Joakim Arnøy


A previously young and promising North Norwegian. I'm fond of ostentatious, occasionally loquacious language, and have black humour and sarcasm as my life partners. My number one skill is to look as if I'm thinking about serious things.

I am passionate about learning - my own and that of others. My current mission is to learn more off-screen skills that I believe we should all have, just because...

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Joakim Arnøy

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Current occupation

Coordinator of youth work and peacebuilding (full time)

Work experience

I have worked with EVS, youth exchanges, and the development of educational tools and methods for the last few years.

The content of all these include conflict management, mediation, hate speech, diversity management, and narrative/news analysis.

I have work or study background from about 8 different countries in 3 continents, including conflict areas, and find that this variety of experiences help give me ballast of experiences that are useful in this field.

More concretely, my work experience includes:
- Military experience in Afghanistan at 19, which has played a key role in my motivation to work against estrangement and "othering", and in favour of dialogue and a culture of peace.
- EVS in Italy, for an association that, among other things, provided care for sex workers in two cities, which allowed me to learn a great deal about the paths people's lives can take, and how you cope with it.
- Voluntary work in a refugee camp in Palestine, which helped me see the joy it is for young people to given an offer to learn with and from each other. It also showed me that some dreams of young people are more or less the same wherever you are in the world, and some dreams are more likely to be passed on to young people by their parents or community.
- Research on labour migration in Nepal provided a number of examples of the length to which people are willing to go to provide a better present and future for their families, even at the cost of diminishing the relationship with that same family.

Educational pathway

Key informal learning experiences:
One of the learning experiences for which I'm most grateful is learning to speak. It would have started at a very young age, and my competence has continued growing thanks to the kind and unkind words of thousands of people. Learning can be found anywhere.

I'm also grateful for having the courage to start imitating people walking. I've benefitted a lot from the competence of walking, as it has taken me to many places that have enriched my life greatly. Running was a natural extension of it too, and it's still good. Whomever assisted me to learn how to build a campfire, thank you! I do it as often as I can.

Non-formal education:
My first encounter with non-formal education, as I now know it, was during a study visit I got to be part of. It got my curiosity going. And not long after I participated in the training course "The Power of Non-Formal Education". Boy, did I feel the power. Simona, Jo and Denis, I've told you this before; your delivery was great, and the timing of my participation perfect. Uncanny... And I've been buzzing ever since.

Formal education:
MA International Relations: What I learned the most from was the location. Living in Nairobi, Kenya for two years provided me with some of wonderful insights, friendships, and inspirations.

BA Economics: Thanks economics for showing me that you're not the way to go, and for helping me discover my interest and passion for global injustice. You truly are a magnificent teacher of injustice.
Starting out in Trondheim, Norway, my BA studies were enriched by a full Erasmus exchange year in München, Germany.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (beginner) Children
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Minorities
  • (beginner) Young People in/from Conflict Areas

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) German
  • (good) Italian
  • (fluent) Norwegian
  • (beginner) Polish

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2018-09-06

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