Carlos De Sousa Santos


Use your Resources and Develop your Competences.
I am member of the Portuguese Erasmus+ JA National Agency pool of Trainers and EURODESK multiplier.
Im involved as Regional Development Expert with several URBACT Networks and I was Founder of the NEYC, Network of European Youth Capitals.

I am the Coordinator of 100% Youth City - European Quality Label for Youth Friendly Cities.

I LIKE to focus my training procedures on the development of personal and social competences.

Carlos De Sousa Santos has 11 references for past work as a trainer.

Carlos De Sousa Santos

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Current occupation

GNRation Creative Hub/ Youth Programme - Braga Euro-atlantic Youth Center and Europe Youth Store Director. Full time job / Freelancer EU Programmes Trainer / Coordinator of Portuguese Network of Peer Information Centres

Work experience

I am involved in the Management of Braga EYC2012 - European Youth Capital and Braga2016 - Iberoamerican Youth Capital.

I am Regional Development Expert and Consulter on several URBACT II/III European Networks.

I am Trainer and Expert on Erasmus+ TCA (Transnational and Cooperation Activity) and in the former EU Youth in Action TCP programme.

I have a full time Job in GNRation Creative HUB and my Unit is also responsible under Braga Municipality/FBA frame work, to manage:
Braga City, Youth Programme;
Braga City, Youth International Cooperation;
Non Formal Education Promotion and activities;
European Projects Management related with Youth and Urban policies.

Braga EYC 2012 and CEAJ developed several EU Erasmus+ and former Youth in Action projects in themes related to Participation, Citizenship, Structured Dialogue, Youth Co-management, Local Youth Policy, Culture diversity, Media and information, Sustainability and Youth policies Development.

Currently, Im developing together with other 6 European Cities, under Erasmus+ YOUTH - KA2 a "Quality Label for Youth Friendly Cities.

I cooperate with OIJ - International Youth Organization for Iberoamerica as external expert, supporting the OIJ Social Innovation Agenda and the implementation of OIJ 2016-2020 Youth Contract.

I am also an Educator and Trainer and I am a current member of the Portuguese Erasmus+ National Agency pool of trainers

Educational pathway

Recently I had the pleasure to Unite several awarded Title "European Youth Capital" cities and create NEYC - Network of European Youth Capitals and coordinate its work between 2012 and 2014.

I was President of Portuguese University Sports Federation for 4 years, during that time I was involved in the Portuguese Youth Council and Portuguese Olympic Committee at National Level. I was also involved in ENGSO Youth, ISCA Youth and EUSA and FISU at international Level.

In EUSA (European University Sports Association) I was responsible for the creation of the Volunteer mobility project.
In ENGSO and ISCA I was involved as a Trainer and Seminar keynote speaker.

I have a degree in Psychology and I am certified Portuguese “CAP” Trainee.
I also managed non-formal education TC for Sports, Culture and Youth Associations.
During the last years, I had coordinate several projects and trainings with International Organizations like UNHABITAT, UNAOC, CoE, EACEA, OIJ, EYF, FISU and EUSA.

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Animation
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (expert) Education through Sports
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (expert) New Information Technologies
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (advanced) Storytelling & Humour
  • (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
  • (intermediate) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) 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)
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (expert) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (expert) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

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

Trainer references

  • FISU FORUM - Education trough University Sports

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-03-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Lisbon - Portugal
    organised by FISU
    21 to 27 July 2004
  • “From Rotterdam 2009 to Thessaloniki 2014”

    Validated (2018-09-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Thessaloniki2014: European Youth Capital
    14th to 17th December 2011
    Reference person

    Babis Papaioannou

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  • "Start the Journey"

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-09-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Cluj, Romania
    organised by Cluj-Napoca EYC 2015
    27th to 30th January 2013
  • Take a Chance

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Maribor, Slovenia
    organised by EPEKA
    27 December 2011 to 03 January 2012
  • Building Youth Capitals For Europe

    Validated (2018-12-30)
    The training activity took place
    in A Coruna, Spain
    organised by FEXUGA and City of A Coruna Youth Department
    23 to 28 of April 2013
    Reference person

    Dmitry Maslov

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  • Youth Capitals in Action - TC on International Cooperation and Partnership Building

    Validated (2018-12-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Varna, Bulgaria
    organised by Municipality of Varna
    1st to 7th of September 2014
    Reference person

    Maya Doneva

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  • Share European

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Cluj, Romania
    organised by Share Federation - Cluj2015: European Youth Capital
    05th to 08th December 2014
  • N.I.C.E Place

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-09-07)
    The training activity took place
    in Évora
    organised by Erasmus+ PT National Agency
    11th to 17th October 2015
  • TCA Connecting EU Youth Values trough Media

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Portugal
    organised by Portuguese Erasmus+ NA
    15-20 November 2016
  • TCA - N.I.C.E Learning

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Varna
    organised by Bulgarian Erasmus+ NA
    25 to 30 of October 2015
  • TCA - N.I.C.E Learning 2.0 Social innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-03-18)
    The training activity took place
    in Varna, Bulgaria
    organised by Bulgarian Erasmus+ NA
    22 to 28 February 2017

This profile was last modified on 2017-08-28

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