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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) is the largest public university in Greece. It comprises 7 Faculties organized into 33 Schools, 5 faculties with only 1 school each, as well as 4 independent Schools (a total of 42 Schools). More than 81.500 undergraduate and postgraduate students’ study at the Aristotle University, 72.140 in undergraduate programmes and 8.360 in postgraduate programmes. The Teaching and Research Staff numbers 2.207 people (767 professors, 452 associate professors, 618 assistant professors, and 370 lecturers); the Scientific Teaching Staff numbers 65; and the Special Laboratory Teaching Staff numbers 259 people. This is further supported by the 240 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Staff for teaching services; and the 961 members of administrative staff. In addition, at a research level, Aristotle university currently is running more than 20 European-funded research projects (e.g. Horizon, Erasmus+ KA2, KA3,) regarding higher education, adult education, the usage of MOOCs, e-learning, virtual learning environments and distant training.

The School of Early Childhood Education has a total number of 2.300 students, who receive both theoretical instruction as well as teacher training practice in kindergartens. The mission of this School is to meet the national, cultural and developmental needs of the early childhood education. Specifically, the Department focuses on producing and disseminating knowledge in the Pedagogical Sciences related to early childhood, identifying, researching and studying educational issues, providing pedagogical training for those wishing to teach in Early Childhood Education and providing pre-service training and staff development coursesfor school personnel.

The main research interests are: principles of learning and teaching for preschool aged children, effective learning environment, evaluation and assessment in early childhood education, quality in education, quantitative & qualitative methods in early childhood settings, teaching methodology, vocational training of early childhood educators, educational policy, evaluation of school achievement, promotion of creativity and higher order thinking, process-oriented instruction.

Also, the School seek:

  • To develop early education quality standards in relation to all aspects of early childhood education
  • To co-ordinate and enhance early education provision, including parental involvement
  • To undertake research and development through which best practice in curriculum, teaching methodology and parent involvement may be implemented and evaluated.

Diazoma Conferences & Events

Professional Congress Organizer

(Diazoma / Διάζωμα (in Greek): the horizontal walkways between tiers of seats in an amphitheater)

Diazoma Conferences and Events is a Greek General Tourism Agency, based in Heraklion at Crete Island, operating all over the country, specialized in organizing conferences, congresses and any type of meetings. Our agency is quite new but we all have a long experience at the field of “organizing”. The owner is Maria Leventi and she has been organizing Conferences, Congresses, Meetings, Incentives and Special Groups since 1995. She has already an experience with EECERA Conferences as she assisted for the organization of EECERA 2014 in Crete. We like planning, organizing and working with people in order to achieve the best result. We will assist you regarding accommodation, local services, invitation letters etc.

Tel: 0030 2810321494
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Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC), Birmingham (United Kingdom)

The Centre for Research in Early Childhood, more commonly referred to as CREC, is the home of CREC in Birmingham (Charitable Trust) and Amber Publications & Training Ltd (APT). Established by Professor Chris Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram, CREC has been working to improve early years provision for over 25 years. Located in Birmingham, United Kingdom, CREC specialises in early childhood research which has relevant and meaningful outcomes for practice and policy. Some of its research is transformed into training and development programmes designed for the specific needs of the early years sector. CREC also offers postgraduate research degrees and has a strong reputation for undertaking reviews, reports, evaluations and consultancy work with many UK local authorities, NGOs and countries. Examples include the British Council, QDCA, OECD, Portugal, Qatar, South Australia, Birmingham and Gloucestershire. CREC also runs British Early Childhood Education Research Association (BECERA) Conference and has been EECERA's strategic partner supporting the delivery of the annual conference since 2009.