Laura Pierfelici


“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” has been said by Robert Frost and this quote guides my training style.
Learn with me if you want to empower what you are and you are ready to enrich yourself with the resource available around you.. you do not need anything else for the first step!

Laura Pierfelici has 6 references for past work as a trainer and added 4 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Laura Pierfelici

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Current occupation

Free-lance trainer and Coordinator at Vicolocorto NGO, Italy.

Work experience

Co-founder in 2006 of Vicolocorto NGO where I work as Coordinator. The NGO deals with youth volunteering and european mobility.

Since 2011 i designed and implemented more than 30 trainings in the field of non-formal education.

More relevant trainings:

1) EVS OAT: On-Arrival Training
Vietnam (2013) and Austria (2017)

2) Training for Project Making
Georgia (2013), Spain (2016- focused on K2 projects), Italy (2017 – focus on EVS project)

3) Training for Trainers
Armenia (2014) and Italy (2016)

3) Training and Seminar about Inclusion
Italy (2014) and Austria (2014, 2017)

4) Training about mentoring and Recognition of Learning Outcomes
Ireland (2014), Italy (2017)

5) Training about Structured Dialogue among youngster and politician
Italy (2017).

Educational pathway

PHD at Education Science at the University of Florence (Italy) based on a research regarding the development of soft skills through Informal and Non Formal Education and the Recognition of the Competences acquired in the voluntary work setting and on EVS volunteers in particular.

Previously I was graduated twice at the University of Education of Urbino with the following degrees:
1. 3 years-degree on “Expert on Training Process and Educational and Cultural Activities”
2. 2 years -specialization/magistrale on “Project Making and Coordination of Education and Training services”

Other relevant trainings in Non Formal Education setting are the following:

Octobre 2013 - June 2014
Long-Term Training Course "TOT – Training of Trainers"
Place: Sweden, Spain and Italy
Important because: It's an advance training for trainers active at international level in the youth field.

10-17 Sept 2012
International Training Course "Youth Inside/clusion/Action II: IT-TCP-13-2012" held in Faro, Portugal.
Important because: main aim was to create in teamwork with others trainers active at European level the “Handbook guide for Inclusive projects” focusing on Inclusion Strategy.

15-20 Nov 2011
International Training Course “Q4Q, Quest for quality” held in Tallin, Estonia
Important because: I improved my project design and management skills.

11-17 Nov 2007
International Training Course “Training for Starting Trainers in European Youth work- T-Stey” held in Banska Stiavnica, Slovak Republic.
Important because: I improved my training skills with non formal education approach.

20-27 ott. 2007
International Training Course “Sex doesn’t matter...or does it?”, Gothenburg (Svezia) .
Important because: I improved my competences on Gender Equality Issues.

June/ August 2006
National Training Course “L’educazione ai Diritti Umani con i Giovani utilizzando COMPASS.” (Human Right Education for Youth through Compass Guide”)
Important because: I improved my competences on Human Right Education.

2006, 2007 and 2009
International Seminars for Youth Workers and Trainers “I, II and IV Tool Fair Edition”
Important because: It helps me to understand the international youth work context and to learn innovative tools to adapt in my training style.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Private Foundations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (beginner) Asia
  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) Italian
  • (good) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Comics Against Violence

    Awaiting validation (requested 2015-03-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Coy, Spain
    organised by Cazalla Intercultural
    18-26 June 2011
  • Corso di Formazione per Animatori Giovanili

    Awaiting validation (requested 2016-03-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Ancona, Italy
    organised by Comune di Ancona - Assessorato Politiche Giovanili
    12-19 March, 9-12 April 2011
  • OAT - On arrival training EVS Vietnam

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-01-08)
    The training activity took place
    in Don Thap, Vietnam
    organised by SJ Vietnam
    6-12 May 2013
  • “PM: Project Management Training for Youth Workers"

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Bakuriani, Georgia
    organised by Vicolocorto
    27 November - 5 December
  • Life Love Youthpass

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-11)
    The training activity took place
    in New Market on Fergus, Ireland
    organised by Fishbowl Youth
    25 - 30 May 2014
  • OAT - On Arrival Training for EVS

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-01-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Innsbruck, Austria
    organised by Cubic
    26th-28th May 2017

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This profile was last modified on 2020-11-27

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