Heleri Alles


Some people call me crazy - I guess they are right! I believe that whole life is a learning process and every experience makes you understand how little you actually understand :) I like taking up new challenges and I actually believe that everything is possible!!!

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Heleri Alles

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer in the field of non-formal education

Work experience

1. Profession: project coordinator (main organizer)
Period: 01/2004 - ….
Organization: Seiklejate Vennaskond
Tasks: Coordinating the following projects: “Environment and Nature: What Can Youth Do to Make the World Better?”, “Nations and ethnic groups: conflict or cooperation?”, “From North to South, From East to West: All Unique – Yet So Similar!”, “One World – Our World!”, “Catch the Opportunity!”, “I share, I care!”, “Stop Labeling Yourself!”.
Tasks: Writing the project applications and reports, communicating with foreign and local partners, practical arrangements, securing visibility of the project and media coverage, working on the local impact of the projects, carrying out the feedback and analysis activities, organizing workshops. All mentioned projects took place in Estonia and involved 30-50 participants (5-11 countries) each. Lasting from 8-15 days (activity time) and 6-15 months (duration).

2. Profession: contact person, youth leader
Period: 01/2004 - ….
Organization: Seiklejate Vennaskond
Tasks: Estonian partner for different youth exchanges and training courses. Responsible for coordination from Estonian side and taking care of the group of youth (Youth leader). Involving actively Estonian participants in preparation, implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the projects. Projects include:

• “Nature Youth”, Spain, 05/2005, partners: Spain, Estonia, France, Greece, Germany
• “Return To The Sources - Intercultural Character of The Common Europe”, Poland, 05/2005 - 06/2005, partners: Poland, Estonia, Portugal, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania
• “The New Europe: So Many Different Cultures, and Yet So Many Similarities!”, Greece, 07/2005, partners: Greece, Estonia, Czech Republic, Lithuania
• “Let's Do It Together - Together We'll Do It!”, France, 07/2005 – 08/2005, partners: France, Estonia, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Spain, Germany, Poland
• “Environment and Nature”, Romania, 09/2005 – 10/2005, partners: Romania, Estonia, Austria, Bulgaria
• “Youth Cooperation in Post-conflict Rural Areas”, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 07/2006, partners: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Finland, Portugal, UK, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania
• “The Baltic Sea - Geography, Environment, History and Culture”, 08/2006, partners: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia
• “Popular Festivities... A Celebration Of History, Culture And Traditions”, Malta, 08/2006, partners: Malta, Estonia, Romania, Greece
• „Mobility of Youngsters For A Safer Environment: Difficulties In The Procedure of European Citizenship, Greece, 08/2006 – 09/2006, partners: Greece, Estonia, Malta, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland
• “Medieval History of Europe”, Poland, 04/2007, partners: Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria
• “Media Cottage”, Slovenia, 12/2008, partners: Slovenia, Estonia, Italy, Spain, Lithuania
• “From Seeds To Bunch and Bunch To World”, Turkey, 07/2009, partners: Estonia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Turkey
• “Show Me How You See It!”, Montenegro, 10/2009, partners: Estonia, Belgium, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
• “Let's Become European Citizens in Sicily”, Italy, 09/2010, partners: Estonia, Romania, Italy, Spain and Poland.
• „Young People: Rights and Opportunities“, Bulgaria, 10/2009, partners: Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Italy and Portugal
• „Let’s Fly All Together To Turkey!“, Turkey, 07/2010, partners: Estonia, Turkey, Romania, Azerbaijan, Israel, Georgia, Latvia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
• From Field To The Plate“, Turkey, 05/2011, partners: Estonia, Turkey, Romania and Lithuania.
• „E-Nature“, Slovenia, 06/2011, partners: Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain, Romania and Bulgaria.
• „European Umbrella, on the same sky“, Spain, 08/2011, partners: Estonia, Lithuania, Spain, Greece and Czech Republic.
• „Nice Poland – Cool Estonia“, Poland, 09/2011, partners: Estonia and Poland
• Fairytale - European treasury of Wisdom“, Poland, 10/2011, partners Estonia, Poland and Turkey.
• Mohwa“, Spain, 01/2012, partners: Estonia, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Romania
• “Seven Wonders of Youth”, Switzerland, 02/2012, partners: Estonia, Switzerland, Turkey, Romania, Italy.
• “Right to the game!”, Italy, 05/2012, partners: Estonia, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Poland.

3. Profession: freelance journalist
Period: 06/2005 - …
Company: different magazines and newspapers (see below)
Tasks: Writing articles and opinion stories

1. Tabula Rasa, "various articles", 2003-2004
2. Nelli Teataja, "With Five Euros To Europe", 21/11/2003
3. www.reisi.net – travel information, "Introduction to Croatia", 14/01/2003
4. Postimees, "The State Doesn’t Respect Educators", 14/01/2004
5. Postimees, "Bad Luck For University Students?", 17/10/2005
6. Meie Maa, “Youth Exchange Takes Two Islanders to Brussels ” 09/2010
7. Eesti Päevaleht “There Is No Women Ghetto in Politics” 12/2010
8. Go Travel Magazine “Azerbaijan – So Rich and So Poor”, 12/2010
9. Go Travel Magazine “Venezuela – Not Only Chavez and Socialism”, 06/2011
10. Delfi “Death of Non-formal Education?”, 12/2011

4. Profession: Youth in Action programme introducer
Period: 12/2007- ...
Organization: Foundation Archimedes (Youth in Action NA Estonia)
Tasks: Introducing Youth in Action programme at fairs, information days and youth events. Small trainings.

5. Profession: social worker (EVS volunteer)
Period: 06/2008 – 07/2008
Organization: IYCE Nepal, Light For New Nepal Children Home
Tasks: voluntary work at orphanage with 13 children aged 3-14

6. Profession: English teacher (EVS volunteer)
Period: 07/2008 – 08/2008
Organization: IYCE Nepal, Amar Jyoti high school
Tasks: teaching English for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Approximately 50-70 students per class.

7. Profession: travel journalist
Period: 06/2008 – 08/2008
Company: Web Fusion Nepal Pvt. Ltd. / 101nepal.com
Tasks: writing articles for 101nepal.com / photo journalist.

8. Profession: Youth in Action programme advisor (Estonian NA)
Period: 04/2009 – ...
Organization: Foundation Archimedes
Tasks: Advising youth groups and individual young people on project applications and helping them carry out YiA projects. Short trainings.

9. Profession: freelance trainer (Seiklejate Vennaskond)
Period: 07/2010 – 07/2011
Project: “I share, I care!”, EE-43-21-2010-R5 (YiA, 4.3 TC)
Tasks: Preparation of the training course (methodology and framework), finding partners, communication with partners, writing application. Preparation, carry-out, follow-up and evaluation. Being fulltime trainer for training course lasting 9 days, involving 20 participants from 10 countries. Topics: multiplying, youth information, international cooperation, intercultural learning. Training blog: http://trainingestonia.blogspot.com.

10. Profession: Youth in Action programme trainer for Estonian NA
Period: 02/2011 – 12/2011
Organization: Foundation Archimedes
Tasks: Carryout of trainings by Estonian national agency. Working with different target groups (also with fewer opportunities). 1-2 day trainings.

11. Profession: freelance trainer (Seiklejate Vennaskond)
Period: 06/2011 – 05/2012
Project: “Stop Labeling Yourself!”, EE-43-23-2011-R4 (YiA, 4.3 TC)
Tasks: Preparation of the training course (methodology and framework), finding partners, communication with partners, writing application. Preparation, carry-out, follow-up and evaluation. Being fulltime trainer for training course lasting 9 days, involving 21 participants from 10 countries. Topics: stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination, tolerance, self-identity, consciousness learning. Training blog: http://stoplabelingyourself.blogspot.com.

12. Profession: freelance trainer (Seiklejate Vennaskond)
Period: 03/2012 – 08/2012
Project: “Partnership building seminar in Estonia:THINK RURAL, FEEL GLOBAL, ACT INTERNATIONAL!” (procurement by Estonian national agency OF YiA).
Tasks: Preparation of the seminar (methodology and framework), finding participants. Preparation, carry-out, follow-up and evaluation. Being fulltime trainer for seminar lasting 5 days, involving 24 participants from 11 countries. Topics: contact making, quality of youth exchanges, Youthpass, youth unemployment and entrepreneurship. Seminar blog: http://estonia2012.blogspot.com.

Educational pathway

Formal education: Bachelor degree in social sciences
1. Unipiha Primary, 09/1992 - 08/1996
2. Tartu Mart Reiniku Gymnasium, 09/1996 - 08/2001
3. Tartu Miina Härma Gymnasium, 09/2001 - 08/2004
4. University of Tartu – computer science, 09/2004 – 09/2005
5. University of Tartu – government and politics (BA) , 09/2005 – 06/2009
6. University of Bologna – political science (BA), 09/2008 – 01/2009
7. University of Tartu – comparative politics/journalism studies (MA) 09/2009 - ...

Additional training:
1. “Basics of entrepreneurship”, 10/2004 – 12/2004
2. “Short Study Visit to Serbia”, training course, Novi Sad (Serbia), 10/2005 – 11/2005
3. “OHIE - Working on a Net”, contact making seminar, Strasbourg (France), 07/2006
4. “Media Impact Over Youth”, media education training for youth workers, Istanbul (Turkey), 09/2006
5. “Basics of First Aid”, training, Estonia, 05/2007
6. “Together We Can Do It!”, contact making seminar, Elazig (Turkey), 05/2007
7. “Training on EVS”, training course for youth workers/leaders, Livno (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 10/2007
8. “Media education”, seminar for journalists, 02/2008
9. “Training of Multipliers“, training course for youth workers/leaders, Rolle (Switzerland), 11/2009
10. “How to make sausages”, training, Estonia 07/2010
11. “Youth without borders, Europe Without borders”, training course, Qabala (Azerbaijan), 09/2010
12. „Nonformal Europe“, training course for youth workers, Brašov, Romania, 04/2011
13. „Take Your Chance, Be The Change!“, training of trainers, Kigali, Rwanda, 05/2011
14. “Youth on the Move: European Migration and Youth Mobility”, training course for youth leaders, Kobuleti, Georgia, 09/2011
15. „Q4Q - Quest for quality in training and networking projects“, Tallinn, Estonia, 11/2011
16. „Mentorship as possibility for self-development“, training course, Tallinn, 12/2011
17. „Invisible acting for a visible change: theatre tools and training for anti-racism and anti-xenophobia in European youth work“, Potsdam, Germany, 01/2012
18. Preparatory meeting “How to decrease climate changes? Building strategies between European and Asian Youth.” Bhubaneswar, India, 02/2012
19. “Empleate a fondo”, seminar for youth workers, Santiago De Compostela, Spain, 03/2012
20. “How to facilitate training”, training for trainers, Helsinki, Finland, 04/2012

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Estonian
  • (beginner) Italian
  • (beginner) Russian

Trainer references

  • I share, I care!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-02-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Vidrike, Estonia
    organised by Seiklejate Vennaskond
    12-21. April 2011
  • Stop Labeling Yourself!

    Validated (2022-05-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Vidrike, Estonia
    organised by Seiklejate Vennaskond
    23.01 - 01.02.2012
    Reference person

    Ignas Dzemyda

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  • Partnership Building Seminar in Estonia: THINK RURAL, FEEL GLOBAL, ACT INTERNATIONAL!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-02-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Vidrike, Estonia
    organised by Seiklejate Vennaskond
  • Inclusive Sport in Sardinia

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-08-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Olbia
    organised by Mine Vaganti European Youth Group
  • Human Rights - Responsibility to Care!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-02-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Kuressaare, Estonia
    organised by Torgu Noored
    23.11 - 01.12.2012
  • I Can Multiply!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-02-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Drammen, Norway
    organised by Intermezzo Ungdom
  • We Are On the Move

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-02-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Drammen, Norway
    organised by Intermezzo Ungdom
  • Discover youth work in South-Estonia!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-02-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Vidrike, Estonia
    organised by Seiklejate Vennaskond
  • Ten Steps From Idea To Application!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-02-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Vidrike, Estonia
    organised by Seiklejate Vennaskond
  • Changing Europe: migration - opportunity or challenge?

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-12-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Kiviõli, Estonia
    organised by Activists on Move

This profile was last modified on 2017-04-07

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