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 Eirini Kalemaki

Co-Founder and Project Development Manager

Eirini Kalemaki is the co-founder of Stimmuli and within the organisation she works as a project development manager by focusing on the design of new projects on Social Innovation & Civic Participation, Education & Skills, Migration & Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship. The past 10 years, she has worked as a researcher, project manager and project coordinator in numerous R&I projects for a variety of EC DG’s. She has deep knowledge of the H2020, Erasmus plus and tender-related funding mechanisms.

Ioanna Garefi

Co-Founder, Research and Innovation Manager

Ioanna is a Research and Innovation Policy Analyst and the second co-founder of STIMMULI. Since 2006 she has been involved with studies and projects addressing the evolution of research, technological development and innovation on regional, national and European level. She has coordinated and participated in various European and national programmes and has considerable experience as a project manager in EC research activities.

Sofia Kantsiou

Co-Founder, Project and Finance Manager

Sofia is one of the 3 co-founders of Stimmuli for Social Change. She works as a Project Manager by focusing on the design and implementation of projects that promote the inclusion of Social Economy and Social Innovation within education. Sofia demonstrates a 10-year experience in supporting third sector organisations and businesses and she has also worked as a Finance Manager on several EU projects (H2020, Erasmus, CHAFEA) that advocate cooperatives and social economy organisations.

Giota Digkoglou

Researcher and communication assistant

Giota is a member of STIMMULI team, and as a junior researcher she helps in innovative and research EU-Funded projects with design, implementation, and management tasks. Giota is at the beginning of her research career, as one year ago started her Ph.D. in the Department of Business Administration of the University of Macedonia, with a specialization in combining multicriteria decision analysis with argumentation theory in enterprises.

       Effie Amanatidou

External Senior Researcher

Effie Amanatidou, is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research / University of Manchester (UK). Effie has 20 years of experience in research and innovation policy analysis including in particular foresight studies and evaluation / impact assessment of research policies and programmes. Since two years ago Effie has taken up a special interest in social innovation especially in relation to grass-roots initiatives emerging in contexts of financial crises in the South of Europe.

     Nikos Amanatidis

External Educational Advisor

Nikos works as an external consultant in Stimmuli, bringing his long experience and expertise in the field of education, teachers training and ICTs. Nikos is an education expert with considerable experience in adult and teachers training, design of ICT learning environments and ICT related pedagogies. He is an Educational Coordinator in Northern Greece, as well as a Project Manager and Evaluator of European Projects at the Regional Directorate of Education of Central Macedonia.

      Ifigeneia Kokkali

External Educational Advisor

Ifigeneia works as an external consultant for STIMMULI. She holds a PhD on international migration with a focus on migrant integration (IFU, 2009). Since August 2016, she is appointed as migration expert & experienced project manager to the Working Group for the Management, Coordination and Monitoring of the Refugee Education of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. Previously, she has worked  as  researcher  and  project  coordinator  in  several  academic  institutions.

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Kyla Raby

External Expert on advocacy and human rights

Kyla became a member of STIMMULI in January 2018 and she is the creator of the Change Shapers programme. She is a humanitarian at heart, having spent the last 10 years primarily working with non-government organisations in the areas of migration support, community development, human rights, international law and protection. These experiences allowed her to live and work alongside local communities in 15 different countries and experience first hand what can happen when people from diverse backgrounds come together and support one another to thrive.

     Alexandros Nioras

External Senior Researcher

Alexandros is a research consultant. He holds a BSc degree in Mathematics with specialization in Economics from the University of Sussex and an MSc degree in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU, University of Sussex, UK. During the past eighteen years he has participated in over 50 national and EU projects, in the field of science, technology and innovation, as well as in many policy evaluation and assessment projects, with the aim of identifying potential issues for transferability, scalability and sustainability.

 Efi Papadopoulou

External Expert

Efi Papadopoulou is Cultural Entrepreneur specialized in producing social awareness events and festivals. She has studied Applied Arts and Creative Therapy and she is an expert in organising and facilitating community building activities through the Arts. Efi was living in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands) for 9 years as working in diversity management projects and upon her return to her home town (Thessaloniki) she is collaborating with Stimmuli on various culture based initiatives such as the Wish Tree project.