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.


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Trainer connections

  • Atanas Genkov
    Atanas Genkov
  • Konstantinos Spatiotis
    Konstantinos Spatiotis
  • Athanasios (Sakis) Krezios
    Athanasios (Sakis) Krezios
  • Marco Santos
    Marco Santos
  • Paul Kloosterman
    Paul Kloosterman
  • Eliza Popper
    Eliza Popper
  • Sintija Lase
    Sintija Lase
  • Gulesin Nemutlu Unal
    Gulesin Nemutlu Unal
  • Mayssa Rekhis
    Mayssa Rekhis
  • Sulkhani Chargeishvili
    Sulkhani Chargeishvili
  • Elias Mastoras
    Elias Mastoras
  • Olga Kiriakidou
    Olga Kiriakidou
  • Joanna Stoupa
    Joanna Stoupa

Current occupation

Trainer-Consultant in the field of youth and intercultural education

Work experience

Mary is a multilingual trainer and researcher, also member of the Trainers' Pool of the Council of Europe. She has been involved into youth work since 1997. She has written and coordinated local and international projects addressing human rights. She has published articles and pieces of research promoting intercultural education, non-formal learning and human rights.
2012-today: Senior trainer. Cultural Centre of Anatolia The Bridge.
2011-2012: Educational coordinator-Head of the department of European Projects and Turkish Civilization. Cultural Organization Raqstudio.
Trainer at the YMCA Thessaloniki.
2010-2011. Trainer. Centre for Vocational Centre, Oreokastro.
2008-2009. Director of Studies. Institute for European and Mediterranean Studies, Thessaloniki.

Educational pathway

-PhD Cross-Cultural studies, Aristotle University, 2011-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

  • (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
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (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
  • (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
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (intermediate) 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)
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) 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) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Global Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Latin America
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (intermediate) 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
  • 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
  • "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

    (co-trainer )
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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 2017-01-09

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