Maria Kousoula

About:

My motivation and curiosity about organizations lead me to be a volunteer since March 2014 in various Non-Profit Organisations. Since 2015, I am working as a project manager and youthwork trainer at the NGO “T N B | Tidsnätverket i Bergsjön” in Gothenburg, Sweden and, since 2017, I am one of the founders of the informal group of young people “System & G SE” in Örebro, Sweden. Last but not least, I am a blogger for my personal website mariakousoula.com.

Maria Kousoula has 6 references for past work as a trainer.

Maria Kousoula

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Current occupation

Freelance Youthwork Trainer & Project Manager

Work experience

--Work Experience--

2019: Project Manager and Trainer for the FOUR (4) approved Erasmus+ KA1 activities of System & G SE.

2019: Trainer in the training course Souls Without Frontiers, Velbert, Germany (July).

2018: Trainer in the training course Gender+, Velbert, Germany (December).

2017-2018: Internship in the NGO System&G Greece: An intersectional critical analysis of informational/educational books/materials on gender for Youth-Workers.

2018: Project Manager and Facilitator for the Youth Exchange “Back to Reality!”, Crete, October 2018.

2018: Project Manager and Trainer for the CoderDojo Armenia. Collaboration with the Swedish Institute.

2018: EVS Mentor for the Non-Governmental Organisation Tidsnätverket i Bersgjön (TNB) in Gothenburg.

2017-2019: Project Manager and Trainer for the KA2 Erasmus+ STEPS

2015-2018: Project Manager and Trainer in collaboration with the Non-Governmental Organisation Tidsnätverket i Bersgjön (TNB) in Gothenburg.

2015-2018: Ambassador and blogger at Linköping’s University at the Marketing and Communication Section.

2013-2015: Freelance Private Tutor of Modern Greek Language

2013-2015: Freelance Private Tutor of English Language.

2013-2015: Freelance Translator (Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, Latin, English).

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Educational pathway

--Formal Education--

2015-2020: Master’s in Gender Studies: Intersectionality and Change, Linköping / Sweden (in progress).

2014: Philosophy School, Department of Ancient Greek and Latin Philology with a major in Medieval and Modern Greek a Literature University of Ioannina, Greece.

--Lifelong Learning--

March-October 2019: European Solidarity Corps (ESC) Volunteer in Agros, Cyprus

June 2019: Seminar Ladies First! in Nicosia, Cyprus. Center for Social Innovation - CSI

March 2019: Youth Grasp News. Youth Exchange in Agros, Cyprus

February 2019: The Science of Well-Being, Yale University (Coursera.org)

May 2018: Youth, Peace, and Change-Making – Strengthening Youth Capacities for Building Peace Training Course in Dilijan, Armenia

April 2018: 3rd Panhellenic Conference with the topic of education in the 21st century: Seeking innovation, art, creativity

May 2017: 5D Future: doDemocracy dareDiversity dreamFuture. Youth Exchange in Crete, Greece

April 2017: Think Human. Training Course in Mytilene (Lesvos), Greece

November 2017: How we coach! Training Course in Lodz, Poland

March 2016: Dare to act! A Practical Guide for non-Violence Action. Training Course in Oslo, Norway

February 2016: Dare to act! A Practical Guide for non-Violence Action. Training Course in St. Petersburg, Russia

December 2015: Dare to act! A Practical Guide for non-Violence Action. Training Course in Tbilisi, Georgia

September 2014: NGO’ s Communication Camp. Training Course in Romania

May 2014: Beyond our eyes. Youth Exchange in Tbilisi, Georgia

April 2014: Feel the world, spread the word. Youth Exchange in Edessa, Greece

March 2014: Effective Oral History Transmission. Training Course in Bakuriani, Georgia

May 2013: Women and the Civil Rights Movement. Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, University of Maryland, College Park (Coursera.org)

April 2013: Introduction to Philosophy. Statement of Accomplishment, Edinburgh's University (Coursera.org)

April 2013: Aboriginal Worldviews and Education Statement of Accomplishment, Toronto's University (Coursera.org).

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (expert) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (advanced) Global Cooperation
  • (expert) North-South Co-operation

Other skills

Experience with collaborating with the Swedish Institute.

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Greek
  • (beginner) Swedish

Trainer references

  • Human Rights Across Cultures!

    Validated (2020-06-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Bakuriani, Georgia
    organised by System & G SE
    24/08/2019- 01/09/2019
    Reference person

    Tamar Tsatskrialashvili

    (Co-trainer)
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  • Gender+

    Validated (2020-06-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Velbert, Germany
    organised by JuBuk
    02-09/12/2018
    Reference person

    Natalia Seriakova

    (Organiser)
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  • Souls Without Frontiers

    Validated (2020-06-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Velbert, Germany
    organised by JuBuk
    23-29/07/2019
    Reference person

    Natalia Seriakova

    (Organiser)
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  • Colorful Fighters for European Empowerment

    Validated (2020-06-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Palaios Panteleimon Village, Greece
    organised by Tidsnätverket i Bergsjön
    17-25/08/2016
    Reference person

    Aris Parashou

    (Local Co-Ordinator)
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  • Learn, Do, Stay Inspired!

    Validated (2020-06-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Gothenburg, Sweden
    organised by Tidsnätverket i Bergsjön
    05-12/11/2016
    Reference person

    Giorgi Agirbaia

    (Co-trainer)
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  • Natural Ideas: Inspiration and Project Development through Observing Nature

    Validated (2020-07-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Glava, Sweden
    organised by System & G SE
    21-28/10/2019
    Reference person

    Lia Hamminga

    (Co-trainer)
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This profile was last modified on 2020-08-04

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