Ilias Agathangelidis – 50 – Sweden
Since 2005, Ilias has been coordinating various eTwinning, and Erasmus+ school education projects, giving his students the opportunity to learn about sport, culture, the environment, democracy, human rights and entrepreneurship. 70 staff, 500 students and 3 school classes have taken part in various international exchanges in several EU countries, including Belgium, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Finland, Germany and Greece. The experience has inspired students to become involved in similar projects, both within and outside school. Some have gone on to high schools where they could continue working on similar projects, while others are active members in youth organisations. Most of these students have vastly improved both their language and social skills due to their continual interaction with different nationalities and cultures. The Swedish teachers have also learned a great deal from these exchanges, such improving Information Communication Technology (ICT) teaching methods. Different languages are now being spoken freely across the school, adding a truly international element.