Sara Paolazzo


My interest in Youth Work and non-formal learning comes from my experiences, first as participant then as trainer and facilitator, in Youth in Action and Erasmus+ projects, started in 2012. Thanks to these experiences, I started to work for a local youth organization as project manager, as well as trainer freelance. My personal mission is to devolop synergies between formal and non-formal education in order to prevent exclusion, racism, discrimination and school drop-out among youth.

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Sara Paolazzo

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Current occupation

Project Manager and Trainer

Work experience

In 2018 I implemented, with the support of an international tean and the Latvian Na, "Drop-In", a Training on preventing school drop-out and stimulating young people's interest in education trhough non-formal methods. The training, addressed to both youth workers and teachers, will be again implemented in 2019 in Bulgaria and in 2020 in Italy.

From 19/05/2015_Project ManagerProject in Per Esempio Onlus
Main tasks:
▪ Design, management and implementation of European and local projects under Erasmus+. Council of Europe, Italian Ministries and private foundations
▪ Dissemination activities through e-mail, social networks and organization of public events
▪ Organization of international training courses, youth exchanges meetings and conferences (program design, agenda, logistics, report, minutes, materials)
▪ Tutoring of International volunteers and young refugees
▪ Collecting data, analysing, summarizing and reporting information
▪ Trainer for youth workers under Erasmus+ expert in non-formal methods
▪ Networking with local and international partners
▪ Support the financial administrator with financial reporting and the implementation of the project budget.
▪ Designing educational toolkit and manual for youth and youth workers about non-formal methods and activities on Intercultural Education, Citizenship Education, Human Rights Education etc.

In 2014-2015 collaboration with Life and Life Onlus
For this organization I designed and implemeted two Erasmus+ projects. One Youth Exchange on Interculturality and one training for Youth Workers on Migration ans Gloobal Citizenship.

From 1/09/2014 to 19/12/2014
Internship in European Project Management
CESIE (European Centre of Studies and Initiatives)
Main tasks:
▪ Implementation of Youth in Action and Erasmus+ projects
▪ Design of European projects
▪ Writing articles in English and Italian for the weekly newsletter
▪ Dissemination activities about the projects through e-mail, social networks and organization of public events
▪ Support for the organization of international training courses, meetings and conferences (arrange food and accommodation for the guests, inventory of the material used for the events, book travel tickets and take care about the visas requests, arrange arrivals, departures and pick-up, write minutes)
▪ Collecting data, analysing, summarizing and reporting information.

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Educational pathway

From September 2017 to June 2018_Training of Trainers within Erasmus+

Understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes, design of educational programmes, direct one's own learning (Learning to Learn), cooperation in teams, meaningful communication with others, intercultural competence, civic engagement.

From March to June 2013_After Graduation Diploma in Project Management for the International CooperationInternational

Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework of a project, Budget management and implementation, Evaluation & Monitoring, Final Report, Fundraising.

From October 2009 to April 2012_Master Degree in Political Science - Africa and Asia Studies (University of Pavia)

History, culture and politics of the African and Middle Eastern countries, International cooperation and relations, Arabic language, International organizations, Political economy, Demography, Social and economic development, International law.

From October 2005 to July 2009_Bachelor Degree in Language and Cultural Mediation (University for Foreign of Siena)

English culture and language, German culture and language, Arabic culture and language, Linguistics, Italian literature, European Union law and institutions.

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Bullying & Harassment
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (intermediate) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) 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
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (advanced) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures
  • (advanced) Private Foundations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (intermediate) Families
  • (intermediate) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (beginner) Religious Youth Groups
  • (intermediate) Women's Issues & Groups

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (beginner) Arabic
  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) German
  • (fluent) Italian

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This profile was last modified on 2018-08-11

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