Michal Braun


Activist, leader and trainer. Worked with youth in India, highschool students in USA, students and prisoners in Bolvia and in youth sector in many European countires. Used to work for the National Agency of Youth in Action Programme as external expert.
Fields of training - leadership, citizenship, project management, youth policy, advocasy and stucrtured dialogue.
Favorite quote:
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."Albert Einstein

Michal Braun has 9 references for past work as a trainer and added 5 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Michal Braun

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer

Work experience


Start Up Here – TC on Entrepreneurship, Poland

Sport IT – Education Through Sport, Poland

Be a leader – take initiative, Bulgaria

Civic Volunteering, Villa Elba, Finland

NFE Leadership Course, JANUS Project, Momentum Word CIC, London

,, Leaders of Change” , ,,Be a citizen” Histoire de Savoirs, Lille Francja

"ABC of Youth Policy”, ,,A Step Forward”, National Youth Council, Poland

Responsible Citizenship - TC on Civic Volunteering”, Volunteer Center International
Training Poland

Trainer in regional Youth in Action/Erasmus+ training point

International training courses on youth leadership: Leader of Change, You Lead and Leaders under construction - Regional Volunteer Center of Kielce

Trainer and consultant in a project ,,Incubator of Social Economy of the City of Kielce”, Stowarzyszenie Integracja i rozwój

Trainer and consultant in a project ,,Social Entrepreneur on the job market”. Regional Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer Partner EEN South Poland

Academy of Young Leaders. Association for the Development of Rural Areas in Swietokrzyskie Region.

European Voluntary Service, Cochabamba Bolivia. Teaching computing in a prison and English and make trainings on leadership and human rights courses on San Simon University (X 2008- VI 2009).

,,Anytown Leadership Summer Institute” MO, USA, The National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis

Trainings for volunteers, ngo managers, volunteer managers and non-profit sector leaders in the Volunteer Center in Kielce, Poland

English and computing teacher. Good Samaritan Orphanage in Vellatur, South India

,,Win the Structural Funds”Polish Robert Schuman Foundation


External expert of the National Agency of the Youth in Action Program, Project visitor. Foundation for the Development of the Education System

Author of the methodical book for primary school teachers ,,School and students in European education”. Winner the of the first award on Warsaw Education Book Fairs in ,,European education” category

President of the Regional Volunteer Center of Kielce, Poland

Board member of the Polish Council of Youth Organizations PROM. Coordination of PROM activities connected to structured dialog and Polish presidency in the Council of the European Union.

III 2012 – III 2013 President of a local NGO Council in Kielce

Coordinator of the National Working Group of the Structures Dialog between European Union and young people (this group consists of representatives of the National Youth Council, Ministry of Education and National Agency of the Youth in Action Program) Member of the European Steering Committee. (VII 2011- VI 2013)

Educational pathway

2010 - 2011
Academy of Non-profit Organisations Managers, Collegium Civitas ,Warsaw postgraduate studies

European Studies, MA Degree, The Department of Journalism and Politics, The University of Warsaw, Poland. During studies:

Hadsten Hojskole Denmark, Semester Danish Government Scholarship Program

The Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic, Semester LLP Erasmus Scholarship

Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, Poland Year-long student exchange program

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Africa
  • (advanced) Asia
  • (expert) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (expert) Global Cooperation
  • (expert) Latin America
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Polish
  • (good) Spanish

Trainer references

  • NFE Leadership Course

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-02-18)
    The training activity took place
    in London, UK
    organised by Momentum World CIC
  • ,,Be a citizen”

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-02-19)
    The training activity took place
    in Lille, France
    organised by Histoire de Savoirs
  • Leaders of Change

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-02-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Poland
    organised by Societas Matura
  • You Lead

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-03-04)
    The training activity took place
    in Sw. Katarzyna
    organised by Volunteer Centre of Kielce
  • Sport It - TC

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-02-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Kielce, Poland
    organised by Regional Volunteer Centre
    21-29 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • “Be a leader, take the initiative”

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-02-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Blagojewgrad
    organised by Active Bulgarian Society
    21st - 29th of July 2014
  • TC Youth Work and Volunteering Against Radicalisation

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-03-15)
    The training activity took place
    in Crnomel, Slovenia
    organised by BIT Center
    8 – 15 November 2016
  • Responsible Citizenship - TC on Civic Volunteering

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-02-23)
    The training activity took place
    in Kielce, Poland
    organised by Regional Volunteer Centre
    18-26 September 2013
  • Youth Entrepreneurship – Start Up Here”

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-02-26)
    The training activity took place
    in Kielce, Poland
    organised by Regional Volunteer Centre
    20th-27th July 2015

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This profile was last modified on 2017-03-04

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