Pablo Castiñeiras


~ Reality is always more astonishing than fiction ~

{ Is a training course reality or a fiction? Maybe daring to make reality more meaningful? }

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Pablo Castiñeiras

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Current occupation

Freelance trainer / Facilitator / Evaluator / Writer

Work experience

- Youth worker & youth information provider for YMCA and other organisations since 2007.
- Youth leader at international youth exchanges and youth camps counsellor (2004-2011)

- Manager Organisation for Voluntary Service University of Valladolid (2009-2013)

- Trainer, facilitator and consultant since 2006 with experience at:
* Youth issues/policies
* Organisational management
* (European) Citizenship & democracy
* Competences & validation of non-formal learning (Youthpass/Europass)
* Intercultural/interpersonal competences
* International mobility and socio-educational programmes, e.g. 'Youth in Action' & ERASMUS+ programme (Youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service, Strategic Partnerships, Training courses, Youthpass...)
* Volunteering (expert at local, national and European level and trainer at European Voluntary Service training cycle for Spanish National Agency 'Youth in Action' programme)
* Facilitation of learning and coaching.
* Structured Dialogue with Youth on Policies.
* Group work/organisational facilitation.
* New technologies (Internet, webs, blogging, social networks, collaborative working on-line).

- I have implemented my work for local, national and international organisations (e.g. University of Valladolid, Spanish National Agency for 'Youth in Action' & ERASMUS+, Spanish Youth Council, YMCA, AFS-EFIL...)

- Pool of Trainers and Facilitators European Youth Forum (2011-2014)

- Author of the book "EUROPAS: discovering new worlds" [ ]

Educational pathway

+ Certified youth leader and camp counsellor.

+ University studies on Philosophy and Bachelor of Sciences Psychology (minor Health Psychology).

+ Computers and ICT systems management (vocational training). I can manage professionally all the technical and computer problems 'on-the-fly'. I have created and manage CMS and modular webpages (Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, Sites...)

+ European Voluntary Service at an International Youth Center in Hungary 2005 (6 months).

+ Some relevant international activities I have participated:

- "TALE" (Trainers for Active Learning in Europe) Advanced Training for Trainers - Council of Europe, European Commission and European Youth Forum. Strasbourg, Berlin, Budapest and online phases (April 2009 - December 2010). More at

- TRAINING OF TRAINERS AND YOUTH WORKERS, Developing Educational Activities for Conflict Resolution - LIFE FOUNDATION. Romania 2006 (12 days).

- "GET IN NET” Networking International Projects - SALTO Youth Initiatives & UK National Agency 2006 (4 days).

- EFFECTIVE AND SENSITIVE INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION - SALTO Cultural Diversity & BRITISH COUNCIL. Brussels 2006 (4days). Ideas for the booklet:

- “DIFFERENCE MEETS TOLERANCE” Intercultural Learning as the educational concept for YOUTH programme activities - German National Agency & IKAB E.V. Bonn 2006 (6 days).


- “TOOL FAIR I” - INJEP, SALTO Euromed, French & other National Agencies. Marly le Roi 2006 (4 days).

- “YOUTHPASS” - RECOGNITION OF NON-FORMAL LEARNING IN YOUTH IN ACTION" – Austrian National Agency & SALTO Training and Cooperation. Vienna 2006 (5 days).


- “XL TRAINING OF TRAINERS AT EUROPEAN PROJECTS AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION" - EUROACCION, Spanish National Agency & Murcia Youth Institute. Calarreona (January - June 2007)

- "NON FORMAL EDUCATION GOES WWW" - Estonian National Agency. Tallin 2008 (3 days).

- “TOOL FAIR III” - SALTO EUROMED, Spanish National Agency, etc. Sta. Cruz de la Palma 2008 (4 days).

- GERMAN LANGUAGE (Beginners) AND YOUTH SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS + Job-shadowing - IJAB & Sprachinstitut Tübingen (April - May 2010)

- GERMAN LANGUAGE (Advanced) AND YOUTH SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS - IJAB & Europa-Kolleg Kassel (August - October 2010 incl. job-shadowing ) & (August-September 2011)

- SHIP FOR WORLD YOUTH PROGRAMME. Cabinet Office, Government of Japan & United Nations University. Japan, India, Sri Lanka. (January - March 2012)


- INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM SELIGER - Federal Agency on Youth Affairs. Russia 2012 (7 days)

- TRAINING ON QUALITY ASSURANCE OF NON-FORMAL EDUCATION - European Youth Forum at University of Youth and Development. Mollina, Spain 2013 (4 days).

- U SEE+ Using social entrepreneurship in Erasmus+ - The Swedish National Agency. Gothenburg 2014 (4 days).

- Improving your quality & assessment in KA2 - Spanish National Agency. Mollina 2017 (3 days).

More references under request.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (beginner) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Physical Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation

Other skills

Youthpass, ICT consultancy and management, organisational consultancy and personal coaching (Oracle 2.0)

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (intermediate) German
  • (beginner) Hungarian
  • (fluent) Spanish

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This profile was last modified on 2017-10-06

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