Xavier Baró Urbea

Xavier Baró Urbea is the educational adviser of the Association of Human Rights Educators. Xavier has over twenty years of experience in the educational and youth fields as a trainer. He combines the work at European level with the local activism in Barcelona.

As trainer and educational adviser Xavier Baró collaborates on a regular basis on the development of Training activities for the European Commission, the Education Department and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe; and the Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue among cultures.

Ljubov Lissina

Ljubov Lissina is a founding member of AHEAD. She is the manager and the European coordinator of the Living Expressions in Dialogue Library projects.

Ljubov is a member of the Pool of Trainers of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. As a Council of Europe expert, she supports the Human Rights Education programme as a trainer of trainers. Ljubov is a certified community and organization coach and has got broad experience in non formal education as trainer and educator and project manager working with young people, adult learners, educators and trainers.

Marisol Carmelino

Idealistic, passionate about human nature, Marisol is dedicated to Social Issues, namely, among the themes of Equal Opportunities and Interculturality. She works as a trainer, project manager and consultant.

Her appeal for Human Diversity and Interculturality moves her to work in favor of Education and Training for Human Rights, Citizenship, Gender Equality, Volunteering, among others, with children, young people and adults. She assumes herself as a citizen of the world and considers herself in permanent learning.

Antonia Jakobi

Antonia Jakobi has an academic background in Social and Cultural Psychology. She has been part of the AidLearn team since 2021, where she mainly works in European projects on gender equality, social inclusion and global citizenship as a Junior Project Manager. Before that, she has traveled, lived and gathered (working) experiences in various countries within Europe and the world.

Wanda Baranowska 

PhD in social sciences and humanities, a certified educator in the field of e-learning and teaching through projects and problems. She conducts research on the educational needs of teachers and students and the conditions for including Everyone in global education. An important part of her work is counteracting stereotypes in social life, especially in education.

Ewa Kos

PhD in educational sciences, a graduate of the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Lodz. For 10 years professionally associated with the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Currently employed as an assistant professor at the Department of Educational Research at the University of Lodz. Her scientific and research interests focus on the methodology of qualitative empirical research, various aspects of the course and the effects of the lifelong learning proces and work with children with educational needs.

Cristiana Ribeiro
Cristiana Ribeiro

PhD student in Education, Master in Pre-School Education and Primary School Teaching and Bachelor in Basic Education, she is involved in several research projects, focused on sustainability, citizenship, critical thinking, and media education. Active in research in education, she has several papers and publications, recognized, and awarded for their scientific quality. With professional experience closely linked to research, she is currently a senior technician working in the Centro de Investigação em Educação Básica, through the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança and is involved in two projects, one national (OleaChain) and another international (GainKids).

Cristina Mesquita

PhD in Education Sciences, Child Studies from the Universidade do Minho. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Escola Superior de Educação of Instituto Politécnico de Bragança and Coordinating Researcher of the Centro de Investigação em Educação Básica. She works in the areas of Social Sciences with emphasis on Education Sciences.

She has published several books, book sections and scientific articles. She participates and/or has participated as Integration Grant Holder in 2 projects and as Principal Investigator in 5 projects. She is leading three National “Prevent to Improve” Pilot Projects related to educational success, inclusion, and differentiation of students, using context-based educational practices to support praxeological transformation. She is also co-responsible for a bilateral project between IPB, Portugal and UTFPR, Brazil on enabling learning environments in higher education. She contributes to initial training through contact with Initial Teacher Training Centers and the Ministry of Education. She is also a member of the local school committees that monitor and evaluate the Good Educational Practices.

Ana Prada

PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Salamanca. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. She has been responsible for the subjects of developmental psychology, education psychology, emotional and behavioral problems, family and community interventions, education and mental health and special education needs. She has some articles published focusing on preschool-aged children, pre-school teacher training and empathy perception.

Raquel Rodrigues

graduated in Anthropology – Ethno-cultural specialization (Institute of Social and Political Sciences in Lisbon University). Since 2004 she has been a member of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança International Relations Office. She has 17 years of experience in European Projects management; focus her activity on application, management implementation and report activities. Currently she is responsible for several European programmes, mainly Erasmus Strategic Partnerships, Erasmus

Fátima Aresta

Fatima is a Preschool teacher since 1987 working at the Centro de Actividade Infantil de Évora (Portugal), where she is the Pedagogical Director.
Graduated in Higher Studies Specialized in Pedagogical Supervision at the University of Évora.

Master in Education (Pedagogical Supervision variant) at the University of Évora Pedagogical Director of the Évora Children’s Activity Center since 1990.
Participation in several research-action and research projects, highlighting the participation in the International Education for Sustainable Development Ratting Scale (2013-2016) project, which gave rise to the project coordinated by the University of Évora (department of pedagogy) “Build Sustainability from Childhood”.
Supervisor educator at the University of Évora where she was, from 2009 to 2015, Guest Assistant.
Teacher trainer integrating the team of trainers from APEI and the AgaKan Foundation.
Coordinating teacher of the Eco-schools Program and Regional Delegate of APEI.

Luís Alberto Ribeiro

Luís Alberto Ribeiro is a kindergarten teacher with two post-graduate degrees in School Administration.
He worked in the Regional Directorate of Education of Alentejo (DREA) for 9 years (1988-2006), where he coordinated the Programme for Expansion of the Pre-School Education Network and the Child and Community Animation Project, as well as being part of the pilot team for the new management model and integrated basic schools. He was Director of the Vertical Grouping of Portel for 10 years (2002-2012), the first school in the region to sign an Autonomy Contract (2006), having developed, during these years, projects in ICT, school library network, school newspapers and environmental education..

He is currently president of the Associação de Profissionais de Educação de Infância (Association of Professionals in Early Childhood Education), director of the four-monthly magazine Cadernos de Educação de Infância (Childhood Education Notebooks), member of the editorial board of the magazine Children in Europe Today and member of the Conselho Nacional de Educação (National Council for Education). He integrates or coordinates several national and international projects in the field of early childhood education..