Cristina Di Ponzio


My name is Cristina and I come from Italy even if my heart belongs to many places in the world. I start my path in European projects in 2013 as a Youth worker and I built my path in the maze of EU projects. I actually work as Project Manager and Trainer in the field of European Projects with main focus on Education, Intercultural Dialogue and Diversity. Give a look here:

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Cristina Di Ponzio

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Current occupation

I am a freelancer in the field of Project management, Coaching and training

Work experience

I have several work experience in the field of project management, training, facilitation and coaching. I follow project since the writing phase connecting bodies requests to programmes' requests. My training are related on:
- Teacher Training in education in the field of Project management in EU environment, Soft skills, Coaching and emotional intelligence tools, Intercultural environment in classrooms, Embracing diversity in learning, Multicultural environment, Non-formal education in school.
- Erasmus+ training in minorities, new generations of migrants integration, social inclusion, skills for labour market, entrepreneurial training focus on intercultural environments and processes, EU project management, coaching and soft skills for youth workers.
- Facilitation experience in many projects (mostly Youth exchange) for many different youth associations on national and international level
- Other trainings: I train several people in the field of coaching and intercultural dialogue. I work with italian NGOs, bodies, Municipalities to train fewer opportunities minors from shelter points and educators on using tools to help integration in the territories. I work for project on integration on several territories and with different Universities in the field of project (AMIF; ISPF etc.)
- Several training apart from the programme most related with coaching in education of adults.
- Several training in students learning methodologies and optimisation of teaching session in schools.
My website is mainly related to those topics:

Some of the projects I wrote/train/participate in:
Youth Exchange “InterculturACT” ref. code 2018-2-IT03-KA105-013853
Youth Exchange “Solidarity connects Europe” Ref. code 2018-2-DE04-KA105-016767.
Youth Exchange Eurovisions Ref. code: 2017-1-IT03-KA105-010670
Youth Exchange Bolipsia: Youth cross borders Ref code: 2017-1-DE04-KA105-01508
Youth Exchange “Minorities in EU” (Danish NA);
Youth Exchange Speak up, Ref. code: 2016-2-IT03- KA105-008624, 2016
Youth Exchange Sound of music, Ref. code 2015-2-IT03-KA105-006358, 2015
Youth Exchange Masterchef, Ref.code 2015-1-IT03-KA105-005380, 2015
Youth Exchange Babel, Ref. code 2014-3-IT03-KA105-004885, 2014
Youth exchange “Social Entrepreneurship changes the world” ref. code 2017-3-IT03-KA105-012033
Youth exchange Soulkitchen, ref. code 2016-3-IT03-KA105-009963, 2017
Youth exchange No hate just skate on the road, ref. code 2016-1-IT03-KA105-008113, 2016
Youth exchange No hate just skate, ref. code 2014-1-IT03-KA105-000767, 2014
- World cup volunteers 2015, ref. code 554315-EPP-1-2014-1-IT-EPPKA1-LARG-EVS
- World cup volunteers 2016, ref. code 566119-EPP-1-2015-1-IT-EPPKA1-LARG-EVS
- World cup volunteers 2017, ref. code 577910-EPP-1-2016-1-IT-EPPKA1-LARG-EVS
- World cup volunteers 2018, ref. code 590389-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-EPPKA1-LARG-EVS
- Digital CommanDEOR ref. code 589932-EPP-1-2017-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA
- BEE: Building empowering Environment for Youth Employability, Study visit in India, conferences speaker (Aurangabad), ref.code 2015-3750/001-001
- Global Youth Network, capacity building with Nepal, ref. code 566048-EPP-1-2015-1-RO-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA

Educational pathway

In the field of "formal studies", I have a master degree in "International Cooperation for human rights and cultural heritage" at University of Bologna and I took the master licensed for PRINCE2 Agile project management. I have a private Master in coaching and training and I have the great talent to mix all this formal studies in a non-formal environment.

As Non-formal experiences I am deeply in love with the methodologies and I recognise the value of those tools as my mission is to pass it in the formal education, schools and Universities. I work for more then 7 years with this tools creating many of them overall for education purposes and intercultural dialogue and embrace difference in minorities purposes. I have attended more then 100 projects in person, wrote more then 20 successful projects in many different programmes and I have several experience with many different target groups.

Some of the most important projects I participated:
- 2018, January 12-15, Agueda, Portogallo: "Open you arms"
- 2017, March 3-15, in BEE, Aurangabad, India.
- 2017, April 9-15, VILLA project "Circus to embrace diversities", Leipzig, Germany
- 2016, October 20-28, in “WEEElabs”, Vigo, Spain
- 2016 4-12 August, Minorities in EU a bilateral youth exchange I facilitate on digital storytelling and diversities in Italy and Denmark
- 2016, June, Participation in “BOLIPSIA”, Leipzig, Germany;
- 2015, October, MUN Washington DC and New York cities, USA.
- 2015, 25-30/05 Participation in “Cahor-Bologna” Comenius Cahors, France
- 2014, 20/11-02/12, Participation in “ALTEREGO NETWORK” project, training Erasmus+ KA1, ProArad association, Arad, Romania;
- 2014, 12-21/09, Participation in “ New Ideas, New work” project, training Erasmus+ KA1, Fundacja Camposfera, Klimontòw, Poland. Un training sul come reinventare i vecchi mestieri e riportarli ad una nuova luce.
- 2014, 22-30/06 “Youth Academy and Youth Festival “ Local Culture, Global Future: Europe meets Africa” included in the project “Culture for sustainable human development: Trackiling youth employment through community-based cultural project”,

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Non-formal tools design

Language Skills

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

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2019-06-01

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