Sérgio Xavier


Sérgio is a passionate educator, running on eagerness to learn. Founded and leaded Dínamo (Portugal, 2008-13). Is member of the CoE Youth Department trainers pool. Was trainer in World Forum on Democracy (2013) or ToTHRE (2013-14). Was Social Rights policy advisor in Lisbon City Council on Youth, Participation and Human Rights (2013-17). Designed and coordinated SOMOS - Lisbon Programme for EDC and HRE. Is developing his PhD thesis on "Learning Democracy in the 21st Century".

Sérgio Xavier has 4 references for past work as a trainer.

Sérgio Xavier

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Current occupation

Free Lance trainer, facilitator, researcher

Work experience

2015-17 - Designer and Coordinator of SOMOS - Lisbon Programme for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education
2015 - Facilitator on the 2nd European Youth Work Convention (EU-CoE, Brussels)
2014 - Trainer 5th Training Course for Youth Leaders of the African Diaspora Living in Europe (NSC-CoE, UYD, Mollina)
2014 - Trainer on TC Structured Participation in Democratic Processes (NSC-CoE, MedUni, Tunisia)
2013-14 - Trainer on ToTHRE - Training of Trainers for Human Rights Education (CoE)
- 2013 Trainer in the World Forum for Democracy (CoE)
2013 - Trainer on TC Advocacy for Social Transformation (Portugal)
2013 - Trainer in the Training of Trainers in Human Rights Education (National Youth Council, Portugal)
2013 - Facilitator in the Non-Formal Education National Symposium (Portuguese NYC)
2012 - Trainer in Euro-Arab Training of Trainers for Democratic Youth Participation (CoE, MedUni, Tunisia)
2012 - Trainer in the TC Planning and Managing Social Transformation (Portugal)
2012 - Trainer in ATYPIC - Advanced Training on Local Youth Participation in High Diversity Contexts (Portugal)
2011 - trainer in the local LTTC Training of Trainers for Youth Participation (Portugal)
2011 - trainer in Training of Trainers dealing with Multicultural Youth Work in the field of Youth Participation at Local/Regional Level (Portugal)
2011 - facilitator in the Study Session Next Step - Development of Youth Work in a Multicultural Environment (Strasbourg EYC)

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Educational pathway

2012 - ToTHRE - Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education (CoE, EYC Budapest)
2010-11 - Euro-Arab LTTC for Cooperation youth projects trough non formal learning (CoE-LAS)
2010-11 - LTTC Recognition of non formal learning in youth work (EC-SALTO)
2011 - Theatre of the Oppressed & Forum Theatre (Portugal)
2010 - Training Course for Facilitators involved in non formal education with young people in the field of social inclusion (CoE, EYC Strasbourg)
2010 - TC The Inbox Methodology: a toolbox for dealing with Diversity and Conflict (Netherlands)
2009 - TC Structured Dialogue (Portuguese YiA NA)

Fields of training expertise

  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (intermediate) Communication Skills
  • (intermediate) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (beginner) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Drama & Theatre
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (expert) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (expert) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Policy
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (intermediate) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (expert) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (advanced) European Institutions
  • (advanced) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (advanced) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (beginner) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Portuguese

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2018-01-11

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