Workshops

Anastasia Andritsou has been working for the British Council since 2004, where as a science project manager she has planned an important programme on science communication for the general audience and for schools. In 2007 she became head of the Partnerships and Programmes Department of the British Council. Anastasia Andritsou has attended and participated in many programmes and conferences on entrepreneurship, skills development, innovation in learning procedures and social group blending through alternative ways of education.

Danae Ankel
holds the position of research assistant and lecturer at the Chair of International Politics and Foreign Policy at the University of Cologne, Germany. Her main research topics are foreign policy analysis, the Eurozone crisis, Greece in the Eurozone crisis as well as German foreign policy. She is writing her doctoral thesis on “Angela Merkels Operational Code during the Greek Crisis”.

Marinko Banjac has been a teaching assistant in political theory at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, since 2007. He has held the position of a researcher at the same faculty since September 2009. Currently, he is involved in the implementation of the LLP project – Information and Research Activities for “Learning EU at School” entitled “Engaging the Youth – Building the Future”.

Elena Bobrowskaja is co-founder and director of Krasnoyarsk Regional Non-Governmental Organization “INTERRA”, board member of MitOst e.V. and member of the working group on civic education in the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. Besides of that she is working as a facilitator and trainer in international as well as local active citizenship workshops and is currently involved into development of a dialogue project for Russia and Ukraine.

Petr Čáp is a civic education trainer, evaluator and researcher. Currently, he works as a community-led local development adviser at the Czech Government's Agency for Social Inclusion. Formerly, he worked as a director of the Civic Education Centre at Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic). He is actively engaged in development of civic education programmes for public libraries in rural areas, postcolonial global citizenship education and popular education programmes with the Homeless Action Group.

Ulrike Christl works at n-ost – The Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe. There she is an editor for euro|topics, an European press review, provided by the Federal Agency for Political Education. She worked as a freelance journalist in Berlin, after she finished her studies in Journalism and Political Sciences in Leipzig. Her main topics are European society and politics.

Dimitris Christopoulos is an associate professor of State and Legal Theory at the Department of Political Science and History of the Panteion University of Athens, Greece. He is vice president of the International Federation for Human Rights after having chaired the board of the Hellenic League for Human Rights from 2003 until 2011.

Nelly Corbel is the executive director of the Lazord Foundation and an independent consultant in civic education working with universities and governments around Europe and the Mediterranean. Prior to this, she served as the associate director of the Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo until March 2015, where she has been providing leadership to a number of programmes.

Stuart Dunne has been a youth worker for twenty years working for NGOs and UK Local Government. Stuart Dunne is currently the UKs North West Participation Officer responsible for the democratic engagement of young people age eleven to nineteen years. Currently he is lecturing part time at Manchester Metropolitan University and studying citizenship education for an education doctorate at the University of Manchester.

Asiem El Difraoui is a political scientist and journalist. He has worked as chief editor at IP Productions, as lecturer at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and as research assistant of the focus group Near/Middle East and Africa at the “Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik” (SWP) Berlin. Currently, Asiem El Difraoui is senior fellow at the Institute for Media and Communication Policy (IfM) in Berlin, Germany.

Mahmoud Elhossein is a freelance trainer in human development and founder of “Responsible Egyptian Citizen” campaign and co-founder of elsyasi.com – a website for human rights and political awareness – and a project manager at hayati NGO.

Noha El Mikawy serves as representative for the Ford Foundation's Middle East and North Africa office in Cairo, Egypt. She oversees all of the foundation's grant making in the region. Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2012, Noha El Mikawy served as a team leader for democratic governance at the UNDP regional center in the Arab States Region and as global policy adviser who connected governance and poverty reduction themes with a special focus on legal empowerment of the poor.

Gereon Flümann studied Political Science, Modern History, and Public Law in Bonn and Stockholm. He received a doctor’s degree from the University of Bonn in 2014 with a dissertation on governmental responses to non-violent political extremism in Germany and the United States. After an occupation at the federal state of Berlin’s Ministry of Education, Youth, and Science, Gereon Flümann now works in the section Extremism of the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

Rana Gaber, has accumulated seven years work experience in the field of youth development through working in several youth led NGOs in Egypt, most importantly working as Director of Programmes in the Egyptian Youth Federation (an umbrella organization for youth led NGOs and the NGOs that work in youth development). Rana Gaber is a political science graduate of Cairo University and holds a diploma of International Relations from the American University in Cairo, and is currently a Masters Student of „Middle East Politics and Society“.

Alban Genty is actively committed to the civic education in France and Europe as co-founder and co-chairman of Vote&Vous. Since May 2015 he is project manager at the Progressive Zentrum. Alban Genty studied political science at the University of Münster, at Sciences Po Lille and at the College of Europe in Warsaw. He worked i.e. for the European Commission in Berlin, as political consultant in Brussels, as well as in the German Bundestag.

Aysel Gojayeva is the project manager of EUROCLIO – European Association of History Educators – where she works since 2011. She has been responsible for the management of the Sharing History, Cultural Dialogue project. Aysel Gojayeva has been professionally involved in the management of international trainings and translational projects at EUROCLIO in the wider European region.

E.M. (Eddy) Habben Jansen is deputy director of ProDemos – House for Democracy and the Rule of Law, the Netherlands. He is responsible for the ProDemos visitor’s programme in Parliament. He was involved in the development of StemWijzer (VoteMatch) since 1994. Since 2008 E.M. Habben Jansen co-ordinated the development of the new educational centre of ProDemos in The Hague, including programmes for secondary schools, a number of exhibitions and the development of the building in The Hague.

Maja Henke currently holds the position of research assistant at the Chair of International Politics and Foreign Policy at the University of Cologne, Germany. Her main research interests are relations between media, the public and foreign policy, security policy in Germany and Europe, the emergence of the perception of threats and political crises as well as insurgency and protest movements.

Irina Ilisei is a researcher, civic educator and evaluator. In 2011/2012 she was fellow of the program Shaping Europe - Civic Education in Action of by German Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. She is the President and founding member of PLURAL Association in Bucharest. Irina Ilisei is also research associate at The Centre for Romani Studies (NUPSA).

Michalis Kakos is a senior lecturer in education at Leeds Beckett University, UK, where he leads a postgraduate programme on inclusive education. Previously he was leading the PGCE course in citizenship education at the University of Leicester. Michalis Kakos has also held research fellowships in the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education, University of Leeds and in the Centre for Research in Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Edinburgh.

Alona Karavai is project director of “Dialogue for change” and project manager at MitOst e.V. being in charge for co-operation programmes in Ukraine, Russia and Baltic states. She is co-founder of the Ukrainian organization “Insha Osvita”, which is working on the advocacy and quality management of non-formal education in Ukraine.

Karl Kopp represents the German NGO “Pro Asyl” in the European Refugee ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles). He is responsible for media relations in the European context as well as for the Europe-wide networking of “Pro Asyl” with human rights and refugee organizations.

Iryna Kostyuk is currently a history teaching methodologist in Lviv Regional Institute of Post-Graduated Pedagogical Education, Ukraine. Iryna Kostyuk is co-author and educational editor of several textbooks and teaching materials, numerous articles about innovative history teaching. Furthermore she is a EUROCLIO Ambassador.

Bogdan Krasić, is a researcher at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Slovakia. He started working at the BCHR in 2014 as a researcher focusing on COI research segment for the asylum seekers represented by the BCHR in front of state authorities and also on creating information guides for refugees. Since 2015 Bogdan Krasić is working on the UNCHR backed field protection project.

Benjamin Kurc is co-funder and co-chairman of “Vote&Vous”, a French organisation working in the field of civic and political education in Europe. He is highly committed in the Franco-German relations and specializing in the “Weimarer Dreieck”.

Yulia Kushnereva is president of the Moscow History Teachers' Association and a history and civics teacher at the Moscow gymnasium 1567. She has worked as an author, trainer, expert and advisor. Currently Yulia Kushnereva is editor-in-chief of the EUROCLIO project “Sharing History, Cultural Dialogue”. She is a EUROCLIO Ambassador.

Felix Ludwig studied Educational Sciences/Adult Education at the University Duisburg-Essen. He has been working at the Department of Civic Education/Adult Education of the University Duisburg-Essen and is now working at the Institute of Sociology at the Professorship for Social Science Education of the University of Münster. His main research interests are qualitative sociological and educational research, inequality and (out-of-school) civic education.

Driss Maghraoui is associate professor of history and international relations with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. His publications are found in international academic journals and edited books. Driss Maghraoui is the co-editor of “Reforms in the Arab World: the Experience of Morocco”, “Mediterranean Politics” and the editor of “Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco” by Routledge.

Pia Mikander is political scientist, teacher and a PhD-student from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research interests include world view and the construction of the West in education, particularly in school textbooks in social science, history and geography.

Wissem Missaoui is programme director at Search For Common Ground, Tunisia. There he is managing a national wide youth empowerment programme and a CVE programme. WIssem Missaoui is the founding president of Beder Association, a post-revolution NGO focusing on developing marginalized areas and empowering marginalized groups as well as countering violence and extremism (CVE).

Mire Mladenovski is one of the founders and currently president of the ANIM (History Teachers Association of Macedonia) as well as EUROCLIO Board Member. He participated in a number of international conferences and projects on local, regional and international level. Mire Mladenovski is co-author, editor and editor-in-chief of supplementary teaching material for secondary schools on the national and international level.

Olena Pravylo is the head of the Congress of Cultural Activists. As cultural activist, trainer and facilitator, she works with issues relating to culture policies, creative industries, city transformation, civil society activation, community development and international collaboration in the Ukrainian and Caucasian regions. Olena Pravylo is a researcher in the project Mapping of Generation in Transition and a Moderator and Facilitator in the Ukrainian cultural strategy project Culture 2025.

Tomaž Pušnik is a researcher at the Center for Critical Approach of Political Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. At the moment, he is working on two European projects: “Evening with Ombudsman”, dealing with awareness raising about fundamental rights of EU citizens, and “A partnership for youth: Towards new learning pathways for better employability of young active citizens”.

Spyros Rizakos is a lawyer and a sociologist, as well as the head of AITIMA. The Greek Non-Governmental Organization AITIMA was founded in 2008 by a team consisting of Greek activists as well as refugees. Since then it has been working on human rights with emphasis to refugee issues.

Alistair Ross is Jean Monet Professor at London Metropolitan University, UK. He lead the Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Academic Network CiCe (Erasmus) from 1998 to 2008, and directed the Institute for Policy Studies at London Metropolitan from 2000 – 2010. He is now working on a one-person study of young people’s constructions of identities in 27 European countries, conducting a series of focus groups in each country.

Kebir Sandy is a professor of cultural studies at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fès, Morocco.

Louisa Slavkova is programmes and national offices coordinator of the European Council of Foreign Relations. She is a founding member of the Sofia Platform, a democracy promotion organisation active in EU’s Eastern and Southern neighbourhoods. Between 2011 and 2013 she served as an advisor to the Bulgarian minister of foreign affairs Nickolay Mladenov and to the caretaker minister of environment Julian Popov.

Steven Stegers is the programme director of EUROCLIO where he works since 2006. He has been responsible for the overall management of the Sharing History, Cultural Dialogues project. Steven Stegers has been professionally involved in history education projects in over 15, mostly European, countries.

Andrea Szukala holds a professorship for Social Science Education at the University of Muenster, Germany. 
Her research interests include teacher education and diversity as well as knowledge politics and social stratification in citizenship education.

Rafaela Tripalo is employed as back office manager at the Knowledge at Work Foundation (Stiftung Wissen am Werk / Zaklada znanje na djelu) in Zagreb, Croatia. Her MA studies in Anthropology are based on her research about identity formations and coping mechanisms of war victims. In 2014 Rafaela spent six months working as an intern research assistant at the UN Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Susanne Ulrich has been head of the Academy Leadership and Competence at the Centre for Applied Policy Research (C·A·P), University of Munich since 2003. She focuses on diversity and conflict management, Europe, democracy, tolerance, participation and evaluation. CAP’s own proposals are complemented by methods and experiences provided by partners from all over the world.  Susanne Ulrich adapted and created programmes for the use in the educational sector in Germany.

Tereza Vávrová is currently working as a project manager for the Centre of Citizenship Education and is director of the NGO Antikomplex, which is active in the fields of history, citizenship education and community development. She graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University in Prague and Free University in Berlin with a degree in international relations and political science. Tereza Vávrová previously worked as a trainer of intercultural and experiential learning for educational NGOs and schools.

Florian Wenzel is a freelance trainer, evaluator and process designer. He has studied Social Sciences and Political Theory in Edmonton, Canada and Essex, England. Florian Wenzel is freelance collaborator at the Academy Leadership & Competence at the Center for Applied Policy Research in Munich.

Dr. Ulrike Wolff-Jontofsohn is a Council of Europe expert and senior lecturer for Citizenship and Intercultural Education at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Ulrike Wolff-Jontofsohn is a lead expert in the German school development programme “Learning and living democracy in immigration society”. Furthermore she is currently participating in a Council of Europe pilot project on “Social inclusion of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian children and returnees in Kosovo schools”.

Benjamin Wunsch-Grafton after 19 years in the field of education as a teacher, school director and consultant, Benjamin Wunsch-Grafton has been internationally active with his company Grafton Development as a facilitator and consultant across all sectors focusing on participation and organizational development.

Jan Weyland is working as a research associate at the professorship for “Social Science Education” at the University Muenster. He studied Social Science and Philosophy with a Teaching Degree and worked at the University of Giessen at the professorship for the “Political System of Germany and Comparative Political Research”. Jan Weyland also worked as a teacher at a secondary school. His main research interest is the relation between normativity and social science education.

Veszna Wessenauer finished her studies at the Central European University's Human Rights master programme. Shortly after graduation she was asked by the Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) to map the current state of human rights education in Hungary and to define possible entrance points for further development. Since then she is the human rights education consultant of TLI. Besides Veszna Wessenauer is also member of the National Youth Council's Democracy Education platform. 


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