Evelina Taunyte


16 years of experience working with international groups, can work in 8 languages and communicate in 15. Topics: learning on the move, experiential adventure learning, human needs, cultural diversity, migration, participation and inclusion. With flavour of history and philosophy

Evelina Taunyte has 4 references for past work as a trainer and added 13 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Evelina Taunyte

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Current occupation

freelance educator

Work experience

16 years experience in international training

Sept 2018 - present

Thematic Key Expert for the EC initiative EU4Youth

Sept 2016

TC "Expedition - Designing Adventure in Urban Environment" with CGE Erfurt, Germany, in Weimar, 6 days.

June 2016

TC VJ Land, with Nomadways, France in Czech Republic, 14 days.

May 2016

TC "Expedition - Designing Adventure in Rural Areas" with Nectarus, Lithuania in Lithuania 9 days.

April 2016

TC "Non-Formal Education and Cultural Diversity" in co-operation with EJBW Weimar, Tetovo, Macedonia 6 days.

November 2015

TC "Non-Formal Education and Cultural Diversity" in co-operation with EJBW Weimar, Weimar 6 days.

October 2015

TC "Nomadetc - Digital Nomadism", in co-operation with Nomadways, St. Valery sur Somme, France, 5 days.

May 2015

TC "Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship" in co-operation with CGE Erfurt e.V., 6 days in Kikinda, Serbia.

November 2014

CMS "Social Justice for All" in Weimar, Germany, in co-operation with EJBW, 7 days.

May 2014

TC "Change Makers", an international training course on social entrepreneurship in Weimar, Germany, in co-operation with CGE Erfurt, e.V. 9 days

2013 - 2015
Consultant and trainer within a Neighborhood Management Project in Berlin, Wedding (QM Projekt Pankstrasse)

2011 - 2014

Consultant and trainer on Community Art, "Caucasus Cultural Initiatives Network - CAUCULT" in co-operation with Interkulturelles Zentrum (IZ) and Association of Non-formal Education in Lithuania (ANEL) (www.caucult.net)

October 2012

Facilitation of the Caucasus Young Women's Network's Meeting in Istanbul, in co-operation with Kvinna till Kvinna

September 2011

Facilitation of the Youth Forum "For Mutual Understanding in the Caucasus", in co-operation with the Council of Europe, 3 days

July 2011

TC "Actor in the Shadow", 2nd edition, Czech Republic, in co-operation with the Czech NA, 5 days (on personal development in youth work)

January - June 2011
Development worker in a Schneller Educational Training Center, Amman, Jordan. In cooperation with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)

April 2011
TC "Mind the Gap - Mind the Culture", Turkey, in co-operation with Turkish NA, 5 days (about the cultural relativity of the concept "participation")

October 2010
3 Media Workshops with young people in Georgia and Armenia for the "Transkaukasja" festival, in co-operation with Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria

December 2009
Facilitation of the "Future Lab" workshop within a project "South Caucasus - A Part of Europe", Interkulturelles Zentrum, Innsbruck, Austria, 5 days

November 2009
Trainer in the TC "Olympic Games: Sports and Games in Youth Work" Hamburg, Klick e.V and "Projects Are Us", 7 days

October 2009
Initiator and trainer of TC "Actor in the Shadow" - training course for trainers and youth workers on personal development, Turkish NA, Antalya, 6 days

September 2008
Trainer in a TC "Building Bridges in Conflict Areas", Turkish NA and SALTO EECA, Istanbul, 5 days

April 2008
Trainer in a TC "LAB 3 active", aiming to transmit methods and approaches encouraging youth participation, Turkish NA, SALTO EECA and SALTO SEE, Trabzon, Turkey, 5 days

July - November 2007
Photo project on minorities in Georgia using inclusive methods empowering locals to produce their own artwork

May 2007 - Sept 2008
Trainer and media expert in a project "South Caucasus - a Part of Europe", 5 day training courses in Tbilisi and Yerevan and 2x3 day follow-up activities, Association for Non-Formal Education of Lithuania, Interkulturelles Zentrum, Austria

November 2006
An art project in Tbilisi Georgia (Grant by Gulliver Connect Program)

April 2006
Trainer in a TC "Culture Market" on cultural diversity, NA Lithuania, Birstonas, 5 days

Feb. 2006
Trainer in a TC "PiPo" - Peer Education and Diversity Training, SALTO Diversity Resource Center and NA Austria, Vienna, 6 days

Dec. 2005
Publishing of a SALTO Cultural Diversity Calendar 2006, SALTO Diversity RC, London

2005 - 2006
Facilitating and animating a group of activists and building up a an alternative community movement in Vilnius [kulturnamis]. We organized screenings of documentaries with discussions, planed political and cultural local actions on global and local justice issues

Development of an Educational Program on Ecology for the "Grazute" Regional Natural Park in Lithuania (Zarasai Municipality, supported by EU Baltic Sea Region INTERREG Program) using non-formal education methods to promote the public awareness about the ecological issues on the local level

September 2005
Facilitating a Contact Making Seminar in Lithuania in co-operation with PANOIPC

July 2005
TC "Around the Corner - Creative Thinking and Planning Methods in Youth Work"
(Family Planning Association in Cyprus)

Jan. - Oct 2005
3 TC's for youth workers on issues of Inclusion & Diversity, "ID modules" (in co-operation with SALTO Inclusion and Diversity Resource Centers)

Several TC's on non-formal education for community workers in Lithuania

Jan.- May 2005
"POKALBIAI" - a sequence of interactive lectures/public talks on alternative political issues as globalisation, gender, sustainable development, in bars and cafes in Vilnius, following up coaching and facilitating for a number of initiatives, such as "ERDVES", initiating various civic actions in Vilnius

December 2004
Coordinating and facilitating a youth exchange project with Euro-Med countries on stereotypes, in cooperation with PANOIPC, Lithuania

November 2004
Interactional lectures on globalisation and consumerism in cooperation with Environmental Information Center, Vilnius

September 2004
Human Study Center in Vilnius - Workshops on Creative Thinking and Planning

February 2004
Jugendakademie Walberberg
Seminars for youngsters on Future Planning

June 2003
Training for multipliers on a method “Future Workshop” by R. Jungk in a World Lithuanian Youth Congress

since Jan. 2003
Freelance Trainer in a non-formal education and future workshops in the Youth Academy Walberberg, Germany
(Seminars for young people on conflict management, personal future planning, )

Oct. 2002
working as a musician and artist Candycactus

Oct. 2001-Sept. 2002
ConVista Consulting GmbH, Cologne
(software development, consulting, training)

Oct. 1999 - Jan. 2001
Intern in a Youth Welfare Office in Bonn
(Recruiting, training and consulting volunteers and youth organizations)

1997 – 2000
Foundation Stiftung Mitarbeit, supporting grass-root democratic organizations, Bonn
(Organizing conferences and seminars on methods and tools for a civil society, facilitating)

Educational pathway

- MA in Social Education from University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany.
- Theme Centered Interaction courses in Germany
- training and work in the IT field as developer and consultant
- learning from experience: 7 year modern pilgrimage in various regions of the world.
- fluent in 8 languages, knowledge of 15 languages
- academical interest in anthropology, history of Central Asia and the Caucasus, neuroscience

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (expert) Drama & Theatre
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (expert) Peace Education
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

media training (photo and video, digital tools), personal development, outdoor education, value discourse, theater of the oppressed

Language Skills

  • (intermediate) Arabic
  • (fluent) English
  • (good) Georgian
  • (fluent) German
  • (fluent) Lithuanian
  • (good) Polish
  • (fluent) Portuguese
  • (fluent) Russian
  • (fluent) Spanish
  • (good) Turkish

Other languages

Basque, Catalan, Greek beginner

Trainer references

  • Mind the Gap - Mind the Participation Culture

    Validated (2022-01-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Adrasan, Turkey
    organised by Turkish NA
    09-15 April 2011
    Reference person

    Nerijus Kriauciunas

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  • Actor in the Shadow 2009

    Awaiting validation (requested 2014-03-14)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya
    organised by NA Turkey
    11-18 October 2009
  • Actor in the Shadow 2011

    Validated (2022-02-19)
    The training activity took place
    in Nove Hrady, Czech Republic
    organised by Czech NA
    24-31 July 2011
    Reference person

    Honza Latal

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  • Expeditions: Designing adventures in rural and urban environments

    Validated (2022-01-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Training centre "Daugirdiskes, Lithuania and Europa House Weimar in Germany
    organised by NGO Nectarus in cooperation with Culture Goes Europe
    14-22.05.2016 and 24-30.09.2016
    Reference person

    Nerijus Kriaučiūnas

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Tools contributed by the trainer

  • CITY

    Topics adressed: Social Inclusion, EuroMed, Intercultural Learning, Peer education

  • Ball-net

    Topics adressed: Group Dynamics

  • Question

    Topics adressed: Intercultural Learning

  • Future Workshop

    Topics adressed: Youth Initiatives, Project Management, Organisational Management

  • Socratic Workshop

    Topics adressed: Social Inclusion, Disability, Anti-Racism, EuroMed, Group Dynamics, Youth Initiatives, Voluntary Service, YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme, Project Management, Networking and Follow-up, Intercultural Learning, Personal Development, Conflict Management, Organisational Management, European Citizenship, South-East Europe, Peer education

  • No-Hollywood Reaction

    Topics adressed: Social Inclusion, Anti-Racism, Intercultural Learning, Conflict Management, Peer education

  • Rush Hour in Tokyo

    Topics adressed: Group Dynamics

  • Brain Gym

    Topics adressed: Youth Initiatives, Project Management, Organisational Management

  • 635

    Topics adressed: Project Management, Organisational Management

  • 4 Ears

    Topics adressed: Intercultural Learning, Personal Development, Conflict Management, Organisational Management, Peer education

  • Feedback

    Topics adressed: Social Inclusion, Project Management, Networking and Follow-up, Intercultural Learning, Personal Development, Conflict Management, Organisational Management, Peer education

  • Consensus Decision Making

    Topics adressed: Social Inclusion, Group Dynamics, Project Management, Conflict Management, Organisational Management, Peer education

  • Self-organisation & W questions

    Topics adressed: Social Inclusion, Group Dynamics, Intercultural Learning, Peer education

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This profile was last modified on 2018-11-24

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