PAFSE Stakeholders

PAFSE consortium is working in the development of the science education clusters around schools engaging different types of stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental organizations, start-ups, science platforms, research centers, enterprises, associations, etc.). These partnerships will bring students’ learning experience closer to the development goals, recognized societal needs and the reality of professional and research organisations. The educational activities will strengthen STEM education by bringing public health professionals, entrepreneurs, software developers, specialists in data science, virologists, epidemiologists, engineers, biologists, science communicators, project managers closer to the school to act as role models for the students. By doing so, PAFSE will develop a mechanism for aligning “school education” with “societal challenges” and “professions”. The cooperation between academia, industry and other community agents also aims to impact on students’ understanding of public health issues, how they can serve the role of responsible public health agents and how science and technology influences the behaviours and opportunities for present and future generations.

The collaboration provided by these entities in PAFSE will be mainly focused on:

  • Participation in the co-creation and enactment of educational scenarios through the formalization of the collaboration within the local education cluster.
  • Providing scientific support for PAFSE, collaborate in the selection of schools for the pilot, and be engaged in policy buy-in actions, as in the mainstreaming of activities of the project through their channels.
  • Supporting the engagement of parents/ families in educational activities in which their involvement is actively promoted, such as public discourse events.
  • Collaborating in professional and development workshops for professors.

The list of engaged stakeholders will be updated regularly.

PAFSE project also aims to connect with projects with similar goals (see relative information).


  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth
  • Center for Social Innovation – CSI Cyprus
  • Pancyprian Confederation of the Federations of Secondary Schools Parents Associations


The Panhellenic Pedagogical Society for Secondary Education (PAPEDE) is a non-profit corporation, having as its main goals the promotion, development and application of the pedagogical science and the cognitive domains of learning in secondary education.

  • Vassilis Dimitropoulos, Board Chair
  • Tassos Ladias, Member of the Board

The Hellenic Scientific Association of Information and Communication Technologies in Education – ETPE, is a non-profit Scientific Association, representing Greek Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) scientists with a common interest in ICT applications in education.

  • Vassilis Komis, Vice President
  • Tharrenos Bratitsis, Treasurer
  • Paraskevi Chabilomati, Head of the Directorate
  • Ioannis Zaharelos, Educational Affairs Officer
  • Athanassios Avdikos, ICT responsible

The Region of Epirus, located in the northwest of Greece, is one of the 13 regions of the country and includes four prefectures.
The total area of the region is 9.203 square kilometers, of which 14% is agriculture land, 52% is covered by grassland, 26% is forest and 3% represents the surface waters, while built up areas and other uses account for the remainder of the land. The 74% of the region, is mountainous areas.

  • Alexandros Kahrimanis, Region Governor
  • Agni Nakou – Dasoula, Region Vice Governor

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  • Christina Kotsanti, Vice Mayor
  • Anna Batistatou, Head of the Lab, Rector of the University of Ioannina

The non-profit organization WRO Hellas is the main entity conducting robotics competitions in Greece and South East Europe, as well as the legal National Organizer of World Robot Olympiad in Greece. Founded in 2009, WRO Hellas aims at introducing teachers, students and parents to educational robotics and, more broadly, to the STEM philosophy.

  • Ioannis Somalakidis, Board Chair
  • Tassos Ladias, Scientific Committee member, responsible for the Robotics Contest

Since 2015, the historical Zosimaia high school has been operating as a Model High School. Students’ admission, issues concerning the educational staff and the central function of the school are coordinated, at a national level, by the Governing Committee of Model and Experimental Schools.
Aiming at an innovating learning school, we create a learning environment for students so that they can,

  • approach knowledge beyond local and temporal limitations
  • learn in a collaborative environment
  • acquire knowledge, develop skills, shape attitudes and values by building on their own experiences and interacting with the environment
  • follow as much as possible a more personal and individualized learning approach.

  • Kalliopi Stavrou, Principal

The Hellenic Association of Emergency and Outhospital Medicine is the first corresponding scientific association on a worldwide level. In collaboration with renowned scientific organizations, the Hellenic Association of Emergency and Outhospital Medicine carries out research activities that are based on statistical studies and health indicators.

  • Elias Karabinos, Board Chair

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CivilSport, social cooperative enterprise for human support

  • Hellenic Pasteur Institute (HPI)
  • KETHEA Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals
  • Department of Educational Radio-television and Digital Media, Directorate of the Greek Ministry of Education (MoE)
  • Department of School Education and Health Promotion, of the “Support of School Programs and Education for Sustainability”, Directorate of the Greek Ministry of Education (MoE)
  • Department of Biology – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Prevention Center of Municipality of Glyfada
  • THRIASIO General Hospital in Elefsina, Attiki, Emergency Department
  • University of Thessaly, Department of Medicine, Laboratory of Hygiene and Epidemiology
  • ELEKIN, Greek educational institute for analytical group and family psychotherapy
  • Department Biomedical Sciences, University Western Attica


National level

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Wielkopolski Państwowy Wojewódzki Inspektor Sanitarny supervises and creates activities aimed at the public welfare and health of citizens. The main task is to minimize the effects of events that adversely affect the lives of Poles – they inform, activate and educate.

Grupa Diagnostyka is the largest network of medical laboratories in Poland. A leader in the field, also in terms of quality and implemented technological, IT, and management solutions.

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The mission of the Razem w Chorobie Foundation is to promote progress in medical and pharmaceutical sciences for the benefit of the patient, based on Evidence Based Medicine.

ProBiotics Polska sp. z o. o. operates through a network of Licensed Probiotechnology Advisors, Wici Partners, and Microorganism Centers providing advice, information and making probiotic products available to anyone interested to improve human condition and well-being. New natural technologies proposed by ProBiotics Polska are widely used at home, on farms, in municipal services, in sewage treatment plants, landfills and composting plants.

Regional and local level


National level

National Directorate For Education (DGE)

The General Directorate for Education (DGE) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education is a central service of the direct administration of the State endowed with administrative autonomy. DGE is the body responsible for implementing policies relating to the pedagogical and didactic components of pre-school education, basic and secondary education and extra-school education and providing technical support for their formulation, focusing, above all, on the areas of curriculum development, teaching and assessment instruments and educational support and complements.

This is the body responsible for implementing policies relating to the pedagogical and didactic components of pre-school education, basic and secondary education and extra-school education and providing technical support for their formulation, focusing, above all, on the areas of curriculum development. , teaching and assessment instruments and educational support and complements.

  • Ana Luísa Santos, Chief of Secondary Education Department
  • Maria dos Anjos Nabais, Department of Secondary Education
  • Marília Ramalho, Department of Secondary Education
National Institute of Health Dr Ricardo Jorge

The National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) is a public institution integrated in the indirect administration of the State, under the supervision of the Ministry of Health, endowed with scientific, technical, administrative, financial autonomy and its own assets. As a State Laboratory, INSA’s mission is to contribute to public health gains through research and technological development activities, reference laboratory activity, health observation and epidemiological surveillance, as well as coordinating the external evaluation of laboratory quality, disseminating the culture scientific research, promoting capacity building and training and also ensure the provision of differentiated services in the aforementioned domains.
Through its Department of Health Promotion and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (DPS), it develops activities in the areas of health determinants and risk and protective factors for diseases, assessment of the effectiveness of health interventions and health literacy.

  • Luciana Costa, PhD/Health Promotion & Prevention NCDs/Researcher
  • Alexandra Costa, MsC/ Public Health & Public Administration/ Senior Officer
  • Mafalda Bourbon, PhD/ Cardiovascular Diseases/Researcher
  • Paulo Dario, PhD/ Diabetes/Researcher
  • Catarina Alves, PhD/ Familial Hypercholesterolemia/Researcher
  • Carla Feliciano, MSc / Molecular biology and clinical chemistry/Laboratory Biomedical Technician
  • Margarida Vaz, BSc/ Molecular biology and clinical chemistry/Senior Technician
  • Ana Medeiros, MSc/ Familial Hypercholesterolemia / Senior Technician
  • Raquel Romão, BSc/ Hematology and clinical chemistry/Laboratory Biomedical Technician
  • José Vicente, BSc/ Clinical chemistry/Laboratory Biomedical Technician
  • Armandina Miranda, Pharm MSc/ Hemoglobinopathies Expertise/ Laboratory Technical Director
  • Célia Rasga, PhD/Psychology/ Researcher
  • Hugo Martiniano, PhD/ Bioinformatic/Researcher
  • Joana Vilela, PhD/Biology/ Senior Technician
  • National Directorate For Health (DGS)

LOGO - Confederação Nacional das Associações de Pais (CONFAP)

CONFAP is a confederated structure of Associations of Parents and Guardians and their federated, non-for-profit structures, whose purpose is to bring together, coordinate, stimulate, defend and represent, at a national level, the associative movement of parents, and acts as social partner with the organs of sovereignty, authorities and institutions, in order to enable and facilitate the exercise of the right to fulfill the duty that is incumbent on parents and guardians, to guide and actively participate as primary guardians, in the integral education of their children and students. Independent, non-confessional, apolitical, pluralist, respects the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, defends and supports the family. Integrates in Portugal Associations of Parents and Guardians of any degree or type of education – official, private or cooperative.

  • Rui Pires, Vice- Presidente
  • Hermínio Corrêa, Representante
Global Compact Network Portugal

  • Raquel Policarpo, Senior Manager, Programs Lead

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Holon Pharmacies is a group of 391 pharmacies, existing in 18 district capitals, with more than 1,800 healthcare professionals. They believe in an innovative, proactive, ethical, socially and environmentally responsible pharmacy model that provides a service of excellence

  • Marta Teles, Social Responsibility, Community Intervention and Partnerships

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The Portuguese National Youth Council (CNJ) is a representative platform for youth organizations, encompassing various expressions of youth associationism, such as cultural, environmental, scouting, political, student, unionist, and confessional. The CNJ works for the interests of all Portuguese youth and is recognized by the state as a partner in youth policies.

  • Ana Raquel Branco, BSc / Nutrition / Nutritionist
  • Rúben Felizardo, MSc / Dentistry / Dentist
Regional Directorate for Energy

  • Joana Rita, Regional Directorate for Energy
  • Carolina Arruda, Director of Planning and Resources Management Services
  • Miguel Quinto, Director of Energy Efficiency Services and Licensing
  • Pedro Ribeiro, Head for European Projects Management
  • Nuno Lopes, Technician / Project Manager

Regional and local level

ICNOVA (NOVA Institute of Communication)

  • Cláudia Pernencar, PhD Digital Media/ Digital Health/ Invited Assistant Professor

Associação The K-Evolution (KE) logo

  • Alexandra Silva, PhD – Facilitator Education for Sustainmable Development
  • Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

Águas de Portugal: Logo

The AdP – Águas de Portugal group plays a structural role in the environment sector in Portugal and spanning the fields of water supply and wastewater sanitation. Through its holdings, the AdP Group operates nationwide, right from the north to the south, providing services to the municipalities that are simultaneously shareholders in the companies managing the multi-municipal systems (“bulk” systems) and directly serving their populations through municipal level services (“retail” systems) for water supply and sanitation. Through regional operations across mainland Portugal and an international presence in diverse countries, the Group also develops activities in the renewable energies sector, maximising the energy capabilities of its assets and endogenous resources and extending to new business areas and circular economy products.

  • Catarina Paz Ramos, Sustainability and Social Responsibility Department

The National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) is a central service of the direct administration of the State, endowed with administrative autonomy.
ANSR’s mission is to plan and coordinate at a national level to support the Government’s policy on road safety, as well as the enforcement of road traffic offences.

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  • Tiago Gonçalves, Instructional Designer

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  • Cátia Gouveia Miguel, Nutricionista,  Coordenadora Programa Vida Saudável
  • Rita Cruz, Diretora de Responsabilidade Corporativa Ambiental e Social

  • Luís Lobo, Managing Partner Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
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  • Pedro Resende, Co-founder & Director

Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC)

  • Carolina Santos, PhD, Researcher
  • Elsa Caetano, MSc, Researcher

  • Eduardo Rosa, Vice-Rector for Research
logo: ExpoLab - Ciência Viva Science Centre

  • Rita F. Patarra, PhD/Project Manager
  • Susana Cabral, PhD/Team Coordinator

Lean Health Portugal

  • Raquel Ortas Rodrigues, MSc Sustentabilidade and Black Belt Lean Six Sigma
  • Rui Cortes,  CEO, Phd Candidate Public Health

LNEC – Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering) is a public institute of Science and Technology (S&T), with the status of State Laboratory that carries out research in all fields of civil engineering, giving it a unique multidisciplinary perspective.

Logo: Municipality of Barreiro

  • Alexandra Borracha, Head of Education Division

  • Mário Rodrigues, Board President

Logo: NOVA School of Science and Technology

  • Celma Padamo, MSc Integrated Communication, Head of Communication and External Relations at NOVA FCT

  • Filipa Gomes, Co-Founder


  • Miguel Amaral, PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management / Assistant Professor at IST and founder of SILAB
  • Ana Carvalho, PhD in Chemical Engineering / Associate Professor at IST and founder of SILAB

Sporting Clube Portugal

  • Teresa Muller, Administration Assessor
  • Inês Barros, Communication Assistant

  • João Dias, Co-Founder / Creative Director