Shadi Zatara



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Shadi Zatara

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Current occupation

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

Work experience

Trainer and Consultant with regional experience in programme management, community mobilisation, grants and budget management, proposal writing, professional and career training, advocacy, PMEAL, strategic planning, and capacity building in the private sector and civil society development.

Thematic Areas: Social and Economic Development, Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation, Community-based Participation, Advocacy and Policy-Change, Civic Engagement, Child Protection, Youth Development, Women Empowerment, Gender Equality, SRHR, Social Innovation, Employability, Entrepreneurial Learning, Human Rights Education, Local Governance, Alternative to Violence, and Intercultural Education.

Managed community, educational, and social development, and humanitarian interventions for 16 years.

Experience in designing programmes for development, capacity-building, humanitarian, emergency relief interventions and associated training, social, health, and educational schemes with/for organizations working with local partners, young people, women, children, PWD, decision-makers, and community actors’ groups.

Experienced Trainer and Evaluator with facilitation and communication skills in diverse contexts with the practice of collaborating with Civil Society Organisations, mainly in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. Developing learning competencies and capacities based on scientific educational frameworks, including guidance and practical training materials. Assignments were delivered in in countries such as Turkey, Cyprus, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Palestine, and others.

Development and Training Consultant
Dar EL Khebra Conculsintg (DE)
Protection Consultant - Save the Children International
Capacity building programme, child protection, and training
Country Expert and Research Consultant - ECORYS-UK
Social accountability and citizen-responsiveness
Team Leader - Youth Programme at Union of YWCA
2019 - 2022
Senior Programme Office
*GIZ-Palestine "German Development Cooperation"
Programme/Technical Advisor
Consultant n Youth Work
Freelance Trainer and Consultant since 2011

>>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 following:

1. ADVOCACY & Social Change
3. Human Rights Education - HRE
4. Critical Analysis and Creative Thinking/Writing
6. Community/Youth initiatives
7. ESC 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 Solidarity Corps + Erasmus Plus Programme
•Intercultural Citizenship Education (ICE) – Anne Lindh Foundation (ALF)
•Human Rights Education (HRE) - Council of Europe CoE
•Project Management in Civil Society Organizations.


*SALTO-Youth EuroMed RC

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


Educational pathway

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

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

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Animation
  • (advanced) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (advanced) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) 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
  • (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
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (intermediate) Social Media
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (expert) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) 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
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) 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 (2022-02-12)
    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 2023-05-29

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