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Meet the PoT 2016-17

These are the members of the Pool of Trainers during the mandate 2016-17. All members organisations can contact the trainers for their national or international training activities.


Laetitia Barbry

Organisation: Solidarites Jeunesses


Working languages: French, English, Polish

  • Fields of training expertise: Conflict management, Non Violent Communication, Conflict mediation, group/ team dynamics and management, Interculturalism , active citizenship, Peace education, Diversity/ Anti-discrimination, Gender.
  • Motto: “Utopia is tomorrow’s truth”
  • Curriculum Vitae


Tilemachos Boni

Organisation: ELIX – Conservation Volunteers Greece


Working languages: English, Greek

  • Fields of training expertise: youth leadership, intercultural learning, peace and human rights education
  • Motto: “I doubt, therefore I am”
  • Experience: I am an international trainer and facilitator, involved in the youth field since 2013. The topics I feel most comfortable with are intercultural learning, youth leadership, project management, volunteering, and human rights however I am willing to broaden my knowledge and explore other topics as well.
  • Curriculum Vitae.


Damien Dechanterac

Organisation: Solidarités Jeunesses


Working languages: English, French, German

  • Fields of training expertise: work camp leaders, teenagers (in general and in work camps), participation, governance (group discussion leading tools, sociocracy), voluntary service (mentoring, communication), interculturalism, team management (supervision, training), project development (methodology), ecology/sustainability (political aspects), work camps in urban area (I initiated a study on this topic in Ile-de-France region)
  • Experience: I was a regional director in Solidarités Jeunesses for several years and although I quitted my position, I am still active as a volunteer in this organisation. During this period I both developed and lead European trainings (one of which – Volunteering & Sustainable Development (T4VSD) was promoted by the Alliance). Within the Alliance, I took part for a short time in the Sustainable development Working Group and I also attended the TM in 2013. In the panel of missions and functions I had to fulfill as a regional director, I was very much looking forward to the work camp leader’s training that we organized every year, as this was for me an important and very enjoyable event in my agenda. In addition to this “regional” training, I also took part as a trainer in 2 international camp leader’s trainings that SJ was organizing in the frame of a Gruntvig project. I am also quite experienced and passionate about leading teenagers groups (I did that many times out of SJ) and was a trainer for youth leaders in France. Also as a work camps coordinator, I was enthusiastic about having every year 3 or 4 teenager’s projects….


Stefano Farina

Organisation: Legambiente

Contact: | Tel. +39 3801522472 | Skype stefano.farina1 | Fb stefano.farina1

Working languages: Italian, English, French

  • Fields of training expertise: Volunteering, Active citizenship, Sustainability, Environment
  • Motto: “cose semplici mai” (never simple things)
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Xenia Koutentaki

Organisation: Citizens in Action



Sara Mandozzi

Organisation: LUNARIA


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.
  • Curriculum Vitae.


Marija Pantelic

Organisation: IJGD


Working languages: Serbian (mother tongue), English, Spanish

  • Fields of training expertise: Youth participation, Leadership, Youth politics, Volunteering, Evaluation
  • Motto: “Not all who wander are lost”
  • Experience: More than 10 years of experience in youth work on different levels from local to national and international.
  • Curriculum Vitae.


Julia Rodriguez Nieto

Organisation: Xchange Scotland

Contact: | Skype juliarnieto

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.
  • Curriculum Vitae.


Vanita Roemer

Organisation: Xchange Scotland

Contact: | Tel: +34 717714452 (Spain), +49 17681684796 (Germany)

Working languages: German (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

  • Fields of training expertise: Gender Equality, Social Inclusion / Empowerment of Minorities, Intercultural Learning, Active citizenship
  • Experience: Campleader Trainings in Germany and Spain / Catalonia (2011 – 2016); Workshops on different topics on Gender Equality (2015, 2016); Facilitating Y.E.S. Youth-Exchange / Berlin (2013)
  • Curriculum Vitae


Antje Springer

Organisation: IJGD


Working languages: English, German

  • 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.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Yohann Vancassel

Organisation: Concordia France


  • Alliance is supported by:

    The European Union and the Council of Europe

  • Erasmus+
  • Council Of Europe