Bio: Academic background in education and European studies. Professional experience in teaching for 13 years and monitoring of Youth in Action Programme at the Ministry of Education of Cyprus for 2 years. Long standing experience as youth worker in several organisations. Participated in organisation of various seminars, exchanges and trainings for youth and education in Cyprus and abroad. Member of the Board of European Confederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC) 2012-2014. Co-founder of NGO KEY dealing with community development and life long learning.
Areas of expertise: Youth, EU Programmes, Education
Bio: He has nearly 10 years of professional experience within participating in local, national, and international NGOs; since 2006 he is working in business, public and academic sector. During that period, he developed projects with CSOs advocating on Youth rights issues.
Areas of expertise: Project and NGO management, Social entrepreneurship, Cross-sectorial cooperation;
Country: Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina
BIO: Garret Tankosic-Kelly is the founder and Principal of SEE Change Net. (SEECN). Producer for OH! Films on the award winning Finding Family and – as the former Head of United Nations in Montenegro – the initiator of the world first UN Eco Premises in Podgorica. Garret is also an Honoray Director of EDUS, the association for the education and support for children with and without developmental delays.
Areas of Expertise: Leadership for Policy Change, Sustainable Development Strategies, Coaching for Success
BIO: Project manager and educator with an expertise in youth work development, youth policy and organizational development. Currently, the President of the National Youth Council of Macedonia and working for Center for Intercultural Dialogue in Macedonia as Programme Manager. She is member of the SALTO South East Europe Pool of trainers and Council of Europe Youth Department’s Pool of trainers. She sees society as a stage of diversity of many kinds and enjoys networking, connecting people and their ideas. Non formal education and science of learning are her passion.
Areas of expertise: Intercultural Communication, Trainings and Moderation, NGO Management
Bio: Evren Ergeç was born in Istanbul in 1975. While he was a graduate student at the Galatasaray University at his last year of the International Relations Department, he started working on the NGO field as a “Project Coordinator” of a community outreach project for assisting the people’s living at the prefabricated houses in Duzce in 2001, two years after the Marmara Earthquake. After the graduation, he continued working on the NGO Field. From July 2003 to February 2016, he worked in Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TOG) respectively as “Field Coordinator”, “Head of Field Department”, “Head of Global Affairs Department” and “General Manager”. He represented TOG at the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe from 2009 to 2011.
He is one of the founders and the board member of Karakutu association working with and for young people on facing the past issues. He works as the Secretary General of a newly established association “Daha İyi Yargı” working on justice and rule of law.
Areas of expertise: European Youth Policy, NGO Management, Fundraising
Bio: I am an educator, moderator, social entrepreneur and finally a simple person with expertise in non-formal education, fundraising, organisational &project management and youth and educational policy. Out of the Box International is idea born from the need to do something we never did before in order to create positive changes in the world.
Areas of expertise: NGO management, EU projects and fundraising, Moderation and Trainings