Victoria Baltag


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
- Benjamin Franklin

My key areas of expertise are:
Human Rights, No Hate Speech, Management, Marketing, Negociation Skills, Film, Social Media, Journalism, Public Speaking, Career Orientation, Human Relations, Fashion, Dance, Personal Development, Theatre, Sport, Youth Participation.

I am active in the educational field (formal and non-formal) over the past 20 years.

Victoria Baltag has 3 references for past work as a trainer.

Victoria Baltag

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  • Ciobanu Florin
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Current occupation

Trainer, teacher, educator, life coach, facilitator, film-maker, blogger, fashion designer, dancer

Work experience

*Trainer of Yelco Erasmus Plus Project project (2016-2-CY02-KA105-000790) 14-28 October 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus.
*Trainer of Take Attitude Erasmus Plus Project (2014-2-UK01-KA105-001488), 12-20 February 2015, London, UK.
*Trainer of Enhance Youth Employment through Youth Network Cooperation Erasmus Plus Project (2015-2-RO01-KA105-015394), 22 November- 1 December 2015, Bucharest, Romania.
• Speaker at DiscourseNet17, ‘Reflexivity and Critique in Discourse’ with the paper ‘Media discourse analysis and the function of audio-visual art-forms as remembrance’, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, March 16-18, 2016.
• Speaker at the ‘2015 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Romani Studies’, 11-12 September, Chisinau, Moldova, 2015: ‘Study case. Roma women and the education phenomenon in Zania’.
• Speaker at DiscourseNet15, ‘Discourse of Culture – Culture of Discourse’, with the paper on ‘Visual media and its limits: the genre of documentary films’, Belgrade, March 19-21, 2015, (p.13th )
• Education researcher for Connections Romania NGO (2012-present)
• Speaker at 2014 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies: ‘Roma Culture; Promoting and acquiring knowledge .Learning and teaching strategies inside a Roma Community in Romania (Education and Integration Panel, 12th of September :
• Published article in European Dignities academic magazine: ‘Sociological and anthropological approaches to the education of marginal and impoverished groups’, nr.2, June, 2014, pp.74 -82. ISSN 2360-6355, ISSN-L 2360-6335 ( online at: ) ,
• Published article in European Dignities academic magazine : “Historical and Cultural Background of Roma in Romania”, Nr. 1 , April, 2014, pp.17-23 (
• Trainer for Youth In Action projects, funded by the European Commission (2007-2013)
• Published article in’Iuventa’ – academic magazine ( “Documentary can and should use all the strategies of fictional construction to get at truth “. Nr. 12, 2013, pp.21-24.
• Popular Prize winner at LSE Research Festival with the anthropological documentary on Roma education: ‘Faith and Flame’
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• Speech: Anthropology, Education and Literature: Edgar Poe and Mihai Eminescu, HESPERUS Days, Xth Edition, Bucharest, 16th of January, 2014.
• Published article in ‘Iuventa’ – academic magazine ( : The Nuer. Social context. E. E. Pritchard’s interpretation. Nr.11, 2013, pp.16-24 and How can we account for the diversity in stated beliefs as to where the babies come from? Does everyone know the basic facts of life? Nr. 11, 2013, pp.10-14.
• Published article in House & Home, 2012, Dakam Publishing, Istanbul, pp.98-103: Searching home: Roma minority through ‘Faith and Flame’ documentary film. (ISBN:978-605-4514-04-5).
• Published article in ‘Iuventa” – academic magazine ( ) : Roma children and the social work in Romania , nr. 10, 2012, pp.16-17.
• Speaker at the History Summer School affiliated to International Historical Film Festival (10-19 August, Rasnov, 2012): documentaries techniques and presentation of the “Faith and Flame” film (produced and directed by Victoria Baltag) about Roma minority and Roma Holocaust ( ).
• Participation: Summer School about Communism: Between memoir and history (Ramnicu Sarat, 20 -27 August, 2012) – .
• Participation: Summer School Political Communication , 6-9 August, Brasov, 2012 (

Educational pathway

* University College London: PhD in Film Studies
* University of Birmingham: MA in Film, History anf TV
* The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest: Msc in Management and International Marketing
* University of Bucharest: BA in Sociology: International Relations
* University of Bucharest : BA in Journalism
* University of Bucharest: Teaching Certificate
* European Commission: Trainer Certificate
* CNFPA Romania: Negociation Certificate Qualifications
* CNFPA Romania: Conflict Management Certificate Qualification
* European Commission: No Hate Speech, International Law and HUman Rights Certificate

Fields of training expertise

  • (expert) Animation
  • (beginner) Bullying & Harassment
  • (expert) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (expert) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (expert) Creativity & Art
  • (expert) Crisis Management
  • (intermediate) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (expert) Drama & Theatre
  • (beginner) Environment & Ecology
  • (beginner) Equal Opportunities
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (beginner) Financial Management
  • (expert) Fundraising
  • (beginner) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (beginner) Global Education
  • (intermediate) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (intermediate) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (expert) Leadership Development
  • (beginner) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (intermediate) Open Space Technology
  • (expert) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (beginner) Peace Education
  • (beginner) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (expert) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (beginner) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (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
  • (intermediate) Youth Policy
  • (beginner) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (good) French
  • (fluent) Romanian

Other languages

French, Russian, Japanese - begginner

Trainer references

This profile was last modified on 2017-01-09

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