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Anita Silva

About:

I have been active in the youth work sector for 20 years working for different organizations such as community centers and emergency homes for young people at risk, as a youth worker. I also lectured in higher education courses for social educators and community workers for 6 years. Nowadays I work in several european network trainings such as Salto ToT, ATOQ, Eye Opener, Creativity & Innovation. Meanwhile I run a company specialized in Consulting, Training and Non Formal Education Projects.

Anita Silva has 3 references for past work as a trainer and added 2 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Anita Silva

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Current occupation

Freelance Trainer, Consultant and Company Director.

Work experience

I've been working with groups since a long time firstly as volunteer and afterwards as a professional community worker and trainer. Professionally, I have worked in several institutions such as: emergency houses for youngsters, peer education centers, street work, adult training, etc. Right now, I'm CEO at Team MAIS: a company specialized in Consulting, Training, and Non Formal Education Projects. Besides that I am a freelance trainer, giving training throughout Europe on different topics, mostly related to Creativity, the E+ Programme, Trainer and youth worker skills, Animation Techniques, Employment, Citizenship and Youth Participation.

Educational pathway

I have a degree on Social Cultural Work and a master in Creativity and Innovation, Besides that, I'm a certified trainer and I followed different National and International trainings and workshops topics like: Clowning, Creativity, Tools for Trainers, Empowerment, Youth Participation, Leadership, Humor Techniques and Lego Serious Play :)

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Clowning, animation techniques

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) Portuguese
  • (fluent) Spanish

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This profile was last modified on 2017-01-11

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