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Meet the PoT 2018-19

These are the members of the Pool of Trainers during the mandate 2018-2019. All members organisations can contact the trainers for their national or international training activities.

Alliance Course Director: Dusan Milojevic

  • Organisation:IJGD
  • Contact: /
  • 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

Sara Mandozzi

  • Organisation: LUNARIA
  • Contact:
  • 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.


Tilemachos Boni

  • Organisation: ELIX – Conservation Volunteers Greece
  • Contact:
  • 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.


Marija Pantelic

  • Organisation: IJGD
  • Contact:
  • 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.


Antje Springer

  • Organisation:
  • Contact:
  • 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

Mario Mormile

Angelina Garipova

Urska Opeka

David Schlecht

Jane Soldatova

Natalija Radivojevic

Kristina Grevcova

work in progress…
  • Alliance is supported by:

    The European Union and the Council of Europe

  • Erasmus+
  • Council Of Europe