1st International Democracy Camp, 6-12/7/19, Andros

We invite students from universities all over the world to spend one productive and memorable week in the beautiful Aegean island of Andros participating in the 1st International Democracy Camp. Our aim is to encourage young people, the leaders of tomorrow, to come together and participate in a series of hands-on workshops, seminars and outdoor activities geared towards enhancing their democratic ethos, namely their ability to operate successfully and socially beneficially in a multicultural context by treating each other in a respectful way and collectively shaping their learning and personal development.

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Check out the workshops offered with a right-to-choose option (that’s what democratic education is all about!):



Intercultural communication


Arts: photo shooting, video making, painting, creative writing, modern and traditional dance, martial arts

Creative thinking and decision making techniques

Collective and personal leadership skills  

Team building activities

Delegation skills

… and many more proposed and/or offered by the participants themselves (that is also what democratic education is about!)

For more info about the camp, please e-mail Irene Theodoropoulou (Qatar University, State of Qatar) and Valia Loutrianaki (University of Athens, Greece) at internationaldemocracycamp@gmail.com or join our Facebook page «International Democracy Camp» and post or send a message to us there before the 20th of February 2019. Seats are limited and students will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

We look forward to welcoming you in the spectacular island of Andros for a memorable and productive time!

Hosted by: MA Program “Rhetoric, Humanities and Education” (University of Athens), the Hellenic Association for the Promotion of Rhetoric in Education (www.rhetoricedu.com) and Andrion Club (www.andrionclub.gr)

More partnerships to be announced.

Confirmed workshop instructors:

Athanasios Nakas, Professor of Linguistics (University of Athens, Greece)

Gina Kalogirou, Professor of Teaching of Literature (University of Athens, Greece)

Dr Norman Sandridge, assistant Professor of Classics and Leadership (Howard University, Washington, DC)

Dr Irene Theodoropoulou, associate Professor of Sociolinguistics and Discourse analysis (Qatar University, State of Qatar)

Dr Elena Koltsaki, Attorney at law & accredited mediator (Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Evrydiki Iliaki, Certified Leadership Coach, “How Women Work” program (Elite Consulting LLC)

Valia Loutrianaki, Phd cand. (University of Athens, Greece), president of the Hellenic Association for the Promotion of Rhetoric in Education

Mary Marin, Phd cand. (University of Carlfield, USA), educator of English language, MUN mentor

Organizing committee:

Dimitrios Kokkinis, president of the Andrion Club, coordinator for Andros island

Valia Loutrianaki, general coordinator

Irene Theodoropoulou, general coordinator

Giota Giannopoulou, Phd cand. (University of Peloponnese, Greece), educator, communication manager

Myrto Malamou, Phd cand. (University of Athens, Greece), educator, public relations manager

Members of Cycladic Tourism Network (CTN) of Andros, hospitality, gastronomy and leisure activities coordinators