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Malina Baranowska-Janusz is a cross-culture psychologist, trainer and project coordinator at the Center of Citizenship Education, Poland. She specializes in intercultural competences, cross-culture communication, cultural adaptation and re-adaptation as well as anti-discrimination education. 

Pamela Brandt is an online contributor at the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. Her duties there include maintenance of the Federal Agency for Civic Education’s website and the online election tool ‘Wahl-O-Mat’. She studied History, Journalism, Education and the Romance Studies in Hamburg, Paris and Bordeaux. She has worked as a freelance journalist for both print and television, including the broadcasters Pro7, ZDF and MDR.

Maja Dobiasz is coordinator of educational programmes in the field of antidiscrimination and cultural education at the Centre for Citizenship Education, Poland. She prepares her PhD thesis on alternative education in Poland after the democratic breakthrough of 1989. Furthermore Maja Dobiasz is author of educational materials, textbooks and articles and leads workshops for teachers and students.

Jochum de Graaf is senior project manager at ProDemos – House for Democracy and the Rule of Law in The Hague, the Netherlands. He holds a master degree in Sociology of Economics and Organisations and a post doc in Journalism. He has been working in the field of civic education since 1980, editing and publishing various publications on political problems in the Netherlands, amongst others a handbook on using the media. From the beginning in 1989, he was involved in the development of “StemWijzer”, the very successful political preference test in the Netherlands.

Aniko Fischer currently works on a workshop in co-operation with YCDN regarding the xenophobia in Hungary starting in the Hungarian school system. Besides she is an active member of the “Alumni”-group of the programme “Europa gestalten – Politische Bildung in Aktion”.

Dörte Grimm is a filmmaker and author from Berlin. She supports the project “Mapping a generation in transition” by following the meetings across Europe with a camera. She is working for “Perspective3” who gathers activists of the so-called 3rd Generation East Germany. Starting from the experience and perspective of this generation they aim to contribute to a public discourse on questions of common socio-political relevance. “Perspective3” does projects in the sphere of science, culture and education.

Karl Hinterleitner is since 2011 Senior Editor at the German TV channel ZDF at the Capital Bureau in Berlin. 2013 he was responsible for the award-winning documentary film “The Greek Lie”. Karl Hinterleitner studied Economic Science at the University Freiburg and Free University Berlin.

David Hyatt is a lecturer in education and a senate fellow (Sustained Excellence in Learning and Teaching). His research interests have a focus on two major interlinked research areas: Higher Education Policy and Pedagogies and the Impact of Language on Educational Processes. This has involved a critical engagement with theoretical aspects of discourse analysis and has contributed to the advancement of analytical frameworks in the field as evidenced in his publications.

Dea Marić graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb in 2009, majoring in history and sociology. From 2011 she works in “Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past”, on programmes of documenting and public advocacy of dealing with the past. Dea at the same time represents the alumni group “Shaping Europe – Civic Education in action”, a programme supported by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and Robert Bosch Foundation.

Jane Mulderrig lectures in Applied Linguistics at Sheffield University, UK. Her main research interests are in the use of “soft” power, persuasion and “spin” in contemporary governance and politics, as well as discourses of ageing and ageism. She has published in the area of corpus-based critical discourse analysis, education policy discourse, and equality and human rights.

Özlem Nas is a board member of the Schura-Council of Islamic communities in Hamburg and at the Alliance of Islamic communities in Northern Germany. She is a trainer for teachers in the State Institute for Teacher Training and School Development in Hamburg and also carries out trainings for various groups in intercultural communication with a focus on Islam.

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Corina Ostafi works for the international organisation MitOst e.V. in the department for active citizenship with the focus on Europe. At the same time she represents the alumni group “Shaping Europe – Civic Education in action”, a programme supported by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and Robert Bosch Foundation.

Nektaria Palaiologou is assistant professor of Intercultural Education affiliated with the Department of Early Childhood Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Florina. She is elected board member of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) and also associate Editor-in-Chief of the “Intercultural Education Journal”.

Sindyan Qasem started teaming workshops for ufuq.de, initiating processes of self-reflection and opening spaces of exchange. Since 2014, he is responsible for ufuq.de's online project “Was Postest Du?” (What are you posting?), exploring new approaches to citizenship education online with Muslim teenagers.

Mandy Schulze contributes to the field of civic and adult education through research and development. As a founder of the network “Third Generation of Eastern Germany” and the association “Perspective 3”, she worked in influential projects that have shaped scholarship, policy and practice. Mandy Schulze holds a scholarship of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation as a PhD student at Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany.

Susanne Schwarz currently works as a EU project manager at AGORA Civic Education at the University of Hannover, Germany, and has been a freelancer in the field of civic education for the last ten years. She holds a diploma in Human Sciences (Educational Sciences, Social Sciences/ Music) and conducts her PhD research on discourses of democracies within civic education and political theories.

Airi Triisberg is an art worker and educator based in Tallinn. She is interested in issues related to gender and sexualities; collective working methods; self-organization; and struggles against precarious working conditions in the field of art and beyond. At the same time she represents the alumni group “Shaping Europe – Civic Education in action”, a programme supported by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and Robert Bosch Foundation.

Cihan Tekeli worked as a Humanity-in-Action fellow in the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He currently works as an educator and project manager at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Cihan Tekeli is specialized in the fields of diversity education, fundamental rights, minority rights, intercultural education, social justice and reluctant learners. Cihan Tekeli is co-founder and mentor supervisor for

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Christine Wetzel is working for German-Russian Exchange e.V. in Berlin, where she is a member of the board since 2014. Her interest is the transition processes and civil society issues in Eastern Europe and Russia in particular. Christine Wetzel is working as a fundraiser and holds a M.A. in International Relations and Media Science from the University of Trier.

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