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Panagiotis Kompotis

2019/20 Athens

With an interdisciplinary background, ranging from public relations and marketing to creative writing and cultural education, Panagiotis is dedicated to developing arts-based projects that promote cultural diversity and challenge racism and discrimination.

He holds a BA in Management Science and Marketing and an MA in International Public Relations. Driven by his passion for literature and education, he has organized creative writing workshops for primary and secondary school children in Greece, Austria and Germany.

Joining START as a Fellow in 2019, and working with .lkj) Landesvereinigung kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung Sachsen-Anhalt in Magdeburg), Panagiotis continues to strengthen his project management skills and puts them into practice in the creation of school programs and workshops that empower the school community to build culturally responsive classrooms. He believes that teachers and educators can use the arts to create inclusive schools that prepare students to be open, respectful and positive towards diverse cultural groups. Panagiotis is dedicated to contributing to this cause.

Phase I

Capacity building in Germany

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Sep - Nov

Project Title

Challenging racism in schools

In today’s multicultural schools in Athens, education can become a powerful force in the struggle to eliminate racism and cultural prejudices. Often, the seeds of racial discrimination are sown outside of school, but its effects will spill over into the classroom, disrupting learning and creating a tense atmosphere. But it is also schools that offer students the best opportunity to take on board positive messages about diversity and mutual respect. Through workshops which fully engage both students and educators, the project aims to support schools in challenging racism and it aspires to empower the school community to build culturally responsive schools and classrooms.

Host Institution

.lkj) Sachsen-Anhalt e.V.

The .lkj) – Association for Cultural Child and Youth Education in the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt is an umbrella organisation in the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt for:

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