Fabiola Sica


The most important thing to me is learning. Always. Everywhere. And sharing. I have nothing to teach, a lot to learn and something to share. As Galileo said "You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him to learn."

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Fabiola Sica

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Current occupation

Trainer and project manager

Work experience

September 2020 - ongoing
Project manager and trainer at association for social promotion Terzo Millennio - Laboratorio di Umana Solidarietà, Italy www.terzomillenniolab.org

May 2019 – May 2020
Intercultural educator and trainer at Social cooperative Cantiere Giovani, Italy https://www.cantieregiovani.org/

October 2018 - April 2019
Community host and coordinator
Voluntary association "Sagapò", Italy

January 2017 – February 2017
General training for Civil Service Volunteers for AMESCI, association for social advancement, Italy

February 2016 - November 2016
Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation, vocational trainings, education and culture
Executive Director

December 2015
15th National EVS Medium Term Evaluation for AMESCI, association for social advancement, Italy
Trainer for the 15th EVS National Medium Term Evaluation.

January 2015 – onwards
Free-lance Project Manager
Concept, planning, realisation, monitoring and evaluation of social, cultural and volunteer projects

November 2014 – 2016
Tutor as Naturopath for “Laboratori Campus Borri”, Italy
Educational support to students in Naturopathy

April 2014 – June 2014
Project manager for AMESCI, association for social advancement, Italy
Concept, planning and writing of National Civil Service projects

August 2012 – January 2015
Project manager and trainer for “Vedi Napoli”, non-profit organisation, Italy
Concept and coordination of local and international socio-cultural projects
On-arrival training of international volunteers participating in local projects

September 2011 – January 2012
Editor at Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service CCIVS-UNESCO, France
Concept and realisation of the publication "Tho-Foo - Thoughts for Food. Recipes for a sustainable voluntary service" addressing healthy and sustainable food consumption as a tool to stimulate reflection and deepen understanding of sustainable development issues in international voluntary service and youth projects.
July 2011
Trainer in the frame of the “Africa World Heritage Volunteers Training” in Togo for CCVIS-UNESCO, France
First World Heritage Volunteers Regional Training about World Heritage Education via international voluntary service.
The training brought together 20 participants from Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, Benin, Congo-Brazzaville. The overall objectives of the training were:
to build a body of theoretical and practical knowledge to underpin management practices and understanding of cultural and natural heritage policies,
to provide a framework and approach to conservation practices that focus on global interest and local community needs,
to enable volunteers gain the knowledge, skills and capabilities to carry out voluntary actions geared towards protecting and conserving heritage sites,
to strengthen the cooperation among CCIVS members/partners in Africa, and through the provision of this forum to develop common strategies in mobilising young volunteers for biodiversity conservation projects.
Project developed in the frame of the UNESCO Participation Programme 2010-2011.

July 2010 – July 2011
Member of the steering team as co-coordinator and trainer in the frame of the centralised EVS project “Gender sensitivity at (voluntary) work” for CCVIS-UNESCO, France
At the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the 1st International Women Day in 1910 and taking into account the priority given by the UN and the European Commission to Gender Equality as a prerequisite to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and build better societies, CCIVS launched a centralised EVS project addressing gender issues in International Voluntary Service (IVS) and youth programmes. It saw the participation of 18 European volunteers in 9 African countries for 6 months. The project aimed at exploring gender roles in different societies in Africa and Europe and linking the general reflections on gender sensitivity to the participation of young women and men in IVS projects and in the management of IVS organisations.

10 August – 7 September 2010
Support to the team of trainers and organisers at CCIVS-UNESCO, France, for the “9th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange Measuring voluntary service impact, from personal to community development”, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam and Seoul, South Korea
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) brought together 18 young volunteers from Asia and Europe to evaluate and measure the voluntary service impact from personal to community development. Organised by ASEF in partnership with Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), the 9th Asia-Europe Young Volunteers Exchange (AEYVE) took place from 10 August to 7 September 2010 in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, and 11 other countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).
The specific objectives were:
to share experiences and train organisations on approaches to voluntary service results oriented research,
to harmonise and develop methods and tools for impact assessment and collection of statistics on voluntary service projects,
to conduct a research and compile quantitative and qualitative results regarding the impact of voluntary service on the personal development of the volunteers and the communities they are in,
to develop concrete follow-up ideas that can be implemented by participating organisations as well as research and academic partners after the project.

December 2008 – December 2009
Member of the steering team as writer and facilitator in the project “Culture meets concepts. How to match the expectations and improve communication between European and African sending and hosting organisations of IVS projects” for CCVIS-UNESCO, France
The project aimed at assessing the difficulties involved in reaching a common understanding and common arrangements among sending and hosting organisations of short and long term IVS projects between Europe and Africa. The project involved youth workers of partner organisations in Europe and Africa, who explored the “why’s”, “what’s” and “how’s” of their way of doing things, discuss it with their partners and develop tools to overcome or ease commonly encountered difficulties.

September 2008 – August 2011
Responsible of communication at Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service CCIVS-UNESCO, France
Responsible of the external and internal communication of CCIVS with members, institutions, public and private stakeholders.

2004 – 2008
Cultural mediator and social worker at Social cooperative Cantiere Giovani, Italy
Concept, management and coordination of international voluntary projects
Back and front office of the information desk for migrants
Concept and coordination of cultural activities for youth aiming at the spreading of the intercultural dialogue process

2005 – 2008
Cultural mediator and social worker at Voluntary association Centro Astalli Sud, Italy
Concept, management and coordination of international voluntary projects
Back and front office of the information desk for migrants
Concept and coordination of cultural activities for youth aiming at the spreading of the intercultural dialogue process

Educational pathway

November 2014
Triennial diploma in Naturopathic medicine, Campus Laboratori Borri, Roma (Italy)

May 2013
Professional certificate “Natural nutrition and food intolerances”, Campus Laboratori Borri, Roma (Italy)

October 2006
Professional certificate “Cultural Mediator” - Level II, Regione Campania (Italy)

Since 2006 I have participated in several short-term and long-term voluntary projects, workcamps, youth exchanges and trainings in Africa, Asia and Europe. Although the variety of the topics, all the projects aimed at spreading the principles of respect of the diversities and intercultural dialogue. The main target groups were composed of youth from different social and economical backgrounds, children and migrants.
These experiences have been more then valuable for my personal and professional growth. I have learnt to work in multicultural teams and to cooperate in order to reach common goals. I experienced the real added value of difference and contribute to the development of an inclusive and respectful society. Also, I have gathered knowledge and experience in the field of youth work and volunteering. I have on-the-field experience in local, national and international NGOs and I am aware of the complexity of volunteering and youth work.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (advanced) 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)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) French
  • (fluent) Italian

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2024-01-21

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