Romina MATEI


"Think global, act local" is my guide in what I'm doing. To be a trainer I consider to be a privileged - because it is a gift to have the chance to guide a learning process. A mentor once teach me that a training session is like a Jazz session - and I do love to play Jazz ;-)

Romina MATEI has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Romina MATEI

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Current occupation

Project coordinator at the Intercultural Institute Timisoara

Work experience

Coordinating the national program "REACT_RO: educational resources for learning the Romanian language and cultural accommodation of the Beneficiaries of international Protection (BPs) and of the Third-Country Nationals residing in Romania (TCNs)"

Trainer in the transnational program "The right to a new life" - developing soft competences for young offenders from the juvenile detention center from Republic of Moldova.

Facilitator in SALTO Inclusion events - “Colleagues Support group for Inclusion & Diversity Strategies for NAs”; and the international seminar "Under the same roof – cross-sectorial cooperation for Roma inclusion”

January 2016 – January 2017
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Adviser for the State Secretary of Youth
Main responsibilities: Working on diversity and inclusion of less privileged young people policies and programs; Elaborating and reviser national youth policies; Conducting structured dialogue process; Coordinate a national consultation mechanism; Encouraging new forms of youth participation at national level

I pushed for relaunching in Romania the No Hate Speech Campaign and I worked very closely with the National Coordination Committee in planning and drafting the first activities of the Campaign in Romania in 2016. I co-organised the first Regional Training Course on Bookmarks, international TC organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Romania and Council of Europe.

I participated together with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the Interministerial Committee Coalition for Integration of Refugees and in the inter-ministerial Committee - Strategy for inclusion of Romanian citizens belonging to Roma ethnicity.

Promoting and organizing the first National Roma Youth Forum - a partnership event between Ministry of Youth and Sport and Roma youth NGOs.

Together with a team of experts from the West University Timisoara, I have launched in Romania the call for the first post-university course for educational resources management for youth work.

Trainer in the three national training courses for intercultural mediators - persons with a migrant background acting as mediators for refugee and migrant integration

Facilitator of the crash course “Shaping Inclusion & Diversity: Inclusion & Diversity Strategies for NAs” organised by SALTO Inclusion, SALTO Cultural Diversity and the Portuguese E+ Youth NA, March 2016.

- Delivering training courses for the National Agency for Erasmus Plus in Romania on the following topics:
- Strategic planning and organisational development
- Project writing
- On-arrival training courses for international European volunteers
- The design of learning activities
- Participating as a trainer in the “iNEETiative – Holistic Approach to Youth at Risk and in NEET situation” Seminar, 18th - 23rd of May 2015 in Romania/Bucharest, organised by SALTO Inclusion together with the Romanian National Agency
- Coordinating in Romania the international project "MOB G.A.E - MOBility as a source of personal and professional Growth, Autonomy and Employability" -
- Facilitating the national meeting of the national organisation ARDOR in order to create the national strategy of ARDOR
- Facilitating the General Assembly of Youth Express Network - July 2015
- Participating in the international exchange leadership program of the U.S.A. - State Department, "Working for the underserved"

- Delivering training on Human Rights for the staff from Kuwayfyiah Prison of Benghazi, Libya
- Trainer involved in the "Training of trainers" programn for the inmates from the prison Timisoara
- Coordinating the local project for developing the local strategy for youth "Give voice to your generation"
- Member in the national trainers network for Erasmus Plus program
- Responsible with local and national seminars in the project "Migrant in intercultural Romania"
- Coordinating the international project in Romania "More women in politics"

Coordinating the following projects:
- Local and national seminars "Migrant in intercultural Romania"
- Roma-Act - widening Roma women’s access to non-formal and informal learning validation systems
- More women in politics

Member in the national network of trainers for the Romanian National Agency of the Program Youth in Action
Coordinator of the project "Intercultural Romania" - dealing with social integration of migrants in Romania
Local coordinator of the international project "T.Y.P.E - Tackling young people welfare in Europe"

Educational pathway

My background in formal education is:
- M.A. in Adult Education - “European Master in Adult Education” organised by WEST University of Timisoara – Faculty of Sociology and Psychology “European Master in Adult Education”.
- Bachelor degree in Journalism

Relevant non-formal training courses that I have attend as participant are:
- SOFT European Training Course - international TC on immersive theater, 1-8 of march 2017, Linz, Austria
- ISOLAT - Rompre des frontieras, Forum theatre TC, organised by Théâtre de l’Opprimé, in Ponta del Sole, Madeira, from 27/04/2015 - 10/05/2015
- Training course for facilitators in intercultural non-formal educational activities organised by Council of Europe in European Youth Center, Budapest, Hungary, from 01/02/2008 until 10/02/2008
- National program Training of trainers in non-formal education organised by the Romanian National Agency for Supporting Youth Initiatives, from 25/08/2005 until 07/09/2005

In the recent years I have participated in various international events. One relevant experience is also the participation in the international exchange leadership program of the U.S.A. - State Department, "Working for the underserved" – September – October 2015.

Also one important non-formal experience for me is my involvement in the international network Youth Express Network, in many roles: team member, trainer, President. Each participation within the international structure provided me a safe place for learning and the opportunity to multiply the knowledge and to improve my skills and competences both as a youth worker and as a trainer.

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Animation
  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (advanced) Financial Management
  • (beginner) Fundraising
  • (beginner) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (beginner) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (beginner) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (intermediate) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (advanced) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (advanced) Youth Policy
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (intermediate) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (expert) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (advanced) Religious Youth Groups
  • (expert) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) French
  • (fluent) Romanian

Trainer references

  • "Participation is power"

    Validated (2022-02-28)
    The training activity took place
    in Ostia, Italy
    organised by Youth Express Network
    15th - 21st of November 2009
    Reference person

    Veronique Bertholle

    (Organizer )
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  • Coach me if you can!

    Awaiting validation (requested 2019-02-22)
    The training activity took place
    in Vila da Marmeleira, Portugal
    organised by Youth Express Network
    19 - 27 November 2011
  • CONNECTOR 2.0.15

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-02-19)
    The training activity took place
    in Cluj - Napoca - Romania
    organised by Romania National Agency for Erasmus Plus
    30 June - 6 July 2015

This profile was last modified on 2018-07-23

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