Antonis Triantafyllakis


I've come to define my personality and ideas with the following line:
Trainer, nomad, volunteer, freethinker, sustainability seeker, NFE addict, p2p lover, web 2.0 artivist, promoter of a better future for all based on the Commons.
When it comes to training, I focus on the trainees creating the content and me providing the structure for them to thrive, in a creative and collaborative way through which everyone learns by experience, has fun and is ready to apply the knowledge gained directly!

Antonis Triantafyllakis has 6 references for past work as a trainer.

Antonis Triantafyllakis

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Current occupation

Soft Skills Trainer/Facilitator

Work experience

I've been called a "professional volunteer" before, for a reason. I absolutely love volunteering and have been doing so for more than a decade, working for various youth organisations, European and national NGOs and informal local groups.

I also have a professional experience as a web/graphic designer, manager of a cinema and computer or sound technician. I do however value my volunteer experience much higher, as I feel I have developed many more skills non-formally rather than formally, by being given the chance to lead a group or event, to manage a team or coordinate a project and, above all, to teach people in a non-formal way, which has led to me now pursuing a professional career as a trainer/facilitator.

I've proudly served as Speaker of AEGEE-Academy, the official pool of trainers of AEGEE (one of Europe's largest interdisciplinary youth organisations), and have delivered over 500 hours of training/facilitation in a multicultural context, to over 1000 trainees.
I'm also an active member of the International Youth Work Trainers Guild, as well as the community of the Trainers' Forum.

I have been a full-time trainer/facilitator in the following projects:
▫ Youth Against Extremism and Radicalisation (Erasmus+ training - Hungary 2018)
▫ Mini Human Resources European School Moskva 2018 (AEGEE-Academy training - Russia)
▫ Meanwhile in Siberia (New Year Event of AEGEE-Moskva/AEGEE-Tuymen - Russia 2018)
▫ Training New Trainers Bucuresti 2017 (AEGEE-Academy training - Romania)
▫ Transsiberian Dream. On cloud 9! (Summer University of AEGEE-Moskva - Russia, 2017)
▫ YO!Fest 2017 (European Youth Forum event - Netherlands)
▫ GROW (Scoala de Valori / AIESEC project - Romania, 2017)
▫ Training New Trainers Cluj-Napoca 2016 (AEGEE-Academy training - Romania)
▫ Local Training Course 2016 of AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
▫ A taste of FRES (Romania, 2016)
▫ Democracy, where are you going? (Spain, 2016)
▫ AEGEE-Bergamo Teambuilding Weekend (Italy, 2015)
▫ “HyperYouth3000” (Erasmus+ Training – Denmark, 2015)
▫ "Network Meeting Kastoria 2015" (Greece)
▫ "Summer University Project School Cluj-Napoca 2015" (Romania)
▫ "There and back again - Winter LTC 2015" (Greece)
▫ "Summer University Project School Izmir 2014" (Turkey)
▫ "MATRIX activism 2.0" (Youth in Action Training – Georgia, 2014)
▫ "FYGO - Feeling Younger by Getting Older" (Grundtvig project – Greece, 2014)

And a part-time trainer/facilitator in:
▫ Summer University of AEGEE-Voronezh/Rostov-na-Donu/Kharkiv/Odessa (AEGEE event - Russia and Ukraine 2018)
▫ Local meeting of AEGEE-Passau (AEGEE event - Germany 2018)
▫ Citizenship at its Grassroots (AEGEE event - Poland 2018)
▫ Connecting Europe (AEGEE event - Greece 2018)
▫ Network Meeting Cluj-Napoca 2017 of AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca (AEGEE event - Romania)
▫ Network Meeting Kyiv 2017 of AEGEE-Kyiv (AEGEE event - Ukraine)
▫ Spring Agora Enschede 2017 (AEGEE statutory event - Netherlands)
▫ European Planning Meeting Zagreb 2017 (AEGEE statutory event, Croatia)
▫ Trainers' Forum 2017 (Poland)
▫ Network Meeting Ankara 2016 of AEGEE-Ankara (AEGEE event - Turkey)
▫ Autumn Agora Chisinau 2016 (AEGEE statutory event - Moldova)
▫ 17th University on Youth and Development (Spain, 2016)
▫ Ideas Factory - Planning Meeting (AEGEE statutory event - Spain, 2016)
▫ Summer University 2016 of AEGEE-Kyiv (AEGEE project - Ukraine)
▫ Spring Agora Bergamo 2016 (AEGEE statutory event - Italy)
▫ Borderless Europe: Blessing or Burden? (AEGEE event, Romania, 2016)
▫ Euro-BRICS Young Leaders' Platform Planning Meeting (France, 2016)
▫ European Planning Meeting Leiden 2016 (AEGEE statutory event, Netherlands)
▫ Gala Ball Weekend in Heidelberg (AEGEE event, Germany, 2016)
▫ dioNYsiaE : The Revival of Gods (AEGEE event – Italy, 2015)
▫ Leaders for Europe (EuroDEMOS project – Romania, 2015)
▫ Network Meeting Krakow 2015 of AEGEE-Krakow (AEGEE event - Poland)
▫ Summer University 2015 of AEGEE-Dresden (AEGEE project – Poland, Germany)
▫ Summer Universities 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 of AEGEE-Heraklio (AEGEE youth mobility project - Greece)
▫ "Pitstop 2013" (Youth in Action Training - Austria)
▫ "the threads that connect us" (Grundtvig project - Greece, 2012)

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Educational pathway

My educational background is in IT (I studied in the Department of Applied Information Technology and Multimedia of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete). However, I value my non-formal education much higher, as I consider it what has defined my personality to what it now is (or at least its good parts).

I have experience working as a trainer/facilitator, following the Non-Formal Education framework in many projects, both as a full-time trainer and as a part-time trainer. These projects are responsible for some of the greatest memories of my life and I can no longer imagine my life without similar experiences.

My experience as a trainer began when a trainer in one of the now more than 130 international events I've attended, convinced me that it would be a good idea, and so, my training adventures began happily and hopefully will keep taking place even more happily ever after!

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (expert) 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)
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (expert) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (advanced) International Youth Structures
  • (beginner) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (beginner) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (advanced) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (beginner) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) 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
  • (beginner) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Gamification, Open Badges

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Greek

Trainer references

  • MATRIX activism 2.0

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Rustavi, Georgia
    organised by KinoYeast
    January 21-29, 2014
  • Summer University Project School Cluj Napoca

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Cluj Napoca, Romania
    organised by AEGEE
    March 5-12, 2015
  • Summer University Project School Izmir

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Izmir, Turkey
    organised by AEGEE
    March 14-21, 2014
  • NWM Kastoria

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-08-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Kastoria, Greece
    organised by AEGEE-Kastoria
    April 23-26
  • There and back again - Winter LTC 2015

    Validated (2018-01-18)
    The training activity took place
    in Anogeia, Greece
    organised by AEGEE-Heraklio
    January 30th - February 1st
    Reference person

    Carina van Hoof

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    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-03-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Elsinore, Denmark
    organised by Crossing Borders
    November 3rd – 11th, 2015

This profile was last modified on 2018-10-25

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