Ilaria Esposito


Member of the Council of Europe trainers' pool, and Programme Director at Start Easy Ltd.
I steadily believe in an integrative use of Formal Education, NFE/Learning in order to develop young people's fullest potential: becoming leaders, being positively responsible, discovering entrepreneurial skills and having the interest in more sustainable ways of living. I am strongly dedicated to this mission by doing, towards the promotion of a rights-based approach in all activities I join.

Ilaria Esposito has 10 references for past work as a trainer.

Ilaria Esposito

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Current occupation

Director at Starteasy Ltd, consulting and training

Work experience

- Start Easy Ltd Director since October 2015

Council of Europe

Since May 2018 Lead Researcher Gender Impact Assessment of the Youth for Democracy programme of the Council of Europe – ongoing.
December 2017 Trainer ‘Training course of trainers on addressing hate speech through human rights education and counter-narratives’ 11th December – 15th December 2017, London, the United Kingdom In Partnership with The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Youth Division The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Countering Violent Extremism Unit
February 2016 Trainer Seminar, Combating Sexist Hate Speech, organised jointly by the Youth Department and the Gender Equality Unit of the Council of Europe
August 2016 Coordinator UK National Training Course in Human Rights education.
From April 2014 Member of the pool of trainers of the Council of Europe Consultative Group for the recognition and quality standard of non-formal education in Europe.
From 2012 - 2015 Gender equality rapporteur at the Council of Europe - following the work of the Gender Equality Commission for the Joint Council on Youth and mainstreaming gender in the youth sector activities,
From October 2010To March 2014 Member of the Advisory Council on YouthResponsible for EDC/HRE (Education for democratic citizenship and human rights education).Member of the Advisory Group and facilitator for the Long term ENTER! Project – Access to social rights for young people. Member of the European Youth Foundation Advisory Group for the establishment of a new platform and user- friendly website, criteria and priorities of the EYF.
From August 2012 Member of the Steering group of the EPLM and facilitator (European Platform on
January 2014 Learning Mobility in the Youth Field) Partnership EU- CoE in the field of youth.

September 2012 Panellist on social inclusion of young people at the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the Council of Europe in St. Petersburg.

March 2012 Expert and trainer in environmental law Study Sessions in Human Rights and Environmental Law .

European Youth Forum

Since May 2019 - Member of the Pool of Experts

From May 2015 To January 2017 Member of the pool of trainers : Responsible for a rights-based approach to youth policies, providing support and training to member organizations

From October 2014 Facilitator for the support structure for the European Structured Dialogue with young people – (IV cycle) Youth Conferences of the Trio Presidency at the Council of the European Union. Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg (V cycle) The Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta

2008 & 2009 Expert in Environmental chemistry Official Delegation UNFCCC/COP14 Poznan, Poland and UNFCCC/- COP15 Copenhagen

June 2007 Member of Official Delegation at the Agora on Climate Change at the
European Parliament - Brussels

AICEM – International organization for cooperation and worldwide education

Board member since 2019

From February 2018 Project developer and consultant
Educational coordinator National Training Courses on human rights education to counter hate speech

May – July 2017 Trainer at Stand up for Human rights, on line/ residential training course, Italy

September 2016 Trainer at Sport Unified Study session Italy

September 2016 Trainer at Password for human rights Study session – Italy

October 2014 Trainer at Sport Employs Yourope Seminar - Italy

Youth for exchange and understanding – YEU

2019- Author for quality labels in youth work pubblication

From October 2015 Member of the pool of trainers of the YEU – Youth for exchange and understanding:

March - June 2017 Educational Coordinator for the youth Exchange ‘’Bread and Roses’’ fighting women multiple discrimination.

March - Dec 2015 Senior Trainer at the training courses on social entrepreneurship for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth and Agenda 2020 implementation.

Forum Nazionale Giovani (Italian Youth Forum

2012 - 2016 Coordinator of the pool of trainers FNG Coordination of 15 human resources in relation to priorities, large events, seminars and conferences. Responsible for trainer’s personal and professional
development and quality non-formal education activities delivered management of the FNG e-learning

July/August 2013 Coordinator at the Southern European Summer University - Open floor on the new European programme Erasmus plus, Council of Europe youth sector priorities, Italy

October 2012 Course Coordinator at the National training course in Human Rights education for social inclusion and
intercultural dialogue in Italy supported by Council of Europe.

July/August 2012 Facilitator at the Southern European Summer University: Open floor on capacity building,
volunteering, youth rights and employment. Alghero, Italy

WAGGGS - World Association of Girl guides and Girl scouts

Until December 2017 Gender and Diversity - Europe Region working group

Until Jan 2015 External representative at the Council of Europe and European Youth Forum

December 2012 Member of the planning team and facilitator at the ''She is the way summit'' Mac Della Foundation at Columbia University. New York City (USA)

December 2012 Chair of the planning team at the “Stop the Violence, speak out for girls’ rights “campaign in partnership with UN women

November 2012 Member of the Youth Engagement Committee at the IFCW International Forum on Child Welfare, Italy

July 2012 Facilitator and Leadership Trainer at the GWF (Girls World Forum) Chicago (USA)

May 2012/June 2013 Italian Campaign Coordinator for the Together Greening Campaign promoted by Alcoa Foundation/ GSUSA/WAGGGS

October 2011 Trainer at the Partnership Seminar, Italy

Educational pathway

2020 Advanced training facilitation - Soliya

2019 Mellow Parenting accreditation training - London Borough of Brent

2018 Strengthen Families and Strengthen communities accredited facilitators programme - London Borough of Brent.

2015 BSC in Training and Educational Science – dissertation on political-economic geography of migrating population - Universitá Guglielmo Marconi Rome, Italy

2011 – 2012 Training for Trainers in Human Rights Education – residential course at Council of Europe- EYC Budapest, Hungary

February 2011 Training for Trainers in Euro-Med Youth Cooperation – Forum Nazionale Giovani (FNG) and Agenzia Nazionale Giovani (ANG) Rome, Italy

September 2009 Training Course on Climate Change CEULAJ (Youth and Development University) Mollina, Spain

2008 – 2011 Training for Trainers WAGGGS programme certified by World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Italy

2003 – 2006 Youth Workers Training Programme certified by World Organization of Scout Movement (WOSM) - Educational projects setting, Educational project development and implementation - Project developed on environmental education

May 2002 Trainings in Communication Strategies, Project Management & Found Raising FORMIT Foundation - Rome, Italy

2000 – 2002 Master in Environmental Chemistry and Energy Management Federico II University and Regional Agency for Environmental Protection (ARPAC) Naples, Italy

1994 – 1999 High School diploma in Environmental Chemistry. ITIS “Enrico Fermi” - Naples, Italy

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

blended learning

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) Italian
  • (beginner) Portuguese

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This profile was last modified on 2020-05-09

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