European Projects - ERASMUS+
Many of EEPEK’s members have considerable prior experience in European programmes (including research, lifelong learning, and Erasmus+ programmes) for more than twenty-five years. EEPEK is participating in the Erasmus+ programme in order to build European partnerships & networks, internationalise the profile of its members, and contribute to educational activities for achieving the European Education Area.
More specifically, in the Erasmus+ Programme, EEPEK can undertake activities related to:
- Educational research, learning design and implementation, using digital education technologies as well as innovative learning approaches such as art-based education, museum education and gamification.
- Delivering structured training courses, and supporting extensive pilot testing for the evaluation of the produced educational material and teaching methodologies,
- Dissemination of project outcomes, including dissemination events, publications, interviews and press conferences.
- Building and supporting learning communities as well as communities of practice in the sectors of school education and adult education.
Recognizing the crucial importance of teachers' professional development, particularly in today’s multidimensional and dynamic working environment, EEPEK gives priority to developing the knowledge and skills of educators, coping with today’s diversification of educator careers. To this end, a key priority of EEPEK is to participate in the ERASMUS+ Teacher Academies action, supporting regional and national policy transformation with respect to teacher education. EEPEK’s activities are aiming at cultivating a growth mindset for educators, boosting their career opportunities and ensuring their role within the envisaged European Education Area.
Ongoing projects - Past projects
EEPEK’s research team includes experienced education professionals, specialised in a variety of disciplines (e.g. Natural and Formal Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Social Sciences, Technology), with solid knowledge of the state-of-the-art digital learning and collaboration tools.
Dr Dimitris Kolokotronis is a founding member and Chairman of the Administrative Board of EEPEK since 2014. He holds a PhD in Informatics and teaching methodologies, B.Sc. degree in Physics, MSc degree from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Sheffield (UK), MA degree in Adult Education Studies and MBA degree in School Management. He has been working as an Information Technology teacher in Secondary Education for more than 18 years and as a School Advisor of Informatics in Central Greece for 11 years. At the same time, he has been a part time Professor in Technological Educational Institutes and Universities for more than 20 years.
He has written over 100 papers for scientific journals and International and National conferences’ proceedings. Furthermore, he is an author of 5 books about Informatics in Education and has participated in several teams that formulated educational material for teaching National Curriculum in Information Technology. Additionally, he has participated in 8 large Research Programs (teamwork) by University of Thessaly. His current interests include modern educational technologies, innovative teaching methodologies and learning communities.
Costas Stathopoulos is currently the Secretary General of the Administrative Board of EEPEK. Since 2014, he coordinates EEPEK’s National and European project activities and is the Technical Manager of the e-Learning platform of EEPEK.
Mr. Stathopoulos holds a B.Sc. from the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, and a M.Sc. in Digital Communications and Networks, from the same department. Between 1993 and 2001, he worked as a research assistant and, from 1996, as a research associate and project manager, in projects of the FP3-RACEII and FP4-ACTS EU Programmes.
He has worked in multinational project consortia, co-authored over 30 project deliverables and research papers, organized project events and meetings, and participated in project audits in the EU. He has worked as a Network Management Specialist and Instructor, as a Technical Manager in the Telecoms sector, and as a part-time Lecturer in Higher Education Institutes.
Mr. Stathopoulos is a certified Adult Education Instructor and his current interests include e-learning design, digital education technologies and tools, gamification and use of robotics in education, and self-organized learning environments.
Dr. Calliope Anagnostopoulou holds a BA in Political Science from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an MSc in Comparative and European Politics and a PhD in EU Policies on European languages from the University of Crete.
In the last twelve years, she has served as Head of Educational and Administrative Departments in the Regional Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education in the Prefecture of Larissa.
She has worked in the private sector on the scheduling of the National Television Program and the SuperSport channel. Since December 2018, she has been working on the administration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Greece, as a PhD candidate, at the Ionian University.
Dr. Anagnostopoulou has written and managed many European projects (Erasmus+, Grundtvig, Leonardo) on behalf of public institutions, such as the Regional Directorate of Education of Thessaly, the Directorate of Primary Education of Larissa and the Municipality of Agia. Currently, she is the Project Manager, of project STEPS, an ERASMUS+ KA2 project coordinated by EEPEK.
She is an elected member of the central council of employees of the regional structures of the Ministry of Education of Greece.
Dimitris Liovas is a founding member and Vice President of the Administrative Board of EEPEK. Ηe is the head of the Training Committee of EEPEK since 2014. He is head of Informatics & New Technologies Office of the Directorate of Secondary Education of Larissa.
He holds a BSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a M.Sc. in Modern Learning Environments and Production of Instructive Material from University of Thessaly, Department of Primary Education, and a M.Ed in Adult Learning from the Hellenic Open University.
Distance adult education, management of European Programs, and the research in innovative teaching methods are some of his current interests. He has worked for the European action Programs Erasmus+, Pegasus and Leonardo Da Vinci (associate research scientist). He has written more than 30 papers for scientific journals, national and International conferences’ proceedings.
Over the last 7 years, he has been responsible for organizing, planning and implementing more than 150 distance learning training programs for EEPEK. He has also organized many International Conferences about Educational Innovation, several hundreds of hours of seminars, many European programs, students’ festivals and competitions.
Ilias Liakos is a founding member and Treasurer of the Administrative Board of EEPEK. Since 2014, he is responsible for the design and implementation of the various Information Systems of EEPEK. He is in charge of the financial management of all EEPEK activities (memberships, event organization, National and EU projects etc.).
He holds a BSc in Applied Informatics and an MSc in Information Systems and he has been working as an Information Technology teacher in Secondary Education for more than 17 years. At the same time, he was a part time Professor in Technological Educational Institutes for 10 years and for 7 years he was working as a Technical Manager in the Center for Informatics & New Technologies of Primary and Secondary Education of Larissa. Nowadays, he works in the Directorate of Secondary Education of Larissa.
His current interests include web design, design and implementation of web-based Information Systems, modern educational and teaching methodologies and learning communities.