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Ieva Grundsteine

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Ieva has been involved in youth work since 2001. Firstly as a participant, active member of youth organizations, EVS volunteer and then as a project coordinator, civil society activist, NFL trainer and expert (accreditor, project evaluator, etc.). During the last 10 years Ieva has facilitated over 100 non-formal learning trainings and seminars. Main themes: E+ and NFL, youth empowerment, active citizenship, ICL, diversity, inclusion, gender equality, outdoor approach, kinesthetic learning.

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Ieva Grundsteine

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Current occupation

Currently - only free-lancing

Work experience

TRAINING EXPERIENCE (being a trainer/ facilitator):
- 15-23 April 2017 - training "Mutipliers of Intercultural communication and Non-formal learning", taking place in Antalya, Turkey (financed by Genrman NA)
- 5-13 March 2017 - training for youth workers and activists on gender and LGBT issues "Gender: awareness to be aware", taking place in Parnu, Estonia (E+ project financed by Estonian NA)
- 2-4 February 2017 – training for youth workers on supporting young peoples’ initiatives for the local community, taking place in Ikskile, Latvia (financed by Latvian-Swiss programme)
- 27-29 January 2017 – training for active youngsters on civic competences and active participation in local community, taking place in Ligatne, Latvia (financed by Latvian-Swiss programme)
- 24-25 November 2016 - forum for recognition of non-formal learning in Latvia, taking place in Jurmala, Latvia (financed by Latvian-Swiss programme)
- 17-19 November 2016 - on-arrival training for EVS volunteers hosted in Caucasus, taking place in Misaktsieli, Georgia (organized by SALTO EECA)
- 22-30 October 2016 - training on intercultural dialogue "ICD Restarted", taking place in Beirut, Lebanon (Erasmus+ project, financed by Estonian NA)
- 12-14 October 2016 - training for youth workers on motivating and empowering youth, taking place in Tuja, Latvia (financed by Latvian-Swiss programme)
- 20-25 September 2016 - on-arrival training for EVS volunteers hosted in Caucasus, taking place in Kobuleti, Georgia (organized by SALTO EECA)
- 14-16 September 2016 - training for youth workers on motivating and empowering youth, taking place in Iecava, Latvia (financed by Latvian-Swiss programme)
- 27 August-4 September 2016 - training course on intercultural learning "Multipliers of ICD and ICL", taking place in Tabor, Czech Republic (Erasmus+ project, financed by Czech NA)
- 15-22 August 2016 - training course "Youth exchanges for Newcomers", taking place in Parnu, Estonia (Erasmus+ project, financed by Estonian NA)
- 2-11 July 2016 - training "Start a Change with Youth Exchange", taking place in Sepolno Krajenskie, Poland (Erasmus+ project, financed by Polish NA)
- 18-26 June 2016 - on-arrival and mid-term meeting for EVS volunteers hosted in Caucasus, taking place in Kobuleti, Georgia (organized by SALTO EECA)
- 14-22 May 2016 - training course to counter hate speech and violent extremism in EuroMed area, taking place in Amman, Jordan (financed by EuroMed Youth IV programme)
- 11-18 April 2016 - training course on kinesthetic learning "MOVE'EM ALL", taking place in Sepolno Krajenskie, Poland (financed by E+)
- 24 February - 1 March 2016 - seminar/partnership building activity for Human Rights activists "Chasing the Rainbow", taking place in Rovaniemi, Finland (financed by Latvian, Finnish and Irish NAs)
- 19-21 February, 4-6 March and 22-24 April 2016 - trainings on intercultural learning for youth, taking place in Latvia (finance by Latvian-Swiss programme)
- 28 November-4 December 2015 – training on gender and sexual identity “Gender Approved!”, taking place in Riga, Latvia (financed by Erasmus+ programme, Latvian NA)
- 14-23 November 2015 – 2 on-arrival trainings of volunteers hosted in Caucasus, taking place in Misaktsieli, Georgia (organized by SALTO EECA)
- 17-25 October 2015 – training of facilitators “Magic of NFL”, taking place in Tabor, Czech Republic (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Czech NA)
- 7-15 October 2015 – training on using outdoor as a tool of NFL learning “Re-connecting to the Environment” , taking place in Tramonti, Italy (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Italian NA)
- 26 September-4 October 2015 – training on using games as a learning tool “Games in NFL – Turn it On”, taking place in Kobuleti, Georgia (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Polish NA)
- 5-13 September 2015 - training course on using elements of kinesthetic leaning and contemporary dance in youth work “Power of Kinesthetic Learning”, taking place in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Slovenian NA)
- 17-26 August 2015 - training course on using elements of kinesthetic learning and contemporary dance in youth work “Learning by Moving”, taking place in Parnu, Estonia (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Estonian NA)
- 7-14 August 2015 - training course for teachers “Restart the Game”, taking place in Parnu, Estonia (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Estonian NA)
- 27 July-3 August 2015 - training course for teachers “Switch it on - INCLUSION”, taking place in Wiecbork, Poland (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Polish NA)
- 15-23 July 2015 – training course for teachers “Gaining from Gaining”, taking place in Riga, Latvia (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Latvian NA)
- 1-10 July 2015 – training course on holistic approach to youth work “Bringing You Closer to You” taking place in Juta, Georgia (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Swedish NA)
- 22-27 June 2015 – training on planning new youth exchanges “Eastern Express”, taking place in Bratislava, Slovakia (organized by SALTO EECA and several NAs)
- 17-20 June 2015 – study visit/seminar for young Human Rights activists “Chasing the Rainbow”, taking place in Riga, Latvia (organized by Latvian, Finish, Irish NAs)
- 6-14 June 2015 - on-arrival and mid-term trainings of volunteers hosted in Caucasus, taking place in Kobuleti, Georgia (organized by SALTO EECA)
- 18-25 April 2015 - on-arrival and mid-term trainings of volunteers hosted in Caucasus, taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (organized by SALTO EECA)
- 9-11 February 2015 – 2-nd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum, taking place in Riga, Latvia (organized by Latvian NA, SALTO EECA and many other partners)
- 17-19 January 2015 - training on improving quality of approved youth exchanges, taking place in Kegums, Latvia (Latvian NA)

- 1-6 December 2014 - contact-making event "Erasmus+ Intro", taking place in Antalya, Turkey (organized by SALTO EECA and 6 different NAs)
- 1-9 November 2014 - training of trainers on the topic of democracy and active participation, taking place in Misaktsieli, Georgia (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Danish NA)
- 21-29 October 2014 - training for youth workers on outdoor eductation "Become More Outdoor!", taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Polish NA)
- 5-7 September 2014 – training for organizations that wish to to develop projects of KA1, Erasmus+ programme – youth exchanges and mobility of youth workers projects (organized by Latvian NA)
- 21-30 August 2014 – Training for trainers „A STEP FORWARD”, taking place in Parnu, Estonia, (financed by “Erasmus+” programme, Estonian NA)
- 11-18 August 2014 - training for teachers "Briding the Gap Between Formal and Non-formal Education", taking place in Saldus, Latvia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme, Latvian NA)
- 30 June - 7 August 2014 - training course "Empowering Youth - Inclusive Youth Participation", taking place in Mitsakcieli, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by German NA)
- 21-29 July 2014 - training for teachers on gender and NFL "Gender Equality though NFL", taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 1-9 July 2014 - training for teachers on NFL "Formal + Non-formal = Impact", taking place in Vadul lui Voda, Moldova (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 5-13 June 2014 - seminar "Crossroad Gender and Exclusion", taking place in Dilijan, Armenia (financed by “Youth in Action”, German NA)
- 13-20 April 2014 – seminar “Gender Equality: from Theory to Reality”, taking place in Yerevan, Armenia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 2-4 April 2014 – training course for youth-workers on setting the aims and motivating youth, taking place in Bauska, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 24-31 March 2014 – study visit “Youth for Local Sustainability”, taking place in Tramonti, Italy (financed by “Youth in Action” programme)
- 18-20 March 2014 – on-arrival training for EVS volunteers, taking place in Ievaslici, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 1-9 March 2014 – training course on using movement and contemporary dance in youth work “Movement as a Learning Opportunity”, taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 22-28 February – training course “Youth for More Gender Equality in the World”, taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 2-10 February 2014 – training course for future trainers on facilitation “Power of NFL”, taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 1-8 December 2013 - training course on conflict management "Lets get it over!", taking place in Dilijan, Armenia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 21-29 September 2013 – training course „Gender Equality Creators”, taking place in Kobuleti, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 12-15 September 2013 – training course on outdoor education „The Truth Is Out There – in the Nature”, taking place in Tukums, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 31 August-7 September 2013 – training course „ Multipiers of Non-Formal Learning”, taking place in Saldus district, Latvia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme, Latvian NA)
- 19-28 August 2013 – training course „Baltic-Meda Bridge for Dialogue”, taking place in Amman, Jordan (financed by „EuroMed Youth IV” programme)
- 11-18 August 2013 - seminar for teachers „Hand in Hand – Formal and Non-formal Education”, taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 20-28 July 2013 - seminar for teacher on non-formal education „Teacher Power”, taking place in Vadul lui Voda, Moldova (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 13-20 July 2013 - training course „ Youth Participation as a Way of Change”, taking place in Vadul lui Voda, Moldova (financed by “Youth in Action” programme, Danish NA)
- 2-4 July 2013 - On-arrival training for EVS volunteers taking place in Vecpiebalga, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 4-10 June 2013 - Study visit and project development activity between Baltic and Balkan countries, taking place in Latvia and Estonia (Latvian and Estonian NAs and SALTO SEE)
- 13-21 May 2013 - Training for facilitators "Do it Non-formal", taking place in Vadul lui Voda, Moldova (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 24-31 March 2013 - Training course on gender issues "Gender Equality - a Lived Reality?!", taking place in Istanbul, Turkey (financed by YiA - Turkish NA)
- 12-18 March 2013 - Study visit and project development activity between Baltic and Balkan countries, taking place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina (Latvian and Estonian NAs and SALTO SEE)
- 28 February - 2 March 2013 a training course for youth workers on Coaching, taking place in Daugavpils, Latvia (Swiss Instrument)
- 13-21 January 2013 – Partnership-building activity "Youth Exchanges - Welcome!", taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 14-16 December 2012 - training course for youth and youth workers on effective communication and involvement of in-active youth "Together", taking place in Riga, Latvia (Swiss Instrument)
- 2-9 December 2012 - partnership-building activity "East and West building projects for rural youth", taking place in Dilijan, Armenia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 21-26 November 2012 - training course “Incubator of youth democracy projects - part 2”, taking place in Sigulda, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 11-18 November 2012 - partnership-building activity "Gender connection", taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 3-10 November 2012 - seminar "Empowering youth in rural areas", taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by EACEA)
- 31 October-2 November 2012 - training course for teachers on how to integrate non-formal learning at school, taking place in Daugavpils, Latvia (Swiss Instrument)
- 27 September–5 October 2012 – training course “ Religion as a cross-cutting issue in EuroMed youthwork”, taking place in Madaba, Jordan (financed by “EuroMed Youth IV” programme by Jordanian EMYU)
- 9-25 September 2012 – youth exchange programme between Latvia and Japan, taking place in different places in Latvia (financed by government of Japan)
- 23-26 August 2012 – long term training course on youth democracy projects “Incubator of youth democracy projects”, taking place in Riga, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 21-29 July 2012 – training course “Multipliers of Volunteer Management”, taking place in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Slovenian NA)
- 7-14 July 2012 – training course “ Gender Equality – Make it Reality!”, taking place in Dilijan, Armenia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Polish NA)
- 13-15 June 2012 – Training course/networking activity for regional coordinators of Eurodesk and “YiA” programme in Latvia, taking place in Spilve, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 27-30 April 2012 – On-arrival training for EVS volunteers taking place in Sigulda, Latvia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Latvian NA)
- 13-15 May 2012 – Training course “With enterpreneurship against unemployment”, taking place in Baltezers, Latvia (Swiss Instrument)
- 4-9 March 2012 – Contact-making seminar “Go East”, taking place in Lviv, Ukraine (SALTO EECA)
- 17 February 2012 – “Neighbourhood partnership forum”, taking place in Riga, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 16-17 December 2011 - EVS Meeting, taking place in Riga, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 10-12 November 2011 - TC for youth workers in Zemgale region, taking place in Jaunjelgava, Latvia (Swiss Instrument)
- 9-15 September 2011 – TC on EVS with Meda countries “Building Euro-Mediterranean Partnership through EVS”, taking place in Razlog, Bulgaria (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Bulgarian NA)
- 17-19 August 2011 – Training course/networking activity for regional coordinators of Eurodesk and “YiA” programme in Latvia, taking place in Kegums, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 9-12 June 2011 – Training on how to make youth exchanges, taking place in Spilve, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 5-8 April 2011 – On-arrival training for EVS volunteers taking place in Melturi, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 25-27 March 2011 – Final evaluation meeting for ex-EVS volunteers, taking place in Spilve, Latvia (Latvian National Agency (NA)
- 17-20 March 2011 – On-arrival training for EVS volunteers, taking place in Sigulda, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 9-11 December 2010 – TC for teachers on how to integrate non-formal education in school environment, taking place in Spilva, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 11-14 November 2010 – TC on EuroMed cooperation for Latvian organizations, taking place in Spilva, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 17-19 September 2010 – Latvian SOHOCO – training for organizations involved in EVS, taking place in Spilva, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 16-18 July 2010 – TC for youth workers and youngsters on non-formal education and opportunities of “YiA” programme, taking place in Plosti, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 2-4 July 2010 – TC for coordinators of approved youth exchange projects, taking place in Ramava, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 28-30 June 2010 – TC for youngsters about non-formal education and opportunities of “YiA” programme, taking place in Skaista, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 14-16 June 2010 – TC for teachers and youth workers on non-formal education and “YiA” programme, taking place in Nitaure, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 10-13 June 2010 – On-arrival training for EVS volunteers, taking place in Melturi, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 1-8 May 2010 – TC on EVS for beginners “Good preparation – good EVS”, taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Polish NA)
- 3-10 April 2010 – TC on EVS “Quality matters – good, better, the best EVS!”, taking place in Kilis, Turkey (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Turkish NA)
- 25-28 February 2010 – TC on development of projects with Meda countries “Do it with EuroMed!”, taking place in Spilve, Latvia (Latvian NA)
- 14-23 February 2010 – TC on European dimension in EVS for organizations from rural areas “EVS – think Europeanly, act locally!”, taking place in Dilijan, Armenia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Latvian NA)
- 12-18 July 2009 – TC on quality in EVS “West and East linked by EVS”, taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Polish NA)
- 23-30 May 2009 – TC on EVS for organizations with some experience “EVS – gaining while giving”, taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by UK NA)
- 1-8 December 2008 – TC “Quality EVS projects”, taking place in Bakuriani, Georgia (financed by “Youth in Action” programme by Turkish NA)

- 2005-December 2008 – experience in facilitation of numerous national and international events (several days long) – meetings of School European Clubs, student seminars, simulations of European institutions (Council of Europe, European Parliament), volunteer seminars and team-building events, youth exchanges, partnership-building activities in the framework of Polish funding structures, “Youth” and “Youth in Action”, “Europe for Citizens” programmes and Council of Europe etc.


GENERAL WORKING EXPERIENCE:
- 2009-2013: Coordinator of the Latvian Network of Anna Lindh Foundation
- 2008-now: Free-lance trainer, currently also a member of pool of trainers of Latvian NA and EVS accreditor (in Latvia and EECA region)
- 2006-2009: EVS coordinator in the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation (Poland)
- 2005-2007: Coordinator of various youth projects (national and international) in the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation (Poland)
- 2004-2005: EVS volunteer in the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation (Poland)

Educational pathway

FORMAL EDUCATION:
- MA in Sociology and Political Science

NON-FORMAL EDUCATION:
- 2008-now: A trainer in more than 100 training courses (on national and international level)
- 2001-now: Project manager and facilitator in different NFE/youth (and not only) projects
- 2009-2013: Accreditor of EVS organizations in Latvia and EECA region
- 1993-now: Experience of being a participant in many different NFE/youth projects (including many training courses (also ToTs), PBAs and seminars)

INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE:
- In total around 7 years of my life I have been living abroad (studying, doing EVS, working, traveling, etc.)

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

EuroMed cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) Georgian
  • (beginner) German
  • (fluent) Latvian
  • (intermediate) Norwegian
  • (good) Polish
  • (good) Russian

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This profile was last modified on 2017-06-11

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