National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Leeds School of Arts

University of Thessaly

University of Nicosia

Agora

The European Wergeland Centre

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The consortium consists of a mix of higher academic institutions and enterprises, all expert organizations in the field of Education.

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is the largest state institution of tertiary education in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. As all other Greek universities, it is a self-governed public body and all major policy issues are determined by the Ministry of National Education and Religion.

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Leeds School of Arts

Leeds Beckett University (LBU)

Leeds Beckett University (Leeds Beckett) is a higher education institution that provides access to education for a wide range of learners, promoting cultural awareness and diversity through our curriculum. Our University is located on two main campuses; one in Leeds city centre and one in Headingley, Leeds and offers a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses across 13 schools.

University of Thessaly (UoTh)

University of Thessaly, with 18 Departments and various Research Centers, is a University with its own identity and with a prominent position in our national educational system. It was established in 1984 as University Of Thessaly (Presidential Decree 83/1984). Its administrative and academic centre is in the City of Volos.

University of Thessaly

The European Wergeland Centre

European Wergeland University (EWC)

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is a European resource centre for education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding. It was established in 2009 by the Council of Europe and Norway. EWC’s mandate is to support Council of Europe member states in the implementation of Council of Europe educational polices.

AGORA

AGORA Social Production is a private consultant cooperative. Its name refers to the classical Athenian Marketplace where economic and political matters were dealt with through social exchange. AGORA members are all experienced self-employed advisors, including process consultants, business psychologists, management consultants, coaches, (action) researchers and trainers in management and organizational development.

Agora

University of Nicosia

University of Nicosia (UNIC)

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Cyprus with some 250 full time faculty and 200 part time in a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in education, special education, computer science, engineering, business, communications, and multimedia.

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is the largest state institution of tertiary education in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. As all other Greek universities, it is a self-governed public body and all major policy issues are determined by the Ministry of National Education and Religion.

Leeds School of Arts

Leeds Beckett University (LBU)

Leeds Beckett University (Leeds Beckett) is a higher education institution that provides access to education for a wide range of learners, promoting cultural awareness and diversity through our curriculum. Our University is located on two main campuses; one in Leeds city centre and one in Headingley, Leeds and offers a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses across 13 schools.

University of Thessaly

University of Thessaly (UoTh)

University of Thessaly, with 18 Departments and various Research Centers, is a University with its own identity and with a prominent position in our national educational system. It was established in 1984 as University Of Thessaly (Presidential Decree 83/1984). Its administrative and academic centre is in the City of Volos.

The European Wergeland Centre

European Wergeland University (EWC)

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is a European resource centre for education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding. It was established in 2009 by the Council of Europe and Norway. EWC’s mandate is to support Council of Europe member states in the implementation of Council of Europe educational polices.

Agora

AGORA

AGORA Social Production is a private consultant cooperative. Its name refers to the classical Athenian Marketplace where economic and political matters were dealt with through social exchange. AGORA members are all experienced self-employed advisors, including process consultants, business psychologists, management consultants, coaches, (action) researchers and trainers in management and organizational development.

University of Nicosia

University of Nicosia (UNIC)

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Cyprus with some 250 full time faculty and 200 part time in a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in education, special education, computer science, engineering, business, communications, and multimedia.

People team

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Marios Koukounaras Liagkis

Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis studied Theology (ΒΑ, ΜΑ, PhD) Greek Literature (BA), and Social Pedagogy (PostDoc). He is an Assistant Professor of Religious Education at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). He is currently working as director of a Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Entity of the NKUA. He worked as a Religious Education teacher and as a Consultant to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. He is an expert member of the European Wergeland Centre and he has a teaching and research cooperation with UCL-Institute of Education and University of Birmingham. 

Constantinos Tsibanis

Constantinos Tsibanis is a Researcher (PhD candidate) in the field of E-learning Strategies and Technologies, holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Informatics and an MSc in Management and Economics of Telecommunication Networks. He works as an IT Manager at the University of Athens (Network Operations Centre – http://www.noc.uoa.gr) and the Greek Academic Network (GUnet – https://www.gunet.gr), responsible for the design and development of elearning services.

Klio Fanouraki

Clio Fanouraki, Αssistant professor, Faculty of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Director, Writer. Her scientific interests and research focus on theatre/drama education, contemporary theatre and digital technologies, multicultural drama education, writing, teaching and directing drama and theatre for children, teenagers and adults. She has been an Adjunct-Fellow Lecturer in the Department of Theatre Studies University of Patras as well as a Research Fellow at the Postgraduate Programme Theatre Studies at the Open University of Cyprus teaching the subjects of “Theatre/Drama Education”.

Evdokia Karavas

Evdokia Karavas holds a BA in English Language and Literature (NKUA), a Post Dipl. And PhD in English Language Teaching (University of Warwick). She is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics in ELT at the Department of English Language and Literature, NKUA.

Kosmas Vlachos

Dr Kosmas Vlachos is Associate Lecturer at the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Ph.D in Applied Linguistics and Educational Technology from the University of the Aegean, M.Ed in TESOL from the Hellenic Open University (HOU) and B.A. in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His Post Doctoral research in Blended Learning was conducted in the Department in which he currently teaches.

Aspasia Dania

Aspasia Dania is an Assistant Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the field of Sport Pedagogy and Teaching in Physical Education.
She has published 1 book and 8 chapters in edited and peer reviewed books and has presented numerous works in international and national congresses. She has more than 20 invited speeches and presentations in Physical Education professional seminars and workshops in the subject areas of “Physical Education Teacher Education”, “Curriculum” “Sport Pedagogy” and “Model-Based Practice”.

Maria Nikolopoulou

Maria Nikolopoulou belongs to the Laboratory and Teaching Staff of the Department of Philology, National and Κapodistrian University of Athens. She studied in the National and Κapodistrian University of Athens (BA, Classics) and King’s College London (MA and Ph.D. in Modern Greek Studies). Her research interests include the reception of women’ s writing, the role of literature in the construction of memory of historical events, the role of periodicals in history of ideas and the post-war avant-garde. She has a 20-year teaching experience in all levels of education, spanning from expat community schools to open, distance and conventional education.

Agoritsa Gogoulou

Ο Μάριος Κουκουνάρας-Λιάγκης είναι απόφοιτος Θεολογίας (BA, MA, PhD) του Α.Π.Θ. και Ελληνικής Φιλολογίας (ΒΑ) του Δ.Π.Θ. Ολοκληρώνει τη μεταδιδακτορική του έρευνα στην Παιδαγωγική (PostDoc) στο ΠΤΔΕ του Ε.Κ.Π.Α. Εξελέγη στη θέση του Λέκτορα της Διδακτικής των Θρησκευτικών στο τμήμα Θεολογίας του Ε.Κ.ΠΑ το 2011 και διορίστηκε τον Ιανουάριο του 2013. Έγινε Επίκουρος Καθηγητής μετά από κρίση τον Ιανουάριο του 2017. Εργάσθηκε ως εκπαιδευτικός ΠΕ01, από το 2003 έως το 2012 ως επιτυχών του ΑΣΕΠ (2002).

Leeds Beckett University (LBU)

Michalis Kakos

Dr Michalis Kakos is a Reader in Education in Leeds Beckett University, UK and the Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in in Childhood, Education and Society (CIRCES). Before his current position, Michalis led the Initial Teacher Training course in Citizenship education in University of Leicester and he held research fellowships at the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (CCHRE), University of Leeds and at the Centre for Research in Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) University of Edinburgh.

University of Thessaly (UoTh)

Kostas Magos

Kostas Magos is Associate Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education at the University of Thessaly in Greece on the field of intercultural education. His scientific interests include the theory and practice of intercultural education, the education of immigrant, refugee, minority and Roma children and the use of action research, narrative inquiry and play techniques in school practices. Kostas Magos has participated in many European projects focusing on the development of best practices for the education of minority children as well as in many European educational actions against racism and xenophobia.

Magda Vitsou

Magda Vitsou holds a Phd in Theater in Education. She is Laboratory Teaching Staff in the Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Thessaly. She has majored in “Puppetry in education and art therapy”, in London School of Puppetry and she has been certified in the development of levels of certification of the knowledge of Greek language as foreign / second. Her scientific interests and publications focus on issues of Drama in Education, puppetry, bilingualism and social life of minority groups.

European Wergeland University

Lars M. Gudmundson

Lars Gudmundson is responsible for the EWCs capacity building programmes and projects. He coordinates the Centre’s activities in line with the strategic priorities of the EWC Board and the policies of the Council of Europe and Norway. Gudmundson has extensive experience in educational policy-making from working on several white papers, strategy plans and other policy documents for the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

Elizaveta Bagrintseva

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: September – November 2017: Intern (Project Assistant) at UNESCO headquarters, Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship, September 2018 – December 2018: Research Assistant at the Faculty of Education, University of Tampere, November 2018 – ongoing: Project Officer at the European Wergeland Centre – a Resource Centre on Education for Intercultural Understanding, Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship

Agora

Søren Willert

Søren Willert has more than 30 years of experience, including training experience, in the fields of organisational development, management development and process consulting – often in the context of the ongoing reform and modernization of the civil sector (decentralisation, local autonomy, budgetary reductions etc.). Willert’s professional activities have included all aspects of team building and training; supervision directed towards all levels of organisational hierarchy; development planning; task and goal analysis; evaluation; conflict resolution; all kinds of process monitoring and facilitation.

Katrine Copmann Abildgaard

Katrine Copmann Abildgaard has in the last 6 years engaged in evaluations in educational practice, where she has worked with all evaluation phases from design to reporting of both internal and external evaluations of both institutional, management level, regional and state level. While her evaluation work, she has been teaching at the pedagogical diploma module “Evaluation and Assessment Competence”.

University of Nicosia (UNIC)

Panayiotis Angelides

Panayiotis Angelides is professor and the dean of the school of education at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Previously he served as an elementary school teacher. His research interests are focused on finding links between inclusive education, teacher development and school improvement. A particular feature of this research is to develop collaborative approaches that have a direct and immediate impact on teachers’ practice. He is an experienced researcher with involvement in many local and international projects.

Christina Hajisoteriou

Dr. Christina Hajisoteriou is an Assistant Professor of Intercultural Education at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. She was awarded a first class honours BA in Primary Education (best graduate of the year) by the School of Primary Education of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. She has received annual curriculum awards for distinction in her studies by the Foundation of National Scholarships in Greece. In 2006, she received her MPhil (Thesis Grade A) in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

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