Working languages: English and BCS (Bosnian-Croatian, Serbian)
Fields of training expertise: Volunteering, Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Learning, Gender Equality, Training for Trainers, Project Management, Group Dynamics, Games, Active Citizenship, Leadership
Motto: “Go new places, meet new people, try new things and whatever you do – do it with passion!”
Experience: Dušan Milojević is a youth worker and a project manager who joined the IVS movement
in 2004, when Young Researchers of Serbia placed him in an IJGD camp in Germany. Since then,
he has been actively involved in IJGD as a leader, trainer, founder and member of Teenage Working
Group and project manager. His first involvement in Alliance happened in 2011, with his participation
in Post Camp Event, as a YRS delegate. Ever since, Dušan is an active member of the Alliance who
have been supporting the network as member of TNWG and ERC, coordinator of TNWG, senior trainer,
developer of online courses and Alliance’s representative in YFJ. Apart from working as a trainer in many
educational events of the network since 2012, he had a key role in establishment of Alliance Pool of Trainers
and development of Training and Educational Policy Paper. Since the beginning of 2016, Dušan is in the
position of Alliance Course Director, in charge of coordination of the PoT, project development and management
of all the educational events of the network, mandated by IJGD. If zou donćt find him at his desk, writing
projects for the Alliance or IJGD, he is probably making photos somewhere around the world or working on
his new dream – his training center in Serbia.
Jelena Ristic Beronja
Working languages: English, Italian, Spanish
Fields of training expertise: Animation, Group Dynamics, Volunteering, Cultural diversity and Intercultural Learning, Participation and active citizenship, Social inclusion, accessing policies and strategies, Anti-racism and human rights, Conflict Management & Mediation, Training of Trainers, Staff trainings, Project Management, North-South cooperation, Coaching, Sustainability, Environment
Motto: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
Experience: I’m involved since almost 11 years in IVS, European projects, trainings and NFE world.
Working languages: Spanish (native), English (advance), French (advance)
Fields of training expertise: community development, intercultural understanding, prejudice and discrimination, global education, social inclusion, conflict transformation
Motto: “Dream big and dream wild!”
Experience: In my 4 years involved with Xchange Scotland, I’ve been part of different projects using non formal education tools to foster critical thinking and positive change within individuals and communities. I’ve got experience in different fields related to human interactions and community work (through projects on anti-sectarianism, global education and international volunteering, working with community workers / local activists and volunteers and in trainings for work camp leaders). From this diversity of topics and target groups I’d highlight the importance of having a logic thread throughout the training (contents and sessions are well connected and they do promote deeper learning, one step at a time), of bringing some sense of humour and motivation, and of being willing to try out new methods and ideas and to learn as much as possible from co-trainers and the participants.
Fields of training expertise: Volunteering, Sustainable Development (Commnitysourced Nature Protection, Nutrition, & Degrowth), Social Inclusion, Working with young people with disadvantaged background, Teenage Education, Counselling (TZI- Topiccentrated Interaction and NonViolent Communication), Youth Welfare, Intercultural Learning
Motto: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.
Experience: Trainer for IJGD since 2006. Project manager, project developer, trainer and consultant on sustainable and intercultural topics for several youth organisations. Involved in more than seventy training couerses, both national and international. As a professional working as a trainer and a social worker, being involved in youth work, youth education and youth welfare. Worked on development of educational strategy for IJGD in the area of teenage education, since 2009 e.g. designing Teenage Camps, which have had a high orientation on connection with local communities (e.g. camps together with socially and educationally disadvantaged teenagers). Visited several trainings and congresses on topics of Sustainable Development and Intercultural Lerning in (international) youth work. Being an activist in terms of Sustainable Development and Nature Protection, who is involved in various actions throughout of Germany. Being involved in ecological and degrowth topics in my local area, ecological organisations and personal life (e.g. community refugee project, projects without money, food sharing, solidarity kitchen). Running workshops on consumption awareness and degrowth, vegetarian and vegan consumption and global contexts of ecology and economy e.g. fair trade, relations of production and crisis causes. Having a strong capability for networking. Have been member of the TNWG in 2015 and now being member in the ESWG of Alliance. Have been part of the training team of the LTTC in 2015. Have been part of T.A.C.T. ( Teenagers- Active Citizens of Tomorrow), Alliance project funded by Erasmus and organized by IJGD e.V. in 2015+ 2016.
Working languages: Serbian (mother tongue), English, Swedish
Fields of training expertise: Volunteering, Intercultural learning, Gender equality, Group dynamics, Conflict management
Motto: “She believed she could, so she did”.
Experience: Natalija is youth trainer who has been volunteering for more than 8 years now on different international and national projects. She has been on more than 13 international workcamps both as participant and as camp leader. She was coordinator of PR group in YRS-VSS for 4 years, where she worked on promoting volunteering projects, including short and long term projects.
Natalija has been part of TNWG (Training Needs Working Group) for one year and part of GEWG (Gender Equality Working group) since 2015. As trainer, she has experience on 6 different trainings for camp leaders, both in Serbia and Germany.
Natalija is currently doing her EVS project in Sweden for one year (until February 2019.) as youth leader for free time activities in youth center and primary school.
Working languages: Italian (mother tongue), English, Spanish
Fields of training expertise: Volunteering, Sustainable Development, Visual Communication (Photo/Video), Conflict Management
Motto: “Hic et Nunc”.
Experience: During the last years of his education Mario has been extensively dedicated to volunteer in European projects with YAP Italy. He was involved as participant in several workcamps and since 2011 he got also engaged as coordinator. Mario collaborated with YAP also on trainings, youth exchanges, partnership building activities under the Erasmus+ programme and also contributed in projects applications writing. Since the 2017 Mario is involved as junior trainer in the formation of YAP workcamp leaders.
In the last two years he partecipated as junior trainer in 2 training projects related to Human Rights, Migration and Freedom of Movement always organized by YAP.
During the 2016 and 2017 Mario was involved PROTON project, representing in it YAP Italy. The project focused on cooperation between the formal and non-formal education fields in Latin America and Europe and its aim was fostering non-formal education approach inside the universities and promoting volunteering activities among students.
In the 2017 Mario finalized the Long Term Training Course of the Alliance (LTTC) to become a trainer.
He has already had the opportunity to work in a team for the creation and facilitation of workshops during the last Trainings for Campleaders of YAP and Lunaria, taking care of various topics including social inclusion, conflict management, communication and sustainability.
Working languages: German (mother tongue), English
Fields of training expertise: Volunteering, Gender Equality, Intercultural Learning, Social Inclusion, Environmental Sustainability, Climate Justice, Outdoor education
Motto: “Life’s not about being happy, it’s about having the ability to feel”.
Experience: David is active in the IVS movement since 2015, where he began leading workcamps for IJGD in Germany. He has since then led four workcamps and has been involved in the “TACT 2.0: Teenagers Active Citizens of Tomorrow”-project, where he led a youth exchange in 2016. In 2017 he started training new camp leaders, leading trainings for several organisations and is currently involved in running educational seminars for social year volunteers.
He is also a member of Alliance Environmental Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) since 2016.
Working languages: Russia (mother tongue), English
Fields of training expertise: Communication and intercultural learning, environmental sustainability, integration/inclusion
Motto: “Meet new experiences, explore with open mind”
Experience: Jane has been involved in developing and running training for camp-leader since 2012 (topics communication, interaction local commmunities, intercultural learning), as well as in developing and running activities related with environmental sustainability and intercultural understanding for teens and kids during the last two years. Currently she works on integration of refugee kids and teens.