Social Responsibility

We strive for a more just and equal world

Our activities are designed to foster social well-being and community empowerment.
By working closely with individuals and communities, we are able to identify their needs and together, find the best solutions for them.

Web2Learn for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of Thessaloniki

Web2Learn team members (Stefania Oikonomou, Katerina Zourou, Kateryna Boichenko, Ioanna Tsakarelou) regularly participate in hackathons on a voluntary basis, in order to serve a social purpose and to learn from the co-creative processes that emerge from hackathons. We have participated in the 2020 Single-Use-Plastic free hackathon Greece, the 2020 EUvsVirus hackathon and matchathon, the 2021 DigiEduHack, the EUSpace4Ukraine hackathon 2022, the Social hackathon, 2023. Katerina Zourou also serves as mentor (pro bono) to hackathons, namely CitizensHack 2022, DigiEduHack 2023.

Web2Learn provides advice to the Nautical Club of Limnos, located in the North Aegean Sea. We maximise networking opportunities with peer nautical clubs in Europe and support the club in applying for European funding for marine sports .

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Career advice to scholars

At Web2Learn, we provide pro bono career advice to emerging academic researchers as well as senior academic staff. Latest examples: Stefania Oikonomou, Earthwatch fellow, Sotiris Pilafidis, Fullbright fellow.

Web2Learn has developed a robust communication campaign for the start-up Space4CC (website and social media updates: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube).

In collaboration with Lviv Polytechnic National University, Web2Learn set up a crowdfunding campaign to rebuild demolished student dormitories in Lviv, Ukraine. The campaign is hosted on Goteo and aims to encourage collective action to rekindle hope, and empower students to continue their education amidst adversity.

Web2Learn fosters research on the inclusion of marginalised communities in citizen science. For instance, we carry out citizen science workshops with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students and adults.