Marius POP


Some people think that working with young people is difficult. I would say it is not difficult if you behave as a human being, if you are motivated and if you are a leader. Following this, my favourite definition of the leadership is: "To inspire others to go into action by being the example"

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Marius POP

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Current occupation

Projects and Communication Manager for YMCA Europe

Work experience

I am working in NGOs since 1993 when I started an association in a small city in the Northern part of Romania. Since then i have been trainer and youth worker, staff and president of various NGOs in Romania on local and national level. In this positions I have worked with various kind of people, young people, volunteers, leaders and officials. As general secretary of YMCA Romania (2000-2010) organization grown from 4 local branches to 11 and from 2000 USD budget to an average of 100.000/year
1993-1995 Secretary General YMCA Baia Mare
1994-1995 Vicepresident maramures Youth Foundation
1995-1999 Secretary General YMCA Cluj Napoca
1999 -2000 Programme Director YMCA Romania
2000 - 2010 Secretary General YMCA Romania
2009 - 2011Balkan Programme Manager YMCA
2011 - Projects & Communication Manager YMCA Europe

Educational pathway

In the last 10 years I was participant, staff or trainer in more than 100 events in Romania and abroad. Since 2008 I was head trainer for 5 Youth in Action trainings in Romania.
As experience, I can mention various kind from simple exchanges to very professional trainings in Holland and the USA

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (expert) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (expert) Financial Management
  • (expert) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Policy
  • (intermediate) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (expert) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (expert) Families
  • (intermediate) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (expert) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (expert) Religious Youth Groups
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) 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
  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (expert) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (expert) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Latin America
  • (expert) North-North Cooperation
  • (expert) North-South Co-operation
  • (expert) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (intermediate) Spanish

Trainer references

  • Balkan Leadership Training 5

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Ohrid, Macedonia
    organised by YMCA Europe / Horyzon Switzerland
    20-27th of august 2009
  • It`s not too late for you(th)!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-02-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Baia Mare, Romania
    organised by Youth in Action/YMCA Romania
    6-13th of February 2010
  • Equalizer or Equaliser?!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-02-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Cavnic, Romania
    organised by Youth in action / YMCA Romania
    4-14th of april 2008

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This profile was last modified on 2017-03-05

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