Sintija Lase


You cannot change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust the sails to always reach your destination. /J.Dean/ This simple regularity works both in sailing and education, youth development, entrepreneurship, communication and strategic partnerships. I have this urge to unfold sleeping resources, connect the dots that have not been connected (yet) and build new bridges between sectors, communities and people. #SAIL4youth #ComICS #EVS #InnovationClusterForEntrepreneurshipEducation

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Sintija Lase

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Current occupation

Trainer, project developer and communicator

Work experience

==========WORK EXPERIENCE AS A TRAINER==========>

– Since 2011 – member of the trainers' pool of Latvian National Agency (Jaunatnes Starptautisko programmu aģentūra). During these years has developed and delivered (in team) about 45 training courses on such topics:
1) European Voluntary Service (on-arrival trainings, mid-term evaluation and ex-EVS meetings etc.),
2) personal development,
3) entrepreneurship competence development,
9) project development (specifically KA2 and youth exchanges as well as local initiatives),
4) outdoor education in youth work,
6) creative thinking,
7) social media and media literacy,
8) couching as a method in youth work,
5) peer education.

– Since 2015 – responsible for local and international educational projects in the organization Sail Training Association Latvia, supporting skippers and youth workers to implement educational programs on sailing vessels. Has organized international training courses SAIL4entrepreneurSHIP (15–27 August, 2015), SAIL4youth (10–19 June, 2016) and transnational youth initiative (KA2) youthSAIL4creativity100 (2017).

– Since 2015 – founder and head of company R.EDucation that provides non-formal education training services and information campaigns for educational activities.

– Since 2014 – in collaboration with NGO Grafiskie Stāsti developing comics as a method in youth work and promoting intercultural dialogue. Has facilitated several comics workshops (2014) and organized international training course "ComICS: Creating InterCultural Stories (14–22 January, 2017).

– 2011–2014 – worked for training company "Sense of Team" delivering outdoor and indoor team-development training courses for corporate clients in the Baltic States. Also, high ropes and low ropes instructor.

– 2008–2013 – founder and head of NGO "RED – Creative Effects workshop" in Latvia. Has developed local and international youth projects, local initiatives and training courses. Has delivered training courses and workshops on project development and social media with the support of Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council. Organized several international youth exchanges on photography, social rights and sailing. Preparing EVS volunteers to go abroad, involving in EVS program new organizations and coordinating EVS hosting projects.

==========OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE==========>

– 2015 – 2017 – Desk Officer of International Cooperation and European Union Policy Division, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia
– 2014–2015 – Communication Expert of Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, International Cooperation and European Union Policy Division, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia

Junior Achievement Latvia, NGO:
– Since 2015 – National coordinator of Erasmus+ KA3 project "ICEE – Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education"
– 2012–2014 – Marketing manager

Camp Augusta, NGO:
– 2011 (May–Aug) Camp Counselor at Camp Augusta in USA, California

Mass media:
– 2002 – 2010 Journalist in different mass media in Latvia:

– 2017 – SAIL4youth: bringing non-formal education aboard [Author, editor]
– 2016 – Information campaign on the recognition of non-formal education in Latvia [Concept creator and implementer, for Latvian NA]
– 2016 – Information campaign “1001 stories for intercultural dialogue” [Concept creator and implementer, for Latvian NA /Anna Lindh Foundation / NGO Līdzdalības platforma]
– 2015 – Video about training course SAIL4entrepreneurSHIP [Video editor, for STA Latvia/ Erasmus+ project] =
– 2013 – Animation film about couching for youth workers “Koučinga meža burvestības darbā ar jauniešiem” [Lead scenario writer, for Latvian NA] =
– 2012 – Project management book “Projektu vadības virtuve” [Editor, author, for NGO RED / Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council] =
– 2011 – Short film about Camp Augusta in USA: Wish, Wonder, Surprise [Filming, script, editing, interviews; for Camp Augusta] =
– 2011 – Handbook for EVS volunteers from Latvia “ABC par EBD”. [Editor, author. The brochure was re-published by Latvian NA 3 times] =

Educational pathway

– 2014 – Master degree (MBA) in Creative Industries Management (BA – School of Business and Finance, Riga, Latvia)
– 2006 – Bachelor degree in communication sciences (The University of Latvia)


– 2015–2016 – Training of Trainers for European ERASMUS+: Youth in Action projects [organzied by SALTO and NAs].

– 2014 (Jan, 4 days) – Sense of Team Academy. Training for the trainers of corporate team development trainings.
– 2014 (Nov, 1 day) Crisis communication training for the communicators of Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union

– 2013 (Sep, 1 week) – Working with trainers III: quality development training for practicing trainers of non-formal education on National and European level [organzied by SALTO].

– 2012 (May, 1 month) – Low ropes and high ropes training – ropes as an effective tool in team development training. Theory and practice. [organzied by Sense of Team, Ltd.]

– 2011 (Now, 1 week) – Practicing Coaching Training. Couching methods and practices, personal coaching approach development. Training based on non-formal education approach. [organized by Olde Vechte]
– 2011 (2 weeks) – Self-development trainings with synergy approach "Event Wise" (Level 1 – Mar, 10 days) and “Choice” (Level 2 – Nov, 7 days) [organized by Olde Vechte].
– 2011 (1 week) – Media training for educators, trainers and youth workers “Digital Puzzle”. Video as a tool for trainers. [organized by Olde Vechte]
– 2011 (May, 3 weeks) – Camp Augusta staff training. Camp counselor tasks, responsibilities and approaches. Success counseling. Challenge by choice. Non-violent communication. Clear communication. Emotional intelligence. High and low ropes instructor training [organized by Camp Augusta, USA, California].

– 2009–2011 International long term training course “Access to Social Rights for Young People from Disadvantaged Neighborhoods”. Themes: lifelong learning, international collaboration, project development, social rights’ studies, European youth policy. Training based on 3 seminars with lectures and non-formal education learning activities and 2 years individual online studies with mentor support [organized by Council of Europe].

– 2010 (5 days) – Seminar „Do it with EuroMED” on how to develop international projects with partners from Mediterranean countries with totally different cultural background [organized by Latvian NA].
– 2009–2010 – Training of trainers of non-formal education. Methods and approaches working with different target groups [organized by Latvian NA].
– 2008 (Sep, 6 days) – Training about active citizenship "Impaction – Youth in Action!" in Bonn, Germany

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Education through Sports
  • (intermediate) Environment & Ecology
  • (expert) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (expert) Financial Management
  • (expert) Fundraising
  • (beginner) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (advanced) New Information Technologies
  • (expert) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (expert) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (expert) Social Media
  • (intermediate) Storytelling & Humour
  • (advanced) Time Management
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Information Work
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (advanced) Youth Policy
  • (advanced) 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
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (advanced) Private Foundations

Working with specific target groups

  • (advanced) Children
  • (advanced) Families
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (advanced) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (beginner) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (advanced) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

Sailing as a method in youth work. Ability to build the projects from scratch and start new things in new fields. Filming and video editing.

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (good) Italian
  • (fluent) Latvian
  • (beginner) Russian

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2017-05-30

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