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Mary DROSOPULOS

About:

Gandhi said "Be the change you want to see in the world". This is what youth work represents for me. Training has been a source of inspiration and a driving force to reach more people and make a change in my community.

Mary DROSOPULOS has 10 references for past work as a trainer.

Mary DROSOPULOS

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    Marco Santos
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    Paul Kloosterman
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    Eliza Popper
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    Olga Kiriakidou
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    Joanna Stoupa

Current occupation

Trainer-Consultant in the field of youth and intercultural education

Work experience

Mary has been a professional trainer since 2008. After acquiring a BA from the English Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in Conference interpreting from the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, she was trained between 2008-2013 in project management, training, youth policy and human rights education in three long-term training courses organized by the Council and Europe and SALTO in France, Germany and Hungary. In 2012 she entered the Trainers’ Pool of the Council of Europe and since then, she has been contracted as senior trainer/facilitator, consultant and rapporteur in various projects, mainly within the following topics: youth policy and participation, intercultural dialogue, employability skills, social entrepreneurship, prevention of radicalization and extremism, education and innovation. She has a multifaceted professional experience, from grassroots youthwork in post-conflict regions, refugee camps and disadvantaged neighborhoods to project design, facilitation and organization of seminars and congresses. She is a member of the Trainers’ Pool of the Council of Europe and of the Hellenic Trainers’ Platform. She has been engaged as a facilitator and consultant for international organizations such as the Council of Europe and the United Nations, as well as for regional NGOs and governmental bodies. Her articles have been published among others by SALTO, the Youth Partnership between the European Union and the Council of Europe and Routledge. She has lived and worked in various parts of the world, such as Syria, Morocco, Turkey, Spain and Cyprus. At the moment, she is based in the Balkans, sharing her activities between Greece and Kosovo. She is a PhD Candidate in Cross-cultural studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is a fluent speaker of 7 languages.


Educational pathway

-PhD Cross-Cultural studies, Aristotle University, 2012-today
-Youth participation and Youth Policy LTTC, Council of Europe, 2011-2012.
-Enter LTTC, Access to social rights for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Council of Europe, 2009-2011.
-MA Conference Interpreting and European Institutions. Cyprus University, Nicosia.
-BA English Language, Aristotle University, 2005.
-Diploma in Turkish Studies, School of Balkan Languages and Ankara University, Turkey. 2005.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) European Voluntary Service
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (advanced) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (advanced) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (advanced) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Albanian
  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) French
  • (good) Greek
  • (intermediate) Italian
  • (good) Serbian
  • (fluent) Spanish
  • (fluent) Turkish

Other languages

Turkish-Fluent, Italian-Good, Greek-native

Trainer references

  • Xenophobia and Stereotypes

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-03-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Spin Youth with local educational institutions
    14-20/03/2010
  • Creating transparent borders

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-03-03)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by AEGEE
    15-23 December 2010
  • Crowd Festival

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-03-18)
    The training activity took place
    in Stavroupoli, Greece
    organised by Senso NGO and Munici[pality of Stavroupolis
    1-6/3/2012
  • "The Bridge" Greek-Turkish friendship

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-01-10)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Köprü Anadolu Merkezi
    October-December 2012
  • Brick in the Wall

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-01-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Adrasan, Antalya, Turkey
    organised by Turkish National Agency
    10-15 June 2013
  • Euro-Arab dialogue

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-05)
    The training activity took place
    in European Youth Centre Budapest
    organised by Council of Europe
    28 November-6 December 2013
  • Training of Trainers and Government Officials

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-01-09)
    The training activity took place
    in Kocaeli, Turkey
    organised by Council of Europe, Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports
    19-25 March 2014
  • Employability Week 2015

    Validated (2018-03-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Mediterranean College
    23-28 November 2015
    Reference person

    Aurela Konduri

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  • Good practices in intercultural education

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-02-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Korce, Albania
    organised by Youth Social Rights Network, UNited Societies of Balkans and Directorare General of Education at the Greek Consulate in Korca, Albania.
    6-10 December 2016
  • Annual EVS meeting

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-02-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Athens, Greece
    organised by Hellenic National Agency
    26-28 March 2015

This profile was last modified on 2018-09-19

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