Ilaria Zocco

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Ilaria Zocco

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Current occupation

Eu Project Manager, Trainer, Facilitator and Youth Worker

Work experience

2022 ongoing
VET Schools, Agencies of Employment and NGOs – Italy
Career Guidance counsellor and pathway manager to guide adults and youngsters toward job opportunities and academic careers. Facilitation of individual and group sessions online and offline.

2019 on going
Local Municipalities, Schools and Public Bodies- Italy
Facilitator for Workshops in Schools (students from 3 to 19 years old) using different tools like gamification and educational robotics for promoting teamwork and active citizenship. I have experience with Bee- Bot / MBot /Lego We.Do. and e.Do Comau Experience.
For 2 years I was also the Coordinator of Educational Service and led a team of 25 people for educational services in Schools, Youth Centre and Summer Camps.

2015 ongoing
Associazione IL VERGANTE – Italy
European Project Manager, Youth Worker, Facilitator and Trainer in several Eu and local projects:
● Erasmus plus:
● KA2 “Shared Responsibility” 2016/2018 / Recognition and validation of non-formal learning for young, NEET and Youth Workers.
● KA3 “Idee in Comune” 2017/ 2018/ Recognition and validation of Youth Work at a local level.
● KA3 “You(th) to Change EU” 2020/2022/ Recognition and validation of Youth Work at a regional level.
● KA154 “Focus Youth Work” 2022/2024/ Recognition and validation of Youth Work at a national level.

Other valuable Experience
2023 Study Visit “Switzerland goes to Europe” – Switzerland. It was a visit aimed at sharing good practices in Youth Work related to the EGL process and to write an Erasmus Plus project together.
2021 Study Visit “Grass Root Voices” - exchange of good practices in Youth Work - Italy
2019 Trainer, Facilitator and Youth Worker in a Youth Exchange “A.C.E. – Active Citizens in Europe” – Italy. I facilitated 30 youngsters under the age of 18 with an Italian colleague to promote structured dialogues and the conceptualization of ideal cities for young people.
2018 Participation in a final event of a Ka2 in Romania about Youth Work.
2018 Trainer for a Training Course ka1 “Shared Responsibility” – Spain. The training focused on spreading the tools and results of Ka2 (see above), which I facilitated with a Spanish colleague.

2017- on going Participant in Conferences in Lubiana- Slovenia /2018 Cascais- Portugal / 2022 Cluj- Napoca- Romania for the EGL – “European goes Local” process. I was one of the speakers representing Eu Youth Workers in Cluj.
2017 Trainer for Salto “The power of words” – Poland. It was a training about the power of words, especially in social media.
2016/2017 Tot – Training of Trainers – Hungary, Germany and Italy.
2016 Training Course “Europeers” – Polonia. The aim was to promote Erasmus Plus in your country and among other Italian Peers.
2016 Training Course “SEA – Social Entrepreneurship” – Cyprus. It was about self-entrepreneurship in the third sector.
2015 Seminar of contact organised by the Italian Agency for VET Education – Italy. It was organised to jointly write Erasmus Plus Projects.
2015 Seminar “Young Europe in Progress – YeiP” – Spain.
2015 European Voluntary Service EVS in a Steiner School – Belgium.
2013 Training Course “The Power of non-formal Education” – Bulgaria.
2012 Youth Exchange: “Never let discrimination strike the same place twice” – Serbia on the inclusion of Eu and non-Eu youngsters.
2011 Youth Exchange: “Old borders and new generations” Italy on the inclusion of Eu and non-Eu youngsters.
2011 Youth Exchange: “Ship of Friendship” – Turkey on the inclusion of Eu and non-Eu youngsters. 2010 for 6 months Leonardo Project about the promotion of human and LGBTIQA+ rights LEGEBITRA – Lubiana Slovenia.
2010 Youth Exchange “VitAMIn” – Italy on the inclusion of Eu and non-Eu youngsters

Educational pathway

2023 – Advanced Training Course of “Career Guidance” – Online course organised by the Italian Association of Guidance Counsellors ASNOR.
2022 – First level Master Degree in “Online Education, Gamification and distance Learning”- 110/110 with honours. Università “Suor Orsola Benincasa” – Napoli.
2018 – First level Master Degree in “Design and access to European funds for Culture, Creativity and Multimedia”. Università degli Studi di Perugia.
2011 – Advanced Training Course of “Management of European Projects” - 97/100 Financed by FESR of Piedmont Region – Torino.
2007 – Bachelors’ Degree in “Political Sciences and International Relations” - 108/110 Università degli Studi di Pavia.
2004 Diploma of High School in Languages – Biella.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Empathy, Time Management, Problem solving, Proactivity, Enthusiasm as well as the ability to deal with ambiguity so as to deal with unexpected events in a reasonable way. I am a very inclusive person and I love working in intercultural teams.

Language Skills

  • (good) English

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2023-11-08

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