As the Organizing Committee (Ambassadors T4E I. Kampourmali, V. Kuloheri, F. Lazaraki and D. Rammos), we are delighted to announce the successful completion of the competition entitled "40-Year Membership of Greece in the EU - Democracy and Values: Digital Creations and Writings" in Primary School Education in the framework of the Erasmus+ ΚΑ3 2018-2021 – policy making entitled “Teachers4Europe: Setting an Agora for Democratic Culture”. Despite the adverse pandemic conditions and the exceptionally heavy burden experienced by both educators and school learners, the competition reached high participation levels, and the artistic works submitted displayed high quality levels in all three (3) Participation Categories. Due to this, an increased number of awards have been considered essential. Particular thanks go to our cooperating colleagues AT4E V. Manoli and R. Sarri (Korinth), G. Destes and V. Katsigianni (Piraeus, Attica), and K. Kotsidis and I. Lazaridis (South Athens, Attica). We would also like to thank our sponsor, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), for the award gifts offered.
Re. Award Prizes, see flipbook here: https://www.flipbookpdf.net/web/site/a05bfa32b0a6c4a971352e286f1c2df7a0233714202104.pdf.html
Re. the total of the works submitted, see digital poster here: https://edu.glogster.com/glog/40/48haecg9w82

The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, of the Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture and Youth, in the framework of the European Programme Erasmus+ KA3 entitled "Teachers4Europe: setting an Agora for Democratic Culture" organised a three-day Online Winter School "Learning4Europe2Change" which took place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021. The action was addressed to teachers of all levels with the aim of training them in the values ​​of the European Union and integrating them into the teaching practice. In the context of the implementation of the Winter School, the awareness for the understanding of diversity as an opportunity and not as a problem in the professional context and the understanding of the critical role played by the teacher were strengthened. Issues such as the relationship between teacher and student in a democratic and inclusive school, the acquisition of knowledge, the cultivation of values ​​and the formation of attitudes and behaviors compatible with the functioning of democratic societies with the contribution of teachers as well as taking action to promote teaching practices that will contribute to the development of a democratic culture.

The Online Winter School began with greetings from the Director of the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Dr. Athena Michailidou, the Secretary General of Primary, Secondary & Special Education of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece, the Academic Coordinator Associate Professor Foteini Asderaki as well as the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth of the European Union for the period 2010-2014, Mr. Androula Vassiliou. This was followed by a detailed presentation by the facilitators of the Winter Online School, Ms. Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard and Dr. Ildikó Lázár from the NGO Learn2Change on ‘Student and teacher wellbeing in online environments’.

Within the framework of the Online Winterschool, open interactive discussion activities were held on issues related to European Values, the teaching methodology of these values ​​as well as topics focusing on distance education and the COVID-19 pandemic. The winter school included six workshops, in which teachers from all over Europe and all levels presented the activities they developed with their students under the Teachers4Europe Program. These actions were captured in a video that was shown at the end of the Winter School. In addition, representatives of the partners of the Teachers4Europe Program made an assessment of the work of the Winter School and gave the message of teachers for today's Europe.

Teachers4Europe Program is coordinated by the University of Piraeus Research Center. Cyprus Pedagogical Institute participates as a partner. The other Program Partners are St Margaret College from Malta, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, the Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, EURACTIV LTD, the Greek National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Education and Religions of Greece, and Learn to Change - Change to Learn [L2C].

Specifically, the Program aims to:

(a) to support teachers and pupils in Europe who it places at the heart of a functioning solidarity democracy;

(b) to promote knowledge of the EU, its history, operation, policies and strategies;

(c) promote understanding of participation in national and European institutions and decision-making;

(d) to strengthen the understanding and appropriation of the EU 's values ​​and fundamental rights, valuing democratic culture as its core value.

More information about the Online Winter School can be found at: http://cyprusconferences.org/teachers4europe2021/

The Erasmus+ KA3 “Teachers4Europe: Setting up an Agora for Democratic Culture” (2018-2021) Program, led by and oriented to the production of creative work and the promotion of the European ideas in education, organizes the international e-Conference entitled «Promoting EU values in the time of social distancing», which will take place on Saturday June 6th 2020, 09:00-18:30 EEST and Sunday June 7th 10:00-15:30 EEST

The topic priority of the e-Conference will be the onsite and online teaching of EU values in school settings. As such, its main purpose will be to disseminate and discuss innovative methodological approaches and teaching techniques and tools, as regards the teaching of EU values during the recent emerging changes. Selected papers will be presented, including good practices already implemented at schools and/or creative suggestions and ideas suitable for the new educational circumstances with an emphasis on how these could be applied to the teaching of EU values.

E-Conference Program

6 – 7 June 2020

1st Day: Saturday 6 June 2020


09:00 - 10:30 1st Panel

09:00 - 09:15  Teaching of EU values via "reflection situations", Lazaridis Ioannis
09:15 - 09:30  Learning about EU Values, Sotiriadou Lampriani
09:30 - 09:45  Teachers4Europe: Promoting Democratic Values through Rhetoric in 5th Grade Primary School Children, Arkoudea Melpomeni, Arvanitakis Konstantinos
09:45 - 10:00  EU common values: an eclass course for joint projects, Liakopoulou Efstratia
10:00 - 10:30  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Maria Katsigianni, PhD candidate at the University of Piraeus, Project Manager of the T4E program


10:30 - 11:00 The EU values in a time of social distancing

Foteini Asderaki,  Associate Professor, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, Academic Coordinator of the T4E program, Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies, Greece
Sergiu Miscoiu,  Professor of Political Science, Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Ana Pantea,  Lect., Head of Department of International Relations and German Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania


11:00 – 12:30 2nd Panel

11:00 - 11:15  Europe and We, Avgousti Helen, Golikidou Lemonia
11:15 - 11:30  Click to The European Union, past and present, Lăcrămioara Iordăchescu, Sorina Locovei, Valerica Paniate, Tiberius Părpăuță, Carmen Tomescu, Bârlădeanu Alina
11:30 - 11:45  Exploring our European Identity in Gymnasio Vevis, Karantzouli Anna
11:45 - 12:00  Teaching European Union fundamental values through Natural and Environmental disasters in the Teachers4Europe program framework, Bampasidis Georgios
12:00 - 12:30  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Ana Pantea, Lect., Head of Department of International Relations and German Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania


12:30 - 14:00 3rd Panel

12:30 - 12:45  Travelling, seeing and talking about children’s rights, Rellia Maria, Argiro Manthou, Kanychis Panagiotis
12:45 - 13:00  Engaging young children in learning activities that echo the values of democracy. The paradigm of two Hellenic kindergarten, Tsiara Efthymia, Vassi Christina, Mylona Eleni, Bouna Theodora, Sakellaropoulou Evdoxia
13:00 - 13:15  Fun with Flags - A learning scenario on citizenship education, Maravelaki Sofronia
13:15 - 13:30  Teaching about democracy and civic mindedness in the time of social distancing, Sabor Iryna, Khrystyna Chushak 
13:30 - 14:00  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Papadimitriou Sofia, PhD, Teaching Fellow in the Master Program International and European Policies on Education, Training and Research, University of Piraeus


14:00 - 15:30 4th Panel

14:00 - 14:15  14go4democracy, Karadouka Foteini 
14:15 - 14:30  Elderly are the best educators. Intergenerational learning can foster soft skills and democratic values, Tsigka Georgia 
14:30 - 14:45  Effectiveness of collaboration in investigation and learning about the global issues, Došlov Jelena
14:45 - 15:00  Geoinformatics as an educational tool for the development of the status of global active citizenship, Chrysomalidou Anastasia, Chrysomalidis Grigorios, Boukorou Anna , Boukorou Vasiliki , Seferiadis Iraklis, Spiliotis Ioannis 
15:00 - 15:30  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Dr Efi Paparistodemou, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute


15:30 – 17:00 5th Panel

15:30 – 15:45  On the Degitalization of Education from the perspective of an actor, Sima Mariana  
15:45 – 16:00  DigiLit in the COVID-19 pandemic era, Karagiannidou Evangelia, Kiriakaki Theodora, Sofia Arvanitidou 
16:00 – 16:15  eTwinning - Tool for promoting EU values, Costantea Camelia 
16:15 – 16:30  Promoting EU values and social solidarity through art in the years of COVID-19, Arvanitidou Sofia, Kallia Efstathia, Papanikolaou Panagiota 
16:30 – 17:00  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Maria Katsigianni, PhD candidate at the University of Piraeus, Project Manager of the T4E program


17:00 – 18:30 6th Panel

17:00 - 17:15  Culture and Europe through the eyes of Youngsters, Sklirou Theofani 
17:15 - 17:30  Approaching the Values of the European Union through Cinema, Kassotaki - Psaroudaki Popi, Chiotaki Eirini 
17:30 - 17:45  A school full of colours – Rainbow Project, Lymperi Theodora
17:45 - 18:00  Design of Good Practices for the Erasmus+ Teachers4Europe Program (2018-2021): Approaches and Implications, Kuloheri Foteini - Vassiliki 
18:00 - 18:30  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Dr F. V. Kuloheri, UPRC Representative for On-site Training Materials, Ambassador T4E



2nd Day: Sunday 7 June 2020


10:00 – 11:00 Simulation exercise guidelines

Learning for Democracy: Experiential learning of EU as a tool for European citizenship and democratic values awareness
Stylianos Ioannis Tzagkarakis, Teaching Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher of the Department of Political Science of the University of Crete, Field Manager of the Centre for Human Rights (KEADIK), Deputy Director of the Scientific Directorate of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc) 
Dimitrios Kritas, PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Crete, Scientific Associate of the Public Policy and Administration Research Laboratory, Vice-President of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc)


11:00 – 12:30 1st Panel

11:00 - 11:15  Simulation as a learning tool to promote EU values. The case study of Experimental Primary School of Serres "K. Karamanlis", Karagkiozis Ioannis, Loukas Konstantinos 
11:15 - 11:30  Teaching EU values and rights through gaming and creative activities,Kofou Ifigenia, Efraimidou Melpomeni
11:30 - 11:45  The game in Europe's neighborhoods, Katsigianni Victoria, Georgiopoulos Kostantinos, Dellaporta Eleni
11:45 - 12:00  EU values in a nutshell, Kostoudis Konstantinos
12:00 - 12:30  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard, Social psychologist and Pedagogical advisor. Executive director of Learn to Change (L2C - NGO specialised in professional development of teachers and teacher educators). Evaluator for the European Commission H2020 programme


12:30 – 14:00 2nd Panel

12:30 – 12:45  Educational Alternatives in the period of Homeschooling, Boșcodeală Felicia Elena 
12:45 – 13:00  The project "Make Yourself at Home", Dendaki Agapi, Charikleia Bouta 
13:00 – 13:15  Pedagogical Use of the Kahoot! Learning Platform in modern online teaching practices developed through the needs for social distancing, Macri Dimitra, Makris Ioannis 
13:15 – 13:30  Cognitive Skills' Contribution to Citizenship Education, Karyotaki Maria
13:30 – 14:00  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Julie Gyftoula, L2C


14:00 – 15:30 3rd Panel

14:00 – 14:15  Tools and practices for learning about Europe and promoting democratic dialogue, Ginoudi Athina, Drakaki Maria
14:15 – 14:30  United in Diversity ("Unis dans la diversité"), Chasioti Vasiliki, Charikleia Bouta
14:30 – 14:45  Travel to Democratic Europe: Α world with a lot of Rights, Values and Destinations, Tasiouli Georgia
14:45 – 15:00  Dear Europe, get well soon! - postcards to Europe, Obodariu Gabriela
15:00 – 15:30  Questions – Discussion

Moderator: Dilari Vera, MSc., ERDIC Lab Collaborator

We would like to inform you that, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Greece's accession to the European Union, the Ambassadors Teachers4Europe Ioanna Kampourmali (Central & Southern Sector of Athens), Fotini-Vassiliki Slot Machine (Western Sector of Athens), Fani Athraki Dimitris Rammos (Southern Sector of Athens), in the framework of their actions to achieve the goals of the Erasmus + ΚΑ3 2018 - 2021 program –policy making- entitled “Teachers4Europe: Setting an Agora for Democratic Culture”, announce a Student Creation Competition for the month of February 2021 of the school year 2020-2021 with the theme "40 Years of Greece in the EU - Democracy and Values: I Create - I Write Digitally".

This competition is addressed to students of Primary Education of the Central, Western and Southern Sector of Athens, Piraeus and Corinth, areas in which the above Ambassadors Teachers4Europe are activated as the Organizing Committee of the competition, as well as the collaborators Ambassadors Teachers4Europe Konstantinos Kotsidis and Ioannis Lazaridis (Southern Sector of Athens), Georgios Destes and Victoria Katsigianni (Piraeus), and Vaia Manoli and Ourania Sarri (Corinth).

The competition is a trigger for teachers (Teachers4Europe candidates) and their students to gain knowledge on relevant topics, such as the historical path of Greece's accession to the EU, the resulting benefits, European values ​​and their importance for the daily life of EU citizens etc., to think, discuss and express themselves creatively regarding key areas of reflection, such as:

  • What do "democracy" and "democratic values" mean within the European Union?
  • How do democracy and European values ​​shape the daily life of Greeks?
  • What changes have taken place in Greece since its accession to the European Union?
  • How do these changes affect the daily life of Greeks?
  • What should each of us do to contribute to the formation of a Greece worthy of European values?
  • How would a child want his life and the world to be based on European values?

Depending on the class they attend, students who wish to take part in the competition can participate individually (due to the special conditions of the pandemic and in order to comply with the measures to protect public health) with their projects in one of the following categories:

  • Category A: Kindergarten and Primary School
  • Category B: B 'and C' Primary
  • Category C: D ', E' and S 'Primary

Participants are invited to submit their original works in digital format. These works can be written texts or artistic creations. Depending on the type of creation they choose, the works of the participants can be:

  • Written text (eg poem, short story, historiography, article, etc.) or
  • Poster or
  • Digital painting or
  • Digital comic

Please note that:

  1. All creations should be original and no material from other creators (eg photos, images, drawings) should be used.
  2. The digital nature of the works is mandatory, and lies in the fact that these works may have been created with digital technological means (eg use of digital tools, Word programs, Powerpoint, digital camera, etc.) or be digital in the final their format (eg convert Word to PDF, save project to electronic media, etc.). Therefore, basic tools for the expression of students should be the computer and, depending on the type of creation (writing-artistic creation) the written word, the image, the moving forms, the sounds etc. λπ.
  3. In case images, photos, etc. are used. depicting other persons, the approval of these persons must have been obtained before using the material in question.
  4. In the case of articles, short stories and historiographies the length of the texts will not exceed 1,000 words.
  5. In the case of posters, paintings and comics, these can be created on paper or other material in paper sizes up to A4, and scanned or photographed in high resolution. They can also be designed in a digital design program with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels in pdf, jpeg or png format.

The competition will be held from 01-02-2021 to 28-02-21, which is the deadline for submission of works (time 24:00). It is very important that the participation in the competition is the result of the allocation of at least one teaching hour. Contestants can create their work either during the lesson (if circumstances allow) or at home as a homework assignment.

The projects should be sent as a result of the study of the subject by the teachers or by the parents / guardians of the students themselves to the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The digital form of the project to be submitted (eg pdf, png, etc.) should be saved in English with: student's name, teacher's name, school school department, e.g. petropoulos_katsigianni_34dimotiko peiraia_A1. Depending on the type of work, these can be submitted as attachments to the message or as links (if they are posted on a website). The message with which a project will be sent should include the following Application Form completed and signed by the parents / guardians of the participants in the competition. The signing of this Declaration by the parents / guardians is also the written consent of the parents / guardians for the participation of their children in the competition and, in case of an award, for the publication of the student's work and data electronically on the official website and in the official social networks of the program.

Registration form: https://teachers4europe.eu/files/dilosi-simmetoxis-feb2021.doc

The evaluation of the projects will be done by the members of the Organizing Committee. Two (2) projects will be awarded from each Category. The evaluation criteria are: 1. Thematic relevance 2. Originality 3. Aesthetic quality and 4. Creativity. The winning projects and the names of the winners will be posted on the official website and social networks of the program.

In case any participation does not meet the conditions of the competition will be excluded.

Finally, it is unreservedly stated that, regarding the projects that will be sent electronically to the Organizing Committee, the Committee will take measures to protect the personal data of the students, and the projects and data of the students will be deleted from the relevant digital file after their evaluation. . Also, all others involved in the competition (parents / guardians, teachers, etc.) must protect the personal data of the participants based on the applicable in the European and Greek personal data protection legislation and the legal framework on intellectual property.

The Organisation Committee: Ioanna Kampourmali, Fotini-Vasiliki Slot Machine, Fani Lazaraki, Dimitris Rammos

On Friday, the 1st and Saturday, the 2nd of November 2019, the Reception Ceremony of the Teachers4Europe Ambassadors, who will participate in the Erasmus+ KA3 Programme “Teachers for Europe: Setting an Agora for Democratic Education” took place in Piraeus. They were also trained for the needs of the Program.

The Welcome Ceremony took place in the Laskaridis Foundation's event room. Greetings were extended by: Markos Koutras, Professor, Vice-Rector of Finance, Planning and Development of the University of Piraeus, Sofia Zacharaki, Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, George Moschovis, Greek Deputy Commissioner for European Affairs , Maria Mendrinou, Professor, Director of the MSc International and European Policies in Education, Training and Research, and Sissy Aligizaki, Vice Mayor for Education, Lifelong Learning and School Buildings of Piraeus Municipality.

Academic staff of the University of Piraeus, postgraduate students and Teachers4Europe Ambassadors attended the ceremony and were briefed on the objectives and structure of the Programme. The Programme was presented by Fotini Asderaki, Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator of the Programme. The historical evolution of the Programme was addressed by Xanthi Chouliara, T4E Primary Education Ambassador, Zakynthos, Corina Pertsinidou, T4E Secondary Education Ambassador, Eastern Attica, and George Destes, T4E Primary Education Ambassador.

The Training of Ambassadors lasted two days and took place at the University of Piraeus. The schedule included talks on the European Union and Greece's role in it, on Democracy and Human Rights, on the Erasmus+ Programme, on the European Digital Skills Frameworks and the T4E online Platform. At the same time, the teachers were divided into groups per educational level and participated in specially designed workshops of different thematics.

The Reception Ceremony and the Training of Ambassadors were also broadcast online through a special platform for Ambassadors whose physical presence was impossible.

Training Program

Training Presentations

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