Maria Kalli (MSc)

Maria Kalli (MSc) received her Master’s Degree in educational psychology from Fordham University, New York, and her BA degree in sociology and general psychology from Hunter College of the City University of New York. For eight years, Ms Kalli has been involved as a researcher in social and educational research programs. During her work as a researcher she worked on European projects regarding the coordination and the implementation of the programs. The research areas which were addressed were the development of children’s research skills, youth engagement in social change by ensuring and enhancing their rights to participation and decision making processes. Also, she worked as a Research Assistant for a project funded by the European Commission concerning the DAPHNE III Program, 2007-2013. The project aimed at enhancing the effective participation in decision making of children and young people at risk. She also worked as a researcher for the Children’s Voices project. The aim of the project was to explore interethnic violence and their rights in the school environment. Ms Kalli contributed effectively in writing a project proposal for DAPNE III program, in writing an article published in EADTU Congress (2012), in co-authoring a book chapter (published by Routledge) and co-authoring a book for a project. Her research experience in accordance with her competence in training will contribute to the implementation of preparation and training phases of the proposed project “HOPEs”.

Position: Project Researcher