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Kenan Dikilitaş

Kenan Dikilitaş is a professor of university pedagogy at University of Stavanger on Norway. His research interests include mainly teacher education, action research, and digital pedagogy. He has published books and articles with international publishers. He mentors teachers in various pedagogical topics and supervises graduate students’ research.

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Seher Gümüş

Seher Gümüş is currently working as a proposal writer and project coordinator and she has been also responsible for finding partners within Europe under the requirements of the project calls. She has prepared technical and financial reports for different projects in several fields and she also has experience on preparing training materials and trainings for students and adults in line with the projects’ activities. She has bachelor and master degrees in food engineering from Hacettepe University. Later, she was awarded with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship with the double degree master program, AgrisMundus (Sustainable Development in Agriculture). Her first study year was on “Cooperative Organisations, Food Marketing and Rural Development” in the University College Cork (UCC)/Ireland. For the second year, she studied “Resources, Agricultural Systems and Development” in Montpellier SupAgro/France. In the meantime, she is working as a freelance auditor with NEPCon/Preferred by Nature, a Denmark-based company for Rainforest Alliance-Sustainable Agriculture Standards.

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Hendrikje Meyvis

After a sabbatical year in Guinea, West Africa, Hendrikje decided to study social work. She then focused further on creative therapy – more specifically drama therapy. Hendrikje started her career incubating projects with socially vulnerable youth. Hendrikje also facilitates creative workshops with refugees, youngsters with a migration background and people with disabilities. A master in culture management and a tour through South America brought Hendrikje to her own company: Carpet of Life, in which innovation, international cooperation and crafts are central. She works with women in Morocco to preserve their cultural heritage and provide a fair income in a very isolated area. Hendrikje is passionate about social design, cultural diversity, co-creation and strategic processes. Since February 2016, Hendrikje works at iDROPS, mostly on diversity and inclusion.

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Nathalie Goethals

After a licentiate degree in Japanese Studies and a Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Nathalie was responsible for sponsorship projects in Belgium and abroad at both Unizo and VOKA. She continued her career for 10 years at the MEDIA Program of the European Commission for Flanders. During this last position, she started to study innovation and the associated processes and methodologies. She did so because of the lack of a hands-on approach in Flanders and the fact that it is lagging behind compared to Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon countries. From this profound interest, she has gradually built up expertise that has been further translated into the start of the iDROPS in 2010. Nathalie is the creative director of iDROPS and is passionate about developing new projects within the healthcare sector.

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Mustafa Memiş

Mustafa is a passionate entrepreneur, project creator, civil society activist and the founder of European Development Institute. Completed his bachelor’s degree in electronics and computer education. He then studied design thinking and Co-Creation at the Barcelona International Design University, specializing in design thinking and project management. Establishing his first non-governmental organization at the age of 20, Mustafa has led the establishment of 2 companies and 4 different NGOs in the field of development, entrepreneurship, education, and innovation to this day. He has enhanced his experience in the field of development, entrepreneurship, employment, and innovation by taking a role in the creation, management, and execution of more than 150 nationally and internationally funded projects, mainly European Union projects, since 2007. He has more than 50 publications about the designing training program, strategic plans, project design of all these previously mentioned areas. He mentors young entrepreneurs and civil society activists working in different areas.

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