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Fotopoulos Nikolaos

Fotopoulos Nikos' s Short CV

Nikos Fotopoulos is a Assistant Professor of sociology in the field of Cultural and Educational Practices at the University of Western Macedonia.  His  basic and doctoral studies were made in Sociology at Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences.

He also holds a master degree at postgraduate level in "Studies in Education” from the Greek Open University. He has participated in a significant number of national and European expert committees and has participated in the planning and implementation of research, educational and cultural courses in the field of lifelong learning, culture and education policy.  He has served as a member on the Board of Experts «European Training Foundation (ETF) - Advisory Forum» on matters related to policy development for Education and Lifelong Learning in Central and Eastern Europe and as a member of National Committee for Lifelong Learning - Ministry of Education. He currently serves as National Representative to the Advisory Group on the European Qualifications Framework in the European Commission for the recognition of learning outcomes «Cluster on recognition of Learning Outcomes» DG EAC, Life Long Learning: Contribution to the Lisbon process.

He is also a National Representative of the social partners in the Consultative Group on the European Qualifications Framework in the EQF Advisory Group and he also works for the implementation of ECVET in Greece as a part of national team of experts. He has published a lot of articles in pedagogical, political and social and journals  both in Greece and abroad.


1.1        Zagkos, Ch. Kyridis, Α. Vamvakidou, I. & Fotopoulos, Ν. (2009) The banknotes as reflections of culture and nationalism. Semiotic considerations through history, national identities and social construction of Balkan countries. Journal of Applied Semiotics, 23(9), 5-27.

1.2        Κyridis, A., Mavrikou, Α. Zagkos, Ch., Golia, P. Vamvakidou, I. & Fotopoulos, N. (2009). Nationalism through state constructed national symbols. The case of the national anthems: The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, volume 4:

1.3        Kyridis, A., Fotopoulos, N., Chronopoulou, A. Papadakis, N. Zagkos, Chr. (2011) Filling in the implementation gap? Problems in the Greek educational system - An evidence based explanatory framework and critical reflections, Current Issues of Education, Arizona State University, USA, V.4.No 13, December 2, 2011, p.1-19).

1.4        Kyridis, Α. Bassiou, Α. Zagkos, Ch, Golia, P. Fotopoulos, N. Papadakis, N. (2012) Social classes vs professional stereotypes in Greece. A view to a traditional fogy social construction. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences (υπό έκδοση), Vol 3 No 3, September 2012.

1.5        Vamvakidou, I. Daskalaki, N. Kyridis, A. Zagkos, Chr. & Fotopoulos, N. The bourgeois and  the farmer as social partition of everyday routine: small children paint the life in the village and in the city, The Public Journal of Semiotics, (υπό κρίση).

1.6       Fotopoulos, N. (2005). Τhe phenomenon of alienation and the liberating role of intellect in Plato’s «Allegory of the cave». In K. Boudouris & K. Kalimtzis (eds) Philosophy, Competition and the Good Life, Vol II, pp. 88-93. Αthens: Ionia  Publications.

1.7        Κyridis, A. Golia, P. Vamvakidou, I. Fotopoulos, N. Zagkos, Ch. Troulou, M. (2008). National symbols’ reflections on the construction/ deconstruction of European identity/ies. Proceedings, Edu World: Εducation Facing Contemporary world issues, Pitesti Rumania, 5-8 June, University of Pitesti, Editura Universitatii din Pitesti, 55-68.

1.8       Papoutzis, L. Kyridis, A. Michailidis, E. Fotopoulos, N. (2011) (υπό δημοσίευση) “Football fan-ship” and identities: Football fans and their slogans as creators of political and transculturalism identities. The case of Aris FC Thessaloniki, CICE Regional CONFERENCE “GLOBALOCAL CITIZENSHIP”18 Jan. 2011,Coimbra, Portugal.

1.9       Kyridis, A. Zagkos, Crh. Vamvakidou, If. Koutouzis, M. Fotopoulos, N. Goulas, N.(2011), “Who is afraid of the immigrants? Greek university student’s attitudes against immigrants who live in Greece” 1st International Conference RCIC`11 Redefining Community in Intercultural Context, Brasov, 16th - 18th June, 2011, Redefining Community in Intercultural Context, p. 199-210.

1.10    Vamvakidou, I. Fotopoulos, N. Gulevska, V. Michailidis, E. Solaki, An. “Students in the Pedagogic Faculty of the University of Western Macedonia and in the Faculty of Education of the University of Bitola, “Describe the Borders” International Conference Education Across Borders" Florina 5-7 October 2012 (υπό δημοσίευση).

1.11    Voutsa, M.E. Borovas,G. Fotopoulos, N. “The Role of the Bretton Woods Institutions in Shaping and Spreading Education Policies”‘ in 5th International Conference, “The Economies of Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the changed World’, Kavalla Institute of Technology, Department of Accountancy, Greece & Istanbul University, Department of Economics, Turkey,  Istanbul, Turkey May 9-12, 2013

1.12    Kyridis, A., Fotopoulos, N, Kalerante E., Papadakis N. & Zagkos C. (2013). The Entrance System to the Greek Tertiary Education: Critical Considerations and Conceptualizations  in  International Journal of Educational Policies, 6(2)2013


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