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Brais Fernandes Álvarez

About:

A training is a chance to learn. Our task as educators is to help and encourage every single one to discover the infinite power existing in their chest and soul... in a holistic approach.
In every human there is the potential to understand the entire Universe...
We should not suffer because of short-cuts that the mind creates.
We should be able to enjoy and learn from whoever and whatever we met, since this is the only Truth in every specific moment.
ALEGRIA!!! Magis starts on us!

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Brais Fernandes Álvarez

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Trainer connections

  • Riccardo Gulletta
    Riccardo Gulletta
  • Hugo Lage
    Hugo Lage
  • Monika Novosadova
    Monika Novosadova
  • Irem Ebru Kuru
    Irem Ebru Kuru
  • Nuno Da Silva
    Nuno Da Silva
  • Andrei  Popescu
    Andrei Popescu

Current occupation

Freelance socio-culture animator and historian. I love culture vulgarization, intercultural bridging, all-kind-of-games&arts, mythology, philosophy, theatre and story-telling.

Work experience

I feel skilled to manage a group of any age, nationality or circumstance, always keeping a participatory and educational approach.
Grown in the youth field, at 18 years old I started as educator on summer camps in a local NGO (with youth organisations, social services, local authorities... then I came into youth exchanges, work camps, intercultural gatherings...) and I keep this habit.
Professionally I moved towards NFE through story-telling, performance, creativity, literature vulgarisation, animation to theatre and search of knowledge through culture and nature.
Regarding youth policy, I use to combine volunteer activity within several local NGOs and professional activity in a pool of educators constituted as company with some mates from our former youth NGO.
That NGO is named Itaca, based on Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, since 1982.
My professional life is linked to the pool of educators Xandobela: www.xandobela.info

Educational pathway

I am the first Erasmus student I´ve ever met. It was in Limerick, republic of Ireland, in 1996.
I was also organizer of the first youth exchange I´ve ever heard about. It was Portugal-Galicia in 1995. That was the "Youth for Europe" program, prior to the "Youth" and "Youth in Action" programs and the current Erasmus+. I´ve also had beautiful experiences under Grundtvig program -Life Long Learning on adult education-, as I love community development and intergenerational dialogue.
My degrees are in History and Theatre, by the University of Santiago de Compostela.
I am member of the pool of trainers of YEU (Youth for Exchange and Understanding) since its creation in 2012.
Since this same year, one of my biggest pleasures is to be member of the Joint-program Team of the University of Youth & Development run by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.
I´m Toastmaster VPE in my city TM club.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (advanced) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Children
  • (expert) Families
  • (advanced) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (advanced) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (advanced) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (advanced) 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
  • (beginner) Asia
  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (expert) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Latin America
  • (intermediate) North-North Cooperation
  • (intermediate) North-South Co-operation
  • (intermediate) South East Europe

Other skills

Sustaninability, Arts& Human sciences, Intangible Heritage, Folclore & Traditions, Games as a tool

Language Skills

  • (good) English
  • (intermediate) French
  • (intermediate) Italian
  • (fluent) Portuguese
  • (fluent) Spanish

Other languages

My native language is GALICIAN

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2017-02-13

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