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Sofoklis Sotiriou
Dr. Sofoklis Sotiriou has worked at CERN, at the National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS" in Athens and in the Physics Laboratory of Athens University. He holds a PhD in High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics and a PhD in Science Education. He is the Head of R&D Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi, one of the biggest educational institutions in Greece, where has been active in the co-ordination and development of research projects on implementation of advanced technologies (e.g. mobile applications, wearable computers, VR and AR applications, robotics) in science education and training. Since 2001 he is the Director of the Ellinogermaniki Agogi Center for Teachers Training. His main research field is the design, application, and evaluation of virtual and digital media environments that could bridge the gap between formal and informal science learning. He has been involved in a long series of EU joint research and technology funded projects. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences (since 2003), member of the board of ECSITE (since 2004) and has served as Expert Evaluator to the European Commission FP5 & FP6 Programmes. He has also act as a consultant to the development of the FP7's Science in Society Work programme. He is author of numerous articles and publications on the use of ICT in science education. He is also author of the Science Textbooks that are used in all primary Greek schools since 2003.

His full CV and the list of publications can be accessed at
Stavros Savas
Stavros Savas received his BA in Physics in 1990 at the University of Athens, Physics Department, and his Ph.D. in Pedagogic, Didactic of Physics, in 1996 at the University of Athens, Pedagogical Department. Since 1992 he is the Head of the Science Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi. In parallel he has been collaborating since 1992 with the Pedagogical Department of Athens University on the subjects Instruction of Physics and Organization of Curriculum for teachers in service training courses.

He has been active as project manager in many research projects, also EU funded projects as SOCRATES/COMENIUS, SOCRATES/ODL, SOCRATES/LINGUA and NETDAYS EUROPE. His research focuses on the application of new technologies in science education. He has also act as evaluator of the EC in the framework of SOCRATES/COMENIUS action.
Emmanouil Apostolakis
Manos Apostolakis is a physicist. He holds a PhD in Distance Learning and Science Education and a Master in Science Teaching from the University of Athens. He is currently a mentor – supervisor of post-graduate students’ Master thesis in the Greek Open University and in the Open University of Cyprus. He is also a high-school principal in the Greek private educational institution “Ellinogermaniki Agogi”. He is involved in pedagogical research in the R&D Dept of “Ellinogermaniki Agogi” in the fields of Distance Education and ICT in Education. He has a 15 years experience as a trainer (both in distance education and conventional in-service training programs) in the fields of ICT use in education and science teaching. He is also a writer of science textbooks.
Giannis Alexopoulos
Giannis Alexopoulos was born in Athens in 1976. He holds a degree from Physics Department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and also has studied science education in post graduate level at the Faculty of Primary Education of University of Athens. Ηe worked for several years as science educator at the Interactive Science & Technology Exhibition and at the Tecnology Laboratory (UtechLab) of Eugenides Foundation. His responsibilities included the design and implementation of educational activities, aimed at both the general public and visiting school classes. He has also designed Educational Robotics workshops for students. In the framework of his duties, he had the chance to be involved in the development of pedagogical content on STEM subjects and in teacher training within EU educational projects. He has also contributed to the "New World" insert of the greek edition of Science Illustrated magazine as columnist, writing popular science articles for children. His research interests include science education in informal learning settings such as science museums. In this framework he has participated in national and international science education conferences, submitting research papers. Since June 2016, he is working at the R&D department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi.
Emmanuel Chaniotakis
Emmanuel Chaniotakis holds a degree from the Physics Department (2006-2011), University of Athens and is currently concluding his Masters Degree (MSc) at the Nuclear and Particle Physics Section of the Physics Department, University of Athens.
He has been working on the Research and Development department of "Ellinogermaniki Agogi" since February 2015 and his main activity is the design of educational scenarios based on using new technologies.
For his degree, he has worked for the Km3NeT experiment in the study and calibration of 13 inch photomultiplier tubes. In this context he has had a contract as a "Physics Student" with the Km3NeT experiment (Mar.2011- Sep.2011).
For his MSc he has worked for the CMS experiment, CERN participating as a co-author in the physics analyses:
"Dijet cross section measurement at 8 TeV" and "Search for Supersymmetry in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=8 TeV in events with two opposite signleptons, large number of jets, b-tagged jets and large missing transverse energy". Both analyses have been approved by the CMS Collaboration.
In the context of his Masters Degree he has participated at the THALES:"NewPhysAtLHC" programme (Nov.2012-Mar.2013) as a scientific associate.
He has also done volunteer research as an undergraduate student at the NESTOR Institute for Astroparticle Physics in Pylos,Messinia, Greece (Summer 2008 and 2009). His work there has produced an internal note which has been cited in several publications of the collaboration.
He has taught high school, IB and university physics in the private sector.
Stephanos Cherouvis
Stephanos Cherouvis holds an MPhil in Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and has recently submitted a PhD in Philosophy in University College Dublin (UCD). He has worked as a Senior Tutor in Philosophy and Linguistics in UCD and as a Lecturer in Academic Writing & Research Methods in Birmingham City University (BCU). He has experience as a Local Authority Advisor on Educational Policy and Ethics. He has also worked as a Consultant on Language & Transferable Skills and as a TV Educational Content Manager. He has designed and delivered numerous training courses in Critical Reasoning, Writing Skills, Informal Logic. He has a long interest in good practices, in supporting Change Agents and in community building in education across Europe. He is currently conducting research on the growth and impact of online Teaching & Learning (T/L) communities.
Aliki Giannakopoulou
Aliki Giannakopoulou (F) is working in Ellinogermaniki Agogi since June 2014 as a researcher, mainly on the RRI TOOLS FP funded project and the Ark of Inquiry FP7 funded project. Aliki previously worked as a senior project manager at the External Relations department of the Science Center NEMO, in Amsterdam, Netherlands developing new European collaborations and managing existing European projects. During her time in NEMO she worked on a number of EU funded projects and was also responsible on fundraising. Before working for NEMO she worked for six years at Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums as a Communications, Conferences and EU projects Manager. In the past she has also worked in the United Kingdom at the Research Councils UK in the Science in Society Unit. She holds a Masters in Science Communication from the University of the West of England and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the University of the Aegean in Greece.
Vassilis Karamaounas
Vassilis Karamaounas was born in Athens but grew-up in Brussels, Belgium. He undertook his undergraduate law studies at the University of Essex where he obtained an LL.B in English and European Laws in 1999 and then moved to London where he obtained his LL.M (Masters in Law) in Industrial and Intellectual Property from University College London in 2000. In 2001 he obtained a Masters in Management from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He started his profession career in 2000 working as an EU Programmes Consultant in ELYROS S.A. and in 2004 moved to ZENON Robotics & Informatics S.A. where he founded, organized and managed the Finance & Contracts Department of the company's R&D Division. In 2008 he was appointed Internal Controller of the company. He has significant experience in the financial & contractual management of national and EU (FP6, FP7, IST, eCONTENT, eCONTENTplus, eLEARNING, MEDIA, LLP, ICT-PSP κ.α.) R&D projects and has managed more than 60 projects either as coordinator or partner. Vassilis became a member of Ellinogermaniki Agogi's R&D team in February 2009 and holds the position of the R&D Projects Finance & Contracts Officer.
Jens Koslowsky
Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, Jens has joined Ellinogermaniki Agogi in September 2015 as a project manager and researcher. He combines a political/social science education with an EU project management background, holding a Magister degree in History and Geography of the Freie Universitat Berlin, as well as a Master of European Studies of the Centre of European Integration Studies (ZEI) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat in Bonn. He is an experienced proposal writer and EU project manager with special focus on international and inter-regional projects that combine creative, educational, vocational and entrepreneurial opportunities. Jens has worked previously at Militos Consulting S.A., coordinating a team of project managers in the implementation and submission of EU funded projects and proposals. Prior to his move to Greece in 2009, he was employed as scientific officer at the International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), supporting the bilateral cooperation between the German ministry and various European countries in the field of research and technology.
Pavlos Koulouris
Pavlos Koulouris graduated with a degree in Greek Literature and Linguistics from the University of Athens, Greece, in 1994. He continued with postgraduate studies and research at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK (1996-2001), specialising in the field of ICT in education, while also expanding his research interests and activity into aspects of applied linguistics, social semiotics, science education, and lifelong learning. His work experience (1997-2001 in the UK; 2001-today in Greece) is diverse, ranging from teaching language and humanities, to academic and applied research in various areas in the wider fields of educational innovation and lifelong learning. Since 2004, he has been working in the Research and Development Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi focusing on lifelong learning as a developmental catalyst in rural areas, the use of new technologies in language learning and science learning, the organization of digital educational content, and synergies between formal and informal learning.
Eugenia Kypriotis
Eugenia Kypriotis holds a degree from the History and Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Athens and a Masters Degree (MSc) on Science Communication from Imperial College London. Her career path started in a Greek NGO, as a Project Manager, dealing with the spread of science to public. Later on, she worked at the Greek Ministry of Education with the team of the General Secretary as an external associate and the following years she was engaged as Special Associate to the Greek Prime Minister, in the "Innovation and Good Practices Unit", where she worked on the technology and new media integration in the Greek educational system. Her field of interest was mainly the exploration and the adaptation of worldwide educational good practices and their adjustment to the Greek curriculum. She has been working in the team of the Research and Development department of "Ellinogermaniki Agogi" since November 2012, concentrating on large scale implementation projects and in the science teachers' training in the adaptation of eLearning.
Angelos Lazoudis
Dr. Angelos Lazoudis received his BA in Physics in 1994 (Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki) and his Master's degree in Physics in 2000 at Temple University, Philadelphia USA. During his Master's studies he worked at Temple University Hospital and conducted research in the field of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). He continued his studies at Temple University and received a PhD in Physics (Quantum Optics / Spectroscopy) in 2005. During his graduate studies at Temple U. his was teaching physics and laboratory (1997-2003) courses as a graduate assistant and as an adjunct instructor (2003-2005). From October 2005 to December 2007, he joined the team of Dr. Wolf von Klitzing at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas- Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers (FORTH-IESL) as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow carrying out basic research as an experimentalist on cold atoms (magneto-optical traps and Bose-Einstein Condensation). In parallel he was collaborating with Prof. Marjatta Lyyra (Temple U.) investigating the quantum behavior of molecules under laser excitation. Since December 2007 he is a member of the R&D of Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) working as a researcher/project manager in projects related to science education. As a member of the EA team he has participated in many EU projects about advanced learning technologies (Augmented reality, Wireless embedded systems, Online educational platforms and repositories) in secondary and higher education covering the fields of science, technology and sports.
Georgios Mavromanolakis
Dr. Georgios Mavromanolakis graduated from the University of Athens with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics and a Master's Degree in Nuclear and Particle Physics. He did his Ph.D. at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva-Switzerland. His thesis was on the development and design of a tungsten/quartz-fiber calorimetric detector, which is now in operation at the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. From Aug 2003 until Jul 2008 he was a Research Associate at the High Energy Physics Group of the University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge UK. As a member of international scientific collaborations he worked on the research and development of innovative calorimetric detector technologies for next generation high energy physics experiments. He led the various phases of the R&D programmes, from conceptual design and computational simulation of detector systems, to preparation of testing of prototypes, experimental operation and data analysis. He conducted experimental test campaigns at various research accelerator facilities at DESY/Hamburg-Germany, CERN/Geneva-Switzerland and Fermilab/Chicago-USA. While being employed by the University of Cambridge he was awarded the International Fellowship of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in USA to continue his research as a Guest Scientist of the Division of Experimental Physics Projects (from Jan 2007 until Jan 2009). From Mar 2009 until Dec 2011 he joined CERN as a Research Scientist/Fellow working on the R&D of novel scintillating crystal materials with applications in the fields of particle physics, medical imaging and homeland security. Also as a member of the CMS Collaboration he participated in the data analysis of the experiment and in the preliminary upgrade studies of its detectors. In 2012 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus where he taught at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and at the Department of Physics. In Sep 2012 he joined the Research and Development Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi as a researcher and project manager of EU funded projects on science, technology and education.
Dagmar Schäffer

Dagmar Schäffer received her first degree (Magister) in German Philology from the University of Bamberg, Germany, in 1985, and a post-graduate degree (Master of Arts) in Portuguese and Bilingual Education from Brown University, Providence RI. USA, in 1987. In the academic year 1981-1982, she studied at the Annual Course of Portuguese Language, Literature and Culture at Lisbon University, Portugal, and for two years (1983-1985), she worked as a Portuguese teacher in adult education in Bamberg, Germany.

From 1985 till 1987 she was Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow at the German Department of Brown University, USA, and from 1986 till 1988 she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at one of the University's centers for historical research, the John Carter Brown Library.

From 1988 until 1992, she worked as Director of International Relations at the University of Paderborn, Germany, where she was responsible for student and scholar exchanges, coordinated EU-programmes and organized the University's International Guest House.

She has been working at Ellinogermaniki Agogi since 1992 as a language teacher, being fully responsible for the annual "German Language Exam of the German Ministers of Education" ('Deutsches Sprachdiplom der KMK'). While still teaching German part-time, she has joined the R&D-Department in 1999, where she co-ordinates educational research and projects dealing with Language Education.

Petros Stergiopoulos
Petros Stergiopoulos received his Diploma in Flute Performance (classes of D.Fotopoulos and U.Ruettimann) from the Conservatory of Athens with magna cum laude in 2002. As a professor of Flute & Chamber Music he holds a versatile and long experience in Flute pedagogy in both Public Secondary Education and Private Music Schools. As a member of the Ellinogermaniki Agogi R&D department his research focuses on pilot ICT methods for musical-instrument-teaching in remote areas that encourage Music as a live-performance art. As a streaming-media coordinator specializing in music-education-linkcasts he has been working on the idea of musical 'sympraxis' using live interactive environments.
Sofia Stigka
Sofia Stigka graduated from the University of Athens with a BSc in Psychology. She continued with a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Forensic Psychology from the University of York, UK, and with a Master's degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology from the Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her Master's thesis examined the role of negative peer experiences as a mediator between interpretation bias and social anxiety, using mediation analysis. She has completed the advanced degree of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents from the Hellenic Institute of RECBT, in which she has also worked. She has been a volunteer (2015 - 2017) in the Psychiatric Department of the General Children's Hospital of Greece, having a focus on psychometric assessments and differential diagnosis for youth with developmental disorders of scholastic skills. She currently works in the R&D Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi as a researcher. Her current research interests include literature review of anti-bullying policies, review of prevention and intervention programs and the formation of a training curriculum for educators against bullying.
Fani Stylianidou
Fani Stylianidou has a BSc in physics from the University of Athens, followed by an MA and a PhD in Science Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has worked as researcher in two big European projects, which respectively were concerned with the implementation of curriculum innovations by science teachers, and the development of an open modelling collaborative software. Her previous jobs in Greece also included teaching at the university to undergraduate nursery education students, as well as being the deputy national co-ordinator of the OECD Activity "Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers". She has acted as consultant for the Education Directorate of OECD in Paris, assisting in the design and management of the 'Improving School Leadership' project. In her most recent job she held the post of deputy director at Science Learning Centre London and co-directed a big ESRC-funded project on "Understanding Participation in post-16 Mathematics And Physics" at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research interests include: professional development of science teachers; pupils' attitudes to science; use of innovations in the science classroom; pupils' difficulties with reading pictures in science; use of computer modeling in science lessons; teaching about energy.
Eleftheria Tsourlidaki
Eleftheria Tsourlidaki has graduated from the physics department of the University of Crete where she specialized in computational physics. In 2008 she got her master degree in Astrophysics and Mechanics from the physics department of the University of Athens. Her research is focused on the improvement of the educational procedure by implementing new technologies and achieving maximum interaction between students. Her working experience includes teaching physics, chemistry and mathematics in high school and junior high school students. She has been working in the "Research and Development" department of "Ellinogermaniki Agogi" since January 2010 and her main activity is designing educational scenarios based on using new technologies as well as, training school teachers in using new technologies.
Anna Zoakou
Anna Zoakou has been a member of the Ellinogermaniki Agogi's R&D Department since 2005. Her research interests are mainly focused to novel applications of technology in both formal and informal learning. She has worked on a large number of National and EU-funded projects with particular emphasis to rural school networks, social networking tools and the connection between school and the world of work. She has a BA in Greek Philology and Linguistics, an MA in Political Science and Sociology and a PhD in Sociology of Education from University of Athens.
Nikos Zygouritsas
Nikos Zygouritsas graduated from the National University of Athens, Department of Education Sciences. He was awarded a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. He has worked as a researcher in the Department of Educational Technology in Universite Libre de Bruxelles and as an assistant for the on-line courses in Mons University (Educational Technology Unit). For three years (1999-2002), he worked as an ICT teacher in the European School of Brussels III. Since 2003, he works as a researcher for different European and Greek research and development organisations in the domain of education research and technologies. Since May 2014 he has been member of the Ellinogermaniki Agogi Research and Development team. He has participated in various projects for the application of new technologies in various educational settings, e-learning and teacher training. His main interests and activities are: 1) game based learning, 2) learning objects, metadata and educational repositories, 3) educational design of e-learning systems, 4) early childhood education, 5) action research in e-inclusion, 6) digital gap and 7) teacher training.
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