Shadi Zatara



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Shadi Zatara

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Current occupation

​​Team Leader - Youth Programme (Trainer in Youth Work and Human Rights Education)

Work experience

Team Leader - Youth Programme at YWCA Palestine
since April 2019

Senior Programme Office

Freelance Trainer and Youth Worker

>>Youth Participation, European Voluntary Service, Non-Formal Learning, Human Rights Education, Intercultural Citizenship Education, Advocacy, EuroMed Cooperation, Creative Writing & Youth Work

Past courses provided:
- OAT/MTE for EU volunteers in Palestine, September 2019
- EuroMed Youth Forum: Sustainable Participation, Cyprus several NAs, EU Parliament, Municipalities), April 2018
- Non Formal Learning TC for Public School Teachers, Jordan (I-Dare, Shoman Foundation, MoE) Dec 2017
- Advocacy and Social Change Training, Human Rights Defenders, JLAC HRs Organization
- Regional EVS On Arrival Training in Palestine, Salto EM. Nov 2017
- TC EVS Mentoring in Palestine, Salto EM
- YE "Our Gold" Anti-discrimination in Tunisia, E+
- TC Mentoring Advanced in Turkey, NAs Finnish, Turkish, Italian, & Salto EM
- TC Media as a Tool for Active Citizenship in Jordan, EMY IV
- TC HRE & Migration in Germany, E+
- TC Advocacy in Palestine (NGO/ Ministries), EC

Provide Training in the followings:

1. ADVOCACY & Social Change
3. Human Rights Education - HRE
4. Critical Analysis and Creative Thinking/Writing
6. Community/Youth initiatives
7. EVS Mentoring for volunteers and associations
8. Anti-discrimination and Social Inclusion
Trainer & Multiplayer with:
•REPLAY Network, Italian NGO for Educators and Trainers in EM region
•EuroMed Cooperation with Salto-Youth EuroMed Resource Centre -
•European Voluntary Service (EVS) - Erasmus Plus Programme
•Intercultural Citizenship Education (ICE) – Anne Lindh Foundation
•Human Rights Education (HRE) - Council of Europe CoE
•Project Management in Civil Society Organizations.


*GIZ-Palestine "German Development Cooperation" / 2 years (2015-2017)
Programme/Technical Advisor
Consultant n Youth Work
> Youth Participation in Local Governance
> Supporting citizens in vulnerable and marginalized communities


*SALTO-Youth EuroMed RC / 8 years

I worked with SALTO-Youth EuroMed since 2011 as Trainer, Multiplier, Facilitator and EVS Accreditor in the following:
> Local/Regional OAT/MTE EVS
> National TC Mentoring for Mentors
> Accreditation EVS in Tunisia and Morocco
> Study Visits: Youth Work, EVS
> National TC on EuroMed Youth IV program


*Loesje Palestine:
Volunteer Coordinator / 7 years
Link Loesheh Filistin:

Informal group was created in 2011, based on non-formal learning and human rights approaches to promote for Freedom of Expression and increase Critical Analysis and Creative Writing. Using creative tools/methods to create Advocacy Actions & especially text-Posters.

Educational pathway

- BA Sociology (Thesis: The Impact of Globalization on Youth) Birzeit University, Palestine

- Advocacy & Lobbying in Brussels, Future of Europe - 2009, Czech Republic

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Animation
  • (advanced) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (advanced) 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
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (advanced) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (advanced) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Policy
  • (intermediate) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Arabic
  • (fluent) English

Trainer references


    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-01-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya, Turkey
    organised by SALTO EM
    October 2010
  • Arab Spring also available in 2012

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-01-12)
    The training activity took place
    in Jericho, Palestine
    organised by Juzoor
    july 2012
  • Training for NGOs on EuroMed Youth Program IV

    Awaiting validation (requested 2017-01-13)
    The training activity took place
    in Birzeit, Ramallah, Palestine
    organised by INJEP, RCBS, EMYU Palestine
    December 2011
  • Mentoring for Mentors TC

    Validated (2020-02-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Antalya, Turkey
    organised by Salto EM, Finnish NA, Turkish NA
    26 to 30 September 2016
    Reference person

    Jarkko Soininen

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  • EVS On Arrival Training

    Awaiting validation (requested 2020-02-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Jordan
    organised by Salto Youth Euromed
    2 to 7 October 2016

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This profile was last modified on 2019-10-06

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