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Argyris Choulias

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Love Learning how to Love the Learning Process.
Being a participant, a volunteer, a youth worker and now a trainer I value the process of learning from different aspects. I started my journey at non formal education field as a participant with fewer opportunities. So my belief is that a good method includes not the majority but all the participants.From A to reach Z you need to pass 24 letters. The same as in every learning process there are steps.My job? To make them clear and joyfull for all!

Argyris Choulias has 5 references for past work as a trainer.

Argyris Choulias

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer / Youth project coordinator

Work experience

Volunteer on a local and national level from 2000 till 2006 at different organisations.

Youth worker from 2007 till 2010 in Greece and Turkey (EVS volunteer, EVS mentor, Youth Consultant)

Free lance trainer and youth programmes facilitator since 2010.

Main Projects from 2011 till now

As a trainer:
"Facing Europe": Democracy project on Understanding and Comprehending the EU Institutions”. September 8-16 2012 Athens Greece.

"Migration and Unemployment: Myths and Reality” - Training Course on HR against xenophobia with Eastern Europe and Caucasus. 2-9 November 2012 Ioannina Greece.

"Mind Games" - Training Course on Inter-religious dialogue, mass media and Peaceful Conflict Resolution (EUROMED,EECA countries) April 12-20 2013 Komotini Greece.

“Picture your job” - Training course on fighting youth unemployment. 27 October - 3 November 2013 Viterbo Italy.

"POWER GAMES" -Training Course on Equality between women and men, European Citizenship and peaceful conflict management (EUROMED,EECA countries). 15-23 November 2013 Komotini Greece.

”RetroREspect” - Training Course for youth workers on human rights, antisemitism and racism(EUROMED,EECA countries). 14-22 March 2014 Thessaloniki Greece.

"Art to Act” -Training Course on Inclusion through Art (EUROMED,EECA countries). 10-18 February 2015 Komotini Greece.

"NFE South R-Evolution" - 2 year Grundtvig project on empowering non-formal education in Southern Europe (2012-2014). Role: Trainer.

"Structured Dialogue in Grecce" - Structured Dialogue Youth project on fighting Social exlusion through Structured Dialogue. 01/09/2014 - 31/12/2014 Athens Komotini Crete, Greece. Role: Trainer of youth workers and municipality workers on Structured Dialogue process.

"Structure Dialogue on a Tour around Greece" - Dialogue and cooperation - Structured Dialogue project on solving Youth unemployment problems via Structured Dialogue. 01/02/2015 -31/05/2015 Mykonos Thessaloniki Corfu, Greece. Role: Trainer of youth workers and municipality workers on Structured Dialogue process.

"DIG-IT up!" - Training course on including digital tools in youth work. 02-07 May 2015 Rome Italy.

"The Art of Good Life" -TRAINING COURSE on Healthy Lifestyle and outdoor activities (EUROMED,EECA countries). 05-13 June 2015 Chania-Crete, Greece.

"Something is Going on with Human Rights" - Training for young students (13-17 years old) on understanding and promoting HR. In Cooperation with Directorate of Secondary Education of Rodopi to all 22 schools of the periphery. March 2013 till now, Greece.

Near Future:
"Erasmus+ Bazaar" - Training Course on Social Media and digital tools at youth work (EUROMED,EECA countries). 27.12.2015 – 03.01.2016 Zakopane Poland.

As a facilitator:
From 2011 till now in 19 youth projects in Greece, 5 in Turkey, 1 in Spain, 1 in Ukraine, 1 and 2 in Latvia. (youth exchanges, youth initiatives, seminars ,democracy projects, international workshops).

As an EVS project manager:
„Moving (in) Neighbourhoods” 2 months HO for 2 Turkish volunteers hosted December 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012 in Athens, Greece.
”EVS brings Peace” 1 month HO for 2 Turkish Volunteers hosted February1 – March 1, 2012 in Athens, Greece.
"Moving in Neighbourhoods” 3 volunteers from Latvia, Spain and Ukraine 5.09.2012 – 4.03.2013 in Athens, Greece.
„Moving in Neighbourhoods” hosted April 5 – October 4, 2013 for 3 volunteers from Ukraine, Poland and Belgium in Athens, Greece.
„Moving in Neighbourhoods 2” hosted 1.01–30.08 2014 for 2 volunteers from Cyprus in Komotini, Greece.
"Learn it your way" hosting 2 volunteers from Poland from 14/08/2015 till 12/08/2016 in Komotini, Greece.

As a youth councelor sent for EVS 12 young Greeks the last 2 years.

Publications:
"Mind Games" handbook on tools of peaceful conflict management at non formal education - 2013 /Jorgen Johansen/ Argyris Choulias (in Greek) http://euractiv.gr/system-g-mind-games

Educational pathway

For my development as a trainer I have participated to more than 10 training for trainers the last 3 years. Mojority of those were about HR , social inclusion and peaceful conflict management On the top of them is the Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth in Action Projects 2014/2015 where I had the opportunity to develop new skills related to my work as a trainer.
My EVS( Youth Caravan, Ankara - Turkey 2009-2010), is also a top non formal education experience for me. Although it was voluntary, it was my first proffesional work as a youth worker.
Last but not least my studies as a journalist (2005-2010,University of Athens, Media and Communication department), helped my communication and management skills.

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (intermediate) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (intermediate) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (beginner) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Information Work
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (advanced) Youth Policy
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Greek

Trainer references

  • Dig it Up

    Validated (2017-11-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Rome, Italy
    organised by Agenzia Nazionale Giovani - Italian national agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action
    April 30th to May 7th, 2015
    Reference person

    Michele Di Paola

    (co-trainer)
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  • RetroRespect

    Validated (2017-02-14)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by System and G
    14-22 /03/2013
    Reference person

    Dr.Shmulik Lahar

    (co-trainer)
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  • Picture your Job

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-02-14)
    The training activity took place
    in Viterbo, Italy
    organised by EURECA
    28-10-2013 - 02-11-2013
  • Power Games

    Validated (2017-02-14)
    The training activity took place
    in Komotini, Greece
    organised by System and G
    15-23 November 2013
    Reference person

    Diana Batraka

    (Organiser)
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  • Mid-term evaluation meeting

    Validated (2017-02-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Athens - Greece
    organised by NA Greece
    7-11 December 2016
    Reference person

    Konstantinos Stergiou

    (co-trainer)
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This profile was last modified on 2017-02-09

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