Viktoria Grivina


As a trainer in communication, journalism and social media I focus on modern communicative theories, soft skills, issues of cultural and inter-cultural boundaries, migration, exclusion and borders, both geopolitical and artistic.
I believe communication will help us achieve peace, and knowledge of modern media can foster creation of a truly open society.
With a degree in linguistics and experience of peace-training in post-conflict communities, I deeply trust in non-formal education.

Viktoria Grivina has 4 references for past work as a trainer and added 2 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Viktoria Grivina

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Current occupation

project manager (full time), communication (part-time), translator (freelance), writer (freelance)

Work experience

I worked as an informal youth leader, project manager and social media manager for over a dozen of projects of SVIT-Ukraine (SCI); took part in making toolkit "Education and Peace Training on Cultural Conflicts" and managed cross-border programs such as "Making Peace in Ukraine: Kids and Art" (international volunteers
helping IDP children in Kharkov and Kiev), SCI Supporting Kyiv Pride, Cookies for Equality, international youth exchanges "Colorful Minds: Say No to Racism", "Picturing the Global South", "Get Ready for Social Enterpreneurship".
In September 2017 at Peace and Goodwill Message Campaign I trained a group of international youths on the art of archive research, drafting questionnaires, face-to-face interviewing, videomaking, writing promotional articles and creating promo campaings online.

Educational pathway

2011 - Master’s Degree in English and German linguistics and literature c.l. (with excellence) at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University;
PhD program with Kharkiv National University;
2014 - leadership and trainer's training with SCI Germany and SVIT-Ukraine (SCI Ukraine);
2015 – International School NOUA - "Making a Magazine" in Chisinau, Moldova;
2016 - workshop on data journalism "True Lies" with N-Ost in Odessa, Ukraine;
2016 – video and social media training "Camera, Action, Promotion, Impact" (Erasmus+).
2017 - European Voluntary Service - communication officer internship at UNA Exchange, Cardiff, UK.

Fields of training expertise

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

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

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

Working with specific target groups

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

Experience with specific geographical regions

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

Other skills

content writing and composition coach

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) German
  • (intermediate) Italian
  • (fluent) Russian
  • (fluent) Ukrainian

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This profile was last modified on 2017-12-18

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