radically change.
I could easily join Mars 1 mission to ensure that human rights are in place from day 0.
I am addicted to procrastination but haven't found a civil society initiative to join, so far.
The European Youth Centers remind me of those castles we were building in the corner between the sofa and the armchair, feeling safe and ready to change the world around me.
I can watch more than 20 episodes of the Big Bang Theory in a row.
Diogenes of Sinope is my favorite ancient philosopher although I barely know anyting about him.
I have already subscribed in the event following the solar eclipse of 2081.
- President of United Societies of Balkans (U.S.B.) since 2008 throught it I have realized many local, national and internation project
- Head of Anna Lindh Foundation of Greece since 2014
-Coordinator of the network of ngos of Thessaloniki, Greece
-Coordinator of the network of EVS accreditate organisations of Greece
Economist, holding a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in the field of Economics of Education and currently Ph.D. candidate at the University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) in Greece, focused on the research of efficiency and effectiveness of the Greek educational system. Since 2011 I am teaching at the UOWM as a specialized research associate the courses of ‘Entrepreneurship and Innovation’ while offering Careers advises and Consulting Services to Graduate Students as Assistant Director at the UOWM’s Career Office in Florina, Greece. I have several scientific publications related to youth, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, youth unemployment, efficiency and effectiveness measuring tools.
Starting point in Youth Work for me was 2008 when I was elected president of the Local Youth Council of my town. Since then I have participated, worked and volunteer in several European and national projects cultivating the European citizenship identity.
Since 2014, after completing the annual SALTO training course “Training of Trainers (TOT) for Erasmus+ Youth of SALTO” my role as a Youth Trainer became more professional offering me opportunities in a global level.
Currently, I am member of the British Council Greece pool of trainers for “Lifes Skills” program, member of SALTO pool of trainers and Erasmus+ evaluator in education and training for the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ) in Greece.
I have participated as team member of Compass and Compasito trainings at both national and international level. Other activities I have participated in: translation of HR materials including Compasito into Hungarian, team member of HREYN study session, editor of the revised Compass manual, qualitiy controller of the Hungarian translation of Bookmarks, rapporteur of CoE events related to the NHSM campaign.
I have leadership experience in a number of national and international organisations and have thorough understanding of international relations within the EU and in cooperation with Africa and the Mediterranean.
Barbara Giovanna Bello
Since 1993 he is member of the Youth Express Network which he has represented from 1999 to 2003 as member of the Advisory Council of the Council of Europe in the role of Vice president. At the moment he lives in Latina (Italiy) and works as pedagogical director of www.kamaleonte.org.At international level is founder and trainer of www.viaexperientia.net
Marta Gianello Guida
In terms of educational background my main areas of expertise are gender and gender based violence issues, LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Intersexual) identities, feminist issues, inclusion/exclusion dimensions, bullying and anti-discriminitaion issues. I am also very interested in intersectionality and multiple discrimination issues, on which I have been developing local activities for some years and have focused my academic studies. Finally, I have developing my competences in organizing trainings on project planning and non formal education methods.
I work as well as a CLOWN and street theater performer in many different non-formal places, using the clown language with an educational purpose and developing the idea of non formal education around Europe.
I have been organizing youth exchanges and different training activities for young people, youth workers and trainers on national and international level, working for different realities (also institutions like Salto, National Agencies, Council of Europe). I like the use of the different “non formal languages” like theater, animation, clown, media, educational board games as learning tool.
I am part of the Youthpass and the recognition team of non formal learning, and i have been running since 2008 the TC "The power of Non formal education", designed and run together with other two trainers colleagues (Denis Morel and Jo Claeys).
As trainer, my main areas of expertise are human rights education, youth policies and youth participation.
Among my interests: yoga and breathing techniques applied to training, sailing and volunteering in sailing therapy organisations.
I work as trainer in field of Human Rights Education ,Peace Building , Leadership ,Conflict Transformation and Advocacy.
Specialization: teamwork (intercultural teamwork), situational leadership, intercultural communication, training for trainers. He uses modern active training methods: experiential learning, outdoor courses, open space technology, and other interactive learning methods. Execution of training projects for the Council of Europe since 1994 and with other international organisations and companies all over Europe.
Working as researcher, policy analyst and freelance trainer. Active in the advocacy field and political analyst in Lithuania. Marius has extensive experience working with Public Relations and Media. Recent years has been working a lot in Eastern Partnership countries supporting youth policy and youth work development, building capacity of ministries and youth NGOs.
For active international youth work he was awarded the “Youth ambassador 2005” and 2011 title in Lithuania. Marius contributes in preparing methodological materials for international youth work, writes articles.
I work in the field of youth since 1995, starting from grassroots level in Alexandria (Egypt) and co-founding a number of youth organizations and networks, later working on advocacy and lobbying for youth policy on national and regional levels, in 2003 I started to work as a freelance trainer in the field of youth in Europe and Arab countries.
I worked in different organizations managing projects focusing on youth like: League of Arab States, Bibleotheca Alexandrina, Anna Lindh Foundation and Sustainable Development Association.
as a freelance trainer I work on topics related to: Youth work, Sustainable development, Intercultural dialogue, Human rights education, Peace, NGOs Fundraising and project management, and International cooperation.
In training, I work to develop an authentic and personal approach, sharing my own experience, developing mutual reflection and trying to inspire trainees rather than preaching wisdom found in books. Working independently, I am discovering my own pathway to training, publishing and consulting and the many challenges that entails.
I'm a freelance trainer, project manager and psychologist with over 15 years of experience. In a few words: I'm committed, honest and creative.
So far I've been working in 22 countries, running training and/or implementing capacity building projects, both governmental and non-governmental.
If you believe I can be a plus to your team, feel free to contact; I'll be glad to know your action plan, and be part of it.
Nuno Da Silva
I am now interested in working with Education to bridge the gap between people and nature, between people and other people and between ourselves and our emerging future selfs. I am now focused in holding spaces where people can enter in a generative flow, at the individual and group levels, in order to allow new possibilities to emerge and shift to new systems that are more localized, resilient, authentic and respectful of the planetary boundaries, the biodiversity and humanity.
Alegria e Amor!
Laura De Witte
My favourite tools: Theatre of the Oppressed / Compass / Compasito
My favourite target groups: Children , Young People, Adults who are invisible, with no voice
Region: Algarve, just in front of northern coast of Marocco
Age: 44, half working in Education in general
My daily transportation: bicycle
My moto: Life is like riding. To keep your balance, you must keep moving" (A. Einstein)
Ana Carla Rodrigues Afonso
I am passionate about education, especially non-formal education, and I believe it is the key to empowerment, self-fulfilment and freedom. My main fields of expertise are self-development, human rights education, social entrepreneurship, peace and nonviolence, and gender.
The methodologies I mostly use in my work are experiential learning, art of hosting, theatre of the oppressed, arts and other participatory methods. I believe in the holistic dimension of learning and in the importance of connecting learning to identity (ownership of learning). I am convinced that good questions are key to learning, especially in truly empowering learning processes.
Throughout the last years I've been working daily in the field of youth participation, particularly in supporting young people promoting transformation in their local communities and on their Democracies.
I had the privilege to work with diverse target groups, embracing multiple purposes - from grassroots young people and youth workers, to youth leaders and decision-makers.
Currently I work as policy adviser for Lisbon City Council Deputy Mayor for Social Rights.
Adina Marina Calafateanu
Technocrat as Secretary of state in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, bureaucrat as Youth in Action coordinator in the Romanian NA of volunteer in various NGOs I have been followed by some “fluid” ideas such as nonformal learning, volunteering, youth work and NGOs capacity building.
Results: being involved in more than 250 national and international training courses and learning events as trainer, facilitator or organizer. The main topics were in the following range:
- project management
- application writing
- nonformal learning methods and tools
- Youth in Action
- teamwork and group dynamics
- youth participation
- youth policy
- social inclusion
- coaching, mentoring and leadership
- training of trainers
- youth policies
- communication and presentation skills
- organizational culture
- Karl Popper and Parliamentary debate
I enjoy creating inclusive, creative and critical spaces for discussion and empowerment for young people through using a variety of methods that lead to individual and societal change.
I started my career as a trainer while working in Romania for an LGBTQI organisation called ACCEPT Association. My work focused for a long time on inclusive education, combating bullying, hate speech and discrimination. I have been involved in international youth work and training especially through IGLYO (International LGBTQI youth and student organisation) and after in the Advisory Council on Youth of CoE.
I have completed TRAYCE (CoE long term training of trainers course) and since then I joined the Training Pool of the Council of Europe.
I am currently working as a freelance trainer.
I do believe in challenge as a driving force for personal growth. All my training work is about development through challenge and cooperation. My motto is — «It’s just a right moment 4 challenge!».
Besides I'm quite interested in social sciences in general and in psychology in particularly.
Have more than 5 years of work as educator and trainer.
Professional coach since 2015 (personal, professional development, coaching of teams).
Member of The Trainers Pool of the Youth Department Council of Europe since 2014. Member of the Trainers Pool of the European Youth Forum (2015-2017).
Board member of National Youth Council of Russia.
I have more than 10-year experience in training and organizing educational programmes on different levels (local, national, international), involving and empowering young people at youth participation on local and regional level. That is what I'm doing in my life and I'm happy to bring positive changes with my work, trainings, coaching sessions and personal volunteer experience in the life of local and international community, offline and online.
Sounds great, does not it? I do believe that education is a key to a lot of doors and to the progress. Especialy when we talk about strengthening the voices of young people
I am involved in education since 1999 in different capacities: through youth work and trainings but also through universities and institutes.
As a trainer I like to work for the courses related to youth work, intercultural learning, human rights, social issues, media.
And I am very happy to have a great opportunity to influnce lifes of people!
Snežana Bačlija Knoch
I have been active in youth work and nonformal education field for the past 13 years and have worked on more than 100 different educational activities on local, national and international level, mainly focused on the South East Europe and the Middle East. I hold a master degree in “Applied Conflict Transformation Studies Balkans and Middle East” and Soliya and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations certificate for advanced facilitation of online learning.
Last, but not least important, I share my life and living space with a child, husband, cat and parakeet, and lots of earrings, beer glasses and children books from all corners of the world.
Today and while working continuously on my personal development I orientate myself towards leadership-related competences and emotional intelligence, on top of the facilitation / moderation of large-scale events (conference and symposia). Besides, I continue my work as freelance trainer and learning facilitator with a specific focus on competences-related work (competence framework and competences development).
Vojislava Tomic Radivojsa
In recent years, associate with Youth Offices in Serbia for programs that include young people at risk from vulnerable groups in local volunteer services. Supervisor and mentor for future youth workers at National Association of youth workers in Serbia (NAPOR). Member of Council for ethical issues in youth work and member of the Alumni Council KOMS (Serbian Youth Umbrella Organization). Member of the National Committee for the Fight against hate speech online. The author of the program for the empowerment of children and young people "New kids, new age”, coauthor of “Manuals for nonviolence I, II”, “Organizational management”, research on violence in secondary schools in Serbia etc.
Working with and for youth, the last twenty years in order to achieve social justice for all in Serbia.
Celina Del Felice
DIEGO MARIN ROMERA
Diego has been working in the field of youth work and training since 2000. His experience in this field is quite long and diverse. His field of specialization in training is connected with supporting people to reach their potentialities (at personal and professional level) what is implemented in a very humanistic way through non formal learning approaches and other methodologies such as participant centred approaches (adapted from Carl Rogers, Goodman and F. Perls) or experiential learning approach (David Kolbe). Diego is working in an NGO called Euroaccion since 2011 as the responsible person for the training strategy of the organization. Before, he was working in another NGO called Cazalla-Intercultural for about 10 years in the same position. Diego also works for international institutions like the Directorate of Youth & Sport of the Council of Europe or S.A.L.T.O. (Support For Advance Learning and Training Opportunities) of the European Commission where he is also member of their pool of trainers.
The topics he is working are: social theatre, social inclusion & intercultural learning, International Volunteering (management of volunteering projects at local and international level), international youth projects management, training of social and youth workers in Non Formal Methodologies, Creativity, Conflict Transformation and Gestalt Therapy and Group Dynamics.
Diego is also working as a mentor for European volunteers in the frame of the European Programme Erasmus +, he develops mentoring sessions with more than 10 EU volunteers on a daily basis from Euroaccion NGO. He is also part of the pool of trainers of the Spanish National Agency for Youth where he is part of the team that organizes and runs interim evaluations for the EU volunteers in Spain (about 6 evaluations of 5 days each every year)
Diego works at local and international Level. Locally he is working organizing trainings for educators, social and youth workers on their professional competence development as well as with young offenders in the prisons of Murcia. At international level he works with the above-mentioned institutions but also with other international organizations outside Europe, such as YSDA, Ritual (The Philipines), FSL-India, Savia Roja from Ecuador, ADELPACK from Mexico and Centro Murciano de Córdoba (Argentina). With all those organizations Diego keeps a very solid and stable relationship of work for the realization of trainings and other capacity building activities with young people.
My interests are intercultural dialogue, human rights and human dignity, fight against institutional racism and oppression, empowerment of vulnerable communities, migrations, social inclusion and advancement of the Roma community in Europe.
In the last 10 years I have invested in developing the following areas of expertise: Leadership, Antigypsyism, Roma Youth, Training mediators, Advocacy, Remembering the Roma Genocide, Intercultural dialogue, Empowerment of Roma, National Strategies and Policies for Roma Inclusion, Mass Media, Civil Society Development, Strategic Programs on Roma Inclusion in South East Europe and Western Balkans, Strategic initiatives for capacity building of Roma youth and Roma youth organizations, Grant-making, Human Rights Activism.
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Experienced in non-fomale education both on local level (youth centers, NYC) and international level. At the moment the secretary general of Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID).
Interested about innovation and development of activities and processes that are combined with both online and offline learning.
Filed of experience:
- Project Management
- Democratic Participation and Citizenship
- Human Rights Education
- Hate Speech and Hate Crime (online and offline)
- Youth work
- Formal Education background in Information and Communication Technologies.
Current work with different institutions, international and local organisations:
2015 - current - member of Pool of Trainers of the European Youth Forum
2015 - current - member of Pool of Trainers of Youth for Exchange and Understanding
2015 - current - Secretary General at Center for Intercultural Dialogue Macedonia
2014 - current - member of Pool of Trainers of the Macedonian National Youth Council
2012 - 2014 - LTTC Enter! Access to social rights for young people
2012 - current - Frelence trainer and facilitator on local and international educational events
2010 - current - Senior Facilitator in MultiKulti Youth Center (local youth center in Kumanovo Macedonia)
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Biljana Vasilevska Trajkoska
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
I have more then 13 years of engagement in youth work and non-formal education.
Since 2001,I have been working as a trainer in hundreds of national and international trainings on Intercultural learning, organizational and project management, structured dialogue, human rights, European citizenship, PCM.
Ufuk Sabri Atalay
Since 2013, I have been a board member of a grass-root refugee European network which is called Voices of Young Refugees in Europe (VYRE). Through VYRE, I have been working intensively over the issue of the social inclusion of migrants and minorities. Likewise, since 2013, I have been a member of European Trainers’ Network where I had comprehensively worked over the issues of intercultural learning, counseling and mediation.
As a trainer and an activist trained in multidisciplinary programs I had a field experience in humanitarian projects in Western Africa, in Turkey and in France. Being fluent in French and English (as well as Turkish) allowed me take part in various major events where I also had the chance to embrace different approaches to learning and enrich my approach to training accordingly.
Gulesin Nemutlu Unal
Gulesin’s involvement in youth work and civil society is since 1998, during which she mainly worked on the civic education programmes and training of youth workers and trainers. She is a member of the Pool of Trainers at CoE’s Directorate of Youth and Sports, Network Trainers Pool of SALTO T&C RC and a member of the European Training Strategy Expert Group. She is also involved in the UNIQUE network.
Gülesin has been one of the authors of “Youth Work and Policy in Turkey” book, among other publications in the fields of human rights education, recognition of youth work, non-formal education and Europe. She has various articles published in the Coyote Magazine. She is passionate about pirate stories.
He has experience in designing and managing large scale programs, educational initiatives, and culture and arts projects including oral history studies, international circulation of exhibitions, publication of books, production of documentary films. Ragıp collaborates with a number of grass-root initiatives and takes part in international collaborations in several fields such as human rights, minorities, conflict transformation, culture and arts, historical dialogue and reconciliation, and youth work.
Svitlana Korenkova (Tymchenko)
I work mostly in non-formal education. My favorite methodological approaches are: experiential learning, competence based approach and accelerated learning. I like to combine different methods and techniques and design new ones. I try to be creative and interactive using the group energy as a main engine for the development of each other.
Main topic: Leadership, personal and organizational development, Advocacy and Human Rights education, Intercultural and Interreligious dialogue, Citizen’s participation and conflict resolution etc.
Being in the maternity leave within last years gave me new energy and ideas. Observing my child development I’ve got many insights concerning the non-formal learning and personality development and I’m ready to share and to put it in practice.
− human rights education for activists, educational professionals, youth and children,
− theory and philosophy of human rights,
− non-formal and human rights education,
- rights of the child,
- human rights monitoring and public court monitoring,
− international advocacy for human rights,
− development of youth civil communities,
− conflict transformation,
− public diplomacy in promoting human rights defence.
Asier Carrasco Gonzalez
I keep myself busy with youth activities at local and international level. In fact I am setting up the website which will gather relevant spaces for youth worker around Europe.
My background organization is WAGGGS - World Association of girl guides and girl scouts where I have been growing as young persons and then acted as youth worker, leader and external representative for many years before mentoring younger members.
I steadily believe in an integrative use of Formal Education, NFE/Learning in order to develop young people's fullest potential: becoming leaders, being positively responsible, discovering entrepreneurial skills and having the interest in more sustainable ways of living.
Being first a youth worker and then a trainer, I have found a common aim between my professional life and the choice to fulfil my mission continuously. In fact, taking part to the new projects in the youth field means 'Taking action' to me. It is about inspiring and welcoming new inspiration, create the link between European Institutions and actions at local level, giving people a meaning for empowerment and tools to create their own solution to everyday challenges. I have been trained in Human Rights Education, sustainable development and in gender issues in my life thoroughly. I consider such knowledge the foundation to contribute to constructive dialogue, social equity and promote the environmental, economic, social, geographical and cultural sustainability. I graduated in environmental chemistry and later on in education with a focus on migrating population. However, I continue improving my competences and I am strongly dedicated to this mission by doing, towards the promotion of a rights- based approach in all activities I join.
Emanuele Nargi (1977), trainer and organiser. An Assessorand Expert of the UK National Agency of the Erasmus+, POT of the Council of Europe and part of an Interdisciplinary team (INCA Team) where he curates and coordinates Teams of experts and Training programmes aimed at sharing artistic skills and ideas among artists and participants all over Europe. Collaborates with organizations to develop communities, promote diversity and the principles of equality for the benefit of all. Taught courses about “body and awareness” in cultural and arts centers, medical departments, associations, disability centers, schools, universities. Areas of expertise: performing arts; development of cultural identities; active community development; local groups development; non-formal education; multimedia. More: http://www.salto-youth.net/tools/toy/emanuele-nargi.700/
Among his recent publications: Art and creativity in intercultural trainings. European Youth Foundation – Council of Europe, quadrilingual edition, 2013 (with Brunetti R,. D’Argenio, S., Gulletta, R. & Pessina, C., available at inca-kit.blogspot.com).
Oana Nestian Sandu