Ekaterina (Katya) Sherer Sherer


I am a freelance trainer and consultant in the Youth Field, delivering trainings and creating experiences for 20 years on local and international levels. My passion is non-formal education, lifelong learning, recognition of NFL, online learning, HRE! I believe each person has a great potential for learning, discovering and developing, we just need to find a key for it and create a safe and inspiring space for each participant.

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Current occupation

Freelance Trainer

Work experience

Freelance Trainer, Facilitator and Expert on Methodology

Current key activities:
 Consultant and Trainer for International and National NGO´s, Institutions and Companies in Facilitation, ToTs, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Peace Education, Adult Education, Intercultural Awareness and Dialogue, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Human Rights Education, Self-Directed learning and Mentorship.
 TEC ESC trainer, in Meda Region (SALTO Euromed) and Spain
 Capacity Building Trainer for International and National Youth NGOs and authorities responsible for Youth Policy and Youth Work.
 Facilitator of International Events for key stakeholders responsible for development and implementation of Youth and Human Rights Education Policies on national and European levels.
 Instructional Designer and Facilitator of MOOCs for European Institutions and Youth NGOs.
APRIL 2011 - MARCH 2020
Project Manager, Trainer and Facilitator/Association Cazalla Intercultural, Spain
 Coordinated EU Funded Transnational Projects
 Facilitated Strategic Sessions for the organisation and for the International Consortia
 Created digital recognition systems for competences gained on youth projects (Open Badges and Digital Playlists)
 Developed methodological materials and contributed to publications for educational projects

Educational pathway

Non-Formal Education
2018 CANVAS Network Training Course – canvas.net

2018 “Digital Playlists as a new tool for development and validation of the personalised learning pathways” – Cities of Learning Strategic Partnership, France

April 2009 - November 2010 - Long-term Training for Trainers "TALE" (''Trainers for Active Learning in Europe''), organised by Youth-Partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission

September 2007 - Training of EVS trainers in EECA region

August 2000 - Training for trainers who providing leadership peer-to-peer trainings, USA, California Association of student Councils, Stanford University

June 1999 - Advanced training for trainers of the Interregional Youth Organisation "Association of Young leaders"

October 1997 - Training for Trainers of the Interregional Youth Organisation "Association of Young leaders"

Formal Education

2008-2009 - Master Programme “European Politics”, European College, Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs, Master

1998-2003 - North-West Academy of Public Services, Saint Petersburg, Faculty of Social Technologies, Specialization – Public Relations

1987-1998 - Upper Secondary school

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Russian
  • (fluent) Spanish

Trainer references

  • EVS Garden

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-09-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Czech Republic
    organised by Czech National Agency of the YiA
    29 September – 5 October, 2010
  • "Changing locally-Cooperating Internationally"

    Validated (2023-09-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Olsztyn, Poland
    organised by SALTO EECA and Polish NA
    June 9-15, 2008
    Reference person

    Tomasz Szopa

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  • EAR (education against racism), training for facilitators

    Validated (2024-03-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Lorca, Spain
    organised by Cazalla Intercultural
    Reference person

    Manuel Semitiel

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  • Lets board employability

    Awaiting validation (requested 2021-09-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Coy, Spain
    organised by Cazalla Intercultural
  • Training Course on Essentials of Non-formal Education

    Validated (2024-01-15)
    The training activity took place
    in European Youth Center Strasbourg
    organised by Youth Department of Council of Europe and European Youth Foundation
    6-11 February 2023
    Reference person

    Bogdan Imre

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  • EVS Trainers’ Forum

    Awaiting validation (requested 2023-09-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Naples, Italy
    organised by Italian National Agency in cooperation with Salto Youth EuroMed, Salto Youth EECA and Salto-Youth Training and cooperation
    5-9 of March 2018

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This profile was last modified on 2024-02-29

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