Accreditation: Participants who successfully complete this programme get a recognized Certificate of Continuing Education from the Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the European Commission (Erasmus+ and IKY)
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.
Elizaveta is a young specialist with both academic and practical experiences in the field of International Education and, in particular, human rights education and education for democratic citizenship. As a Project Officer of the European Wergeland Centre, she has coordinated and assisted capacity – building of education professionals and educational institutions, awareness-raising activities, as well as development of educational resources. The work was conducted in various educational areas, from the curriculum development to kindergartens, schools, and higher education, and in cooperation with different partners – state actors, including Ministries of Education, civil society organisations and universities.
Dr Angelos Vallianatos is a school advisor for religion lessons and teacher trainer in the fields of Didactics, Intercultural Education, Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship. He has participated in Council of Europe and European Wergeland Center programmes as an expert and as a trainer (Pestalozzi seminars and modules, Summer Academies in Montenegro and Greece).
David Kerr is Head of Initial Teacher Training: Partnership and Engagement at the University of Reading. He is a member of the national DfE ITTAG (Initial Teacher Training Advisory Group. He provides inputs on Citizenship, Fundamental British Values and Prevent on ITT courses, both UG and PG. He is also module convenor for Global Developments in Education on the BAEd (non QTS) course and supervises MA and EdD students.
Ingrid Aspelund is a senior adviser at The European Wergeland Center (EWC). Aspelund has a Master’s degree in International and Multicultural Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Oslo and Akershus University College (now Oslo Metropolitan University). She previously worked as a campaign advisor for the No Hate Speech Movement in Norway.
To provide active and future and in-service educators and trainers with necessary methodologies in order to promote social inclusion, civic participation and to tackle structural disadvantages which manifest themselves and are reproduced in education.
to prepare the educators to integrate these methodologies and methods in their practice
to test and develop their own relevant teaching methods
to support educators to be able to develop effectively the intercultural and civic competences of student teachers and educators based on the RFCCDC (Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture) of Council of Europe (2018).
to sustain a culture of democracy in education (formal and not-formal)
During the e-learning asynchronous training, the participants spend learning hours in four sessions where they find a reading list, a subject paper, video lessons and quizs in order to gain knowledge and skills to teach and promote democratic culture in theory and practice.
The training is delivered by experienced and innovative Democratic Citizenship trainers from institutions with rich experience in training and expertise in Democratic Citizenship (EDC), Human Rights Education (HRE) and Intecultural Education (IE).
It is a programme of the Centre of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the largest University in Greece and provide a Certificate of Continuing Education and a Europass Certificate Supplement to participants who complete the programme.
It is funded by the European Commission and there are no fee requirements.
It is a distance learning, 100% asynchronous education programme meaning that trainers set up a learning path, which participants engage with at their own pace.
How do I apply?
In order to enroll for this specific course you need to have registered successfully at the training course