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Alberto García García

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If I had to describe myself as a trainer in just one word, that would be CURIOSITY. Every time I give a training course or facilitate an activity, I think of it as a learning opportunity for both the participants and me. A chance to go in depth into new topics, to listen to different opinions, to meet people who are committed and devoted to what they do, to experience new cultures… To sum up, an opportunity to satisfy my curiosity. That is why I love to be a trainer.

Alberto García García has 7 references for past work as a trainer.

Alberto García García

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer and facilitator

Work experience

For the last few years, I have worked as a coordinator and trainer in several training activities in the field of non-formal education, more precisely, in the Youth in Action programme. Many of these activities were part of the European Voluntary Service Training and Evaluation Cycle, where I have been involved since 2008 in on-departure and on-arrival trainings, final evaluation seminars and annual events. Moreover, I have also been a trainer in courses about entrepreneurship, sustainable development, voluntary service and cultural diversity, among many other topics. The above mentioned activities were performed for several entities, such as the Spanish Institute for Youth, the Spanish Network of former EVS volunteers and other non-profit organizations.

During my European Voluntary Service I was involved in dissemination activities among the local community youngsters of European mobility programs, such as the former Youth programme, Erasmus and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Furthermore, as member of the Spanish network of former EVS volunteers since its foundation, I have been taken the following responsibilities: treasury, training group coordination and project development.

Other than as a trainer, for several years now I have worked as well in the fields of accountancy and foreign trade, in both private companies and public institutions: Solvay, Alcoa, Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade, Spanish Embassy in Lisbon, etc.

Educational pathway

I studied Economics at the University of Oviedo and, once I set foot into that first Faculty, I’ve never stepped out. Business Administration was followed by Tourism and, afterwards, a Master’s degree in International Business Administration and another in Economic Growth and Sustainable development. The latter is part of my current PhD studies.

My formal education has given me the chance to broaden my points of view and know in detail fields such as Economy which, for the good or the bad, play such an important role in our life. Moreover, I have also gained an extensive range of practical knowledge in NGO management.

Soon after finishing my degree in Economics, I decided to go abroad and stayed there for a long time . I have lived in Canada, Poland, Portugal, Italy and Germany, either for work, education or voluntary activities. From these experiences, I gained a solid command of several languages: English (C1), Polish (A2), Portuguese (C2), Italian (C2) and German (A2).

My extensive experience abroad has brought me not only new language skills but, above all, exposure to new cultures. Thus, I have come to know different realities and ways of thinking, as well as work and develop a strong intercultural sensibility, which I believe is one of my main assets.

Simultaneously to my studies and work experiences, I have trained myself intensively in the field of non-formal education, attending numerous training courses on relevant topics such as Training for trainers, European Citizenship, NGO management, experimental learning… among many others.

All these courses have given me the chance of not only going deeper into the aforementioned topics, but also to know the principles and methodologies of non-formal education and, overall, to shape the trainer that I am today.

A more detailed description of my work experience and educational background might be found in Spanish in my LinkedIN profile o under request in English.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (beginner) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Education through Sports
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (expert) Financial Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (intermediate) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (advanced) Time Management
  • (intermediate) Training of Trainers
  • (advanced) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (beginner) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) German
  • (fluent) Italian
  • (beginner) Polish
  • (fluent) Portuguese
  • (fluent) Spanish

Trainer references

  • EVS On-arrival training seminar

    Awaiting validation (requested 2014-11-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Valladolid (Spain)
    organised by Spanish National Agency for the Youth in Action programme - Junta de Castilla y León
    18-23 June 2012
  • EVS On-arrival training seminar

    Awaiting validation (requested 2014-11-30)
    The training activity took place
    in Valladolid (Spain)
    organised by Spanish National Agency for the Youth in Action programme - Junta de Castilla y León
    23-28 January 2012
  • EVS On-arrival training seminar

    Awaiting validation (requested 2014-11-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Salamanca (Spain)
    organised by Spanish National Agency for the Youth in Action programme - Junta de Castilla y León
    21-26 May 2012
  • Impulso Ibérico para el Año Europeo del Voluntariado

    Validated (2016-11-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Tomiño (Spain) and Vila Nova de Cerveira (Portugal)
    organised by Spanish National Agency for the Youth in Action programme - Portuguese National Agency for the Youth in Action Programme
    15 to 19th of May 2011
    Reference person

    Hugo Lage Seoane

    (Coordinator)
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  • Our effort, their future

    Validated (2016-12-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Arenas de San Pedro, Spain
    organised by Asociación Jóvenes Solidarios
    9 - 13 June 2012
    Reference person

    Monia Wisniewska

    (Coordinator)
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  • Employability Ambassadors II

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-02-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Mollina (Spain)
    organised by Spanish National Agency for Erasmus+ YiA
    21/11/2016 - 27/11/2016
  • Employability Ambassadors

    Validated (2017-02-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Mollina (Spain)
    organised by Spanish National Agency for Erasmus+ YiA
    21/11/2015 - 28/11/2015
    Reference person

    Monia Wisniewska

    (Co-trainer)
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This profile was last modified on 2017-02-28

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