Ilze Jece


Experienced group facilitator and educator with a demonstrated history of working in the area of sustainability for people and the planet.

Hailing from Latvia, Ilze Jece currently resides in the heart of the action as she pursues her studies in psychology at the University of Latvia. Her current research ventures into the captivating realm of eco-emotions, delving into the fascinating interplay between human psychology and the intricate tapestry of environmental issues.

Ilze Jece has 6 references for past work as a trainer and added 2 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Ilze Jece

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer

Work experience

Recent courses:

Evaluation meeting for teachers in Ogre. Organized by Brīvā Māras skola from 5.-6.06.2023. Role- facilitator.

Online webinar on voluntary work. Organized by Agency for International Program for Youth on 8.03.2023. Role- facilitator.

Training course for school councils "Kontakts" in Aizpute. Organized by Agency for International Program for Youth from 21.-23.02.2023. Role- trainer.

Online evaluation meeting for school councils. Organized by Agency for International Program for Youth on 27.01.2023. Role- facilitator.

Youth worker excellence school in Riga (Module on Mental health and Inclusion from 5.-7.10.2022. and evaluation meeting from 5.-6.01.2023.) and Helsinki ( Exchange of practices from 13.-16.12.2022.). Organized by Agency for International Program. Role- trainer.

Training course "Green & Inclusion" in Amersfoort (Netherlands). Organized by SALTO from 15.-18.11.2022. Role- trainer.

Seminar for ESC volunteers in Sigulda (Latvia). Organized by Agency for International Program from 28.-31.10.2022. Role- trainer.

Kurzeme NGO gathering in Saldus (Latvia). Organized by Kurzemes NVO centrs from 16.-18.08.2022. Role- trainer.

Training course "Erasmus small partnership projects" in Sigulda (Latvia). Organized by Agency for International Program for Youth from 26.-27.07.2022. Role- trainer.

Training course "Listening- enhancing presence and dialogue in youth work" in Strengberg (Austria). Organized by Austrian Civil Society Organisation “COOBRA – cooperativa braccianti” from 29.06.-07.07.2022. Role- trainer.

Workshops "Tackling eco anxiety" in Riga (Latvia). Organized by Good Mood Art from 17.-18.06.2022. Role- trainer.

Training course "Body Positive" in Sigulda (Latvia). Organized by Room of Fulfilled Dreams from 1.-10.05.2022. Role- trainer.

Training course for school councils "Kontakts" in Karsava (from 1.-3.04.2022. and 5.-7.04.2022), Cesis (from 19.-21.04.2022.), Salacgriva (from 27.-29.04.2022.). Organized by Agency for International Program for Youth. Role- trainer.

Training course "Erasmus small partnership projects" in Sigulda (Latvia). Organized by Agency for International Program for Youth from 11.-13.10.2021. Role- trainer.

Training course "Intercultural Playback Theatre" in Sappada (Italy). Organized by KLARIS Association for Social and Cultural Promotion from 19.-27.09.2021. Role- trainer.

Workshop "Body Image" in Jurkalne (Latvia). Organized by Ventspils Youth House in 14.08. Role- trainer.

Lecture "Me and my body" in Riga (Latvia) in 10.03.2021. Role-lecturer.

Lecture "Wellness in NGO's" in Aglona (Latvia) in 9.01.2021. Role-lecturer.

Lecture: "Wellness in NGOs" in Kuldīga (Latvia) in 6.03.2020. Role-lecturer.

Community-building workshops in Valmiera (11.01.2020.), Sigulda (9.11.2019.), Liepaja (1.06.2019.), Talsi (10.10.2020.), Zemite (10.10.2020), Liepaja (12.10.2020.), Saldus (13.10.2020.) in Latvia. Role- trainer.

School workshops on active citizenship in 15 schools in Latvia in 12.2020. Role-lecturer.

Training course: "Move for Peace", EVEC AThens, 27.04.-6.05.2019. in Greece. Trainer.

Project "Embody Change", Room of Fulfilled Dreams, 01.01.2019.- 12.2019. (Online course co-creator, trainer in a 7-day course in Italy, workshop leader in multiplier event in Latvia and trainer for multiplier events with sports teachers in Latvia)

Training course: "Compassion in action", Austrian Civil Society Organisation “COOBRA – cooperativa braccianti”, 22.-30.01.2019. in Austria. Trainer.

Winter camp: "2x2 international gathering of Latvians", 26.12.2018.-01.01.2019. Trainer in self-development sessions.

Training course "IDENTITY. Human rights", National Agency of Youth Projects Latvia, 12.10-14.10.2018. Trainer.

Training course "Embody Change", A.R.T. fusion, 2.-12.08.2018. Trainer.

Training courses "Be first"- 4 three day courses for young people in zero waste lifestyle, environmental activism, and community initiatives, Homo ecos, 09.-12.2018. Project educational advisor and trainer.

Training course: "Introduction to Embodied Facilitation", Latvian National Agency, 2.06.-04.06. 2017. in Latvia. Trainer and project developer.

Training course "Global Education and Youth Work", People in Peril, 24.10.-29.10.2016. in Slovakia. Trainer.

Training course "Your Body is Your Statement", KOBIETY, 11.09.-20.09.2016. in Poland. Trainer.

Training course "Embodied Peacebuilding", Room of Fulfilled Dreams, 12.07.-21.07.2016. in Latvia. Trainer and project initiator.

European Peace Summit "Connecting Minds – Unleashing Potential", 03.04.-07.04.2016. in Hungary. Workshop leader and yoga teacher.

Training course "Green entrepreneurship", Planetum, 04.03.-12.03.2016. in Macedonia. Trainer.

Workshop "Learning Creative Learning", Room of Fulfilled Room, 27.02.2016. Workshop leader.

Training course "Step together- mentoring", Latvian NA, 24.02.-26.02.2016. Trainer

Training course "Creativity and entrepreneurship embodied", Radi Vidi Pats, 20.02.-21.02.2016 in Latvia, Trainer.

Training course "DeCarbonize our Future", Homo Ecos, 24.08.-31.08.2015. in Latvia Trainer.

Training course "Embodied leadership", Room of Fulfilled Dreams, 28.05.- 07.06.2015. Trainer.

Training course "Green Urban Cycles", Radi Vidi Pats, 10.05.-18.05.2015. Trainer and project coordiantor.

Workshop ''Creative leadership'', Radi Vidi Pats, Latvia, 25.10.-26.10.2014. Trainer.

Training course ''Follow-up and impact of international youth projects'', Youth Environment Europe, Latvia, 9.08.-15.08.2014. Trainer.

Training course ''Urban Green Citizenship'', International Young Naturefriends, 20.07.-28.07.2014. Trainer and project iniciator.

Training course ''Coaching as an approach in youth work'', Latvian NA, 9.04.-11.04.2014.

Training course "Creative bodies", Room of Fulfilled Dreams, Latvia, 11.09.-19.09.2013. Trainer.

Training course "Women for Planet", Youth Environment Europe&Epeka, Slovenia, 01.06.-08.06.2013. Trainer.

International Conference "Redefining activism!", International Young Naturefriends, Slovakia, 21.04.-26.04.2013. Project coordinator and facilitator.

Training course "Green Toolbox in Action", Homo Ecos, Latvia, 8.04.- 14.04,2013. Trainer.

Study session "Youth encountering environmental human rights" , International Young Naturefriends& Council of Europe, Hungary, 23.02.- 02.03.2013. Course director.

Training course "Green Urban Living", UK National Agency, United Kingdom, 17.01.-23.01.2013. Trainer.

"Planning Weekend 2012 -sustainability in youth work", International Young Naturefriends, Poland, 12.09.2012.-16.09.2012. Project coordinator and facilitator.

18th ASEF University "Conscious Consumers for Environmental Sustainability", Asia- Europe Foundation, Estonia, 18.08.2012.-01.09.2012. Facilitator.

Training course "''Change for Change'', Room of fulfilled dreams, Latvia, 29.07.2012-30.07.2012. Trainer on embodied learning through movement and bodywork.

"Sustainable youth work meeting", IYNF, Hungary, 15.05.2012.- 20.05.2012. Project coordinator and facilitator.

Training course "Climate Change", UK National Agency, British Council Germany, UNEP/GRID, Germany, 23.04.2012.- 28.04.2012. Trainer.

Various training courses for YIA Agency of Latvia, 08.2005- 12.2011.

India Youth Forum, Youtimes, 28.03.2012.- 01.04.2012, India. Expert on environmental issues.

Training course "TC - creative approaches and methods in YiA", Latvian National Agency of YiA, Latvia, 14.12.2011.-18.12.2011. Trainer.

Training course "Environment deserves education", Radi Vidi Pats, Latvia, 28.08.2010.-6.09.2010. Trainer.

Regional trainings about Non-formal education and programme Youth in Action for teachers, youth workers and young people, YIA of Latvia, Latvia, June-July 2010. Trainer.

Training for EVS mentors, YIA Agency in Latvia, Latvia, 14.05.2010.- 15.05.2010. Trainer.

Seminar "Different Cultures- Equal Genders", Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, Azerbaijan, 29.03.2010.- 05.04.2010. Facilitator.

Training course "CReACTIVE. Children Rights in Action", Liepajas Jaunie Vanagi, Latvia. 29.12.2009.- 06.01.2010. Facilitator.

Training course "Stop Fear, Start Action!", Youth Association for the Protection of Nature, Germany. 10.12.2009.- 12.12.2009. Trainer.

Training course "Getting Glocal Zooming Environment", Global Educators and Trajectorya Youth Organization, Estonia. 13.11.2009.- 21.11.2009. Trainer.

International leadership camp ''Camp Rising Sun'', The George E. Jonas Foundation, Denmark. 21.06.2009.- 26.08.2009. Wellness Counselor, facilitator of workshops on holistic health, global education, community activism and social justice issues.

Scandinavian Fresh Food Festival, Lolland, Denmark. 8.07.2009.- 12.07.2009. Facilitator of workshop "Restart your mind, balance your body!"

International youth exchange ''GreenJam- bringing sustainable development into multimedia,'' MyStyle
Art, Latvia, 08.11.2008.- 12.11.2008. Lecturer and facilitator.

International leadership camp ''Camp Rising Sun'', The George E. Jonas Foundation, Denmark. 17.06.2008.- 26.08.2008. Wellness Counselor, facilitator of workshops on holistic wellness, global education, community activism and social justice issues.

"On arrival/Pre- departure/mid-term" trainings for European Voluntary Service volunteers: Trainer for Youth International Program National agencies of Latvia and
Estonia, 07.2005.- 10.2007.

International culture and art exchange "Expression Session", Jaunie Vanagi, Latvia, 06.08.2007.-10.08.2007. Educational adviser and facilitator.

International summer camp "Humane Education Activities for Ethical Sustainable Development in Rural Communities," Green Alternative, Latvia, 08.07.2007.-20.07.2007. Trainer and project manager.

Seminar "Quality of EVS Projects in Feminist Organizations," Vaxjo, Sweden, 07.10.2006.-10.10.2006. Trainer.

Summer workshops "Share the World- ethical living in 21st Century," Green Alternative, 30.08.2007.- 03.09.2007. Facilitator.

Summer camp "Strengthening diversity- European cultures from east to west," Cooperation and development network Eastern Europe, Serbia, 15.07.2006.- 21.07.2006.Trainer.

Summer camp "Ethics, sustainability and healing," Green Alternative, Latvia, 25.06.2006.-29.06.2006. Trainer and project manager.

Youth conference "What Have You Got to Say?" Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, Ukraine, 09.05.2005.-15.05.2005. Trainer.

International volunteer work camp "Learn the Language Through Environmental Activities’’, Student Project Initiative Center, Latvia, 03.07.2004.-15.07.2004. Trainer.

Other relevant work experience:

"Let's start the journey! Guide for mentors and youth in creating community initiatives" (2020) : author, FEE, Lattvia

"Green Toolbox"- publication on sustainability in youth organizations and projects" (2012) : Co-author and project coordinator, IYNF, Czech Republic.

Non-governmental organization "International Young Naturefriends": Secretary-General, Czech Republic, 09.2011- now

Wellness transformation project "Stretch your body-transform your mind!" in women´s prison , project coordinator and workshop facilitator, 08.2010.- 12.2010.

Non-governmental organization “Green Alternative”: board member and executive director, Latvia, 08.2005- now

SEE Salto-Youth Resource Centre: European Voluntary Service project accreditation (remote work), 05.2007.- 01.2009.

Non-governmental organization "Institute of Natural Medicine": marketing assistance, development of international voluntary service program in rural areas of Nepal, Nepal, 10.2007.-01.2008.

Federation of Young European Greens Euro-wide campaign against climate change "Keep it cool!" Creative director for campaign materials, Belgium, 09.2007.-03.2008.

Youth International Program Agency, European Union Program "Youth in Action" European Voluntary Service (EVS) project evaluation committee member; trainer and external expert on EVS Hosting organization accreditation. Latvia, 09.2004. – 10.2007.

Cooperation and Development Eastern Europe publication "Sustainable Knowledge – the Culture and Practices of Youth Project Development," co-author. Prepared 02.2007. - 07.2007.

Non-governmental organization "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals": internship in International Grassroots Campaigns, Research& Investigation, Youth, Marketing and Human Resources departments, USA, 10.2006.-02.2007.

Non-governmental organization "Green Liberty": board member, coordinator of European Voluntary Service projects, Latvia, 09.2002.- 01.2006.

Non-governmental organization "New Energy in Baronissi": long-term European Voluntary service project in social services, emergency and civil protection, Italy, 09.2003.-03.2004.

"State Children's Rights Protection Centre," work in youth committee, Latvia, 09.2001.-05.2002.

Educational pathway

Formal educational background and certification:

- University of Latvia, faculty of psychology (2021-now)
- University of Latvia, faculty of law (2002-2006)
- Institute of Natural Medicine in Nepal, yoga teacher certificate (2008)
- Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage, holistic practitioner (2009)
- Embodied Facilitator Course by Integration Institute of London, embodied facilitator (2015)

Non-formal educational background:
- "ETS Trainer Skills Workshop – How to support wellbeing in training practices", Brussels, 10.-13.04.2023.
- "Talking bodies", Mallorca, 19.-26.08.2021.
- "Human rights TOT", Slovakia and Croatia, 2019.
- "Visual Facilitation", Estonia, 01.04.-10.04.2016.
- "Non-violent communication international intensive training". Poland, 01.12.-10.12.2012.
- “Environmental Human Rights: A Present and Future Challenge for Youth Work”, Asia-Europe Foundation, South Korea, 9.11.-15.11.2010.,
- TOT4EVS, Bulgarian National Agency of program "Youth in Action", 14.03.2010.- 21.03.2010.
-Summer Institute “Youth Encounter on Sustainability,” Center for Sustainability at the ETH Zurich, Vinicnie, Slovakia, 24.08.2007.-10.09.2007.
-"YouPEC: European Youth Perspective on Energy+ Climate," youth Conference, BundeJugend, Berlin, Germany, 22.06.2007.-27.06.2007.
-"Breaking and Entering Human Rights and Media: Youth Activism," seminar, Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Cambridge (MA), USA 11.04.2007.-12.04.2007.
-"Exploring Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, and Animal Advocacy," seminar Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge (MA), USA 14.04.2007.- 15.04.2007.
-"Active citizenship and participation," youth camp, International Sport and Culture Association, Denmark, July 2006
-"All constructing European citizenship,"Training Course on Citizenship and Inclusion with specific focus on LGBT groups, Spain, February 2006
-"Young environmental leaders," training ,Regional environmental center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary; practice in environmental organization "L’umana dimora", Italy, May 2004
-"Inclusion through sports",Salto TC, Belgium, March/April 2004
-1st EVS HEI evaluators seminar, Poland, April 2005
-"Introduction in organizing international youth activities", European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, November 2004.
-"New energy in Baronissi,"European Voluntary service, Italy, 09.2003.-03.2004
-"Human rights education," EU Youth and Sport directorate training, Finland, December 2002
-"United World College Short course 2000," Latvia, July 2000
- in-service training program "NGO’s and human rights", 09.1999.-01.2000.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Private Foundations
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (beginner) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (beginner) 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

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

Other skills

Embodied learning, Humane education, personal development, social justice, social marketing and media

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) Italian
  • (fluent) Latvian
  • (intermediate) Russian
  • (beginner) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Getting Glocal Zooming Environment

    Validated (2022-04-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Parnu, Estonia
    organised by Global Educators and Trajectorya Youth Organisation
    Reference person

    Xavier Baró

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  • Stop Fear, Start Action!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2013-03-26)
    The training activity took place
    in Puttgarden(Germany)&Copenhagen(Denmark)
    organised by Youth Assosiation for the Protection of Nature
  • Environment deserves education

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-10-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Ziemupe, Latvia
    organised by Radi Vidi Pats
    28th August-6th September, 2010
  • Climate Change

    Awaiting validation (requested 2016-10-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Langeness, Husum, Germany
    organised by UK National Agency, British Council Germany, United Nations Environment Programme/GRID
    23.04.2012- 27.04.2012
  • EVS on-arrival training for EVS volunteers and their mentors

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-04-10)
    The training activity took place
    in Latvia, Puduri
    organised by Latvian NA (Jaunatnes Starptautisko programmu aģentūra)
    31 March – 4 April
  • "Creative Bodies"

    Validated (2022-05-26)
    The training activity took place
    in Riga, Latvia
    organised by Room of Fulfilled Dreams
    Reference person

    Inese Priedite

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