Nuno Da Silva


In service of an approach to Life where the universe teach us to live astonished to treat the world around us with the strangeness it deserves.Embracing the cracks in our certainties that go deeper, showing fissures of doubt and magic portals to other ways of knowing and being.Finding grace in being “stupid”, the privilege of being wrong, the call to “lose” our way, the courage to be afraid, the strength to cry, the fun not to know why, the faith to doubt, the presence of mind to be in silence.

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Nuno Da Silva

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Current occupation

Free lance

Work experience

In the process of opening myself to be an organ of perception of the world in its process of be-comming, and trust in the process of life and its ongoing entanglements, its getting harder to define the borders of myself in a conventional way.

While experimenting without a job description, I'm a father of twins with my life companion Joana, dealing with the ongoing tensions of living in a world in transition, complex and unpredictable, full of incoherences and paradoxes, a promiscuous world where caos and order, beauty and ugliness are not considered as opposites but different aspects that unfold from a whole.

I'm curious and drived by the search for meaning and playfulness in my intra-action with the world, aspiring to be a midwife for the emergence of seeds of change that can help us reconnect with ourselves, with each other and with our ecosystems, nourishing community relations and renegenerative practices at all levels.

Currently, my playgounds are: decolonizing myself from ingrained ideas and patternsof thinking, facilitating social ecosystems of change, reimagining education, reconfiguring ethical finances initiatives, stimulating collaborative, sharing and gift economies, renewing communities, questioning how to develop a state of "not knowing", a state of questing or intentional silence that enables us to learn?

Besides the curatorship in the emergence network, i'm coordinating RECIFE - A Collaborative Network of Initiatives for an Eco-systemic Future in the south of Portugal; I'm founding member of ECOS - a local Education, Development and Cooperation cooperative; I'm founding member of FESCOOP - the first ethical finances cooperative in Portugal, I'm member of the trainers pool and international group of the Portuguese Hub of the Transition Network, I'm hosting the Southeast Portuguese branch of the Network of Living Education (Rede Educação Viva), I'm member of the Cultural Evolution Society, I'm member of the Pool of Trainers of the Portuguese Platform of Development NGOs and the Pool of Trainers of the Council of Europe Youth and Sports Directorate.

Between these multiple spaces of co-creation, i juggle permanently with financial sustainability of my family and the time that is too short to share between my immediate and extensive family and all the things i dream to do.

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Educational pathway

I studied Economics in the 90's and started my self directed learning path towards becoming an actor of change through Education, civil society movements and social projects.
More recently, I participated in a Long Term Leadership Journey for Systemic Change Course, attended a Permaculture Design Course, participated in the ULab course about transforming business, society and self, and started to host the newer courses, was trained in Authentic Communication and Mindfulness, as well as Dragon Dreaming and started to practice the Art of Hosting. I'm currently doing the course for Forest Schools Director.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) Portuguese
  • (fluent) Spanish

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2017-06-10

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