Elina Moraitopoulou

Areas of Research

Work Package 2 “Connectivities built by people and groups”
PhD Project 8


Young people’s engagement in public memory work for envisioning possible futures: A study inside the Ashoka Changemaker schools in Europe


The research project will study what are the competences, practices, and attitudes that an individual enables to participate in public memory work. It will seek to understand what forms of social organisation support making memories for future possibilities among young people, what encourages participatory memory work (PMW), and under which conditions PMW is empowering for school students.




Academic Qualifications

Oct 2018
Marie Curie PhD fellow at Ashoka UK

Sep 2016-Jun 2018 
Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Approaches of Research and Education AIRE, Speciality: Educational Technologies – EdTech, CRI Paris & Paris V University, Paris, France

Sep 2010-Nov 2015
Diploma Degree on Applied Biology and Technologies, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Work Experience

Mar – Jun 2018
Educational project impact evaluation, Les Savanturiers – The School of Research, Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris, France

Oct 2017-Feb 2018
Research and development projects’ documentation, communication and dissemination, Codesign-it!, Paris, France

Jan-Jun 2017 
Project and event coordination, Doing It Together Science-DIToS EU project, Paris, France

Research Interests

  • Participatory research
  • Learning ecosystems
  • School culture
  • Systems change in education

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

Moraitopoulou, E.: “Engaging children and young people in the co-production of memory through multimodal ethnographic research” at the “Remembering Children Workshop” at Nottingham Trent University, UK, 10-11. March 2020.

Moraitopoulou, E.: Opening Conference POEM (Horizon 2020), Hamburg, 13-14. Dec. 2018.

Moraitopoulou, E.: 3rd Scientix Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 4-6. May 2018.

Moraitopoulou, E.: re:publica Connecting Europe, invited speaker on the topic “The Power of Citizen Science in Education”, Thessaloniki, Greece, Sep. 2017.

Moraitopoulou, E.: European Citizen Science Forum – Paris, France, 25. Mar. 2017.


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Coordination and Project Management

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Concepts, strategies and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.