Mihaela Amariei


"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 - Erasmus+ Programme - Collaborator

Work experience

* Member of the ETS AG - European Training Strategy Advisory Group (2017 - present)
- link my own work plans, procedures and tools with the development and implementation of the ETS measures;
- collect feedback within my working groups on ETS relevant subjects and address the recommendations to the ETS Advisory Group;
- support the visibility of ETS and support the dissemination and exploitation of results of the ETS measures.

* Member of the Pool of Trainers for the former Youth in Action Programme (2012 - 2014) and Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme (2014 - present), under the National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Training Romania
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, Mentor 2B, the European Voluntary Service Training and Evaluation Cycle (On arrival Training, Mid-Term Meeting for the volunteers and Final evaluation) and also international TCs and events on different topics related to Erasmus+.


* Member of the Pool of Trainers for the CIVITAS Programme, under Proedus Association, Bucharest City Hall (October 2014 - present)
Responsibilities: Organizing & delivering trainings and Developing training design & agenda in CIVITAS Programme context. The training programme named "The management of extracurricular activities" is designed for teachers and educational counselors. It has 3 modules over 3 weeks and they learn, in a non-formal context and using non-formal methodology, how to discover and develop competences necessary for personal and professional development in order to initiate, elaborate, organize and implement extracurricular non-formal activities with their students.


* Project Management Consultant (Jun 2011 – present)
• Development and writing of funding applications for grants access
• Be the interface between the beneficiary and experts financing institution
• Coordinating public procurement procedures for construction services, project supervisors, equipment acquisition and advertising services
• 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 for payment and technical and financial reports
• Monitoring and evaluation of project implementation

* Programme Manager, Pro Women Foundation (Feb 2008 – Jun 2011), Iasi County, Romania

Responsibilities for coordinating Phare and Structural Funds projects:
• 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 activities:
• Coordination of visual identity: editing information and promotion materials, the annual activity report, website administration, participation in fairs, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, workshops
• Organization of fundraising and CSR events, 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, social events

Responsibilities for External Collaboration:
• 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: trainings (topics: project management, training of trainers, PR, The six thinking hats - De Bono Method), consultancy in writing, implementation and project management, acquisitions and identifying non-refundable funds

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 2022-08-30

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