Xenia Koutentaki, is an adult educator specialized in non formal participatory learning approaches. She has been active in the youth and international voluntary movement since 1996. She has lived and worked in different countries all over the world i.e Italy, France, Germany, Serbia, Japan, Vietnam, Senegal, Iraq. Through these experiences she has developed her capacities of working efficiently with international and multicultural teams. She has a vast experience in developing long term education content for courses in a variety of topics. Topics include Human Rights Education, women empowerment and representation in the trade unions, intercultural competences of police and civil servants, training for trainers and facilitators for refugee children and youth, youth development, Sustainability, Networking and Gender Equality. She has worked with various local, national and international institutions and NGOs such as UNV, UN Summer Academy, Alliance of the European Voluntary Service Organisations, Ship for World Youth AA, National Workers’ Confederation of Greece, Hellenic Adult Education Association.
She lives up to the meaning of her name, “the one who protects and takes care of the foreigners” and she believes that offering people a caring environment and experience is a major facilitating factor of any learning process.