European Trainer Network


ETN-meeting-StrasbourgIn 2010 EEE-YFU launched the European Trainer Network (ETN).  Following the development of the Gothenburg Educational Strategy, EEE-YFU's renewed and revamped policy on bringing its educational activities closer to the needs of its member organisations and enhancing the quality of its educational activities, it became apparent that there is was a great need for an increase in quality trainers within the European YFU community.  In order to address this need, EEE-YFU established the European Trainer Network, composed of trainers who were available to their member organisations (European national YFU organisations) to organise trainings for trainers, staff and volunteers.

2015 Refreshment

In July 2015, a call for new members was sent out to the YFU community. Since August 2015 the ETN has now 44 members (nearly double the number from 2013) members from 15 countries, from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. This ensures that the network is representative of the broad spectrum of the European YFU community, and that a broad array of ideas and opportunities are brought to the table.

European Trainer Network's Activities

Members of the European Trainer Network have the opportunity to organise the educational activities that EEE-YFU is planning.  They also have the chance to work alongside EEE-YFU's member organisations by being involved in organising and leading their events.  This is particularly useful for national YFU bodies if they do not currently have people with the required expertise and knowledge within their own national structure.

The European Trainer Network also allows for its trainers to become more competent and to learn new skills, by attending further training themselves so that they can organise and facilitate high quality events for others.  This enables them to learn more about how to effectively manage and organise events and volunteers, but also provides for the trainers to gain a more thorough knowledge of specific topics that are important to national YFU organisations.

The ETN increases the capacity for multiplication of competences and knowledge within the international YFU network. It is hoped that this opportunity will be increasingly used in the future to foster a stronger relationship and closer co-operation between EEE-YFU, trainers and the European YFU network, and will continue to provide an easily accessible pool of human resources for trainings and seminars for national members.

Flying Trainers

Do you want to have an ETN trainer at your event? Request a flying trainer. For more information see the Membership Support Fund.

Current Members ETN

• Aile Arro (YFU Estonia)
• Alexandra Tichy (YFU Austria)
• Andrea Buser (YFU Switzerland)
• Anna Gergely (YFU Hungary)
• Anna Huuskonen (YFU Finland)
• Ayşen Atlar (YFU Turkey)
• Berat Ezel (YFU Turkey)
• Cecilie Føns Stelmer (YFU Denmark)
• Cihan Kilic (YFU Turkey)
• Daniel Thilén (YFU Sweden)
• Denizhan Arslanbek (YFU Turkey)
• Elisabeth Wetchy (YFU Germany)
• Fabian Grabe (YFU Germany)
• Florian Funk (YFU Germany)
• Florian Schuler (YFU Switzerland)
• Gabi Lajtos (YFU Hungary)
• Gabrielė Juškaitė (YFU Lithuania)
• Henri Lempu (YFU Estonia)
• Isabelle Euringer (YFU Austria)
• Ivan Vasilev (YFU Bulgaria)
• Julia Drevås Bantema (YFU Sweden)
• Kadri Oviir (YFU Estonia)
• Kata Horvath (YFU Hungary)
• Lina Kirjazovaite (YFU Lithuania)
• Lisa Kuchenhoff (YFU Germany)
• Marc Weiss (YFU Switzerland)
• Mark Basalyga (YFU Estonia)
• Marta Bednarczyk (YFU Poland)
• Matthias Meierung (YFU Germany)
• Mehmet Öztürk (YFU Turkey)
• Michaela Dojcinovicova (YFU Slovakia)
• Michaela-Dona Mitseva (YFU Bulgaria)
• Mona Weinhuber (YFU Germany)
• Razvan Balalau (YFU Romania)
• Sara Klingebiel (YFU Germany)
• Selen Ozkan (YFU Turkey)
• Sigrid Solnik (YFU Estonia)
• Steffi Geilhof (YFU Sweden)
• Teodora Racheva (YFU Bulgaria)
• Tiina Pärtel (YFU Estonia)
• Veronika Kissiova (YFU Czech Republic)
• Vilma Seikkula (YFU Finland)
• Wiebke Witt (YFU Germany)
• Zane Ezerina (YFU Latvia)