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Peter Krapf

Citizenship and history history teacher Schubart-Gymnasium in Ulm, Germany
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Peter Krapf was born in Oxford and was educated in the UK and Germany. He teaches citizenship and history at the Schubart-Gymnasium in Ulm, Germany, and trains teachers in citizenship education at the training college in Weingarten, Germany. Since 1996, he has been engaged in EDC/HRE teacher training projects, mainly in South Eastern Europe. He is co-editor of the series Living in Democracy.

EWC Activities: Democratic Governance of Schools in Ukraine (2014)

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Edward Huddleston

Expert in education for democratic citizenship and human rights education
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Edward Huddleston is a consultant in civic and citizenship education, and an Associate of the Citizenship Foundation in London. Mr Huddleston has worked in education in a number of different capacities - as classroom teacher, teacher educator, researcher, and writer. He has published articles in educational journals as well as practical teaching materials for use in schools. He also has experience of professional training and consultancy in citizenship and human rights education in a range of countries in Europe and the Middle East. He has been a trainer in the three South-East Europe Summer Academies “Human rights in Action” held in Montenegro, and is currently working on a European development project on the teaching of controversial issues in schools.

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Robert Jackson

Expert in Religions and Education
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Robert Jackson has expertise in the broad field of religions and education. He was Director of Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (1994-2012) and is Emeritus Professor of Religions and Education at the University of Warwick, UK, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education at Stockholm University, Sweden. He has been involved since 2002 in the Council of Europe’s work on the place of religions and non-religious convictions in intercultural education, and was Special Adviser to the European Wergeland Centre 2009-2014, holding a Visiting Professorship at Oslo University College. He contributed to the European Commission-funded REDCo project and directed the ‘Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity’ project in the Religion and Society Programme in the UK, on which he served as a member of the Steering Committee. He was Editor of the British Journal of Religious Education (1996-2011). In 2013 he received the William Rainey Harper Award from the Religious Education Association of the USA and Canada, presented to 'outstanding leaders whose work in other fields has had a profound impact upon religious education'. He was Vice-Chair of the joint Council of Europe/EWC committee focusing on the implementation of the 2008 Recommendation on teaching about religions and non-religious convictions. His publications include 26 books, including Signposts: Policy and Practice for Teaching about Religions and Non-Religious Worldviews in Intercultural Education (Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 2014) written on behalf of the joint CoE/EWC committee, and promoted in the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers’ Action Plan of May 2015. Signposts provides ideas for policy makers, schools and teacher educators across Europe, for implementing the 2008 Council of Europe Recommendation

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Elizabeth Kasa-Malksoo

Estonia
Trainer
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Elizabeth KASA-MÄLKSOO works as freelance trainer in designing and delivering trainings across the world in topics related to human rights, democracy, interculturality, youth participation. She is member of the Council of Europe's Youth Trainers Pool since 2000 and also delivers international trainings within the EU Erasmus+ Programme. She currently teaches Human Rights Education at Tartu University's School of Law and works as Human Rights Education Coordinator at the Estonian Institute of Human Rights. Elizabeth is passionate about working with schools and is the founder of the Human Rights Respecting Schools Network in Estonia. One of her latest project initiatives in cooperation with the European Wergeland Centre is connected with the Baltic Summer Academy for democracy and human rights, which is implemented by rotation by the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Ministries of Education.

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Natalia Kidalova

Headmaster of the Methodology Department of the City Council Melitopol, Ukraine.
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Kidalova is Headmaster of the Methodology Department of the City Council in Melitopol, Ukraine, and a teacher of Ukrainian at Specialized school No23. She is a graduate of the Melitopol State Pedagogical Institute where she studied Ukrainian language and literature at the Department of English language and foreign literature. Kidalova coordinates the process of establishing and implementing projects and workshops on the topic of active citizenship, development of social competence and EDC/HRE competence and intercultural education. Ms. Kidlova participated at the Regional Summer Academy “Democracy at School” in Poland, 2012 and was co-trainer at the 2015 School for Democracy in Ukraine.

EWC involvement: School for Democracy (Ukraine)

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Michalis Kakos

Dr
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Michalis is a senior lecturer, researcher and teacher trainer at Leeds Beckett University (UK). His research interests span in the areas of citizenship, Human rights and inclusive education with a particular focus on the school capacity to accommodate democratic pedagogies and inclusive practices.

Michalis has designed and led teacher training and postgraduate courses on Citizenship and Inclusive education and has held research fellowships at the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (CCHRE), University of Leeds and at the Centre for Research in Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) University of Edinburgh.

In his current research Michalis is studying the inclusion of refugee students into formal education and the use of dialogue in the classroom, particularly for the exploration of controversial issues.

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Melinda Mula

Educational Consultant
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Melinda Mula works at Kosova Education Center for more than 15 years as an educational expert and at the University of Prishtina, Mathematics Department for more than 20 years. She manages different in-service teacher trainer programs that are focused on professional development of teachers for implementing new methodologies in teaching and learning process and in integrating different human values, like anticorruption issues, democracy principles in various parts of the curriculum. She participated at the South East Europe Regional Summer Academy, "Human Rights in Action” in Montenegro, 2013 and the ToT EDC/HRE programme in Budapest 2016. As a co-trainer, she facilitated the Kosovo Academy for EDC/HRE in 2015. She is certified as a trainer for many in-service teacher training programs, such as: Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking, Mathematics and Teaching of Mathematics, Education against Corruption, EDC/HRE, etc. She graduated in Mathematics and holds a master degree in Mathematics, too.

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Filip Car

English teacher, Primary School Čakovec, Croatia
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Filip Car works as an English teacher at the 3rd Primary School Čakovec in Croatia. He participated at the South East Europe Regional Summer Academy, "Human Rights in Action” in Montenegro, 2013. He was also a member of the Croatian team in the Council of Europe pilot project Travel pass to democracy: supporting teachers for active citizenship. He is currently working on a project on peaceful conflict resolution together with partners from Slovenia. He has led several workshops on EDC/HRE cross-curricular implementation for English teachers and will be a co-trainer at the 2015 South East Europe Regional Summer Academy

EWC involvement: Regional Summer Academy Programme

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Ruben Krikyan

Civil Society and Education Program Coordinator, Jinishian Memorial Foundation (JMF), Armenia
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Mr. Krrikyan is a Civil Society and Education Program Coordinator of Jinishian Memorial Foundation (JMF). His primary tasks include research, development, implementation, and management of the projects related to civil society/ education sector. He is actively involved as a trainer/ facilitator in EDC/HRE projects of JMF in schools and universities. He is a founder and a Board Member of Avedissian “Green” private school in Yerevan. Mr. Krrikyan, as a country coordinator and HRE training facilitator/ trainer was involved in EQUITAS’ (international human rights training organization, Canada) HRE regional program in Ukraine.

EWC Activities: Regional Summer Academy Programme

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Veton Sylhasi

Programme officer Kosova Education Center (KEC)
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Veton Sylhasi is working as a program officer in a program for teacher professional development. He has been involved in various programs for professional development of teachers, school heads and other education stakeholders both at national and international level. His main area of expertise is EDC/HRE, development planning, education policies and research. He is also a human rights educator with young people and children and is a Director of Kosovar Association for Human and Children's Rights (KAHCR).

EWC involvement: Regional Summer Academy Programme

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Rolf Gollob

Prof. Dr. h.c.
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Prof. Dr. h.c. Rolf Gollob  is responsible for the acquisition and realisation of projects in the field of Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education at the Center IPE . Since 2008 Rolf Gollob is the Swiss National Coordinator for Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights for the Council of Europe. For his 20 years engagement for teacher training and Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights he received in December 2013 doctor honoris causa from "St Kliment Ohridski" University, Bitola – Macedonia. 

EWC involvement: The Kosovo Academy, School for Democracy (2015), Promoting Civic Education in the Russian Federal Regions (2015).

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Marzena Rafalska

Education Consultant, In-Service Teachers Training Centre in Lomza, Poland
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Marzena Rafalska is an educational consultant at the In-Service Training Centre in Lomza, Poland. She is a specialist in civil and European education, a human rights trainer at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, an EDC/HRE trainer at the Council of Europe, an HRE OSCE expert in Tajikistan, as well as an educator and a coach. She is a regular co-worker of the Centre for Education Development (ORE), Ministry of Education and Office of Children Rights Ombudsman. Rafalska is an author and a coordinator in many regional, national and international educational and social projects. Rafalska is a trainer for the Summer Academy in Poland since 2012.

EWC Activities: Schools for Democracy, Regional Summer Academy Programme, Promoting Civic Education in the Russian Regions

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