Dan Moxon


Dan is an expert in the field of inclusive youth participation, with nearly 20 years experience working with children , young people and families. He is a member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the EU-CoE Youth partnership and Salto-PI's Think Tank on Participation. He has delivered training courses across Europe around the topics of inclusion, participation and youth policy.

Dan Moxon has 9 references for past work as a trainer.

Dan Moxon

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Current occupation

Full time trainer, consultant and researcher

Work experience

Dan is an expert in the field of youth participation, with 20 years experience working with children and young people in the voluntary, public, for-profit and academic sectors.

Dan is a Director of People Dialogue and Change, a consultancy providing capacity building services for organisations who wish to develop their approach to youth participation and youth engagement. He has led work on behalf of UK Youth Parliament, The Council of Europe, The British Youth Council, The Department of Health, The Railway Children, The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, The 2017-18 Trio of EU Presidencies, The UK Parliament, The Commonwealth Youth Programme, and Government Office for The North West, as well as a variety of local authorities, voluntary organisations and research institutions in the UK and across Europe. His work includes a variety of multi-county youth participation initiatives for organisations such as Eurochild and The European Patient forum and a number Pan-European training courses for organisations such as Salto Inclusion and Salto Participation.

Dan is an experienced researcher and evaluator with a research focus on children and young people's participation and using participatory research to enable young people to influence policy and strategy. Through his role in the Pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and The Council of Europe he was invited to be one of two researchers re-designing the consultation process behind the EU’s 6th Cycle of Structured Dialogue, arguably the largest participatory process in the world. This work was widely regarded as highly successful. It engaging nearly 50,000 young people from across the EU, was instrumental in developing the new European Youth Goals and informed the direction of the future EU Youth Dialogue.

Dan is an Associate Director at the University of Central Lancashire’s Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation, the only research centre in the world focused exclusively on participation. He is co-editor of a book for Palgrave Macmillan on children and young people’s participation, citizenship and intergenerational relations and is currently undertaking his professional doctorate on dialogue and knowledge production between young people and adults.

Educational pathway

Professional Doctorate, Social Care community policy and practice , University of Central Lancashire (ongoing)

PG certificate in Researching Social Care, University of Central Lancashire

Diploma of Higher Education in Youth and Community Work (JNC) Manchester Metropolitan University.

Youth Workforce Leadership and Management Programme, FPM

MTQ 48 assessor

Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

NSPCC Child Protection Awareness

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) 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) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (expert) European Institutions
  • (expert) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (expert) International Youth Structures
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

good at making cocktails.

Trainer references

  • Young Diplomats

    Validated (2021-11-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Germany (Nuremberg ) and the UK (Cheshire)
    organised by North West Regional Youth Work Unit
    Reference person

    Sharon Watts

    (Business Development Manager)
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  • Different Voices in Global Conversations

    Validated (2021-10-26)
    The training activity took place
    in Preston, Lancashire
    organised by University of Central Lancashire
    Sept 2012
    Reference person

    Cath Larkins

    (Young People's Strand Project Coordinator)
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  • JCI Iceland Convention 2013

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-10-07)
    The training activity took place
    in Snaefellsness, Iceland
    organised by JCI Iceland
    28the September 2013
  • Eurochild VYP Programme

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-08-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Milan
    organised by Eurochild
    November 2013
  • What is Your NEET? Seminar 2014

    Validated (2020-02-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Helisinki
    organised by Salto Inclusion / Finnish National Agency
    21- 25 October 2014,
    Reference person

    Marijia Klajic

    (organiser )
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  • On Track Conference - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

    Validated (2020-02-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Bratislava, Slovakia
    organised by Salto Inclusion Slovakian NA
    13-16 April 2016
    Reference person

    Marija Kljajic

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  • NEET Project Factory

    Validated (2020-02-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Sigulda , Lativia
    organised by Salto Inclusion. Latvian NA
    17th - 22nd Oct 2016
    Reference person

    Marijia Kljajic

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  • Ignite the Spark Lab 3

    Validated (2020-07-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Manchester UK
    organised by Salto Participation / British NA
    23rd May - 26th May 2017
    Reference person

    Adrian Rosten-Smart

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  • Summer Training Course 2018

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-01-14)
    The training activity took place
    in Vienna and online
    organised by The European Patient's Forum
    Feb 2018- November 2018

This profile was last modified on 2021-12-30

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