Renata Kalivod


I'm Renata, coming from Latvia, being a part of Russian-speaking minority in my country.
I work actively for youth organisations in Latvia for more than 20 years, and for last 15 years also for different international projects.
Besides, still work a lot as youth worker "on the ground", organising youth exchanges and other activities for young people.

Renata Kalivod has 5 references for past work as a trainer.

Renata Kalivod

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Current occupation

Free-lance trainer

Work experience

Some examples of the international training courses and events I was involved in.
(I worked a lot at the national level too - for more information check my CV! ;)
* LTTC “Youth Factories of Social Entrepreneurship” (2012, Estonia)
* Croatian NA Partnership Building Seminar “Meet in Diversity” (2012, Croatia)
* TC "Youth in Action through volunteers’ activities and programs" (2011, Croatia)
* SALTO Cultural Diversity Training course "Cultural Coach" (2009-2010, Finland - UK)
* Seminar "Step Forward" on national youth policies (July 2009, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
* TC „Step to citizenship. On inclusion and active citizenship in the youth work with Russian-speaking minority” (September 2008, Lithuania)
* LTTC "Know How - Training course for Russian-speaking youth workers on non-formal education and intercultural learning" (May 2007 - August 2008 (Lithuania)
* TC for Inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities
“Outdoor + Inclusion=Empowerment” (July 2008, Latvia)
* Youth Conference of the Union of Baltic Cities (Estonia, September 2007)
* TC "Make It Better! Improving quality of international youth projects with EECA" (1-8 April 2007, Azerbaijan)

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Educational pathway

Formal education path:
1986-1998 Secondary school, Jurmala and Riga, Latvia
1998-2002 University of Latvia, Bachelor degree in Philosophy (Thesis on National Identity issues)
2002-2004 University of Latvia, Master degree in Philosophy (Thesis on Role and Place of Notion of Tolerance in the Theories of Multiculturalism )

Non-formal education backgrounds
* Study visit “Non-formal education and Life-Long Learning in Serbia” (April, 2009)
* Council of Europe Training of Trainers on
Diversity and Inclusion of Minority Youth (2008, Budapest, Hungary)
* British Council Regional Training for Trainers (2007-2008, Poland-Czeck Republic-Latvia)
* TC “Outdoor for Social Inclusion - Personal Development training” (2007; Italy)
* TC ”Recognition of Non-formal learning in “Youth in Action programme” (2006; Vienna, Austria)
* CoE Training course “Working in International Youth Structures” (2004; Strasbourg, France)
* TC “Process of Policy Forming” (2003; Riga, Latvia)
* Regional Training Course on Human Rights Education (2002; Ahtela, Finland)
* EU YOUTH programme International seminar “Youth Initiative Projects and Youth Participation” (2002; Riga, Latvia)
* CoE Training course “Cooperation and Partnership between civil servants and youth volunteers in Europe” (2001; Budapest, Hungary)
* Long-term Training course “Intercultural learning in Youth Work Practice” (1999/2000; Sweden/Finland)
* Latvian National Commission for UNESCO Young Women’s Leaders Training Course (1998; Latvia)

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (expert) Education through Sports
  • (beginner) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (expert) Fundraising
  • (expert) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (advanced) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (expert) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (beginner) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (expert) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) 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
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (expert) Children
  • (intermediate) Families
  • (intermediate) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (expert) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) Latvian
  • (fluent) Russian

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2020-01-19

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