Pablo Castineiras


~ 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 Castineiras

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Current occupation

Educational & Sociocultural Trainer, Consultant & Evaluator / Groups Work Facilitator / Youth Worker / Psychologist / Writer

Work experience

+ Youth worker & youth information provider for YMCA and other organisations (2007-2017).
+ Youth leader at international youth exchanges and youth camps counsellor (since 2004)

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

+ Trainer, facilitator and consultant since 2006 with experience at:
* Youth issues/policies (including digital youth work)
* Organisational management
* (European) Citizenship & democracy
* Competences & validation of non-formal learning (Youthpass/Europass)
* Intercultural/interpersonal competences
* International mobility and socio-educational programmes, (Youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service/Solidarity Corps, 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.
* Dialogue with Youth and institutions on Policies (Facilitator for Structured Dialogue EU-Youth in Spain & Facilitation at EU Youth Conferences: Bucharest 2019, Sweden 2023)
* Group work/organisational facilitation.
* New technologies (Internet, webs, vlogging, social networks, collaborative working and marketing on-line).

+ I have implemented my work for local, national and international organisations (e.g. University of Valladolid, National Agencies for European Youth programmes, Spanish Youth Council, YMCA, AFS-EFIL...)

+ Pool of Trainers Spanish National Agency for Youth in Action/ERASMUS+/European Solidarity Corps (since 2007)

+ Pool of Trainers and Facilitators (2011-2014) and Pool of Experts (since 2021) European Youth Forum

+ Pool of Trainers Youth@Work - Strategic Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres (since 2018)

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

Educational pathway


+ University studies on PHILOSOPHY and BSc. PSYCHOLOGY (with minor in Health Psychology)

+ EXPERT IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS (Advanced Vocational Training EQF 5 - 2000 hrs). Thus, I can manage professionally the technological issues to run digital tools 'on-the-fly'. Experience with LMS (Moodle platforms e.g. having implemented several courses at the SALTO-YOUTH HOP platform) and created webpages using different CMS (Joomla, Drupal, Google Apps, Wordpress...) and experienced with online meetings platforms & Apps (Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Jitsi) and events management tools (Padlet, Mentimeter, Slido, Miro, LineUpr...) I always use digital tools in my work, especially for facilitating networking; big events management; harvesting, dissemination and exploitation of results.

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

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

+ TRAINERS FOR ACTIVE LEARNING IN EUROPE (Advanced Training for Trainers) - Council of Europe, European Commission & European Youth Forum. Strasbourg, Berlin, Budapest and online (April 2009 - December 2010). More at

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

+ TRAINING OF TRAINERS ON YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP & YOUTH@WORK Pool of Trainers - Spanish National Agency & Community of Madrid 2019 (4 days)

+ INCLUSION TRAINING FOR TRAINERS - SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and Latvian National Agency. Jurmala 2022 (5 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)

➡️ Some relevant international activities I have participated in:

- EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE - Youth Center in Hungary 2005 (6 months)

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

- "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)


- 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)


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

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

- KA2 Improving its quality & assessment - Spanish National Agency. Mollina 2017 (4 days)

- THE VALUE FAIR: How Non Formal Education can contribute to a better living together - Portuguesse and others National Agencies. Cascais 2018 (4 days)

- REGAINING EUROPE: The Role of Youth Work in Supporting European Cohesion - German, Italian and Slovenian National Agencies in cooperation with the EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership. Leipzig 2019 (3 days)

- YOUTH@WORK "KICK OFF CONFERENCE" - Turkish National Agency. Istanbul 2019 (3 days)

- YOUTH@WORK “DIGITAL GREEN INNOVATION” CONFERENCE - Youth Board of Cyprus & Foundation of the Management of the European Lifelong Learning Programs. Limassol 2022 (3 days)

- EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING, ART AND YOUTH WORK - Erasmus+ Ungdom, Bufdir & Creative Connections Norway. Balestrand 2022 (5 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
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (advanced) Financial Management
  • (beginner) Fundraising
  • (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
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (advanced) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Media
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (advanced) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) 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
  • (expert) 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
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (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
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) 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

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

Other skills

ICTs & digital tools / Organisational consultancy / Personal, professional and groups coaching / Emotional management, Mindfulness and meditation

Language Skills

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

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This profile was last modified on 2024-05-27

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