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2023 events

July 6-7: Fourth transnational project meeting of the CitSci4All project. Athens, Greece.

June 28-29: (invited) Working group on Agri-food by the European Citizen Science Association(ECSA), INRAE, Paris.

June 19: “Crowdfunding in practice”: insights from an Irish museum”. eCHOIng webinar.

June 13: “Education and advocacy for environmental justice”. Webinar of the GreenVETers project.

May 30-31: HEIDI project Final Conference (online)

May 24: “Introduction to fundraising for cultural heritage: possibilities, aims and examples”, eCHOIng webinar.

May 11: 2nd transnational meeting of the LibOCS project, Thessaloniki, Greece.

May 10: “Digital actions for a social purpose: University libraries for active citizenship through citizen science”, HEIDI Multiplier event in Greece, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki.

April 11: “Business and academic resilience to support the Ukrainian crisis response in the Baltics”. Webinar of the Baltics4UA project

April 3-4: final project meeting and multiplier event of the HEIDI project, Learning Planet Institute, France.

February 12-14: Final project meeting of The GLAMers project, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus.

January 25-27: Second transnational project meeting of the GreenVETers project. Warsaw, Poland.

January 23: “Academic activism as manifestation of societal engagement and social innovation in responsible research”. Workshop of the Re_ACT project hosted by the Roskilde University, Denmark.

January 19-20: Third transnational project meeting of the CitSci4All project. Lyon, France.

January 17-18: Kick-off-meeting of the AGILE project. Université Paris 8, France.

January 17-18: Kick-off-meeting of the Welcome! project. Brno, Czech Republic.

2022 events

December 12: “European Citizen Science”. Presentation at the “Open Science services in Greece and the European Open Science Cloud Pilot Cloud (EOSC)” workshop organised by “Athena”​ Research and Innovation Center and Innovation Center, and the RAISE Science project. Thessaloniki.

December 6: “Environmental citizen sensing: social participation, arts and technology”. Webinar of the GreenVETers project.

December 1: “Visitors as active citizens: enhancing public participation in actions of cultural heritage institutions for climate change”. Multiplier event of The GLAMers project at the Goulandris Natural History Museum, Kifisia.

November 8: “Forms of citizen engagement in cultural heritage preservation: case study from the war in Ukraine”. Presentation at the Euromed Conference 2022, Cyprus.

November 8: “Citizen Enhanced Open Science in Cultural Heritage – Review and analysis of practices in Higher Education”. Presentation at the Eurome Conference 2022, Cyprus. Study.

October 27: “Universities in crises: The quest for resilience in higher education institutions (and its effect on bottom-up social participation). Invited talk at the International Online Conference & Bar Camp “Resilience Day – What we can learn from crises” organised by FH Münster’s project “THEA Ukraine X”.

October 27: “Hackathons as open innovation examples for cultural heritage preservation during conflict”. Presentation  at the No Time To Wait Conference, The Netherlands.

October 25: “Active citizenship: The role of librarians in citizen science”. Workshop delivered in the online event organised by OpenAIRE Cyprus as part of the CeOS project.

October 6: “Citizen science for environmental and health issues in conflict zones”. Presentation at the 2022 European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) conference, Berlin, 5-8 October. Abstract.

September 29: “Open innovation in academia-society cooperation: examples of cultural heritage preservation in a crisis situation”. Talk at the annual Europeana conference.

August 30: final project meeting and multiplier event of the INOS project. Leiden University, The Netherlands

July 7: “From Open and Citizen Science to Activism: Roles for Academic Staff”. Webinar of the INOS project.

June 10, “community- driven innovation for Ukrainian cultural heritage”. Webinar on “Cultural Heritage Threats and the Role of Citizen Engagement Inside and Outside Universities”, INOS project.

June 2, “hacktivism by using earth observations for a social purpose”. Webinar on “Digital action: scope, methodology, tools and practices”, HEIDI project.

May 3 “Citizen science in academia-society relationships: few thoughts at the 3-year INOS journey”. Multiplier event, Bringing Open Knowledge and Innovation to Higher Education, University of Bordeaux.

May 4, “EU Space data for cultural heritage”. Online workshop “Open data in all its form: science, pedagogy and society” by the datactivists and University of Bordeaux.

February 24, « citizen science : introduction to the role of librarians” (in Greek) Επιστήμη των πολιτών: εισαγωγή στο ρόλο των βιβλιοθηκονόμων. Greek and Cypriot Node of OpenAIRE Link

January 18, invited ignite talk at European hackathon CitizensHack

2021 events

October 13: online workshop “Youth audience engagement during COVID: digital ideas and methods from The GLAMers” in cooperation with Europeana, for The GLAMers project. Announcement.

September 29: webinar “Practices of digitally mediated youth engagement in GLAMs during the pandemic”, in cooperation with Europeana, for The GLAMers project. Announcement.

September 16: “Language learning as the agency for a social purpose: examples from the coronavirus pandemic”. Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL)

September 8: “Audience Engagement Practices by Cultural Institutions During the Pandemic”. Fourteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Abstract

June 6: Designing a Hackathon Challenge of L2 content creation for university students of Digital Language Education”. talk at JALT CALL 2021 conference. Abstract

June 4: Invited talk Citizen science initiatives in the cultural heritage sector: insights into open cultural data”. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Abstract

April 14: Invited talk: “Digital activism: challenges and opportunities for language learning” University of Juväskylä,  Finland, Department of Language and Communication Studies. More

March 26:  “Citizen enhanced open science in the cultural heritage sector“. Presentation by Katerina Zourou and Mariana Ziku at “Open cultural data in citizen science” workshop Open Belgium 2021. Slides.

March 10: “Supporting the digital transformation of a Higher Education institution: The example of Central University “Marta Abreu” of Las Villas, Cuba”. Invited talk, University of Habana/inSTEC, Cuba.

2020 events

November 2020-January 2021:  consultation for 2 Caribbean universities, the University of West Indies, Jamaica, and Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba. Staff upskilling and digital transformation of two university degrees.

December 10: presentation at the European University Association webinar “University approaches to citizen science in the transition to Open Science”. Short talk “Academia permeating society through Citizen Science: Use cases of engagement in Higher Education” (programme).

November 12-13: host of two hackathons within DigiEduHack annual event: one for teachers of languages for specific purposes (Catapult Challenge) and one for university students of languages aiming to upskill them on citizen science (INOS Challenge).

October 24: Keynote talk “Digital activism during covid-19 and its potential for language learning”, 2nd Online Forum on Innovations in foreign language teaching, Moscow, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Website in Russian.

July 20-August 10: online specialisation course offered at 2 Caribbean universities, the University of West Indies, Jamaica, and Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba. Details.

June 6: “Language learning as agency for a social purpose: examples from the pandemic”: talk by Katerina Zourou at JALTCALL conference (online). Slides and abstract

May 4: “Some examples of how the pandemic is affecting education and ways forward”: talk  at the webinar “Challenges for Higher Education in the era of Covid19″. Slides. Recording available online 

April 24-26: EUvsVirus hackathon. Katerina acting as mentor for 6 teams competing for the Challenge “Education and remote working”. Blog post also available.

March 30-April 4: Catapult project meeting and teacher training event, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland (cancelled-carried out online)

March 9-10: Creating a citizens’ information pack on ethical and legal issues around ICTs: what should be included? Workshop organised by ECSA and PANELFIT consortia. Natural Sciences Museum, Berlin.

February, 26-28: EOSC training, organised by Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), The Hague, The Netherlands.

February 12-14: VALS/ASLA conference, oral presentation “Rétroaction entre pairs dans des communautés web 2.0 d’apprenants de langues : état des lieux”. University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

2019 events

December 7-14: invitation by the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) for lectures and transnational cooperation building, Shanghai.

November 24: grant to attend the GO-TRAIN Workshop on FAIR training and skills, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Hamburg, Germany.

November 3-6, 3rd Intensive Course in Laser Based Patterning & Sintering Processes, iPEN project, Friedrich Alexander Universität Nurnberg-Erlangen, Germany.

October 4: grant to attend the Impact event of PARTHENOS project, National Museum, Rome.

September 26: 2nd project meeting, CRETE project, Brussels.

September 9: 1st project meeting, INOS project, Aalborg University, Copenhagen campus

August 20-30: scholar stay of Dr. Bohlouli, Petanux, at W2L premises. Grant offered by the EnetCollect network.

May 28-29: staff training event, Catapult project, Pedagogical Institute of Krakow, Poland.

May 14-15: 2nd  Intensive Course in Laser Spectroscopy and Safety, iPEN project, Milano Polytechnic.

April 2-6: Intensive Course on critical skills of electronic engineers, CRETE project, Aalborg University, Copenhagen campus.

March 14-15: Annual meeting of the EnetCollect network, Lisbon.

January 23-25: Crowdfest οrganised by the EnetCollect network, COST premises, Brussels.


2018 Events

December 16-17: closing meeting, Council of Europe project “development of online resources for teachers and other education practitioners“, Strasbourg.

December 5-7: grant to a crowdsourcing experiment, EnetCollect network, Gothenburg, Sweden.

November 14: kick-off meeting, CRETE Erasmus+ project, Warsaw.

October 24-25: Intensive course on Modern teaching methods and soft skills development in science. Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv, Israel.

October 12-13: closing meeting and webinar, e-lang project, Council of Europe/European Centre for Modern Languages, Graz, Austria

September 13-14:  first meeting of new EU funded project Catapult, Paris.

July 19-20: 3rd meeting of Council of Europe’s project “development of online resources for teachers and other education practitioners“, Strasbourg.

July 4-6: “Dynamics of role playing and social participation in online language learning communities”, presentation (with Anthippi Potolia) at XIX Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) conference, Bruges.

June 7-9: “Apprendre, accompagner et produire dans une communauté d’apprentissage des langues en ligne : heur ou malheur ?” talk (with Anthippi Potolia) at EPAL conference 2018, Grenoble.

May 23-24: Digital Humanities Course Registry Metadatathon; organised by the Digital Research Architecture for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) annual meeting, Paris. Scholarship to attend the workshop.

May 9-10: 2nd meeting of Council of Europe’s project “development of online resources for teachers and other education practitioners“, Strasbourg.

April, 18-20:  Open Science Trainer Bootcamp. Grant awarded by the organiser (FOSTER project), Barcelona.

April, 12-13: MOONLITE project meeting, Madrid

March 14: Crowdsourcing: language learning and commercial imperatives in web 2.0 language learning communities”. Talk at EnetCollect network meeting, Iasi, Romania. Slides.

March 12: Crowdsourcing in language learning and teaching: “small” languages’ achievements”. Invited talk at University of Iceland, Department of Languages. Slides.

March, 1-12: research stay at the University of Reykjavik, Iceland. Grant for a Short-term scientific mission (STSM) awarded by the EnetCollect network.

February, 12-13: launch of Council of Europe’s project “development of online resources for teachers and other education practitioners“, Strasbourg.

February, 6-9: winter school on data analytics, GraDAna project, University of Bonn.



2017 Events

October, 10-12: workshop on digital literacies for language teachers in English and French, as part of the E-lang project, Graz, Austria.

September, 28-29: second meeting of MOONLITE project, Berlin, hosted by ESCP Europe, Berlin.

August 28: closing conference, COMALAT project, hosted by the University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany.

July, 13 and 14: first meeting of GraDAna meeting, University of Bonn/Fraunhofer-Institut.

June 24: (with Roula Kitsiou and Eleutheria Zaga): presentation “Σχεδιάζοντας εκπαιδευτικό υλικό για ενήλικες πρόσφυγες: Προκλήσεις και διλήμματα”, conference “Refugee Education and Support”, Athens.

June 15:MOOCs with a language learning focus for refugees“. Within the seminar “How Relevant is Open Education for Refugees?”, EDEN 2017 annual conference. Presenter: Tatiana.

March 28: (with Anthippi Potolia):  Webinar “Apprentissages non formels en réseaux”, at the seminar “Environnements numériques pour l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues”, Centre de linguistique appliquée  & Université de Franche-comté, Besançon, France.

March, 9-10: Fifth group meeting of COMALAT project. Thessaloniki, Greece (participant: Katerina).

March, 7: 1st Management Committee meeting of the COST project “European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques” (enCollect), Brussels

2016 events

November, 28-29: Kick-off meeting of MOONLITE project. Madrid, hosted by UNED (participant: Katerina).

November, 24-26: presentation “Apprendre les langues au sein d’une communauté web 2.0 : regards sur l’autonomie des apprenants”at Ranaclès 2016 conference, Paris (speaker: Anthippi).

September 26-27: LangOER final conference, Brussels (speakers: Katerina and Giulia).

August 24-27: EUROCALL conference 2016. Presentation on Social networking affordances for open educational language practice. Limassol, Cyprus (speaker: Katerina).

June 30-July 1st: presentation at the International conference Future of Education, Florence, Italy (speaker: Katerina)

June 22: invited talk at The Future of Learning: Critical Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. (speaker: Katerina).  Slides.

April 9-12: joint presentation with Carl Blyth and Joshua Thoms at AAAL conference, Orlando, USA. Title: An International OER/OEP Initiative: How Open is Foreign Language Education in the United States and Europe? (speaker: Katerina). Details

February, 4-5: first meeting of the Elang project, funded by ECML. Graz, Austria. (participant: Katerina).

2015 TEL events we were involved in

November, 19-20: workshop “Open resources for science education”, at the Scientix/EMINENT conference, Barcelona. (speaker: Ioannis).  Slides and blog post.

November, 7: OER in Greek language and how to reuse them. Workshop co-organized with Sofia Papaditriou, Greek Ministry of Education, at the 2015 ICODL conference. (speaker: Ioanns). Slides and blog post.

October, 20-21:  12th seminar of EdReNe (Educational Repositories Network). Hosted by the Danish Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (speaker: Giulia).

October, 7-9: seminar on “OER and Regional anf Minority languages”, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (speaker: Giulia).

September, 25: final meeting and conference of OREA project, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece (participant: Katerina, acting as external evaluator).

May, 30-31: LangOER teacher training course for Greek educators on OER and OEP. (organizers and speakers: Ioannis and Katerina). Blog post.

April 24-26: 22nd Symposium on Theoretical & Applied Linguistics (ISTALL22), Thessaloniki, Greece. Talk on “Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a European state-of-the art study and insights into the Greek landscape” in relation to LangOER project (speaker: Ioannis)

April 14-15: OER15 conference, Cardiff, Wales.  Talk on “Social networks and their role in Open Educational language Practice and interaction”, in relation to LangOER project (speaker: Giulia)

2014 TEL events attended by our team:

December 11: Education in the Digital Era conference, Brussels (invited: Giulia and Katerina)

November 3-4: kick-off meeting of ExplOERer project, Thessaloniki (participants: Ioannis and Katerina). Slides available.

October 13-16: LangOER international workshop followed by project meeting. Oslo (participant: Ioannis).

August 20-23: ““OER: insights into a multilingual landscape” at the EUROCALL 2014 Conference. Co-organised with Tita Beaven, Kate Borthwick, Linda Bradley, and Sylvi Vigmo.

May 7-9: Framing quality indicators for multilingual repositories of Open Educational Resources. Workshop run by the LangOER project at the EFQUEL/LINQ 2014 Innovation Forum. Co-organised with Linda Bradley, Alastair Creelman, Anne-Christin Tannhaüser, Sylvi Vigmo (speaker: Katerina).

March 14: Sustainability in OER for less used languages Webinar of the LangOER project during the Open Education Week. Co-organised with Linda Bradley, Anne-Christin Tannhaüser, Sylvi Vigmo (speaker: Katerina).

27-28 January: First LangOER meeting in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (participants: Giulia and Katerina).

2013 TEL events attended by our team:

12-13 December: ALSIC conference “Médias sociaux et apprentissage des langues: quelle(s) nouveauté(s)?” Montpellier (speaker: Katerina).

4-6 December: Online Educa Berlin, presentation of the Web2LLP project (participant: Katerina)

7-8 November: Web2LLP final event and workshop, Coventry University (speaker: Tatiana)

25-26 September. European Commission conference on “Languages for mobility, jobs and active citizenship“. Organised by DG EAC and Lithuanian presidency of the Council of European Union. Vilnius, Lithuania (Invited speaker: Katerina)

11-14 September: EUROCALL 2013 conference, conference talk “Social media training and support for European project managers: the Web2LLP project”. EÉvora, Portugal (speaker: Katerina)

10-13 JulyWorldCALL Paper presentation (research) Intrinsic motivation in a blended learning environment (speaker: Tatiana)

10-13 July:  WorldCALL Paper presentation (research)  Investigating networking practice in informal language learning communities. WorldCALL conference, Glasgow (speaker: Katerina)

June 13: Round table “Apprentissage collectifs informels en réseau : où, avec qui, comment, pourquoi ?” EPAL conference, University of Grenoble

29-30 April:  Workshop on Open Educational Resources for Lifelong Learning, organised by the Joint Research Center IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological studies), Seville, Spain (speaker: Katerina)

2012 events :

28-30 November:  European expert seminar ‘Social Media and Lesser Used Languages‘, Ljouwert, The Netherlands. (Attendant: Katerina).

19-20 November: Thematic Cluster Meeting on “Transferability and valorisation of project results”, EACEA. The Hotel, Brussels (Attendant: Maria).

12 November: EACEA Infodays, Brussels (Attendant: Katerina).

9 November: Digital Learning Congress 2012, Copernicus Science Center, Warsaw, Poland. (Attendant: Maria).

4-5 October: intermediary meeting of the Web2LLP project, Florence. (Attendants: Katerina and Maria).

7-8 September: Conference CLE International, London- Web 2.0 tools and language learning (Attendant: Tatiana)

7-8 September: Workshop on Web 2.0 tools and teacher training, CLE International (Attendant: Tatiana)

7-8 September: Workshop on Social Media and teacher training, The French Institute, London (Attendant: Tatiana)

24 September: Conference “ICT and Social Media in Language Education“, New library building, University of Warsaw, at the framework of the celebration of the European Day of Langauges Event organized by the Polish National Agency,  the European Commission and EUNIC ((European Union National Institutes for Culture) (Attendant: Katerina).

18-23 September: ECER2012, University of Cádiz. Cádiz, Spain.  (Attendant: Maria)

11-13 July: 3nd International PLE (Personal Learning Environments) conference, University of Aveiro, Portugal and Deakin University of Australia, Melbourne http://pleconf.org/ (Attendant: Maria).

2-4 July: EDULEARN12, 4th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Hotel Princessa Sofia, Barcelona, Spain. (Attendant: Maria).

21- 25 May: 8th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning, Estoril, Portugal http://www.prolearn-academy.org/Events/summer-school-2012 (Attendant: Maria).

1-2 March: kick-off meeting of the EC-funded Web2LLP project in which Web2learn ensures the smooth management. (Attendants: Katerina and Maria).

2011 events attended by our team:

21 November: “Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning”, SOMOBNET Roundtable, London, November 21th, 2011 Institute of Education, London, WLE Centre. (Attendant: Maria).

14th November : OPAL/CONCEDE Policy Seminar, UNESCO Building in Paris. (Attendant: Maria).

5- 9 September: ESERA 2011, the biannual conference of the European Science Education Research Association (Attendant: Ioannis).

11-13 JulyThe PLE Conference 2011, Southampton, UK , University of Southampton. (Attendant: Maria).

29 May-3 June7th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning, Chania, Crete, GREECE (Attendant: Maria)

19 MaySummit on the 2011 EU-China Year for Youth, Brussels. Workshop on use of ICT by young people in Europea and China (Attendant: Katerina).

27-31 March: 2nd STELLARnet Alpine Rendez-Vous (Attendant: Maria).