Second SLYMS Conference


Participatory learning pathways, youth policy, and languages of evaluation

May 27-28, 2021
Thessaloniki, Greece

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Thursday May 27th

18:00 – 18:45 Welcome & Greetings Yannis Pechtelidis,

Department of Early Childhood Education, UTH, Greece

Tasoula Tsilimeni,

Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education, UTH

Ioanna Kosmopoulou,

Vice mayor municipality of Thessaloniki

Apostolos Alexiadis


18:45 – 21:15 Session 1: Chair: Ioannis Kozaris
18:45 – 19:15 Social Street Work as an Educative methodology in intercultural contexts Helder Luiz Santos

CAI / SwTI – Street work Training Institute

19:15 – 19:45 Learning pathways of
nature. Innovative learning
Dr. Argyro Moumtzidou,

Specialist in multilingualism and
contacts of cultures,
Big Bang School &
Municipality of Thessaloniki

Angelos Patsias,

Big Bang School Director

& Elisavet Georgiadou,
School of Nature Director

19:45 – 20:15 Learning pathways through
the Multilingualism of the
city: The case of
Helen Abadzi,

University of Texas at Arlington

20:15 – 20:45 Education of  Roma
Dr. Aggelos Chatzinikolaou,

Elementary School Teacher


20:45 – 21:15 The Harmony Project  Richard Dunne,

Coordinator of the Harmony Project

Friday May 28th


10:00 – 11:20 Session 2: Chair: Stelios Pantazidis
10:00 – 10:20 Implementing participatory collective actions in the school community focused on prevention: examples from the Sitia Self-Help Promotion Program Adamopoulou Eugenia,

Psychologist, PhD Candidate, UTH, Coordinator of Self-Help Promotion Program, Chania


Gavriilidou Dimitra,

Psychologist ς MSc,
2nd KESY C’ Athens

10:20 – 10:40 Empowering young people on the move through soft skills: Psychosocial support for minors Elli Georgiadi, Psychologist &

Chryssa Charizani,

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth

10:40 – 11:00 Compass – Compasito: learning tools for human rights for children and young people on the move  Panagiota Raptopoulou,

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Yout

11:00 – 11:20 Tool for assessing the impact of intercultural awareness programs / actions and inclusive dialogue Anastasia D. Voutyra,

French Language Teacher / Refugee Education Coordinator

11:20 – 11:30 Mini break
11:30 – 12:50 Session 3 Chair: Yannis Pechtelidis
11:30 – 11:50 Commons-Based Peer Education Alekos Pantazis,

Researcher at Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

11:50 – 12:10 The Laestrygonians of Ithaka during Covid 19 Elpida Chochliourou,

Ph.D. Student, Secondary School Teacher

12:10 – 12:30 The institutional role of the local self-government in the strengthening and the empowerment of the participation of the youth 15-29 in public affairs Chrysa Klimatsouda,

Youth Council, Municipality of Thermi

12:30 – 12:50 Children’s Assemblies and Peer Dialogue Stelios Pantazidis,

Elementary School Teacher &
Ph.D. Candidate, University
of Thessaly

13:10 – 15:10 Session 4 Chair: Argyro Moumtzidou
13:10 – 13:30 On the road to active participation: real-life case-studies from Catalonia Mònica Figueras Maz,

Mittzy Arciniega Cáceres,

Silvia Miele,

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

13:30 – 13:50 Volunteerism in non-formal and informal education of minors and young people Magdalini Parali &

Dafni Filargyropoulou

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth

13:50 – 14:10 The Mobile School as a tool for empowering the ‘child’ Selatin Moustafa Oglou


Anastasia Lachtara,

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth

14:10 – 14:30 Education as a common good: the role of open access educational e-platforms Mònica Figueras Maz,

Mittzy Arciniega Cáceres,

Silvia Miele,

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

14:30 – 14:50 ‘Parts of my city’
A good practice based on the CLIL method
for the A1 level of Greek studies
Koukidou Anastasia

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth

14:50 – 15:10 Developing Life Skills
through ART
Vasileiοs Ladias Educator

& Violetta Diamanti

ARSIS Space for Activities-Social

ARSIS-Association for the Social
Support of Youth-Department of Epirus

15:10 – 17:00 Lunch Break
17:00 – 18:30 Session 5: Youth Participation & Arts Chair: Elena Koliarmou
17:00 – 17:20 Art education in intercultural contexts: a reflection on the importance of the educator for the construction of youth policies Tiago Tadeu Braz Sousa

(CAI / Institute of Education – Lisbon University)

17:20 – 17:40 Narrative productions and audiovisual participatory methodology
in informal educational contexts: Actifem Case of Study
Mònica Figueras Maz,

Mittzy Arciniega Cáceres,

Ariadna Santos-Andreu,

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

17:40 – 18:00 Cultural and multilingual diversity: The tales of the World build relationships Rodanthi Dimitresi:

Narrator, visual artist, educator, founding member of Action Art/Artistic Action

18:00 – 18:20 Participatory learning in radio production Vasiliki Fytoka,
Dimitrios Savvidis,Radio Producers,
StarClassic RadioΜaria Kandylaki,Thodoris ChitirisPedagogists in
Safe Zone of ARSIS
18:20 – 18:40 Learning pathways in the Cultural Association of Agios Antonios Giorgos Melissidis,

Graduate Student, School of Law, AUTh

18:45 – 19:30 Round Table

Discussion of the
Intellectual Outputs:
Results & Future Pathways

Yannis Pechtelidis,

Argyro Moumtzidou,

Ioannis Kozaris,

Elena Koliarmou,

Stelios Pantazidis,

Mittzy Arciniega Cáceres,

Helder Luiz Santos


Scientific Committee

Arciniega Cáceres Mittzy – Adjunct lecturer Marketing and Strategic Communication, University of Pompeu Fabra

Chronaki Anna – Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Thessaly

Figueras Maz Mònica – Professor of Audiovisual Communication University of Pompeu Fabra

Koliarmou Elena – Post-Doc, Laboratory Sociology of Education, University of Thessaly

Kozaris Ioannis – Post-Doc, Laboratory Sociology of Education, University of Thessaly

Magos Kostas – Αssistant Professor of Intercultural Education, University of Thessaly

Moumtzidou Argyro – PhD, Training Specialist, Coordinator of Multilingual Festivals

Pantazidis Stelios – PhD Candidate, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Thessaly

Pechtelidis Yannis – Associate Professor of Sociology of Education, University of Thessaly

Stamou Anastasia – Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Touliou Eftychia – PhD, Department of Journalism and Mass Media, Αristotle University of Thessaloniki, President of the Company European School Radio

Yiannaki Dora – Political Scientist and Security & Justice Expert (MA Political Theory – University of Essex, MA Security & Justice – University of Leeds)

  • Scientific Development & Coordination: Yannis Pechtelidis & Stelios Pantazidis
  • Communication: Argyro Moumtzidou & Stelios Pantazidis
  • Project Management: Ioannis Kozaris