Silvia Turcu


Trainer in youth field, dedicated to co-create learning contexts approaching body, mind and spirit through various creative non-formal education methods. I am passionate about dance and I’m interested in bringing youth closer to nature.

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Silvia Turcu

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Current occupation

Freelance non-formal education trainer

Work experience

I am a freelance trainer in non-formal education field, working with both youth and adults. One of my passions goes towards designing, implementing and evaluating educational programs on a wide range of topics as project writing and project management, non-formal education methods – Human Library, Forum Theatre, Street Campaigning, diversity and social inclusion, communication, Human Rights or Environmental Education. At the moment, I am developing a wellbeing program for people working with other people, which innovatively combines body movement, nature oriented methods and Social Presencing Theatre (part of Theory U).
Some of my achievements as trainer so far:
- more than 20 training events at national level (project writing and project management, non-formal education methods – Human Library, Forum Theatre, Street Campaigning, diversity and social inclusion, communication, conflict management, etc.)
- more 50 training courses as a member of the Romanian Pool of Trainers (writing project applications, dissemination and exploitation of results, designing the learning activities, organizational development, management of volunteers, training for mentors and trainings within EVS cycle)
- 16 training courses at international level (Global Education, Human Rights, Creativity, Forum Theatre, Human Library, Dissemination and Exploitation of Results, Environmental Education)

December 2012 – Present - National Agency Romania (ANNPCDEFP), Trainer within Youth in Action / Erasmus+ pool of trainers

December 2010 – September 2013 – A.R.T. Fusion Association Romania (, Program Coordinator

October 2008 – November 2010 - A.R.T. Fusion Association Romania (, Project Coordinator

October 2008 — June 2009 - Soros Foundation Romania, Project Manager

Educational pathway

Formal education:
September 2013 — July 2015, Erasmus Mundus MA in Advanced Social Work, Univ of Lincoln, UK; Univ of Aalborg, DK; Univ of Paris X; Univ of Lisbon; Univ of Warsaw, Conducted MA Research at University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense

2008 — 2010, Master in Managerial Communication and Human Resources, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNASPA)

2004 — 2008, Bachelor in Communication and Public Relations, National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNASPA)

2004 — 2009, Law School, Titu Maiorescu University

Non-formal education:
April 2016 – Participant in COMMETS – Communication Matters Training Course
March 2015 – Participant in How to be an Eco-Trainer Training Course
July 2010, February 2008 - Participant in Facilitating learning for Youth, Training for working with young people and non-formal education methods
April 2010 - Participant in Training of Trainers, Certified trainer by The National Council for Professional Adult Training and Education
2009 - DEEP Summer School "YOUth Act" (DEEP- Developement Education Exchange in Europe Project)

Online courses:

April – June 2017 – Online course Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered, Organized by MIT and Presencing Institute
September – December 2016 – Online course u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future, organized by Presencing Institute
November - December 2014, Online course ‘Global Education: The Intercultural Dimension, organized by North-South Centre
2014 – Charm yourself online training course on human rights, anti-racism and inclusion

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Animation
  • (beginner) Bullying & Harassment
  • (advanced) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (beginner) Crisis Management
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (advanced) Drama & Theatre
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (expert) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (advanced) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (beginner) Fundraising
  • (beginner) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (intermediate) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (advanced) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (beginner) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (beginner) Social Media
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (beginner) Training of Trainers
  • (advanced) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (intermediate) Volunteer Programmes
  • (intermediate) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (beginner) Youth Policy
  • (advanced) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (beginner) Africa
  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) North-South Co-operation
  • (intermediate) South East Europe

Language Skills

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

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2017-06-05

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