Evaggelia Kalerante, Professor in Educational Policy (tel. 23850 55120, email:

Evaggelia Kalerante is a Professor in Education Policy at the University of Western Macedonia. She holds a degree of Athens Law School (Political Department), of the Pedagogique School of Athens and of the Early Childhood Education Department. She holds a Master Degree in Sociology. The topic of her Doctoral Dissertation focuses on Education Policy. She is involved with issues of Education Policy, Sociology of Education and Political Sociology. Based on her involvement with Sociology of Art and Literature, she has collaborated with the School of Fine Arts and the postgraduate department of Creative Writing. She collaborates with various University postgraduate departments and also delivers seminars. She has also collaborated with various organizations such as IKY (State Scholarship Foundation), EKDDA (National Center for Public Administration and Self-government), KETHI (Research Center on Equality Issues), IPEM-DOE (Institute for Pedagogical Research and Studies of the Greek Association of Teachers), ELIDEK (Greek Institute for Research and Innovation) etc. She also participates in formal and informal fields of thought both in Greece and abroad on issues of social economy, migration and the sociological study of social inequalities. She has participated in research groups on the exploration of Education Policy on migration and equality. She is also interested in studying the History of Education Policy by utilizing archive material and biographical analysis. She focuses on the association among policy, education and structured social reality. She is a member of Greek and International Scientific Associations relevant to her specialty. Her studies and papers have been published in Greek and international scientific journals and collected volumes. Her personal interests are cinema, literature and photography.

Triantafyllos Kotopoulos, Professor in Creative Writing and Greek Literature (tel. 23850 55125, e-mail:

Triantafyllos H. Kotopoulos is a Professor of Creative Writing & Modern Greek Literature. He is in charge as the Director and Scientist Co-ordinator of Postgraduate Programmes in Creative Writing. His authorial work, as well as his research interests, concern the study and teaching of Creative Writing in Education, Modern Greek Literature and the Theory of Literature. He has published eight (8) scientific books. More than one hundred fifty (150) of his articles have been included in collective volumes, Greek and foreign scientific journals in addition to International Conference proceedings. He has co-ordinated four (4) International “Creative Writing” Conferences, he has edited a number of books and collective volumes and other than that he has participated in various research projects. He is the Director of the “Bibliology” Laboratory of the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Macedonia. He is a member of several cultural institutions and international companies, the Scientist Co-ordinator of the “Patras World Poetry Festival” and of the “Culture Book” website, as well. He presides over the selection panel of the literary prizes “Jean Moréas” and supervises the publication of the online magazine LexiTanil. He writes regularly in newspapers and journals of the printed and electronic press. Nevertheless, he wholeheartedly favors over his founding membership in the Pan-hellenic Association of Paraplegics cultural group- Northern Greece Location.

Τhere are five (5) poetic collections in his track record and one (1) collection of short stories. He has written the lyrics (and his poems have been set to music) He has organized, scientifically edited and presented two (2) television broadcasts about the art of writing.

Tharrenos Bratitsis, Professor in Informatics emphasizing on Educational Software (tel. 23850 55090, e-mail:

Tharrenos Bratitsis ( is a Full Professor of “Informatics with emphasis on the development of educational software”, at the Early Childhood Education Department of the University of Western Macedonia. He teaches or has taught courses related to ICT Applications in Education, Development and Evaluation of Educational Software, Special applications for the use of ICT, IT Teaching, Open and Distance Learning, Didactics of Informatics, at the Early Childhood Education Department of the University of Western Macedonia, The Hellenic Open University (Computer Science Program) and the University of the Aegean (Department of Educational Design).

In addition, he is a teaching associate at the Hellenic Open University, coordinating since 2017 the unit DGR63 (Digital Storytelling and Education).

He has published more than 220 research papers in international and Greek journals, proceedings of international and Greek conferences, all with a double-blind review system. As of January 2021, there are more than 1100 recorded citations in his work.

He is a member of 8 scientific associations, while he has participated in scientific committees of more than 250 international and national scientific conferences, is a reviewer in 47 scientific journals (in 3 he is associate editor) and has more than 210 scientific publications. His research interests include: Technology Enhanced Learning, Game based Learning, Digital Storytelling, STEAM Education, Educational Robotics, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Learning Analytics.

He has participated as a partner or coordinator in 18 European projects (17 Erasmus + and 1 Jean Monnet), 1 RIS, while he was the coordinator for all the Kindergarten Teachers in the program of accelerated teacher training in distance education (2020-2022).

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Konstantinos Ntinas, Professor in Linguistics and Greek Language (tel. 23850 55091, e-mail:

Konstantinos Dim. Ntinas studied Linguistics in the School of Philosophy of the “Aristotelion” University of Thessaloniki, in which he was elected Doctor in 1987. Simultaneously with his studies in university, he attended courses in romanian, bulgarian and turkish languages in the School of Balkan Languages of the Institute of Research of the Peninsula of Emos (I.R.P.E.).

He served as a teacher in several schools in the region of Kozani and in the Peripheral Training Centre (P.E.K.) in Kozani and as a School Consultant of philologists in Florina. Nowadays, he is professor of Linguistics-Greek Language in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of Western Macedonia.

He has taught and is still teaching courses of language and linguistics in undergraduate and postgraduate level in Greek and foreign Universities.

His researching and authorial work concerns the teaching of the Neo-Greek language with emphasis on new technologies and issues relevant to the Neo-Greek language (dialectology-onomatology) and the Balkan languages.

His authorial work: The koutsovlahiko linguistic idiom of Samarina (phonological analysis), Surnames of Kozani 1759-1916, Grammar of the common koutsovlahiko idiom, The Informatics- Communicative Technology in Preschool and early Primary Education; the example of the language, the linguistic idiom of Kozani, Critical literacy in school practice: starting in kindergarten, etc.



Pinelopi Papadopoulou, Professor in Biological Education (tel. 23850 55146, e-mail:

I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the School of Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and a PhD from the Department of Primary Education of the same University. My research interests focus on teaching basic biological concepts in preschool and compulsory education, on theory and practice of Environmental Education/Education for Sustainability in compulsory education, on in-service teachers’ training in science and on issues of teaching and learning evolution theory. I have published more than 120 papers in international and Greek journals, in collective volumes, as well as in proceedings of Greek and international conferences. I participated in research projects concerning teaching of Science and Environmental Education/Education for Sustainability. I also participated in the elaboration of curricula of Science for the compulsory education and writing teaching material for Biology Education for immigrant learners. I am the chair of the master’s Program “Educational Sciences: Science, Environment and Technology in Education”, at the University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Georgia Stephanou, Professor in Cognitive Psychology and Applications in Interpersonal relationships, in Education and in Achievement Βehavior. (tel. 23850 55107, email:

Georgia Stephanou is Full Professor in ‘Cognitive Psychology and Applications in Interpersonal relationships, Education and Achievement motivation’ at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece, where she has been working since 2005.

She holds a PhD and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester of the United Kingdom. She has also a postgraduate specialization in Counseling and Orientation. She was graduated from the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, specializing in Psychology, the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the TEFAA of the same University. Her studies at the University of Manchester in Great Britain were implemented by a scholarship from I.K.Y.

She has license to practice psychology, and has been trained in psychotherapeutic methods of Cognitive Analytic and Systemic.

She has long academic teaching experience and supervision of dissertations at the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels at various universities.  Her publication work consists of many papers in Scientific International and Greek Journals and Annals, and in Conference proceedings. She is a member of the Editorial Committee of Scientific Journals, and she has been a member of Scientific and Organizing Committees of Scientific Conferences. Yet, she has acted as a reviewer in various Scientific Journals.

She is a member of Scientific Societies, such as Hellenic Psychological Society and International Association of Applied Psychology.

Research interests focus on metacognition, cognition and emotions, educational context, dynamic within groups, interpersonal relationships, and motivation and achievement behavior.

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