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Danae Anezaki was born in Athens. She has graduated from the Film Studies of the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2014 she received the master’s degree “Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education” from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. Her interests focus on new media education and in particular on training programs designing and development of cinematography at schools. Currently she has been working in a great deal of various cultural projects focused on education and audiovisual means.
Apostοlos Athanasiadis was born in Piraeus. He graduated from the University of Crete in 2000 with a degree in Economics. In 2003 he completed his master’s degree in Maritime Studies and International Trade from London Metropolitan University. He has worked in shipping companies in Great Britain and in Greece for 12 years. Currently he has been working in Piraeus and is a specialist in software applications and new technologies for shipping companies and cargo ships.
Vassilis Bokolas was born in Lavrio, Attica. He received his PhD in Education Sciences from the University of Crete in 2007 under the European Union scholarship. His research interests are concentrated in the science of education (PhD, 2007, EU scholarship) with emphasis on the functional integration of “new media” and intercultural approach. Today, he is the CEO of “Xenios Polis. Culture, Science and Action”, www.xeniospolis.gr as well as the scientific director of GRIPEN EUROPE, based in Romania. In addition to the above, he teaches at the Hellenic American Educational Institute (Athens-Psychiko College), at the Department of History and Archeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and at ASPAETE. (Athens). He has also collaborated with the Technological University of Cyprus, Digital Heritage Research Lab. Finally, he completed a post-doctoral research at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on “History and video games: development of pedagogical criteria for the evaluation and assembly of digital games”, which will be published in a book this year. His scientific experience concerns, among others, training programs with intercultural dimension (scientific responsibility, coordination, etc.) and functional integration of ICT in teaching. His writing activity includes a scientific monograph titled “EDUCATION AND POLIS: Greek Education, “politics and youth” by Alexandria Publications, Athens 2015, sponsored by Alpha Bank’s Kostopoulos Foundation, http://alexandria-publ.gr/shop/pedia-ke-polis/, educational material (13 books, curricula, digital material), original teaching scripts for ICT lessons (4) and other publications (23). Finally, he has made a number of proposals (35) at international and national scientific conferences and workshops, and has coordinated and / or participated in scientific or organizational committees of conferences and workshops.
Evangelos Bournakis was born in Athens. In 2003 he graduated from Merchant Navy Academy of Aspropyrgos under the rank of Class C’ Engineer of Merchant Navy and then he addressed the maritime profession with simultaneous and continuous seminary training and retraining. He was promoted to the rank of Class B’ Engineer of Merchant Marine and served on oil tankers ships in the Navy fleet under the rank of petty officer engineer. He was actively involved with the sea training in Merchant Navy Academy of Macedonia as a lab assistant for more than two years, during which he taught – among others – laboratory courses (e.g. engine room simulator). In 2013 he was promoted to the rank of Class A’ Engineer of Merchant Navy and he worked in a shipping company as a chief engineer for over a year. Currently he is working in the Greek merchant marine and he is highly interested in issues of support for sailors’ families.
Demetra Sitareniou was born in Athens and since 2003 she has been working as a public servant (primary education) in the Greek Ministry of Education while actively participating in educational and cultural programs of the same Ministry. After her pedagogical studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, she was trained in Bremen University, Germany (D.A.A.D. program) with specialization in Second Language Teaching (1998). As scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation in Greece, she completed her postgraduate studies (Master’s Degree) at University of Crete in 2003, and in 2011 she was declared a Doctor of Education Sciences from the same university in the academic field of sociolinguistics. Her research and literary activities are announcements and lectures at conferences and seminars in Greece and in Europe as well as published articles and studies in scientific journals and conference proceedings.