Marie Heimburg


I am a curious, multilingual and solution oriented person and trainer that thrives in diverse and colorful environments. I am an autonomous thinker and am fascinated by the opportunity to support people to think out of the box in my trainings. I am convinced that routines and patterns can help but creativity and teamwork is the key. I am passionate about leaning - my own or that of others and I enjoy dynamic work processes. Always up for a challenge and ready to contribute my positive energy!

Marie Heimburg has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Marie Heimburg

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Current occupation

Searching for training opportunities in Sweden/ Europe where I can share my joy of youthwork and participation with many others!

Work experience

I have worked with EVS volunteers and designed and implemented trainings within the international EuroPeer network as well as I have worked with the development of educational tools for trainings.

The content of my first trainings and steps as a trainer were mostly within the field of empowerment and (youth) participation. Creating a network for people to stay active and continuously develop their skills and think outside of the box. My personal experience showed me how empowering it can be to move across borders and to embrace the feeling of strangeness. So my goal as a trainer is to empower youth to leave their comfort zone, to be brave and to equip them with tools to understand their own needs and the ones of others.

My study background is in the field of Social Sciences and Communications with a focus on intercultural relations. During my studies I have acquired good digital, team and leadership skills.

Freetime / Hobbies:
I host a weekly radio show at the local student radio where we talk about issues that we find fascinating. It is called the "Show about Nothing" and a talkshow/ podcast format. There I learned something about management of a website and social media channels.
I play in an Ultimate Frisbee team where I enjoy fighting for the same purpose with my whole team: being inclusive and empowering players through sports while combining it with exercise and a lot of fun and energy!

Educational pathway

Key non formal learning experiences:

I think one of my first non verbal learning experiences that I remember are my attempts to make friends while on vacation as a child. Just approaching other kids and playing along with them while not understanding a single word of their language has taught me that connection isn't based in words but in actions. I eventually studied several languages but still find that the best connections evolve through common activities like dancing, solving a task together, sports and of course much more!

Non-formal education:

My first encounter with non-formal education, as I now know it, was my EVS in Spain after school. Thrown into the strangeness of another culture and language and yet being forced to meet your personal limits on a daily basis. Through this experience I learned how powerful you can be, if you face your fears and outgrow them and prove to yourself your capacity to learn, to adapt, to influence others and to make a home abroad in any situation. My curiosity was triggered and I continued participating in several SALTO training courses that influenced my choice of studies, my path in life and mostly let me meet fantastic personalities. My latest honor was to participate in the Training of Trainers 2017/18 - a terrific long term training that equipped me with the skills to organize trainings myself. I could not be prouder! All my non-formal education equipped me with with a great cultural understanding, as well as adaptability and resilience.

Formal education:

MA Communication - which I studied in Göteborg, Sweden. What I most learned in this program was that studying is way more interesting when studying in an international group and having an exchange of diverse opinions. Living abroad gave me the change to reflect on my personal background, to find friends from all over the world and provided another challenge to create a home somewhere else in this world.

BA Social Sciences for Intercultural Relations - which I studied in Fulda, Germany. This program was a great selection of the main areas law, sociology, politics and communication. It gave me an overview of intersectional problems are and how important it is to tackle issues from more than just one side. These 3 years made me realize my privileges and fired my motivation to fight injustice and empower youth for a better future! A 6 months Erasmus stay in Northern Sweden taught me how climate can have an influence on culture and enchanted me with the sight of the northern lights.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (beginner) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (beginner) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (intermediate) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Education through Sports
  • (beginner) Environment & Ecology
  • (beginner) Equal Opportunities
  • (beginner) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (beginner) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Leadership Development
  • (beginner) New Information Technologies
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (beginner) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (beginner) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) European Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) German
  • (beginner) Russian
  • (good) Spanish
  • (good) Swedish

Trainer references

  • Take Part and Learn!

    Validated (2022-09-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Merelbeke, Belgium
    organised by NA Belgium Flanders (National Agency)
    13.-18. May 2018
    Reference person

    Martin Fischer

    (Co- trainer)
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  • National EuroPeers Training

    Validated (2022-09-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Bad Godesberg (Bonn), Germany
    organised by Jugend für Europa, German National Agency
    Reference person

    Sarah Maria Herold

    (Co - Trainer)
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  • EuroPeers Express Training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2023-02-06)
    The training activity took place
    in online
    organised by Jugend für Europa, German National Agency
    13.-15.11.2020 and 20.-22.11.2020

This profile was last modified on 2020-09-08

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