Marina Codorniu Matas


From my perspective, a good trainer is a scientist, an artist and most of all, a human.
We are scientists when we provide and use scientifically proved knowledge in our sessions.
We are artists when we practice the art of designing and facilitating... creating silence, powerful questions and fun.
We are humans when we allow others (and ourselves) to express and share their inner thoughts and feelings.
A trainer is a creator of spaces of respect, trust, empathy, and learning. It's magic!

Marina Codorniu Matas has 9 references for past work as a trainer.

Marina Codorniu Matas

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Current occupation

Freelance Coach, Trainer, Facilitator and Project Manager

Work experience

I started delivering training courses as a volunteer for the European Geography Association and other student organisations.

Later on, I got involved in Erasmus+ projects. I began delivering trainings and facilitating meetings, conferences, and youth exchanges all over Europe and the North of Africa.

Right now I am focused on delivering soft skills trainings as well as other kinds of training courses. Some of my most beloved topics are:

- Self Development
- Communication
- Resilience
- Permaculture & Sustainability
- Teamwork
- Training of Trainers
- Empathy
- Project Management
- Conflict Management
- Peace Building
- Intercultural Understanding

Besides this, I am a Personal Coach who loves to support individuals on their paths.
I am also a Project Manager, ideator and developer.

Last but not least, I am working with horses my whole life. Horses are my other passion besides non-formal education. Although many times I think they can be part of non-formal and informal education too...

I am a Horse & Human Facilitator, I support horses and people to create healthy, empathetic and responsible relationships and I help horses who suffered traumatic experiences as well. Additionally, I have experience working with horse therapies for people with disability.

Educational pathway

My formal educational background comes from Geography. Studying Geography allowed me to discover the world, understand it better and broaden my perspective. I also studied Permaculture, putting the focus on Sustainability. That gave me a lot to think about!

During my university studies, I discovered EGEA (European Geography Association). There, I got the chance to participate in a Training for New Trainers and I fell in love with non-formal education. That training changed my life, it shaped me in a very positive way.

That's why I decided to take a step forward and after several training courses, I took my way to personal coaching... Every day I thank those people I met there for the experiences we lived together. That course definitely made me become a better coach, trainer, and human.

Since then, I keep on learning from other trainers, participants, training courses... and life!

A huge thanks to all the learning experiences for raising awareness and bringing us to take action!

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (beginner) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (advanced) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (beginner) Health & Prevention
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (beginner) Organizational Management
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (advanced) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (beginner) Social Media
  • (advanced) Storytelling & Humour
  • (advanced) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (intermediate) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (beginner) Youth Policy
  • (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
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (beginner) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (beginner) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Empathy, Responsibility, Honesty, Reliability, Resilience, Optimism, Team Work, Seeking Improvement, Adaptability, Determination, Active Listening, Feedback, Structuring, Fun

Language Skills

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

Other languages

Catalan (fluent)

Trainer references

  • EGEA Team Management Training 2018

    Validated (2021-10-19)
    The training activity took place
    in Ljubljana, Slovenia
    organised by EGEA
    14th to 17th of September 2018
    Reference person

    Kristina Pintar

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  • EFPSA Academy 2018: How to be a better team member?

    Validated (2021-10-26)
    The training activity took place
    in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    organised by EFPSA Academy
    11 to 13 of May 2018
    Reference person

    Bára Vavřichová

    (Main Trainer)
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  • EGEA Training for New Trainers 2018

    Validated (2021-10-27)
    The training activity took place
    in Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Poland
    organised by EGEA
    7th to 12th of September 2018
    Reference person

    Bianca Moldovanu

    (Main Trainer)
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  • EPSA Training New Trainers 2018

    Awaiting validation (requested 2021-12-17)
    The training activity took place
    in Lisbon, Portugal
    organised by European Pharmacy Student Association
    7th to 15th of December 2018
  • EGEA Training New Trainers 2019

    Validated (2021-12-21)
    The training activity took place
    in Bucharest, Romania
    organised by European Geography Association
    5th to 12th of October 2019
    Reference person

    Vesna Kotnik

    (EGEA TNT19 Coordinator)
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  • Training on Peace Building and Conflict Management

    Awaiting validation (requested 2021-12-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Berlin, Germany
    organised by Comparative Research Network
    4th to 11th of November 2019
  • Training on Project Management and Peace Building

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-01-05)
    The training activity took place
    in Bouznika, Morocco
    organised by Comparative Research Network
    22nd to 29th of July 2019
  • Reflection Meeting - Eastern Encounters

    Validated (2021-12-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Copenhagen, Denmark
    organised by Comparative Research Network
    26th to 30th of August 2019
    Reference person

    Pinar Uygurer

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  • Reflection Meeting - Youth Euromed

    Validated (2022-01-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Tunis, Tunisia
    organised by Comparative Research Network
    30th of November to 1st of December 2019
    Reference person

    Mahmoud Hishmeh

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This profile was last modified on 2022-06-16

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