Ekaterina (Katya) 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.

Ekaterina (Katya) Sherer has 5 references for past work as a trainer and added 1 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Ekaterina (Katya) Sherer

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Current occupation

Freelance Trainer

Work experience

International Training Courses and Seminars delivered:

• EAR (education against racism), training course for facilitators
• Clearly Positive Cultures, TC about ICL in Euromed Youth Projects, Spain
• Gaming to learn, TC on using gamefication in Youth work, Spain
• Seminar for young Parliamentarians, EYC, Strasbourg
• 10 days training for trainers about Learning facilitation of the Youth Activities, in the frame of long-term project “Learning for sustainable development”, 4 EU and 4 Asian Countries, with follow-up of local follow up (educational activities for Youth) as a mentor
• Generic Training for trainers in the frame of long-term project VIPs in action (VIPs- very involved peers), 6 EU Countries, Bulgaria
• Seminar for young Parliamentarians, EYC, Strasbourg
• Leading to Change, training for facilitators of Youth Exchanges
• Mentoring in EVS, organized by SALTO EECA
• Conflict Management in the International Youth Projects, Netherlands
• Intercultural Dialogue in Youth work, TC, with Meda region
• “International Youth Camp Dialogue” – 5 days camp, Intercultural Diologue, organized by National Youth Council of Russia and Youth Department of the Council of Europe, Russia
• Net.working, Training Course for Youth Workers/Leaders, topic: how to transfer competences gained through participation in Youth Activities to competences for Labor Market, Spain (12 countries participants)
• Trainer, "50/50 Joint training course for co-operation and partnership between youth NGOs and Public Sector", organisation – Youth Department of the Council of Europe, Russian Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth, France
• T-New, Training Course for Youth workers/leaders from EECA and Programme countries about possibilities of Action 3.1 (Focus on training and networking activities), organized by SALTO EECA and Polish NA of the Youth in Action Programme, Georgia
• Symposium on recognition of youth work and of non-formal learning/education in the youth field, working group “Involve stakeholders of the employment sector”, co-facilitator and reporter of one of the working groups
• Trainer, TC “Comics against the violence” (topic – prevention of the Gender based Violence), Spain

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Educational pathway

Non-Formal Education

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
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (beginner) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) 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

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
  • (good) 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 (2021-09-02)
    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

    Awaiting validation (requested 2021-09-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Lorca, Spain
    organised by Cazalla Intercultural
  • Lets board employability

    Awaiting validation (requested 2021-09-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Coy, Spain
    organised by Cazalla Intercultural
  • EVS Trainers’ Forum

    Validated (2021-09-01)
    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
    Reference person

    Rosario Rossi

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This profile was last modified on 2022-05-17

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