Youth Counseling against Radicalization an Holistic Approach to support Vulnerable Adolescents (YCARE)

Period: 1/12/2015 – 30/11/2017

Funding: Netherlands, in the context of Erasmus+ Programm

In the past few years radicalization towards violent extremist and terrorist positions is considered an increasing threat in the European Union. Because of recent terrorist attacks, an increase in young people who participate or sympathize with extremist groups and an increase in other forms of violence and intolerance (e.g. juvenile gangs, xenophobia, islamophobia etc.), radicalization has become a priority and a challenge on the political agenda.

Smart Patients Holistic Empowerment of Citizens to Become Expert in Their Own Health

Period: 9/2016 – 8/2018
Funding: Croatia in the context of Erasmus+ Programm

A concrete theme identified in the EU Health Strategy includes „empowering citizens – putting patients at the heart of the system and encouraging them to be involved in managing their own healthcare needs“. Preventive care should therefore not be left alone to doctors and hospitals, also the individual must be empowered and become a „smart patient“.

Therapy 2.0 – Counselling and Therapeutic Interactions with Digital Natives

Period: 9/2016 – 8/2018
Funding: Germany in the context of Erasmus+

Up to now most activities concerning counselling and therapy with ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) have been limited to applications of personal computers for emails and internet tools. Counsellors and therapists still rely almost exclusively on traditional interaction with their clients (“the couch”). Due to this, especially the younger generation and “digital natives” may not be reached to the full extent, as they have a fundamentally different communication behaviour.

Naval Fire Fighting Training & Education System (NAFTES)

Period: 10/2016 – 9/2018

Funding: Greece (ΙΚΥ) in the context of ERASMUS+ programm.:

The project aims at developing a holistic Naval Fire Fighting Training and Education System (NAFTES) to complement existing training infrastructure available in a special Unit of the HMOD (Hellenic Navy, Naval Training Command – NTC). The discussed training facilities are the Fire Fighting Simulator (FFS) and the Crew Evacuation Simulator (CES) both installed and operated in the Damage Control School (DCS) of the NTC (Naval Fortress of Skaramagkas).

Health and Social Care Promotion Materials That Focus on Intimacy and Sexuality in the Third Age (INTIMAGE)

Period: 9/2014 – 8/2016

Funding: EU – Erasmus+ Programm

We, as society, don’t discuss sexuality enough when considering the lives of older adults. It’s easy to assume that ageing brings dramatic changes and that sexuality is not a topic that concerns older adults to any great degree. However, everyone while becoming older understands that sexuality is an important part of life, throughout one’s lifetime.

Browsing through the compendia of Lifelong Learning projects, there is a colorful multitude of projects that have developed teaching and learning materials for seniors, but none of them refers to the fact that health care professionals cannot find information to learn more about aging and sexuality.

Short Description of e-University

The action of e-University concerns the digital services of information and administration of the higher education that are provided to the citizens, e.g., students, candidate students (pupils), graduates, parents, the teaching and research personnel, contractors and suppliers. The objective of the particular action is to complete and unify the existing operations in each institution, in order to achieve a very high level of provided digital governmental services, which will approach the citizens, having as a main characteristic the easier access and exploitation of services offered via Internet.

Since this project exploits and unifies the already developed know-how within the academic institutions, it achieves a very important economy of scale. The total of subsystems that will be developed in the present project, since they will be developed in open code software, will be available and able to operate in all academic institutions.

The project constitutes a pilot action, since it develops the infrastructures of information systems in representative institutions and expects its further extension and its catholic implementation in the entire academic community via the Peripheral Programs of regions, where are the academic institutions located, as well as via the processes of their regular budgets and public investments. The result of this effort aims at the restriction of expenses through the simplification of bureaucratic mechanisms and the support of processes of service to the citizen, with the use of Information and Communication Technologies, minimizing at the same time its response time.

The proposals are based on the adoption of a more general model of infrastructures for the provision of electronic services at four (4) levels, which include:

  • The publication of texts and parcels of information of the higher education,
  • The interactive environment, meaning the provision of information to the interested parties with the use of electronic means, such as web pages, e-mail, fax, FAQ nodes, etc,
  • The environment of transaction, with the ability of electronic deposit of applications, follow-up and service of these and
  • The combined services, which include the service of citizens (students, candidate students (pupils), graduates, parents, instructive and inquiring personnel, contractors and suppliers) by centers, which offer unified services, of various levels and sectors of education. For the specific project these points are the points of service of citizens in the higher education, which are the secretariats of departments for the total of academic subjects and the corresponding administrative services for the remaining cases of service of citizens.

For the development and support of these services the planning and concretization of the essential network/-calculating infrastructure is forecasted, which is also required in the already developed and functioning, as well as special infrastructures of applications in each of the pilot institutions of the third degree. These institutions, in which the actions of the present project will be pilot developed have been carefully selected with criterion the already existing relative infrastructure in hardware and software, the possibility of completion and unification of the already developed operations, the exploitation of developed know-how, but also the representativity of the academic community in order for the results of the pilot act to be directly applicable to the entire community.

Also, in the fields of the project the essential equipment and software will be worked-out and acquired with public competitions according to the legislation that conditions Information Society (ΚτΠ Α.Ε.). The result, especially in the software competitions will be open code software in order to make easier the diffusion of the results in the academic institutions.

Social Literacy Training for Public Sector Staff

Period: 1/2013 – 3/2015

Funding: EU – Lifelong Learning Programm

Social literacy means the presence of social skills, knowledge and positive human values that support the ability in people to act positively and responsibly in social settings, and also their ability to successfully and deliberately mediate his/her world as family members, workers, citizens and lifelong learners.The public sector needs staff with a high level of social skills to meet public expectations. Therefore, governments and communities are interested to increase the standards of their staff and to develop their abilities for teamwork and for professional and personal life skills.

Central Repository of Greek Open Courses

Period: 1/2013 – 10/2015

Funding: NSRF 2007 – 2013. Operational Programm “Life Long Learning”, co-financed by Greece and the European Union.

The horizontal project “Central Repository of Greek Open Courses” aimed at supporting the Greek HEI in developing and providing open academic courses. The main target of the horizontal project is to develop, and make available to the public, a National Open Courses Search Portal (NOCS) as a means for searching centrally the open courses provided by the Greek HEI. A big number of open courses include educational multimedia content, such as video lectures.

RESILIENCE – a key skill for education and job – a key skill for education and job

Period: 12/2012 – 11/2014

Funding: EU – Lifelong Learning Programm

The main objective of the project is to establish “resilience” as a horizontal theme in adult education.  We also consider the pursuit of resilience as a key competence enabling individuals to adapt to a changing society and labour market requirements and to strengthen self-confidence and personal fulfilment.

ARTIP – Awareness Raising and Training for the Istanbul Protocol

Period: 4/2010 – 12/2012

Funding: EU – Lifelong Learning Programm

Social and especially organized violence is one of the most destructive forces impacting on health, quality of life of individuals and groups, and on civil society in general. Careful interaction with and support of survivors in legal procedures, documentation, monitoring and persecution leading to both prevention and rehabilitation have been targeted therefore by international standards by the UN “Istanbul Protocol Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment” (IP).