Paul Kloosterman


* was a youth worker once
* is a freelance trainer/writer now
* believes in creativity, humour and atmosphere as important quality criteria
* is fascinated by the concept of 'self directed learning' and 'learning to learn'

Paul Kloosterman has 5 references for past work as a trainer and added 1 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Paul Kloosterman

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Current occupation

free lance trainer and writer

Work experience

Work experience:

Youth worker on a local level 1977 – 1984
Different organisations

Consultant trainer 1984 – 1999
St. Spectrum – regional organisation
in the field of social work, youth work
and community development

Free-lance trainer/consultant/writer 1994 – now
Training/ consultancy/ development

Publications (since 2002):
• ‘Get Going’ about the result of a two year research project on motivation of youngsters that drop out from education and work – 2002 Martin Klomp/Paul Kloosterman/Tirza Kuijvenhoven– SWP – ISBN 90-6665 483
• Development of a CD Rom on Evaluation for the British Council in the framework of the Action 5 Training and Co-operation Plan of the YOUTH program – 2003 Focussing on Evaluation in Training
• T-Kit on ‘Evaluation’ – Partnership Council of Europe/ European Commission 2007 Target group for this publication are youth workers working in international projects.
• ‘No Offence’ – Salto booklet in international youth projects with young (ex) offenders and those at risk of offending. 2008
• Different articles on Learning2Learn, gender issues, intercultural learning, communication etc.
* Youthpass Guide - co-author 2008
* Facilitators' Handbook on Learning to Learn 2012 Mark Taylor/Paul Kloosterman ISBN 9786094290206
* Youthpass Unfolded 2012 - Darko Markovic/Juan Ratto-Nielsen/Paul Kloosterman
* Youthpass Impact Study 2013 - Marti Taru/Paul Kloosterman

* Different articles on Learning2Learn, gender issues, intercultural learning, communication etc.

Main projects from 2008 – now

• Long term Training of Trainers for European Youth projects – Interkulturelles Zentrum Vienna/National Agancies of the YOUTH Programme – involvement as trainer in six editions of this training course in the framework of the YOUTH programme 2001 – 2013 One year international training course with three residential seminars – a project phase – and ongoing e-learning.
* L2L project - a 2 year Grundtvig project on the Learning to Learn competence. Combination of research and practice. 2008 - 2010
* All About Passion - Training course on 'finding your passion' Lecce Italy March 2013
* Topsy Turvy - Training course on 'learning upside down' Netherlands June 2012 and Berlin November 2013
* Choose your learning choose your life - 2 year Grundtvig project on self-directed learning - role: mentor

Educational pathway

Social Pedagogical Studies 1973 – 1977
SPO Middeloo Amersfoort

Cultural Management 1991 – 1992
Hogeschool Utrecht

Long-term training against social exclusion 1995 – 1996
European Commission/Council of Europe

Several training courses on marketing, management, training methodologies, computer software etc.

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Animation
  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (intermediate) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Policy
  • (expert) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (expert) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (expert) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Mental Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (intermediate) North-North Cooperation
  • (expert) North-South Co-operation
  • (expert) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Dutch
  • (fluent) English
  • (good) German
  • (intermediate) Italian

Trainer references

  • Training of Trainers for European Youth Projects

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-06-20)
    The training activity took place
    in United Kingdom / Belgium / Bulgaria
    organised by SALTO TCRC + Network National Agencies
    october 2011/januari 2012/ june 2012
  • How Do I Learn Best

    Awaiting validation (requested 2016-03-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Amedolea Italy
    organised by Pame Ambro
    27 Oct - 2 Nov 2011
  • Intercultural learning in European youth work: time to rethink?

    Awaiting validation (requested 2012-03-07)
    The training activity took place
    in Bonn Germany
    organised by IKAB (Institute for Applied Communication Research in Non-formal Education) German National Agency YfE
    30 May - 2 June 2011
  • Facilitating the Volunteers' Learning

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-03-24)
    The training activity took place
    in Predeal Romania
    organised by Romanian National Agency in cooperation with UNIQUE network
    4 - 10 October 2010
  • Passion for learning, Learning for Passion

    Validated (2022-03-27)
    The training activity took place
    in Amendolea - Italy
    organised by Pame Ambro
    10 -15 November 2014
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    Salvi Greco

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This profile was last modified on 2017-07-24

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