Alexandra Palaisti


I have been an active volunteer, youth worker trainer and facilitator for the past 15 years, working with various organizations that mainly focus on entrepreneurship, youth participation, communication, the refugee crisis and more. I have worked as the Information & Communication Head Officer for the Hellenic National Agency for the Erasmus+/Youth Programme and I am a member of a social cooperative enterprise called Colab House that designs and implements various projects focused on the Youth.

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Alexandra Palaisti

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Current occupation

President of CoLab House Social Cooperative, Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer

Work experience

I have been working closely with people with fewer opportunities, refugees and young people for the past 15 years, initially as a volunteer. I have been one of the founding members of the "Social Solidarity Network" that was active in Greece and mainly in Athens during the years of the Economic crisis (mainly from 2010 to 2016) and I have cooperated with various self organised collectives, with the view to improve the lives of people in need. Some of them are the Social Kitchen "The Other Human", "Feed the Need KSA", and more.

From September 2017 until February 2019 I was the Information & Communication Head Officer for the Hellenic National Agency for Erasmus+/Youth.

I am specialized in Communication and PR, I have designed and implemented 2 communication strategies for the Hellenic National Agency, while also preparing, coordinating and facilitating events using non-formal learning methods, doing project management and supervising 2 officers.
Together with the TCA Officer we have organised various successful trainings and seminars in Greece and have taken part to partnerships with other national agencies in order to coordinate fora, conferences and more (eg, Youth@Work Partnership, Europe Goes Local Partnership etc).

I am the founder and Director of Tria Prima Consulting, a company that specialized in Consulting in Communication, Project Management, Facilitation and Training in non-formal education projects.

I am currently the president of CoLab House, a social cooperative enterprise that explores sustainable and innovative ways to provide spaces, knowledge and support to young people, artists, municipalities, social actors and social initiatives, in order to magnify their potential and impact.

At the same time, I volunteer in various projects, mainly related to the refugee crisis in Greece while I am also designing and implementing Municipality projects in Athens that aim to youth participation and youth employability.

Educational pathway

09/’02 –07/’03 Master of Arts in “International Public Relations”
The MA course was divided in two parts:
09/’02 – 12/’02, studying at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K.
01/’03 – 07/’03, following the University’s exchange program (“International Route”) and studying at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands for two trimesters. There, I obtained the University’s Certificate Programme in Communications

09/’97– 09/’01 Graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a
BA in Communications and Mass Media

Fields of training expertise

  • (beginner) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (beginner) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (beginner) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (advanced) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (beginner) Fundraising
  • (beginner) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (beginner) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (beginner) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (expert) Social Media
  • (advanced) Storytelling & Humour
  • (beginner) Time Management
  • (beginner) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Information Work
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (beginner) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (advanced) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (advanced) International Youth Structures
  • (advanced) Private Foundations
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (advanced) Families
  • (advanced) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Minorities
  • (beginner) Religious Youth Groups
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation

Other skills

First Aid Certificate /Driving license for car and motorbike/Photography seminars organized by the Greek Union of Press Photographers (ΕΦΕ)/Word processors (MS Word), Spreadsheets (MS Excel), MS PowerPoint, Internet applications /Information Communication Technology Tools (video/photo editing)/Social Media Management Certificate by Alison Courses

Language Skills

  • (beginner) Arabic
  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) French
  • (fluent) Greek
  • (intermediate) Spanish

Other languages


Trainer references


    Validated (2022-08-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Istanbul, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    25-29 June 2019
    Reference person

    Raluca Diroescu

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  • Social Communication Forum 2.0

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-09-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Athens, Greece
    organised by Cinergies, Maghweb, Youth of Europe, Innoved Lietuva.
    10-17 November 2019
  • 3rd Greek-German Youth Forum

    Validated (2022-09-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Cologne, Germany
    organised by JUGEND für Europa, Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (National Agency), Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (Youth NGO) General Secretary of Youth and Lifelong Learning (Youth NGO) IJAB (Youth NGO)
    22-25 October 2018
    Reference person

    Christian Herrmann

    (PR Officer, Online & Print Editor IJAB)
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This profile was last modified on 2023-11-10

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