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Peri Kourakli

About:

Well, what can I say?
I love to learn and to teach (sometimes simultaneously), especially by using non formal techniques!

I am always active and positive. Τhis kind of attitude drove me to work or to be a volunteer at NGOs of different fields of expertise and with different kind of people and in several countries.

But there is always a common element: the quality on the projects I am selecting to invest my energy and the outcome we produce.

Peri Kourakli has 6 references for past work as a trainer.

Peri Kourakli

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Current occupation

Civil Servant

Work experience

I used to work for formal education:
-Technological Institute of Forestry at Karpenisi "Pedology" and "Forest Recreation" (2004-2005, 15h/ week).
-Institute of Vocational Training of Lagada "Natural Environment" (2003, 2h/week) and Institute of Vocational Training of Kozani "Health and Safety" (2006, 2h/week)

I worked for Hellenic Ornithological Society as North Greece Manager for 4 years (1997-2011) and in BirdLife Europe for 3 years (2010-2013). For two years (2013-2014) I was cooperating with Thessaloniki - European Youth Capital 2014 as a youth projects and youth policy expert. The last position gives me the opportunity to plan, coordinate or monitor a set of various youth projects (from anima graphics to youth employment) which aims in the local implementation of EU and national youth policies.
I continued working on european projects and since the summer of 2015 I am a civil servant.

I am a member of NGOs practically all of my life.
I have started as a Guide Girl, then in my adulthood become a volunteer of Hellenic Ornithological Society/ BirdLife Greece (birds' monitoring & environmental education) and later I connected myself with UNESCO Youth Club of Thessaloniki as a volunteer and now as a board member.

I was also a core member of the Working Group for the realization of the program of Thessaloniki - European Youth Capital 2014 since 2011 (planning - preparation- pilot implementation).

I am a founding member of Global Youth Biodiversity Νetwork.

Educational pathway

Formal:
-BC in Forestry and Natural Environment
- MSc in Rangelands, Wild Fauna and Fresh Waters Fisheries
-PhD in Forestry and Natural Environment - Fresh Waters Basins' Management & Erosion by using modern tools
I learned, among others, how to plan, implement, report and evaluate projects and researches.

Seminars or workshops:
- “European Youth and Culture Capitals”: Youth in Action (Cluj Napoca Romania 28/5-2/6 2013)
- “European Youth Capital and its link to the EU Youth Policy”: Youth in Action & Netherlands Jeugd Institute (Maribor Slovenia 05-07/03/2013)
-“Volunteering for sustainability” : Grundtvig (Stockholm Sweden 21-25/09/2011)
- “Adaptive Management”: Foundations of Success (Lerkinh Greece 1-5/11/2010)
- “Volunteering”: RSPB (Athens Greece 4-5/03/2009)
- “Trading in Goods & Services”: RSPB (Bulgaria 23-28/06/2008)
- “ENVI: Basic training”: A.U.Th. (Thessaloniki Greece 11-13/04/2006)
- “Research Methodology and Project Management”: A.U.Th.( Thessaloniki Greece 15/12-15/1/04/2005)
- “Environmental Impacts Studies”: Technical Chamber of Greece (Thessaloniki Greece 22/3-30/6/2004).
- “Spatial Decision Support Systems for Environmental Analysis”: A.U.Th.(Thessaloniki Greece 6/2004).
- “Use of experiential techniques on environmental education”: Mama Earth (Thessaloniki Greece 05/03/-11/5/2004).

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (expert) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (advanced) International Youth Structures
  • (beginner) Private Foundations
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (beginner) Marginalized & Excluded Youth

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (advanced) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (expert) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Greek
  • (beginner) Italian

Trainer references

  • Network of European Youth Capitals

    Validated (2019-02-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Thessaloniki European Youth Capital 2014
    20-22/11/2013
    Reference person

    Babis Papaioannou

    (Manager of the organization)
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  • (E)U VOTE FOR YOU(TH) STRATEGIES

    Validated (2019-02-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Thessaloniki European Youth Capital 2014
    20-22/02/2014
    Reference person

    Maria Paschalidou

    (Manager of the organization)
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  • European Youth Dialogue: Reclaim the Future

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-10-13)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Heinrich Böll Stiftung Greece
    08-10/05/2014
  • Contacts for the common future

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-11-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Krusevo and Struga, F.Y.R.O.M. & Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Youth Alliance of Krusevo & UNESCo Youth Club of Thessaloniki
    13-15/06/2014, 03-07/07/2014, & 02-04/10/2014
  • Together in Europe: Visions of the Young Generation

    Validated (2019-02-20)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Offices of Albania and FYROM - UNESCO Youth Club of Thessaloniki
    2012-2014 (17-19/05/2013)
    Reference person

    Babis Papaioannou

    (Manager of the organization)
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  • 2nd Greek- German Youth Forum

    Validated (2019-04-01)
    The training activity took place
    in Thessaloniki, Greece
    organised by National Youth Agencies of Greece and Germany
    5-8 March 2017
    Reference person

    Charalampos Papaioannou

    (Key person who represented the Greek Youth Agency, responsible for the permanent Greek-German youth cooperation)
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This profile was last modified on 2018-02-27

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