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Gubaz Koberidze

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I am a passionate trainer, youth worker, human rights educator and activist! I have jumped in non-formal education in 2010 and realized it was the right place for me... Then I found myself as a trainer and now working as a full time freelance trainer since 2013.

I believe in the power of non-formal education for fighting for positive change.

Gubaz Koberidze has 4 references for past work as a trainer.

Gubaz Koberidze

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Current occupation

Trainer, Educator, Youth Worker, Activist

Work experience

I have been involved in the NGO work and Non-Formal Education since 2011. Since then I have conducted numerous trainings and educational activities, facilitated different large scaled events (e.g. conferences, symposiums and etc.) and lead different youth organizations.

My work as a trainer, facilitator and consultant is covering following topics: human rights, human rights education, non-discrimination, youth work, youth policy, democracy, school democracy, participation, online participation, digitalisation, equality, diversity, youth workers' competence development, organizational development, youth centre development, youth centre quality development, activism, online activism, campaigning and Advocacy.

Moreover I have intense background in human rights activism with solid experience in fighting for human rights online and offline within the Council of Europe Youth Campaign No Hate Speech Movement as an online activist and follow up group member.

Educational activities and large scale events where I worked as a trainer or facilitator:


International Educational Activities (worked as a trainer):

- Academy for Peace and Development "International training course on community-based youth work for Georgian young fellows and youth workers from participating EU countries" (Erasmus + KA2) - Kobuleti, Georgia MAY 2019;
- Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia in partnership with Regional Association of Youth Initiatives a Long Term Training Course "Competence development and capacity building of youth workers on municipal levels from Georgia, Lithuania and Poland' (Erasmus + KA2) - Rustavi, Georgia 22 – 27 MAR, 12-16 APR 2019;
- Stop Hatprat in partnership with the Council of Europe Youth Department "Study Session making Counter and Alternative Narratives Accessible" - Strasbourg, France, SEP 2018
- EUROBUG International Youth Work Training and Collaboration LTTC "Youth Workers Academy" (Erasmus + KA1) - 2nd course Surami, Georgia, AUG 2018;
- Children and Youth Development Fund of Georgia in partnership with Youth Social Rights Network "International Training course in Core Skills for Employment" (Erasmus + KA2) - Misaqtsieli, Georgia, JUL 2018;
- EUROBUG International Youth Work Training and Collaboration LTTC "Youth Workers Academy" (Erasmus + KA1) 1st course - Wicklow, Ireland JUN 2018;
- APICE - Agenzia di promozione Integrata per i Cittadini in Europa “HRE Activism against hate speech” (Erasmus + KA1) - Reggio di Calabria, Italy, MAR, 2018;
- EUROBUG International Youth Work Training and Collaboration "Create Youth SIDE - Solidarity, Inclusion Diversity, Equality" (Erasmus + KA1) - Wicklow, Ireland, OCT 2017;
- Tbilisi European Youth Centre „Eastern Partnership International Youth Training Camp“ - Kvareli, Georgia, SEP, 2015.


Facilitation of large scaled events:

- Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of Youth "Symposium Connecting the dots: Young People, Social Inclusion and Digitalisation" - Tallinn, Estonia, JUN 2018;
- UNITED for Intercultural Action Conference “Rewind Radicalization: Building up strategies against Extremism” - Prague, Czechia, APR 2017;
- UNITED for Intercultural Action Conference "Youth Activism shaping our Intercultural Europe" - Budapest, Hungary, OCT 2015;
- Council of Europe Youth Department "End of the Beginning - Evaluation conference of the No Hate Speech Movement" - Strasbourg, France, MAY 2015;
- UNITED for Intercultural Action Conference "What Divides Europe? Bridging Traditional Values and Fundamental Rights" - Bakuriani Georgia, OCT 2014.


National Educational Activities in Georgia (worked as a trainer):

- Association Merkuri in partnership with Youth Workers' Association of Georgia "A training course for newcomers in youth work from Samegrelo region" (Erasmus + KA2) - April 2019;
- Civic Education Teachers' Forum Training in Graphic Facilitation for Civic Education Teachers "Graphic Facilitation in Educational Recourse creation processes" - Tbilisi, Georgia, April 2019;
- People in Need Georgia "Training Course in Human Rights and Human Rights Education" - Kvareli, Georgia, AUG 2018;
- Human Rights Association National Training Course in Human Rights Education "Human Rights Education in Youth Work Practice" - Surami, Georgia, JUL 2018;
- Association Rural Development for Future Georgia "Training Modules for the EDKK Project Beneficiaries" (NFE, Advocacy, Learning to Learn, Human Rights) - APR - MAY 2018;
- Human Rights Association LTTC „School of Tolerance“ - Surami, Georgia, NOV 2017;
- Youth Workers Association of Georgia LTTC „Certification Programme of Youth Workers“ - Misaktsieli, Georgia, OCT 2017 - JAN 2019;
- Georgian School Students' Unions' Alliance LTTC „Power of Peer-Education with Compasito“ - Surami, Georgia, May 2017
- Human Rights Association LTTC „Let’s Bookmarks it!“ - Surami, Georgia, DEC 2016;
- Youth Organization Institute for Democratic Changes "TC Peace Apple" (Peace, Human Rights, Human Rights Education) - Bakuriani, Georgia, JUL 2016;
- Human Rights Association LTTC „Co-Create With Youth“ - Bakuriani, Georgia, JUN 2016;
- Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia "Regional Training-Seminars for young people against hate speech online" SEP - DEC 2014;
- Youth Organization Youth Space "TC No Hate No Discrimination" - Rustavi, Georgia, NOV 2014;
- Youth Organization Institute for Democratic Changes National Training Course in Human Rights Education "Compass(ion) Strengthening us" - Bakuriani, Georgia, SEP 2014;


Youth Organizations:

- "Youth Workers' Association of Georgia" organization is uniting youth workers from all over Georgia. Aim of the Association is to: Strengthen youth workers working in Georgia; Support the Youth Work development processes in Georgia; To fight for Youth Work recognition in Georgia. Founder, Chairperson of the board, 2017 - 2018;
- "Human Rights Association" Youth network which unites organizations and individuals who are actively involved or interested in the human rights work in Georgia. Supporting the process of development of strong civil society having value-based connection to human rights, democracy, participation and diversity. Founder, Chairperson, 2014 - 2018;
- "Georgian School Students' Unions' Alliance" Very first Georgian School Students' Unions' umbrella organization, uniting school clubs and self-governments in whole Georgia. Contact organization of organizing Bureau of European School Students Unions (OBESSU) - Founder, Deputy chair-person, 2011 - 2013.

Educational pathway

International Non-Formal Education Trainer, 2016. Long term training course: Training of Trainers for Youth in the Council of Europe (TRAYCE) – Organized by the youth Department of the Council of Europe.

Non-Formal Education Trainer working with school students school students, 2014. European Modules of Pestalozzi Program of the Council of Europe

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Bullying & Harassment
  • (advanced) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (beginner) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (advanced) Financial Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (beginner) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (beginner) People Management & Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (beginner) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (advanced) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Policy
  • (advanced) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (advanced) International Youth Structures

Working with specific target groups

  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (advanced) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) European Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Georgian
  • (intermediate) Russian

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2019-05-06

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