Jo Claeys


A change towards social justice is possible. It starts within our own practice, both on personal and professional field.

Jo Claeys has 4 references for past work as a trainer and added 3 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Jo Claeys

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Current occupation

International full time freelance trainer. Besides trainings, also active in clowning, as consultant and responsible for development of informative & educative games in Produções Fixe. Produções Fixe is a small dynamic company using animation as a social tool and promoting social change towards sustainable development on local level.

Work experience

Since 1995 active in international youthwork. First as volunteer and participant, later as freelance trainer. I have been involved with Council of Europe, National Agencies for the Youth Program of the EU, International youth networks and organisations (YEN, European Network of Animation,...), SALTO, cityhalls, etc

A range of trainings on international field all over Europe and South Africa.

As social-cultural youthworker in Belgium, I have been working previously as educator in a centre for 'disadvantaged' homeless youngsters, responsible for the youthservice of Tervuren and co-ordinator international projects VDS.

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Educational pathway

º Social Cultural Work
Thesis : “To work with disadvantaged youngsters - an analyse of the practice”
Graduated with high distinction in June 1995
º In the possession of the certificates : ‘animator’, ‘animator-manager’, ‘trainer’ and ‘manager of trainers’ issued by trainingcentre Duinen-Heide and trainingcentre VDS, recognized by the National Youth Service and the Ministery of Youth Belgium. CAP certificate recognized by Portuguese Ministery.
º Several trainingweekends focusing on different items as : creative thinking, groupdynamics, animationtechnics, international youthwork, prevention on drugs, outdoor education, composing animationkits, …
° Different training-courses and seminars within the European youthwork as :
--> ‘Outdoor education : experiential learning’(Outward Boundschool, 1995)
--> ‘LTTC : youthwork in multicultural settings’ (Council of Europe, 1995-1996)
--> ‘Life and drugs’ (YEN, 1997)
--> ...

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) 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
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (beginner) Private Foundations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

animation technics as a tool in youth work / development and conceptualisation of 'informative' games and exercises

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Dutch
  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) French
  • (beginner) German
  • (fluent) Portuguese

Trainer references

  • LTTC on Youthwork

    Validated (2022-03-30)
    The training activity took place
    in Belgium & South-Africa
    organised by Jint & Ministry of Youth Flanders - Belgium
    Reference person

    Johan Bertels

    (Training responsible)
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  • BiTriMulti trainings (BTM)

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-03-01)
    The training activity took place
    in All over Europe
    organised by The Network of National Agencies
    1999 – now
  • The Power of Non Formal Education

    Validated (2022-02-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Europe
    organised by National Agencies
    since 2009 till now
    Reference person

    Denis Morel

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  • ATOQ: Advanced Training On Quality

    Validated (2022-01-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Different countries in Europe
    organised by National Agency and ATOQ trainers' pool
    2004 till now
    Reference person

    Mireille Unger

    (Member of the ATOQ steering group)
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This profile was last modified on 2017-01-09

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