Mara Arvai


I am Mara. I am a woman. A mother. A trainer. A youth worker. I am nice, polite, reliable, hard working. I am harsh, rude, and too honest. Sarah says I am a reflective practitioner. Nerijus says I should be a rebel. Endre says I am a control freak. Well, I think...I am just Mara:)

Mara Arvai has 3 references for past work as a trainer and added 12 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Mara Arvai

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Current occupation

I am free lance trainer in the field of youth non-formal education, also working as consultant and coach of international youth projects. Quality Label Accreditator of SALTO SEE RC. External assessor in the field of Youth at several National Agencies. Youthpass Advisory Group member of the European Commission. Member of the trainers' pool of the Council of Europe.

Work experience

Themes of my trainings:
Local and International volunteering,
Youth work and youth policy,
Intercultural learning,
Recognition of non-formal learning,
Competence development,
Project management,
Human rights,
Peer education,
Rural development,
European citizenship,
NGO work,
Training of Trainers,

Educational pathway

Formal education: Since 2017 I have an official paper as Adult Educator. On 2001 I finished my BA studies as a Cultural manager, journalist and teacher. All of my studies help me a lot in my youth work. I have pedagogical background, I am able to ask and listen carefully. I am big fun of cultural diversity, human rights and learning processes.
Non-formal education:
May 2009 Training for trainers on Learning to learn key competence, organised by IKAB, Kernave, Lithuania
February 2009 Training for trainers, organised by Mobilitás, Budapest, Hungary
January 2009 Job shadowing in United Kingdom besides Sarah Holland, participation worker, Test Valley, United Kingdom
2007/2008 Training for trainers of V4 countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
2007 “Let’s get glocal”- training for trainers organised by North – South Centre of Council of Europe, Mollina, Spain
2004/2005 “Training of Multiplier for European YOUTH programme” organised by SALTO-YOUTH Training and co-operation RC
2003 Active participation of young people in the society, international seminar in Berlin, Germany, organised by SALTO-YOUTH Training and co-operation RC
2003 European Voluntary Service in the Youth deparment of Lapua, Finland
2002 European Union seminar for journalists in Brussels by Hungarian Delegation of European Union
2002 International youth project management and youth information, international seminar in Sophia, Bulgaria
2001 Youth training – knowledge in the society by European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary
2001 European Voluntary Service Training, Debrecen, Hungary

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (advanced) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (advanced) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (expert) Social Media
  • (expert) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Policy
  • (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
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (expert) Youth Partnership CoE-COM

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (expert) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (expert) Africa
  • (expert) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (expert) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (expert) Global Cooperation
  • (expert) Latin America
  • (advanced) North-South Co-operation
  • (expert) South East Europe

Other skills

I am able to invent new training methodologies with special focus on needed competence development of participants supported by new innovative training methods and programme flow.

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Hungarian

Trainer references

  • EVS Midterm Training

    Validated (2022-02-26)
    The training activity took place
    in Belgrade, Serbia
    organised by SALTO - YOUTH SEE RC
    Reference person

    Henk Persyn

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  • Tuning In: to Learning and Youthpass

    Validated (2022-01-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Hattingen, Germany
    organised by SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre
    06 – 11 June 2016
    Reference person

    Kristiina Pernits

    (Organiser and resource person)
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  • You(th)r Goals

    Validated (2023-07-06)
    The training activity took place
    in Recoaro Terme, Italy
    organised by Cooperativa Sociale Studio Progetto
    02 - 10 May 2022
    Reference person

    Alessandra Dal Pozzolo

    (Facilitator and manager of Youth Project Office of Studio Progetto)
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This profile was last modified on 2020-12-14

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