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 9 references for past work as a trainer and added 3 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

A facilitator of British Council Active Citizens program.
Have organised and managed/was a trainer on dozens of educational events for youth in Ukraine (Eastern Partnership Forum among them), as well as abroad: Wales, Italy, Cyprus, Norway, Bulgaria, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
Was a trainer, facilitator, lecturer, and manager in the following subjects: Teamwork/teambuilding, Project planning/development/management, The art of negotiations, Intercultural and non-verbal communication, Society in Action, Fundraising possibilities within the Youth in Action/Erasmus+/Council of Europe EYF program/Black Sea Trust/Visegrad, Employability skills and entrepreneurship, Motivational and Business Letter Writing, Introduction to Literature Analysis.
Brought new perspectives on the training in Teamwork my NGO offers. Motivated and helped to raise new trainers and civil activists.
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.

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
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (advanced) 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
  • (intermediate) Polish
  • (fluent) Russian
  • (fluent) Ukrainian

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This profile was last modified on 2022-12-27

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