Amélia Lopes – is Full Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto, and Associate Director of CIIE. She also serves as the Head of the CIIE’s KIDE research group – ‚Knowledge, Innovation and Diversities in Education’. She is the Head of the Master Programme in Education. Her domains of interest focus on: teaching and learning in higher education, doctoral education, teacher education, professional development, communication and human relationships, diversity and professional identity formation. She has been leading a number of awarded research on teacher education and innovation and on identity formation. She has long experience in the design, management and conduct of both quantitative and qualitative research (high level of expertise in a number of data collection and analysis’ methods and techniques: surveys, statistics, in-depth interviews, case studies, focus groups, narrative inquiry, observation, content analysis, ethnography, action research). She is currently engaged in an EU-funded project – ‚HE4u2 – Integrating Cultural Diversity in Higher Education’ (Erasmus+, KA3). She has published widely in academic journals including Educational Research, Teaching in Higher Education, Higher Education (Springer).

Gracienne Lauwers – Lic. Iur., Lic. Arts. (Belgium), Ph.D. Law (Netherlands) is professor of Law at the Universities of Brussels and Vytautas Magnus. She held and holds various visiting professorships including Trento, Vilnius, Moscow and Tirana. For several years she serves as director of the European Association for Education Law and Policy and served as the Director of the Interuniversity Centre for Education Law. She currently chairs the module ‘European Education Law’ at the Law Faculty of Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). She has published widely on issues of education law and policy.



Hana Cervinkova – is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Education at the University of Lower Silesia (ULS) in Wroclaw, Poland. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from New School for Social Research in New York in 2004 and her Habilitation degree in Educational Studies at ULS in 2013. In her research, Červinková focuses on transformation processes in Central Europe with particular focus on education, citizenship, memory and urban space. She has authored and co-authored more than 50 scholarly books and articles and is known for her innovative ethnographic and action research. Since 2015 she has been the national representative and coordinator of the international project European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE) at the University of Lower Silesia (Horizon 2020, MCS Actions, ITN) and in her current ethnographic research project she focuses on school-based citizenship education in Poland.Between 2012 – 2016 Červinková was the member and Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. She is the External Examiner for all Anthropology programs at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth for the years 2016 – 2019 and a member of Editorial Boards of 9 scholarly journals in Poland, the Czech Republic and the United States. She is the author and director of award-winning educational programs in partnership with  North American universities (SUNY, Syracuse University, New School University). Her course (co-authored and co-taught by Dr. Juliet Golden), Negotiating Identities Across Europe’s Borders, was awarded the 2016 Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design by the Forum on Education Abroad. Between 2004 and 2011, in addition to her academic work, was active in the public sector in Poland and is recognized for her work in historic preservation. In 2017, she was awarded a medal for her work and contributions by the Mayor and the City Council of Wrocław.