Mara ADR


I am a pationate person for discovering and understanding the world amoung us. I believe in the power of human relations as a channel to make a better world - tolerant and equal. I am a trainer who loves to share what I know, learning from people, developing creative tools and skills which can help to manage the challenges of the society. I finished my master in International Relations (in english), with a paper work about "Creativity in International Relations". The world is my confort zone.

Mara ADR has 11 references for past work as a trainer.

Mara ADR

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Current occupation

Trainer, coordinator, youth worker and youth leader - ESC, YE and TCs based on methods and tools to develop creativity.

Work experience

2021: Trainer supporting learning through reflection and intellectual outputs development. Project Protect, KA205, hosted by Cooperacja, Poland, together with Citizens In Power, Cyprus.
2020: Trainer delivering the online Training Course GPS / Hosted by Women and Youth Empowerement, Sweden.
2019, 2016: Erasmus+ Training Course: Fundacja Arena i Swiat, Leszno, Poland. Trainer "ABCreativity". Understand creativity and work on methods to develop creative thinking.
Erasmus+ Training Course: Fundacja Centrum Aktywnosci Twórczej, Leszno, Poland. Trainer "Move On" - sports, dances and moves as a tool for inclusion.
2015, 2016: ERASMUS+ TC - Project coordinator/ Trainer: Fundacja Centrum Aktywnosci Twórczej, Leszno, Poland. ERASMUS + Training course coordinator and trainer. "Think Out of the Box", training course to develop creative methods to work with youth;
2015: EVS co coordinator;
2015: Creative workshops for kids - Volunteer. Arena Kreatywnej Edukacji, Leszno, Poland. Leading creative workshops for kids (Warsztaty bez granic) in english, developing concentration, coordination, teamwork, mental skills and physical skills, summer workshops, develop birthdays for kids;
2015: ERASMUS+ TC - Project coordinator. Fundacja Centrum Aktywności Twórczej, Eurodesk, Leszno, Poland (
"Be the Leader be the change", country partners - Turkey, UK, Romania, Portugal, Spain;
2014: Animation workshop, ed. I and II (team building activities, experiences, face painting, baloons). Trio z Rio. ul. Wojska Polskiego 5. Poland;
2014: Lead Capoeira and Sports activities. Strefa Czasu, Leszno, Poland. Main activities: Lead capoeira and Sports activities for kids - 5 to 12 years old, once per week, during one hour, Summer Workshops;
2014: Erasmus+ EVS - European Voluntary Service. Fundacja Centrum Aktywnosci Twórczej, Leszno, Poland. Main activities: workshops with kids and youngsters;
2013: Representant of Tipopi company in Portugal - Agent of Tipopi company in Portugal. Tipopi (, 11b Rue Du Commandant Brasseur 933501, Le Bourget (France). Main activiites: Contact with clients, budget management;
2011: Volunteer with International Medical Assistance Foundation in Réfane, Senegal.Rua José do Patrocínio 49, 1949-008 Lisboa (Portugal). Main activity: Helping adventure project in Réfane, Senegal;
2010: Footsall trainer. Antero Sports’ school, Portugal. Prepare sports activities, exercises, strength, footsall match and championships;
2003 and 2004: Fellowship Free Times Occupation
Young Portuguese Institute, Rodrigo da Fonseca Street, Lisbon (Portugal) Environment and civil protection areas.

Main Field of work: Creativity, Nonformal Education&Lifelong Learning, Mindfulness, Youth work, Learning reflections and group dynamics.

Educational pathway

Oct 2014- June 2016: International Master in International Relations. Specialization in cross border cooperation. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. Subjects: International Relations, Creative Thinking, Public Relations
Monetary, Fiscal, Trade Policy in European Union, UE projects creation, Intercultural Communication, European Borders and Cross-Border Cooperation, International Negotiations, International Law, International Political Economy... Language of teaching: English.
Paper work defended:;
2014: Erasmus+ Youth Exchange: Health Ambassadors Project. Denmark. One week project as Team Leader from Poland;
2013: Internship in Journalism. Visao Magazine, Matosinhos (Portugal). Main activities: Write reports, contact with sources, processing information, filter, gatekeeping, interviews;
2012: Internship in Journalism. Setúbal na Rede (online newspaper), Setúbal (Portugal). Main activities: Write news, contact with sources, processing information, filter, gatekeeping, interviews, news produce about economics, health, society, culture and education;
2013: Professional education in Criminology
Cognos - Personal Develpment, Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal). Subjects: Criminology theory, Criminal personality and Deviant Behavior, Criminal sociology, Criminal law, Organized Crime and Economic Criminology, Vitimology, Practical cases about criminology;
Sept 2012 to Jan 2013: Erasmus exchange - Journalism Minor - Hanze University - School of Communication and Media, Groningen (Netherlands) Video-Tools, Interviewing, Press Media Theory, Journalistic Writing, Audiovisual Media;
2010 - 2013: Social Communication Bachelor
Coimbra Institute - Superior Education School of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal). Oral and Written Communication for the Media; Writing for the Media; Social Psychology of Groups; Theories of Communication; Contemporary History of Portugal; Workshop of Media Speech; Interpersonal Relationships; Ethics and Citizenship; Types of Journalistic articles; Journalistic Writing Workshop; Social Psychology of Communication; Sociology of Communication; Introduction to Television Production; Social Problems in Contemporary Society; Workshop of multimedia and Cyberculture; Organizational Communication; Journalism Press; French; Research Methods for Social Communication; Sociology of Media; Radio Journalism Workshop; Communication through the image; Law rights of Media; History of Media; Digital and online Journalism; Television Journalism;
2006 - 2009: Conclusion of High School in Scientific Area. High School of Alcácer do Sal, Alcácer do Sal (Portugal). Area of Sciences and Technology.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (beginner) Citizenship Education
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Education through Sports
  • (beginner) Environment & Ecology
  • (intermediate) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (beginner) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (intermediate) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (beginner) Health & Prevention
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Leadership Development
  • (beginner) New Information Technologies
  • (beginner) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (beginner) Peace Education
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (beginner) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Information Work
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (beginner) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures
  • (beginner) Private Foundations
  • (advanced) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (beginner) Africa
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation
  • (beginner) North-North Cooperation
  • (intermediate) North-South Co-operation
  • (beginner) South East Europe

Other skills

Mindulness, Nonformal education, Liefelong learning, gourp dynamics and learning reflection, youth epowerement, events management, creativity, IT litheracy

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) Polish
  • (beginner) Portuguese

Trainer references

  • Move On!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-06-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Leszno, Poland
    organised by Fundacja Centrum Aktywnosci Twórczej
    27.08 - 02.09. 2017
  • Think Out of the Box

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-07-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Leszno, Poland
    organised by Fundacja Centrum Aktywnosci Twórczej
    November 2015
  • ABCreativity

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-04-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Leszno, Poland
    organised by Fundacja Arena i Swiat
  • Outreach Youth Work in Rural Areas

    Validated (2022-04-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Leszno, Poland
    organised by Udruga za promicanje informatike, kulture I suzivota, Croatia
    Reference person

    Borisz Negeli

    (Project Coordinator)
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  • GPS - Grow Partnership Partnerships

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-11-30)
    The training activity took place
    in Online
    organised by Women and Youth Empowerement (former SMWCPORG)
  • Activism Explosion

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-04-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Leszno, Poland
    organised by Fundacja Centrum Aktywnosci Twórczej
    9-15 September 2019
  • Protect: Together to Save Children

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-04-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Online
    organised by Fundacja Cooperacja (PL), together with Citizens in Power (CY)
  • Tool Fair Poland - GPS Campus (

    Validated (2021-08-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Online
    organised by Polish National Agency - FRSE
    Reference person

    Jakub Rejniak

    (Senior specialist - Foundation for the Development of the Education System - Polish National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme)
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  • Youth Work as a Tool for Social Inclusion

    Validated (2022-04-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
    organised by Women and Youth Empowerment
    Reference person


    (Project Coordinator, President of the Hosting Organisation)
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  • Non-formal Education in Formal Education Context

    Validated (2022-04-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Leszno, Poland
    organised by Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna im. Króla Stanisława Leszczyńskiego
    Reference person

    Anna Bartkowiak

    (Project Coordinator)
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  • Wellbeing in Youth Work

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-06-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Darnawa, Poland
    organised by Fundacja Cooperacja (PL)

This profile was last modified on 2022-06-15

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