Elena Stevkovska

About:

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
— Desmond Tutu

Non-formal education changed my life for the best, and now as a trainer, facilitator and youth worker I want to support others to experience the same!
Empathy, sustainability and social justice are my main drives when navigating this complicated world. Trying to teach, learn and grow while leaving the most positive and the least negative impact on the world.

Elena Stevkovska has 6 references for past work as a trainer.

Elena Stevkovska

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer, facilitator and youth worker

Work experience

I am involved in A.R.T. Fusion Association (www.artfusion.ro), since 2021, as follows:
-Youth worker, working with high-school students with Theatre of the Oppressed methods
-Volunteers’ coordinator
In different roles, I am working with the following topics and non-formal education methods:
-Theatre of the Oppressed methods; I have accumulated experience as an actress, joker and trainer for actors/facilitators to operate with these methods, specifically Forum, Image, Legislative and Newspaper theatre.
-Street Campaigning; Organizing and delivering a street campaign, as well as facilitating the learning process of this method.
-Living Library, as a book, librarian and organizer of the event. I have organized local national event, as well as an International Online Living Library, with participants from Europe and Africa.
-Creating, developing, producing and testing various Educational Board Games with young people.

As a freelancer, I have worked as a full-time trainer in the following projects:
-"Crack the Cycle", Training for Trainers/Facilitators to develop their Facilitation skills and qualitative use of the Experiential Learning Cycle in their learning process and work with young people, Balestrand, Norway (May 2024)
-"Rainbow of Desires", Training focused on building the capacity of youth workers to use the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology, specifically Rainbow of Desires; Balestrand, Norway (May 2024)
-"Youth work- navigating challenges with critical insight"- Training course which aimed to contribute to more qualitative youth work by mainstreaming critical reflection as a regular practice in youth workers' lives; Balestrand, Norway; (June 2024)
--„Activate the Global Change”, Training course on Sustainable tourism and traveling and Street Campaigning; Madeira, Portugal (January, 2024)
-„Differences Challenge Assumptions”, training course on intercultural learning and increasing intercultural sensitivity of youth workers; Madeira, Portugal (June 2023)
-„The Future We Want”, long-term project with two residential trainings to increase the capacity of the European youth work sector to support the implementation of Agenda 2030 with a focus on sustainability, global education and responsible consumption, while using the methods of Street Campaigning and Legislative Theatre and Advocacy. (October 2022- April 2023)
-„Be Sustainable”, Long-term project with two residential training courses on increasing the capacity of the European youth work sector to support the implementation of Agenda 2030 with a focus on sustainability in all its dimensions; Norway (November 2022- March 2023)
-„Rehearsals for Life”, Long-term project with two residential training courses on Forum and Image theatre and Newspaper theatre; Norway (June/November 2022)
-„Activate the Global Change”, Training course on Street Campaigning; Norway (May 2022)
-„Act for what you believe”, Training course on Forum and Image theatre; Serbia (October 2021)

I have also worked occasionally on projects as follows:
-Digital content creator; Creating educational content, moderating and developing social media accounts for educational international youth projects.
-Interviewing and writing articles about young climate activists from marginalized groups from various countries in Europe, to highlight their work and give them the platform to showcase their perspectives.
-In Skopje, North Macedonia, Tutoring, students from Elementary to High-school education, in Mathematics.
-I was also part of a 2 years’ project , where I worked specifically with Roma kids; I was preparing and facilitating different exercises for improving learning habits, teamwork, responsibility and motivation for participating in the formal school system.

Educational pathway

Since I discovered non-formal education I have been on a constant and exponential growing and learning path of me becoming a youth worker and facilitator.
This learning path was consisting of non-formal education training courses for youth workers and trainers, job shadowing and practicing and applying the methods and tools learned with local youth.

Non-formal education training courses I have participated in:
-LARP Alchemy (Designing Live Action Role Play on the topic of conflicts), Poland, (October, 2023)
-MARTI, Training on Intersectionality in youth work, Italy, (October, 2023)
-S.A.N.T.A, (Using Playback theatre, storytelling and Stand-up comedy for mental health), Czechia, January 2023)
-The other perspective (Long-term training program on Human rights with a focus on LGBTQ+ rights and the following methods: Living Library, Uganda, October 2021 and Legislative Theatre, Romania, May 2022)
-Theatre for Living (Long-term training program on Theatre of the Oppressed), Forum and Image theatre, Slovenia (July, 2021) Legislative Theatre, Austria (February, 2022)
-Let’s challenge gender roles (Training on critical gender awareness), Slovenia (August, 2021)
-Newspaper theatre, Madeira- Portugal (June, 2021)
-Artitudes to Attitudes, (Forum theatre and Image theatre), Poland (May, 2021)
-Free like a bird (Training on critical gender awareness), Norway (October, 2019)
-Momint (Mindfulness in youth work), Czech Republic (May, 2019)
-Differences challenge assumptions (Intercultural learning and diversity), Slovenia (March, 2019)
-Edugaming (Two trainings on developing educational board games), Serbia and Romania (February-June 2019)
-Creativity and innovation in peacebuilding, Serbia (February, 2018)

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (advanced) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (beginner) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Environment & Ecology
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (beginner) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (beginner) Event Management
  • (beginner) Financial Management
  • (advanced) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (advanced) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (beginner) New Information Technologies
  • (beginner) Open Space Technology
  • (beginner) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (beginner) Peace Education
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (beginner) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (beginner) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (beginner) Time Management
  • (beginner) Volunteer Programmes
  • (beginner) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (beginner) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Teams
  • (beginner) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Minorities
  • (beginner) Women's Issues & Groups

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Theatre of The Oppressed, Global Education, Street Campaigning, Living Library, Digital Content Creator

Language Skills

  • (beginner) Bulgarian
  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) German
  • (fluent) Macedonian
  • (beginner) Romanian
  • (good) Serbian

Trainer references

  • The Future We Want

    Validated (2023-12-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Busteni, Romania and Zwardon, Poland
    organised by We Add Wings
    2022-2024
    Reference person

    Agnieszka Zawiślak

    (Full time co-trainer)
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  • Act for what you believe

    Validated (2023-12-30)
    The training activity took place
    in Veliki Gaj, Serbia
    organised by BalkanIDEA Novi Sad - BINS
    07-14 October 2021
    Reference person

    Aleksa Savic

    (Full time co-trainer)
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  • Differences Challenge Assumptions

    Validated (2023-12-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Madeira, Portugal
    organised by Teatro Metaphora
    2 – 11 June 2023
    Reference person

    Andreea- Loredana Tudorache

    (Full time co-trainer)
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  • Activate The Global Change

    Awaiting validation (requested 2023-12-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Balestrand, Norway
    organised by Creative Connections
    11-20 May 2022
  • Be sustainable- Make a difference

    Validated (2023-12-30)
    The training activity took place
    in Balestrand, Norway
    organised by Creative Connections
    November 2022- March 2023
    Reference person

    Andreea- Loredana Tudorache

    (Full-time co-trainer)
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  • Rehearsal for Life

    Validated (2024-01-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Balestrand, Norway
    organised by Creative Connections
    June- November 2022
    Reference person

    Andreea-Loredana Tudorache

    (Co-trainer)
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This profile was last modified on 2024-07-11

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