Trainers – Mobiliteach – La Rochelle 2019
An international team of practitioners will be sharing their experience with the participants and facilitating the different working sessions. Belonging to different organisations, with different profiles and different backgrounds, all the trainers share a unique dream: to make learning mobility an opportunity available for more and more students all around Europe!
With my head in the clouds and my feet on the ground. Great admirer of teachers´ work, dedicating my time to support them in everything I can to improve education to create better and happier people.
After finishing my Bachelor´s Degree in Economics by University of Oviedo (Spain) I started to work as a consultant dealing with commercial and financial viability of industrial real estate developments such as logistic platforms . However, missing an international and a more human approach in my work, I went to Germany to enrol on a Master of Arts in European Studies by the Hochschule Bremen, which I completed in 2012. Since that year I´ve been working in EU projects mainly related to education and from 2014 I´m the coordinator of international projects in HETEL, a Basque association of VET centres.
Vanessa (Compagnons du devoir et du tour de France)
Fundamentally optimistic and a 100% pure product of mobility after almost 7 years spent working abroad, one of my main goals is to show young people that there is always a place around the world made for them, they just need to find it. Deeply convinced by the power of mobility projects, I am lucky and proud to work for a French VET center extremely committed to the sharing of knowledge, whose motto is « learning by traveling ».
After completing a Masters in educational project engineering, I have now been working for Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France as International training manager for over 3 years. With this summer camp we are actively participating in the democratisation of mobility for apprentices and VET learners.
Outgoing, curious, warmly enthusiastic, I’ve been experimenting life abroad since I was 15 and I truly believe that learning mobility is a powerful opportunity that should be accessible to all youngsters. An important experience to cope with contemporary society and labour market. A powerful tool to build a better world.
Graduated in Social Economics, in 2012 I started cooperating with Uniser, in 2014 I became member of the cooperative, since 2017 I’m responsible for Research and Development.
Our dream? To bring Erasmus to all the schools and training centres providing life changing experiences to their students. THe R&D mission? To improve and to innovate our work in order to always be at the forefront of learning mobility.
Shaped largely by learning and living abroad, I’m a firm believer in non-formal experience-based education, preferably combined with international mobility. Not surprisingly, my profession is to organise European training activities focused mainly on intercultural competences and active citizenship. The organisation I have worked for since 2007, the European Federation for Intercultural Learning, has a very idealistic mission: to contribute to a more just and peaceful world. For me these are not just empty words. I chose this field because of my values and previous experience as a volunteer, rather than because of formal education (my rather unrelated degrees in Business Administration and Classical Music :-). Yet, I have a huge admiration and respect for school teachers, and very much hope for more synergies between formal and non-formal contexts and approaches.
Noémie (AFS France)
Working at AFS as the responsible for intercultural and educational projects has met my expectations to navigate in an intercultural environment and have a local impact. All the workshops, teachers’ trainings, peace projects we organize aim at developing global competences and active citizenship, especially for youth. I love non formal education and experiential learning: what a better way to learn than learning by doing?! I’m a very enthusiastic person and a strong believer that developing empathy and curiosity towards others is the first step before being able to have a positive impact in the world: what a better way than learning mobility to do that?!
Klavdija (Srednja poklicna in tehniska sola Murska Sobota )
First of my name, mother of three dragons (aged 23, 20 and 17), sworn to heavy-metal and opera, enthusiastic traveller, a teacher by profession.
I have been teaching for almost 30 years, started in 1989 in primary school, switched to secondary school after some years, continued in higher education. I started my first, then Comenius, project in 2008 and have been working on different kinds of projects ever since. I am believed to be outgoing, sociable, talkative and straightforward person.
Pauline (Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France)
Travelling enthusiast, I am a real member of the « Erasmus Generation ». After an academic exchange in Munich, I came back to Germany for professional reasons. For almost three years in Berlin I took care among others of French-German exchange projects. I completed a Master of Art in European Studies, but my desire to travel brought me to discover a new continent: Latin America. For one year, I carried out a permaculture project, I learned Spanish and taught French. I came back with the conviction that intercultural coeducation is really essential to have a positive impact on the world.
Now I am working at Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France as European Projects Officer and I am proud to promote mobility for VET learners.
Curious, pragmatic and insistictive, I alternated my studies in Political Science and Social Economy, work and volunteer experiences in Italy and abroad as I have always been a strong believer that travelling and living in a foreing country contribute crucially to shape your personality and identity. In particular, as European Programs enabled me to build an “european awareness”, I am convinced that they should be at hand to any individual in the EU.
That is the reason why I joined Uniser in 2018 as Research and Development officer after working in different fields.