Mary DROSOPULOS

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Dreamer; Learner; Traveller; Writer; Idealist.
Enquiring mind; passionate; persistent.
Team player; well-organized; loyal.

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

Mary DROSOPULOS

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Current occupation

Intercultural Trainer-Consultant

Work experience

Dr. Mary Drosopulos (PhD Cross-cultural and Translation studies, MA Conference Interpreting, BA English Department) is a multilingual youthworker and researcher, with a special focus on intercultural and human rights education, reconciliation in the Western Balkans, cultural mediation and conflict transformation. She has been a member of the Trainers’ pool of the Council of Europe since 2012 and an external partner (facilitator, consultant or rapporteur) for international organizations, such as the Youth Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe, SALTO South Eastern Europe, as well as local authorities, private companies and regional NGOs. Having lived and worked in various parts of the world, among which post-conflict or disadvantaged societies, she has conducted research for prominent publishers and international institutions (Routledge, EU-CoE Youth Partnership, SALTO, Kosovo Foundation For Open Society, British Council etc), while her findings have been featured in international congresses, journals and reports. She has multifaceted experience in large projects in Europe, Asia and Africa supported by international bodies such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States etc. She is the founder and president of the Eurobalkan Youth Forum, an interregional advisory youth group promoting cooperation and youth participation via track two diplomacy.


Educational pathway

-PhD Cross-Cultural studies, Aristotle University, 2019.
-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.
-Hispanic cinema and literature, Universidad de Salamanca. 2009-2010.
-BA English Language, Aristotle University.
-Diploma in Turkish Studies, School of Balkan Languages and Ankara University, Turkey.

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) 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
  • (advanced) Education through Sports
  • (advanced) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) 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
  • (advanced) Health & Prevention
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (expert) 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
  • (advanced) 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
  • (expert) 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) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (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
  • (advanced) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Latin America
  • (intermediate) North-South Co-operation
  • (expert) 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

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-03-21)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Mediterranean College
    23-28 November 2015
  • 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 2020-10-02

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