Dr Sofia Mastrokoukou
Dr. Sofia Mastrokoukou is a Research Fellow at the University of Piraeus. She holds a PhD degree in Sociology from the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). Additionally, she has a MSc in Public Policy and Social Change (Collegio Carlo Alberto), a Laurea Magistrale in International Studies from the University of Turin, a Master of Science (Master di secondo livello) in Educational and Psychological Methods from the University of L’Aquila and a BA in Linguistics (University of Ioannina). From 2016, she works in various HEIs as a Junior Researcher and Proposal Writer for EU funded projects in Italy (e.g., University of Turin, University of Florence). Furthermore, she worked for more than 4 years as Career & Education Counsellor –Disability Advisor at the Career Office of the University of Piraeus. She was responsible for strategic planning and management (organizational and financial planning and control, budgeting, resource allocation, leading human resources, promotional activities). She is President of Microkosmos - Hellenic Community of Turin. She has participated in many oral conferences, has published papers in international scientific journals, and has participated in the writing team for the development of the First Practical Guide for International Signs in collaboration with the Turin Institute for the Deaf. She has been selected to participate in the UN Educational Program for political scientists from around the world as regards the Sustainable Development 17 Goals, as well as in a training program on Gender Equality in the Work Environment conducted by the International Labor Organization (ILO). Her academic interests include quality management and teaching effectiveness in HEIs, creative cross-cultural communication and comparative analysis of European legislation on people with disabilities.
Certified as a youth trainer, degree in English Language and Literature and Master's Degree in Higher Education. She has been working as a youth educator for over 8 years and has a wide experience in coordinating international projects in the educational field and in managing international and multidisciplinary teams. Júlia is an expert in non-formal and informal adult education and project coordination, both implementing local activities (classes, workshops, webinars, etc.) and delivering international training. She specialised in supporting NGOs and SMEs in internationalisation and digitalisation processes.
Graduated from a master in Operational Management with a specialization in digital at EEMI (European School of Internet), Rosine is currently a project manager at Les Apprimeurs. She is responsible for the coordination and communication of several European projects that aim to promote learning, inclusion, accessibility of content and the promotion of European values through various physical and immaterial solutions: digital libraries, adapted educational resources (for people with disabilities, learning disabilities, illiteracy, etc.), interactive e-books, educational escape games, virtual exhibitions, online training, etc.
Mrs. Liliya Terzieva holds a PhD in the field of Economic and Organizational sciences of Leisure and Tourism and in specific the collaborative aspects of experience, entertainment and competitiveness. She is a Senior lecturer and researcher as well as the Coordinator of the Master in Imagineering Programme at the Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, the Netherlands. Apart from the leisure and tourism background, Liliya holds a second Master degree on “Management of Adult Education”. She has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher, project consultant and trainer in the non-government, educational and business sector on tourism, leisure, leadership, entrepreneurial learning, quality standards’ development, quality assurance, creative entrepreneurship, strategic design, Imagineering institutional capacity building and organizational development. Liliya belongs to the Global network of e-coaches certified by the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Norwich University in the field of company consulting as well as is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and Member of the Advisory and Execution Board of the Brickmind community. Besides the above, Liliya is also engaged in both the development and implementation of various EU- and commission-funded research and business projects. She authored five monographies, ten studies, four textbooks and more than 50 articles and papers.
She has more than 20 years of international work experience: having worked in Bulgaria, she moved abroad and worked in China, UK, Malta, settling in the Netherlands. She has also been part of a series of international and EU funded projects in Germany, Vietnam, UK, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Palestine, France, Western Balkans, etc.
Her current research interests lay in the area of multifunctional leisure locations, Imagineering, Creative entrepreneurship, Quality in higher education and Organizational sciences, to name a few: Recently she published a chapter in a Routledge book on Hotel chain management as well as a chapter in a Springer book on Transition economies – the case of cultural tourism in Bulgaria and Romania; as well as co-edited together with prof. Diane Nijs and dr. Celiane Camargo-Borges a World Futures Edition on Imagineering; an Edward Elgar book chapter on Advanced Imagineering and a Routledge chapter on Ethics and Leadership.
Mrs. Stela Dionisieva has 15 years of expertise in project management and administrative implementation of different project activities related with the projects timeline under different EU level and territorial cooperation projects, especially in the field of cross border Romanian-Bulgarian cooperation. She is actively involved as a mentor in the most prestigious career-oriented event initiated by Junior Achievement Bulgaria ''Manager for a Day'' which take place nationally which RCCI is a part of it as the most stable regional business organization and helps high-school and university students aged 16-23 to get a taste of life, work, conditions and experiences in a range of business and public fields, thus helping them to understand how different businesses and organisations function are, to see if they have future in them and, ultimately, to realise their potential and last but not least, to help them to develop a creative thinking in the business, solving different real business cases. She actively works in the field of consulting youth women's entrepreneurship, helping women both to start their own business and to fill gaps in their knowledge through training in various areas of entrepreneurship.
Mrs. Dioniseva has organized and assisted for implementation of training seminars and workshops with low skilled young people for proving their key competences in economic and entrepreneurship their language competences, transversal competences and employability. She has key skills and expertise in organizing of different events, B2B forums, business missions for business community situated in the RO-BG cross border area.