Amar Abbas


Amar is an expert in youth engagement, intercultural relations, radicalisation and cohesion – with over 18 years’ experience both in the UK & around the World. Significant experience in working in Europe on a range of programmes as well as with the Foreign Office and British Council in over 25 countries. Thematic focus areas: youth engagement, programme management, volunteering, faith-based youth work, mentoring, migration, refugees, integration, inclusion, leadership, policy and citizenship.

Amar Abbas has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Amar Abbas

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Current occupation

CEO, Consultant, Trainer

Work experience

18 years as a professional Trainer on a range of thematic areas such as youth engagement, programme management, volunteering, faith-based youth work, mentoring, migration, refugees, integration, inclusion, leadership, youth policy and citizenship.

CEO of Youth Action - a youth-led UK NGO engaging and supporting over 6,500 young people.

Educational pathway

NVQ Level 5 - Leadership
BA Hons - Public Policy & Politics
MA - Leadership and Management

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (advanced) Financial Management
  • (expert) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (beginner) Health & Prevention
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (expert) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (expert) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Policy
  • (expert) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Children
  • (expert) Families
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (advanced) Religious Youth Groups
  • (beginner) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (advanced) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (beginner) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Africa
  • (advanced) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (expert) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (expert) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Latin America
  • (intermediate) North-North Cooperation
  • (intermediate) North-South Co-operation
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (beginner) Arabic
  • (fluent) English

Other languages


Trainer references

  • Youth Leadership Programme

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-03-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Liverpool, United Kingdom
    organised by Youth Action
    4-8 July 2016
  • Training "Beyond the label#refugee"

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-01-18)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalieptė, Lithuania
    organised by Aurelija Dzedzevičiūtė
    11-18 June 2017
  • Active Citizens!

    Validated (2022-03-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Lahore, Pakistan
    organised by Youth Action
    9-13 October 2017
    Reference person

    Suhail Ainarkar

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This profile was last modified on 2018-03-19

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