Oleksandra Bakun


An optimistic, motivated trainer and project manager in educational and cultural fields.
I have 12 years of NGO activism/youth work, and 10 years of international project management/youthwork experience.
Together with me, you get a network of connections throughout Europe, especially in EECa countries.

Oleksandra Bakun has 10 references for past work as a trainer and added 5 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Oleksandra Bakun

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Current occupation

Trainer, international project manager, personal branding and digital marketing consultant, Kindle publisher

Work experience

Have organised and was a trainer on dozens of educational events for youth in Ukraine, as well as abroad: Wales, Italy, Cyprus, Norway, Bulgaria, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

A facilitator of British Council Active Citizens program.

The main topics I have delivered trainings in are:
- Digitalisation and personal branding;
- Project planning/development/management;
- Fundraising possibilities within the Erasmus+/Council of Europe EYF program/Black Sea Trust/Visegrad,
- Employability skills and entrepreneurship;
- Motivational and Business Letter Writing;
- Storytelling.

Motivated and helped to raise new trainers and civil activists in Ukraine.

My educational events are always interactive, and the trainees are thoroughly involved.

Educational pathway


during the study I have received deep knowledge of languages, English and translation, interactions in society, the power of language and how it affects people, and, thanks to the British Council and Window to America courses, the feeling of being an important part of Europe and the world.


taught me to search for the main ideas and be precise.

Youth in Action training on project management and YiA opportunities called ProChange held in Moldova:

gave me a deep understanding and involvement in the YiA program and writing Youth in Action/Erasmus+ applications - on my first-ever project!

Non-formal trainings and also actions and initiatives in my NGO: I learned more about human rights, media relations, new media, NGOs, project management, time management, oratorical skills, ways of communicating with the police and authorities etc.

UNDP/Ministry of Youth of Ukraine YouthWorker multistage program: gave me a thorough understanding of the systems and mechanisms on working with youth in Ukraine.

Now I am studying Norwegian language and society in the integration program in Kongsvinger, Norway.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

singing, social media marketing, translating/enterpreting (English<>Russian<>Ukrainian)

Language Skills

  • (intermediate) Belarusian
  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (beginner) German
  • (beginner) Norwegian
  • (intermediate) Polish
  • (fluent) Russian
  • (fluent) Ukrainian

Trainer references

  • 34th YEU Convention "Job hunters"

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-12-27)
    The training activity took place
    in Cyprus - Nicosia, Pedoulas and Limassol
    organised by Youth for Exchange and Understanding
    20 - 30 July 2015
  • Let it realise!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-02-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Trones, Norway
    organised by Overhalla Kommune
    13-19 October
  • Workshop of Future/Мастерская будущего

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-02-25)
    The training activity took place
    in Kyiv and Ternopil, Ukraine
    organised by NGO "Fayne Misto", Ukraine, in partnership with German Coucnil of Ukraine and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    27-29.09.2015 - Kyiv, 28.10-01.11.2015, Ternopil
  • Need education to work – NetWORK

    Validated (2022-12-27)
    The training activity took place
    in Yerevan, Armenia
    organised by MOJU, in partnership with APY
    02-10 October, 2016
    Reference person

    João Dias

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  • Youth Go Digital

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-03-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Ankara, Turkey
    organised by Youth Entrepreneurs Club
    17 - 23 Feb 2020
  • Youth Empowerment Strategies

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-03-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Istanbul, Turkey
    organised by Gönüllü Gençlik Grubu
    24 February - 01 March, 2020
  • Social entrepreneurship for sustainability (SES)

    Validated (2022-12-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya
    4-10 March 2020
    Reference person


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  • Training course “Level Up: Digital and Online Tools in Non-Formal Education”

    Validated (2022-11-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Tbilisi, Georgia
    organised by Solidarus
    21-28 September 2022
    Reference person

    Mikhail Zhukov

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  • TC Project Café – Inspiration and Caffeine: BOOSTING OUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAPACITIES

    Validated (2024-02-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Bankya, Bulgaria
    organised by SCI International, CVS Bulgaria
    Reference person

    Katerina Stoyanova

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    Awaiting validation (requested 2024-07-04)
    The training activity took place
    organised by Medvirknings Agentene, Norway, in cooperation with Institute for Policy Research and Analysis, Lithuania
    DECEMBER 11-17 2023

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This profile was last modified on 2023-10-09

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