Mihaela Amariei


I live and breathe in the educational field by working with young people and adults for the past 22 years. I am a lifelong learner and I integrate well-being in my work. I believe in having a holistic approach in one's educational path, from idea to fruition, and having a long term positive impact on yourself and the lives of the ones you work with.

"By seeing the beauty in every face, we lift others into their wisest self, and increase the chances of hearing a synchronistic message."

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Mihaela Amariei

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Current occupation

Trainer & Facilitator & Project Developer - Erasmus+ and ESC Programmes

Work experience

January 2017 – December 2021
Member of the European Training Strategy Advisory Group - ETS AG
Field: Policy on education; Quality youth work; Capacity building
Responsibilities: Linking my own work plans, procedures and tools with the development and implementation of the ETS measures; support the visibility of ETS and support the dissemination and exploitation of results of the ETS measures; propose potential measures to improve working efficiency; participate with various roles (facilitator, trainer, youth field expert, policy maker, consultant, participant) in national and international youth events, collect feedback within my national and international working groups on ETS relevant subjects and address the recommendations to the ETS Advisory Group.
European Commission - DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Unit B3 and Salto T&C RC

01 June 2011 – present
Field: International and national Training courses; Facilitating large and medium scale events
Expert Trainer
- Trainer & Facilitator and member of the Pool of Trainers for the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes, RO National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Training
Responsibilities : Organizing & delivering trainings and Developing training design & agenda in Erasmus+ Programme context: Organizational development, Dissemination and exploitation of project results, Project management, Writing funding proposals, Non-formal education methods, Management of volunteers, NGO Set up, Coach 2B, Leader 2B, Mentor 2B, Socio-educational animation, Final Report, and also the training modules On arrival Training and Mid-Term Meeting for the volunteers under European Voluntary Service and European Solidarity Corps (under Romanian National Agency - ANPCDEFP)

- Trainer & Facilitator & Project developer and coordinator in Youth projects – Erasmus+ and ESC Programmes
So far, I was involved in developing, writing and implementing as project manager 12 Erasmus+ youth mobility projects for youth workers. These projects gathered a total of 16 international TCs where I co-trained over 443 people from European and partner countries, on the following topics: Innovative approach on monitoring and evaluation of youth activities, Organisational Development in the youth sector, Improving the quality of EVS projects (under the former EVS programme), Volunteer’s engagement in the new online era - use of digital competences and innovative online tools, Inclusion of second generation migrants, Community organising and Online communication and collaborative working tools for youth workers.
Now I am involved as partner organisation in two Erasmus+ KA2 youth strategic projects, one with 4 and the other with 6 European partners. My role is project manager and intellectual output developer. The topics of the IOs are: 1 – Online and offline Methodology and tools for youth workers on the topic of challenge management for rural youth and 2 – Developing Digital methodology and tools for youth workers in general and also specific curricula on 5 topics of Agenda 2023 (training courses on a Moodle platform).
I am also implementing a strategic project on adult education on the topic of personal development.

Expert Trainer in programmes for teachers and companies
- Trainer, delivering worldwide learning courses (Training for trainers) (Jan. 2022 – present) - Microsoft
• Organizing & delivering trainings and developing training designs & agendas for trainers working for Microsoft, both tech and non-tech
- Trainer and member of the Pool of Trainers for the Civitas programme, under the Proedus Association of Bucharest City Hall
• Organizing & delivering trainings and Developing training design & agenda in Project Management, Non-formal Education, Training of Trainers, Personal Development, Public Relations and Communications, Youth Worker (wide range of contractors)

01 June 2011 – present
Project Coordinator & Consultant on European Funds
Field: Project Writing and Evaluation Consulting; European Fund Management; Market research, management consultancy, Grant projects; Project coordination
Specific responsibilities as Project Coordinator and Consultant:
• Development and writing of funding applications for grants access
• Initiating and developing partnerships at local, regional, national and European level
• Analysis of the objectives and priorities of the financier and of the rules for granting financing in correlation with the relevance of the respective project for the financier
• Identifying specific project evaluation methods and developing and analysing project evaluation indicators
• Developing the monitoring and evaluation strategies of implemented projects
• Evaluation of written projects for submission by analysing the project scope and existing development strategies as well as identifying specific needs and objectives
• Developing intellectual products on various topics for youth and adult education: manuals, courses
• Creating development strategies for local or regional public authorities
• Be the interface between the beneficiary and experts financing institution
• Assisting the beneficiary during the conclusion of contracts, realization of payments and carry out activities in the project, in accordance with the procedures and recommendations of the financing institution
• Advising the beneficiary on the technical and financial issues related to the financing contract
• Advising the beneficiary in obtaining the expected results and achieving the project objectives
• Additional assistance to draft the documents and / or notifications to the grant and application for approval of changes that may occur during project implementation
• Preparing applications technical and financial reports

01 February 2008 → 01 June 2011
Project Manager / Public Relation Expert / Trainer
Responsibilities for coordinating social projects with funding from the European Union (Phare and Structural Funds):
• Coordinating the implementation of project activities
• Maintaining and developing relationships with partners, stakeholders in the project, the financial and technical implementation bodies
• Promoting the project internally and externally
• Making quarterly reports, interim and final
• Implement procedures and practices of project management
• Monitoring and evaluation of activities and project team
• Coordination of acquisitions: request / offer, negotiating, closing contracts
• Deal with crisis or unexpected events in the project
• Attract new partnerships / collaborations and writing new projects

Responsibilities for PR activity within the organization:
• Coordination of visual identity: editing information and promotion materials, the
• annual activity report, website administration for www.prowomen.ro, participation in fairs,
• exhibitions, seminars, conferences, workshops
• Centralizing the database: companies, NGOs, local authorities and national, local
• and national media
• Organization and coordination of fund raising events and CSR (corporate social
• responsibility), trainings, press conferences
• Participation in recruiting: publishing and dissemination of recruitment ads, centralizing
• and selection resumes and letters of motivation, job interviews, participation in decision-
• making stage for employment
• Promoting the organization in mass-media, Internet, promoting events

Responsibilities for External Collaboration and Training:
• Establishing and developing contacts with other organizations worldwide
• Lobbying and advocacy at national and international level
• Initiate cooperation agreements and partnerships in projects with external financing
• Activities for external customers: consultancy in writing, implementation and project management, acquisitions and identifying non-refundable funds; training courses (topics: project management, training of trainers, PR, The six thinking hats - De Bono Method),

Educational pathway

1. Training Course, Grade Certificate of graduation for Youth Worker, accredited by ANC Romania
Dates attended or expected graduation 2013
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Planning 'activities, Health and safety at work, Environmental protection Enforcement, Teamwork,Communication with beneficiaries, Designing of Personal and Professional Development Plan, Informing beneficiaries, Supporting non-formal learning among young people, Cooperation Development in communities.

2. Training of Multipliers, 2011 – 2012
Principal subjects covered: Managing EC project contracts, Monitoring and Evaluation International Development Cooperation, Training and Facilitation Skills, CSO Development Effectiveness, Performance Driven Project Management, Policy Coherence for Development, Development Cooperation and Body Politics, Systematisation Processes; period: April 2011, October 2011, May 2012; location: Vienna, Austria; organiser: Trialog


3. Training Course, Certificate of graduation for Entrepreneurship Skills, accredited by CNFPA, 2011
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Entrepreneurship in the economical and social context; Ways to start a business; Research – investigation; Management and administration; Human Resources; Advertising and branding; Action Plan; Choice of business legal structure; Business Plan.

4. Training Courses, 2002 – 2010
Field Of Study: Conflict management, Global Education/Sustainable Development, Structural Funds, Lateral Thinking
• Training on Conflict Management in working with youth and educational environment: period: 18-26 March 2010, location: Kovacica, Serbia; organiser: The Youth Dialogue Program Serbia – Kosovo, Youth in Action Programme
• Training on Global Education and Sustainable Development: 19-26 February 2010, location: Cheile Gradistei, Romania; organiser: A.R.T. Fusion Association Bucharest, Youth in Action Programme
• Regular training in "Methods for accessing the Structural Funds, " 2008 - 2010, RO
• Regular training in writing projects and Management of Structural Funds, 2008 - 2010, RO
• Workshop and Seminar in Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking and DATT (Direct Attention Thinking Tools), Peter de Bono, Iasi, Romania, May 2002

5. Training Course, Certificate of graduation for Trainer, accredited by CNFPA, Training of trainers, 2009

6. Training Course, Certificate of graduation for Project Manager, accredited by CNFPA, 2008
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Project cycle management; Human resources management; Time management; Project management plan, Management of problems, communication, risks, documents, quality.

7. Virtual Business University, “David Ogilvy” Communication and Public Relation Faculty, Certificate for Communication and PR, 2004
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Project Management; Marketing; Image and business communication; Public relations; Business promotion techniques.

8. "Gh. Asachi"​ Technical University, Iasi, Romania, Master’s Degree in Quality Assurance, Quality Management Specialization, 1999 – 2000

9. “Gh. Asachi” Technical University, Iasi, Romania, Economical - Engineering Degree, Textile- Leather Faculty, Economical-Engineering Specialization, 1994 – 1999

10. "Spiru Haret" University, Bucharest, Romania, Economical Degree Field Of Study Financial-Accounting Management Faculty, General Management Specialization, 1992 – 1996

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Animation
  • (beginner) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (advanced) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (advanced) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (advanced) Financial Management
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (advanced) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (beginner) Health & Prevention
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (beginner) Peace Education
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (expert) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (advanced) Youth Policy
  • (beginner) 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
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (advanced) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (advanced) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (advanced) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (advanced) International Youth Structures
  • (advanced) Private Foundations
  • (advanced) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills


Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (good) French
  • (intermediate) Italian
  • (fluent) Romanian
  • (intermediate) Spanish

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2024-03-27

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