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Meet the Team behind the Lang@Work Partnership

photo of Alicja Fajfer


University of Eastern Finland
Project Coordinator

Project researcher at the Karelian Institute, UEF. Alicja researches linguistic insecurity and looks for ways to support language learners in dealing with it.

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Koopkultur e.V.

Petronela Bordeianu is a geoscientist and a process facilitator. She taught geography and history as a combined subject in bilingual high school classes in France and Romania, and currently works with integration and participation projects in Berlin. Petronela is fascinated about bringing people to interact and learn through playful and participatory methods.

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Koopkultur e.V.

Olesya Chayka is an environmental chemist with PhD in Molecular Biology. Olesya started her own project “BubbleScience” in Berlin in 2016 with a goal of introducing children and adults to the inspiring world of science. The workshops are carried out  in different languages and combine art, playful methods and scientific experiments.

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Peppino Franco is an Educational Innovator Designer & Manager, a Lecturer and a Career Guidance Expert.

Peppino is a lifelong learner and he as an anti-fragile attitude about the innovation that could support people in their educational pathways.

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University of Thessaly

Roula Kitsiou holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics at the University of Thessaly. She has been involved in educational and research programmes focusing on language teaching to target groups with an immigrant background.

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Comparative Research Network e.V.

Reupert is a Senior Project Manager, a Researcher and an Editor.

Maryna Markova is an educator, artist and art educator. She oversees projects promoting participation in the migration society, bicultural identities and early childhood multilingualism. Maryna is a founding member of the skolla platform for people who want to rethink education to develop and implement school projects and educational formats co-creatively.

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Koopkultur e.V.

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