Jessica Reinsch


"The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves." – Steven Spielberg | My mission is to inspire and empower the people I work with and create meaningful projects to make a positive impact on our surroundings.

Jessica Reinsch has 5 references for past work as a trainer.

Jessica Reinsch

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Current occupation

Trainer | Educator | Project manager

Work experience

2018 - today: Project manager for international youth work at "VILLA Leipzig" (sociocultural centre)
2017 - today: Freelance trainer
2017 - 2019: High School Teacher for German and Philosophy/Ethics at "Sportgymnasium" and "Kreativitätsgymnasium" in Leipzig
2015 - 2018: Coach and Multiplier for international youth work at "Kindervereinigung Leipzig e.V."

I am experienced in:
- both EU programmes, Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps
- formal and non-formal education

I'm specialised in the following topics:
- digital youth work
- inclusion (social inclusion & people with disabilities)
- active participation
- outdoor education
- upcycling projects
- experiential learning
- gender education

Main target groups in my daily work:
- youth workers, educators
- young people with fewer opportunities or in NEET
- people with disabilities
- refugees
- minors

Educational pathway

I am professionally trained and experienced in both FORMAL and NON-FORMAL education since I studied to become a high school teacher and volunteered along the way in many international projects.

2017 - 2018: State exam High School Teacher, subjects German, Philosophy/Ethics
2014 - 2016: Master of Education (M.Ed.), University Leipzig
2010 - 2013: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University Leipzig
2008 - 2010: Vocational Training "Specialist for media and information services" Magdeburg

NON-FORMAL received trainings (selection) funded/organised by Erasmus+, SALTO-YOUTH:
2021-2022: "Training of Trainers" (ToT), IT & online
2019: Training "Power of non-formal eductaion", Bonn, DE
2019: Training "Visual Dreamers", IT
2018: Training "Game Zone", Dingli, MT
2017: Training "Technological Upcycling", Toulouse, FR
2017: Training "Makerspaces in digital youth work", Luxemburg, LUX
2016: Training "ATOQ: Advanced Training on Quality", De Glind, NL
2016: Training "How to plan a youth exchange", Beaufort, LUX
2016: Training "Level Up - Developing and realizing international projects", Potsdam, DE
2016: Job Shadowing at Association Mundus, Barcelona, ES
2016: Training "Message for your bottle", Sos des Rey, ES
2016: Training "Philosophical Inquiry", Margate, UK

2014: Workcamp "Schools for Happy Future" (group leader), Siem Reap, CAMBODIA
2013: Workcamp "Schools for Happy Future" (participant), Siem Reap, CAMBODIA
2010: European Volunteering Service (EVS) in Belfast, UK, project "Practical aid for practical people" to support African communities, hosting organisation "Tools for Solidarity", sending organisation "Landesvereinigung kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung Sachsen-Anhalt e.V."

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) German
  • (intermediate) Spanish

Other languages

Latin, Persian

Trainer references

  • Power of Digital Youth Work (online)

    Validated (2022-05-27)
    The training activity took place
    in online
    organised by JUGEND für Europa (German National Agency)
    26/04 - 28/04/2022
    Reference person

    Christina Schauer

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  • Power of Digital Youth Work

    Validated (2022-06-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Leipzig, Germany
    organised by JUGEND für Europa (German National Agency)
    15/05 - 19/05/2022
    Reference person

    Dulio Santos

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  • Upcycle your life

    Validated (2022-06-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Tallinn, Estonia
    organised by Shokkin Group Estonia
    14/07 - 24/07/2017
    Reference person

    Pavel Vassiljev

    (chief of board at hosting organization)
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  • Upcycle your life 2.0

    Validated (2022-07-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Leipzig, Germany
    organised by Kindervereinigung Leipzig e.V.
    27/07 - 05/08/2018
    Reference person

    Christian Schmidt-Rost

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  • Solidarity connects Europe

    Validated (2022-07-22)
    The training activity took place
    in different countries in Europe
    organised by VILLA
    since 2018 until now
    Reference person

    Susann Mannel

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This profile was last modified on 2022-07-22

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