Elisabeth Hanzl


This is me, Lisl: [L]ively, [i]nspirational, fun and [s]erious, [l]oving learning journeys with diverse groups. Freelance trainer and facilitator as well as supervisor/coach/organizational consultant. I am passionate about human rights, equality and diversity, inclusive participation & participatory decision-making processes. Experienced in: process-oriented training courses, group dynamics, training4trainers, large groups, project management, advocacy etc.

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Elisabeth Hanzl

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Current occupation

freelance trainer and facilitator

Work experience

# 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum in Vilnius/Lithuania: facilitator of the workshop "Minds Switched On: Empowering Critical Thinking and Policy Making" https://eap2019.lt/ [Lithuania, June 2019]

# 1st Austrian Youth Conference: facilitation of the multi-stakeholder conference, facilitation of dialogue between youth and politicians / policy makers [Austria, June 2019]

# "Youth for Human Rights"-Networking Event on Youth Work and Human Rights Education [Austria, May 2019]

# Erasmus+ Fachtag moderation/facilitation [Austria, May 2019]

# KA3 project "Care Leaving Dialog": facilitation of the multi-stakeholder conference, preparation/training of participants (care leavers), facilitation of dialogue between youth and politicians / policy makers [Austria, April 2019]

# KA3 project "UMF united": training of 30 young refugees in the context of youth participation, active citizenship and civic engagement [Austria, March 2019]

# KA3 project „Care Leaving Dialog“: facilitation/training of Care Leavers in the context of the Structured Dialogue > 3x 3 days, approx. 15 pax each [Austria, March – November 2018]

# European Youth Forum (YFJ): facilitation and competence training for youth workers & youth organizations „Building a more welcoming local community“, 4 days, 22 pax [Belgium, October 2018]

# EU-Conference „Gender Equality & YOU“ (http://genderequalityandyou.at): conference facilitation > 2 days, 250 pax [Austria, October 2018]

# EU Youth Conference: conference facilitation > 3 days, 200 pax [Austria, September 2018]

# Austrian Students‘ Union: training for self-organised groups of peer-to-peer tutors > 4 days, 20 pax [Austria, September 2018]

# Home Away From Home (www.hafh.eu): training and capacity building for young people and youth workers working in the field of inclusion/integration with refugees/migrants/asylum seekers > 7 days, 25 pax [Croatia, July 2018]

# NoHateSpeech Movement / Center of Competence for Open Youth Work in Austria: training for youth activists > 2 days, 10 pax [Austria, June 2018]

# European Youth Event (EYE): workshops on gender equality and participatory budgeting > 0,5 days, 40-60 pax [France, June 2018]

# European Youth Forum (YFJ): facilitation of the Migration and Human Rights network meeting > 2 days, 10 pax [Belgium, May 2018]

# KA3 project „UMF united“: training and facilitation with a group of young refugees in the context of the Structured Dialogue > 3 days, 30 pax [Austria, April 2018]

# participatory preparatory process for „Gender Equality & YOU“ EU-conference: facilitation of the broad prep-process and multi-stakeholder project-team > several project meetings and multiplication workshops, 4-8 pax [Austria, February-November 2018]

# European Youth Forum (YFJ): staff training on Gender Mainstreaming > 0,5 days, 12 pax [Belgium, October 2017]

# European Conferederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC): "International Working Group on Youth Policy and the Role of Youth Work in Preventing Violent Extremism of Youth" training/facilitation > 4 days, 24 pax [Belgium, October 2017]

# project coordination and facilitation of the Erasmus+ project “Open up! The vital role of youth organisations regarding the inclusion of young refugees” - co-organized with more than 20 partner organisations > 2 project meetings, 20 pax [Austria, October 2016 – April 2017]

# CoE Youth Department / Austrian National Youth Council: trainer/facilitator for the national training course in Human Rights Education: “Get up, stand up! Human Rights Education against Hate Speech” > 5 days, 28 pax [Austria, Oct-Nov 2016]

# Austrian National Youth Council: facilitating a hands-on workshop for multipliers and youth workers on methods and tools to work with children and youth on the topic of asylum, refugees and migration > 0,5 days, 20 pax [Austria, March 2016]

# European Youth Forum (YFJ) and Austrian National Youth Council: facilitation network meeting “Human Rights and Migration” > 2 days, 20 pax [Austria, February 2016]


2017-current >> board (praesidium) member of Amnesty International Austria (volunteering) with a main focus on management, communications and strategic planning

2013-2017 >> full time employed as youth policy officer at the Austrian National Youth Council (www.bjv.at) with a special focus on gender equality, women's rights and international youth policy

Educational pathway

-> 2017-2020: training course in supervision, coaching and organisational development (ÖAGG, Vienna/Austria) - broadening my reflection and skills to coach and consult individuals, groups and organizations [in total 590 learning units (45min each) with 24 residential training modules]

-> 2013-2017: several workshops and trainings related to my work as youth policy officer at the Austrian National Youth Council - deepening my knowledge on youth policy

-> 2012-2013: training for trainers (8 training modules of 3-5days each, co-training, supervision) in the context of the ÖH (Austrian Students' Union) with a special focus on group dynamics and theme-centered-interaction (following Ruth Cohn)

-> 2004-2008: numerous workshops and trainings for trainers in the context of AFS (Intercultural Programs)

Fields of study at university: art history (focus on contemporary art and feminist interventions) and comparative literature

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) French
  • (fluent) German
  • (beginner) Italian

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2019-06-25

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