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.
Ivi Mavridou holds a degree in Law from University of Cyprus and a Master’s degree in Public International Law from Queen Mary University of London. During her studies, her research focused more on humanitarian issues, such as refugees, migrants, crimes against humanities, etc. Her passions include volunteering and participating in various Erasmus programmes.
Andriana Lagoudes is a designer and researcher dedicated in designing inclusive systems for sidelined people to unlearn their shame and build frameworks for the future that they want to be a part of. In her professional life she works as a Designer + Researcher, Creative Director and Cultural Producer. She taught at London College of Fashion and was a Lead Mentor for Not a School; an alternative education program at the intersection of ethics and technology by Samsung UK. She is a founding member of Faculty at Freedom and Balance, an art college for the artist in everyone and the founder of Social Club Cyprus. Her creative practice communicates in the mediums of speculative design, biomimicry, photography writing, illustration, filmmaking, making and strategy whilst her research focuses on sciences such as ecology, biology, ethnography and anthropology.