Filaretos Vourkos


In my life, I always felt that I needed to have passion for whatever I would choose to do. I always love challenges and new approaches in education.

Through these 12 years I'm working as a trainer and youth worker, I created a youth organisation, I initiated the youth centre of Kalamata and I am running the international youth festival called Kalamata Street Festival. Also I worked as a personal and educational development advisor and business consultant.

Filaretos Vourkos has 8 references for past work as a trainer and added 6 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Filaretos Vourkos

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Current occupation

Free lance trainer in the youth field / Personal and professional advisor

Work experience

I was involved as trainer in big training events such as the EU Youth Meeting of the Greek Presidency (March 2014, 250 delegates and policy makers), the annual, European Youth Meeting (Bologna, November 2009/2010, 300 participants) and several private, Youth in Action/E+ youth, Grundtvig and Commenius courses. I was member of the Greek pool of trainers (between 2008 and 2013).

I am the founder and director of K.A.NE. (Greece, Cyprus, Montenegro), as well as for the European Network ALTIUS. I am the cultural manager of the Kalamata Street Festival (international music-street arts festival). At the past I worked as project manager, educational advisor, evaluator, mentor and financial manager.

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Educational pathway

My formal educational background includes a degree in Power Technology Engineering with specification on renewable energy.
However one Youth Programme seminar somewhere in Poland changed my well settled plans to work in sustainable energy area... I felt in love with youth work and I attended all SALTO seminars including the Training of Trainers (2007-2008)

My learning path ever since comes through my daily experience working as youth worker, trainer or consultant.

Fields of training expertise

  • (beginner) Animation
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (expert) Financial Management
  • (expert) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (expert) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (advanced) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (expert) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) 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) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Greek

Trainer references

  • EVS Training Courses

    Awaiting validation (requested 2014-03-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Greece
    organised by Greek National Agency; Institute for Youth
    September 2008 - present
  • Global Goes Local

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-03-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Kalamata, Greece
    organised by Social Youth Development
    23-30 October 2011
  • European Youth Meeting 2010

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-03-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Bologna, Italy
    organised by REPLAY / Emilia Romagna Region
    23-28 November 2010
  • European Youth Meeting 2009

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-03-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Bologna, Italy
    organised by REPLAY / Emilia Romagna Region
    23 to 28 NOvember 2009
  • MultiPulti Creativity

    Awaiting validation (requested 2016-03-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Admont, Austria
    organised by Austrian NA
    23-31 May 2008
  • Be Part of the Action

    Validated (2022-03-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Kalamata, Greece
    organised by Social Youth Development
    13-20 December 2008
    Reference person

    Galanopoulou Asimina

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  • Activate Green Minds

    Awaiting validation (requested 2014-03-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Athens, Greece
    organised by Enivirnmental Group of Municipality of Kessariani
    22-29 March, 2009
  • YOUth UP!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-12-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Kardamyli, Greece
    organised by Municipality of Western Mani
    8/09/2012 - 15/09/2012

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This profile was last modified on 2017-02-19

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