Gabriela Portela

Learning and Development Coordinator


Gabriela has a language and literature degree in English and German and a master’s in education sciences and educational projects management. She has many years of experience as training officer and coordinator for several vocational training institutes and training centres (including UGT-P training centres) as well as state organisations accredited for training. In her capacity as pedagogical coordinator, Gabriela has created several training programmes, as well as all the manuals and teaching material linked to the courses she has led. As part of her functions at the ETUI, she currently works in the accreditation of competences for Eurotrainers in cooperation with an external European accrediting body. She’s also invited member of the jury at Lille 1 University for the accreditation of prior education and experiential learning of the Eurotrainers. She organises and delivers pedagogical training on different areas, such as capacity building, training design and active learning methodologies. She is a coach for European trainers who build reflexive ePortfolios on their competences and career development.

Areas of activity

Eurotrainers, accreditation of competences, pedagogical training, capacity building, language and communication, coaching.

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ETUI learning approach

ETUI Education offers a distinctive European Trade union training programme in a multicultural setting. We provide high quality training on key competences, skills and knowledge to European Trade union members and officers, that is focused on strengthening and expanding the sense of belonging to a common community. In this guide you will have an... Find out more

Eurotrainers learning pathway

This publication is a reference document on the Eurotrainers’ learning pathway and on the accreditation procedure for trainers undergoing the process of validation of their competences, prior education and learning.This is one of the key courses organized and delivered by the ETUI education department every year. The training of Eurotrainers is... Find out more