Project Team

Trainers

Ekaterina Sherer is a freelance trainer and consultant in the youth field. She started as a peer to peer youth educator in 1997 in Russia and since then has been actively involved in youth work on local, national and international levels. Since 2007 Ekaterina started to work on European Level in the frame of the Youth in Action Programmes and programmes of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. She facilitates training courses on the topics of youth participation, human rights education, intercultural learning, training for trainers, learning to learn and recognition of non-formal education. Since 2009 Ekaterina is a member of the pool of trainers of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. She holds a master degree on European studies and is currently living in Spain.

Giorgi Kakulia is involved in the field of youth development, youth policy, youth training and youth work since 2001. He started to train internationally in 2006 and got rich experience in training different target groups on local, regional and international level. Giorgi is also an experienced project manager and activist in the social field, mainly focusing on youth empowerment and peace-building. At the same time Giorgi is actively involved as expert in the processes of youth policy and youth work development with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia.

Sebastian Schweitzer is a freelance trainer and consultant who has been working in the educational sector since 2003. He finished Political Science and started working in political and civic education in Germany. In 2006, he focused his work on the South Caucasus and the Western Balkans. Sebastian facilitates seminars and training courses on topics such as peace-building, conflict transformation, active participation and civic education for civil society activists and project managers. From 2011 to 2013, Sebastian co-managed a peace education programme for schoolteachers in Macedonia.

Meg Villanueva is a specialist and strategist in sustainable peace and youth work having worked in the peacebuilding, youth work, and non-profit sector in the past nine years. She is a freelance trainer on Conflict Transformation, Peace and Human Rights Education, Nonviolent Communication, and International Peace Advocacy. She has published articles on volunteering and peace education, and co-authored 2 published books in the field of disarmament and peace-building. She is currently exploring linking sustainability, health and peace work through a social enterprise.

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