Dóra Deák has studied Adult Education in Hungary and started her Master in Educational Research in Sweden, which she interrupted when she discovered the great gap between the academic sector and the application of knowledge in real life. This experience gave her inspiration to establish her own organisation ‘FORME’ (based in Palermo, Italy) which aims to bring theory closer to practice in the educational field, promoting non-formal education as a complementary methodology to formal education.
Since 2012 she works as a trainer with international groups at local, European and international level – her focus is on emotional intelligence, on tackling youth unemployment through the promotion of collaboration between the academic and business sector, and on social inclusion of vulnerable groups (including refugees). Since 2015 she is an external evaluation expert of Erasmus+ Youth projects at the Hungarian National Agency.
She believes that collaboration and sharing of knowledge, resources and ideas can create the changes we are looking for – this is why in her trainings she utilises a horizontal approach where everybody can contribute and can release their potential.