Golfo Kateva is the executive director of Hub Nicosia. She studied Educational/School Psychology and Systemic Counseling. She provides counselling services to youth, children, teachers, and parents. Her focus is youth and children at risk of social exclusion, including those with migrant background, hearing impairment, learning and/or emotional difficulties. She uses culture and arts as a means to empowerment and social inclusion. She creates projects that instill values, offer transformative experiences to participants in order to improve their communication, creativity and problem-solving skills, develop a deep understanding of different cultures, and embrace differences. She undertakes research and develops educational material for inclusive education purposes. She has more than ten years of experience in managing EU projects.
Dr. Stefania Savva holds a PhD in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies from the University of Leicester, UK in 2016, with a focus on developing innovative museum-school partnerships to support diversity and multi-literacies-based pedagogy for the 21st century. Following on from her undergraduate studies in Primary Education in Greece, she completed an MA in Art, Craft and Design Education in London in 2009, investigating art education curriculum for social change and inclusion. Her interdisciplinary research background, informs her approach to issues related to social innovation, social entrepreneurship, design thinking, cultural heritage, inclusive education, and technology-enhanced learning. Stefania has a number of presentations in international conferences following Scholar Grants received, while her work is featured in academic peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. At the moment, she is actively involved in the preparation and coordination of several European Consortia, to pursue funding under the HORIZON 2020 programme.
Dora Heracleous holds a BA in Modern Greek Literature, a BSc in Sociology and an MSc in Gender Studies from Linköping University, Sweden. Dora is a youth trainer and facilitator. Dora has been trained in the use of education for a culture of peace and is currently facilitating peace education workshops with Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot students across the Cyprus divide. She has also accumulated experience in developing projects, educational material and facilitating youth training relevant to sustainable development, including human rights, peace and conflict resolution, responsible production and consumption, and sustainable cities and communities. Dora has extensively collaborated with youth and adults at the grassroots level. She has been awarded the Stelios Bi-communal Cyprus Award (2018) offered by Sir Stelios-Hadjioannou Philanthropic Foundation for her feminist grassroots projects and initiatives.
Maria Georgiou holds a BSc in Sociology and an MSc in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. Maria has a long experience in working as a Project Coordinator and Manager for EU-funded projects (Creative Europe, EuropeAid, AMIF, Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens) which focus on democracy, promotion of dialogue, entrepreneurship, youth engagement and empowerment, media literacy and global education. She also has experience in managing international projects (funded by UNDEF, EuropeAid/EIDHR) with activities in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her interests include using media literacy and film education to enable young people to explore common experiences through activities that promote creative and critical-thinking.
Panayiotis Charalambous is a youth trainer. He holds a Bsc in Biology from the University of Athens, Greece,
and a Msc in Environmental Sanitation from the University of Gent, Belgium. His interest is to develop and
impart knowledge on a holistic level to help forge a thinking community for a sustainable future among
youth. To that end he has applied himself as a youth educator in environmental sciences as well as social
skills through non-formal educational methods.
Maria Savvides holds a BA in European Studies and Modern Languages. After working for a year in Brussels
in the international youth non-governmental sector and in Berlin in the political sector, she completed her
Master of Science in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in Durham, UK. Maria has experience in creating,
implementing and monitoring EU-funded projects that promote opportunities and explore innovative
educational methodologies for youth and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Maria is also a youth
trainer who is actively taking part in bicommunal peacebuilding initiatives, as well as trainings related to
youth, migration, environmental issues, sustainability and post-conflict cooperation. Her interests also lie in
different forms of youth work including art, photography and street art.
Andreas Andreou holds a BA in Humanities from the University of Essex and an LLM Master of Laws from the University of Central Lancashire. He has nearly 10 years experience in the NGO filed focusing mainly on projects relevant to human rights, peace and global education. He worked as a project manager and/or researcher in projects funded by the European Commission (including Horizon2020) as well as other funders such as the UNDEF, ALF, ENAR and the EYF. He was involved in the work of the European Commission in the monitoring exercise of online hate speech. He is particularly interested and academically involved in LGBTQI rights and hate speech. Andreas is an experienced youth trainer and facilitator in non formal education.
Maria Perdikou Schiza holds a diploma in Travel & Tourism. She has considerable expertise in the travel industry, more particularly in incoming and outgoing operations. She has also experience in office administrator and event organizer roles, where her exceptional people skills and her ability to work independently and to multi-task were greatly recognized. She has a proven track record of meeting demanding deadlines and achieving targets. Maria has participated in several Erasmus+ projects for youth and adults. Some of her passions include: culture and tourism, the use of education as a tool for personal development as well as intercultural and intergenerational learning.