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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.


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.

Mary Messiou is a graduate from the University, College in Tilburg with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in the field of Arts and Humanities: Past-Present-Future. Her research predominantly focused on the topics of politics, religion, gender, and culture. Mary has a passion for volunteering and is active in the Bi-Communal initiatives on the island. Mary had the opportunity to intern for the United Nations Development Programme in Nairobi, Kenya and upon graduating from her BA interned for an International Humanitarian Aid Organisation in Amersfoort, Netherlands. These professional experiences reinforced her aspiration to remain active in the areas of human rights, social inclusion, and gender empowerment.


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