Justina Garbauskaite-Jakimovska


Non-formal education fan, educator, researcher. Working on the topics of non-formal education, facilitation of learning, youth research, learning mobility, personal development.

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Justina Garbauskaite-Jakimovska

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer, facilitator of learning, researcher

Work experience

Trainer and/or facilitator of learning in the following training courses and seminars:
- Study visit on Local Youth Work - Lithuania 2023 (Europe goes local), organised by the Agency of Youth Affairs, Lithuania, 2023;
- National seminar for youth affairs coordinators "Research and Data Analysis", organised by the Department of Youth Affairs, Lithuania, 2021;
- International seminar "Community Impact in Practice", organised by SALTO European Solidarity Corps (SALTO Resource Centre), Austria, 2021;
- International training course "Facilitation of Learning in Youth Mobility Projects", supported by Erasmus+ programme, Lithuania, 2019 (implemented in 2021);
- International training course on basics of youth work "Youth Worker OS", supported by Erasmus+ programme, Lithuania, 2019;
- International training course on personal development in the youth field "Light Tomorrow with Today", supported by Erasmus+ programme, Lithuania, 2018;
- International training course "Facilitating Intercultural Learning in Work with Youth Groups", supported by Erasmus+ programme, Lithuania, 2018;
- National training course for educators working in libraries on non-formal education methodology "Learning in the Library: why and how", Lithuania, 2017;
- International training course "Formal meets Non-formal: upgraded", supported by Erasmus+ programme, Lithuania, 2017;
- Strategic planning event of teachers who are participating in a long-term project of Lithuanian Olympic Committee, 2016;
- International training course on experiential learning "Back on Track", supported by Erasmus+ programme, Lithuania, 2015;
- International training course "Formal meets Non-formal: Cross-sectorial Cooperation in the Educational Field", supported by Erasmus+ programme, Lithuania, 2015;
- International training course "Human Rights Education with Young People: values, methods and tools", supported by Erasmus+ programme, Lithuania, 2014;
- International training course on the visibility of youth activities "Get Them Informed", supported by "Youth in Action" programme, Lithuania, 2013;
- National training course on human rights education "Compass in Lithuania", supported by Council of Europe, Lithuania, 2010;

Trainer in short term national training courses for young people and cultural workers on the following topics:
- Non-formal education principles and facilitation of learning;
- Active participation;
- Human rights education;
- Personal development;
- Work in groups.

Coordinator and group leader of international youth exchanges:
- Take the Active Part, Erasmus+ programme, 2014, Lithuania. Topics: personal development, active participation.
- Change, Youth in Action programme, 2010, Lithuania. Topics: human rights education, creativity.
- After 600 Years, Lithuanian-Polish Youth Exchange Fund, 2010, Lithuania. Topics: intercultural learning.

External expert, assessing project applications for the following programmes:
Erasmus+ KA1, KA2, KA3 (Youth);
European Solidarity Corps;
Support for development of youth organizations;
Youth-friendly municipalities.

Lecturer at Vilnius university. Subjects:
Non-formal education and educational projects (BA);
Adult education and self-directed learning (MA);
Professional internship (teacher training programme);
Qualitative research methodology (BA, MA, and teacher training programme).

Educational pathway

Formal: PhD in Educational Sciences (doctoral thesis - "Becoming non-formal education. Post-structuralist analysis of (youth) non-formal learning"), Masters in Educational Sciences, Bachelor in Political Sciences.

- Certification programme of Youth Workers in Lithuania (2012-2014), implemented by the Department of Youth Affairs and Association of Non-formal education in Lithuania. Topics included: individual work with youth, work with groups, educational approaches and methodologies, context of youth works, youth policy.
- Various training courses within Youth in Action and Erasmus+ programme. Topics: non-formal education, facilitation of learning, outdoor education, peer-to-peer education, project management, quality of educational activities, human rights education, active participation, etc.

Fields of training expertise

  • (beginner) Animation
  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (beginner) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (beginner) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (beginner) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (beginner) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Drama & Theatre
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (beginner) Environment & Ecology
  • (beginner) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (beginner) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (beginner) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (beginner) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Information Work
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (advanced) Youth Policy
  • (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
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) Youth Partnership CoE-COM

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (beginner) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Minorities

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills


Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Lithuanian

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This profile was last modified on 2023-07-18

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