Partner: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-School Faculty.
Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. A number of these facilities are located outside the city of Thessaloniki or even in other cities. About 88.283 students’ study at the Aristotle University, 77.198 in undergraduate programmes and 6.588 in postgraduate programmes. There are also 3.952 at Doctoral level). There are 1.682 faculty members. There are also 311 members of the Special Laboratory Teaching Personnel (S.L.T.P.). Faculty members are also assisted by 144 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Personnel (S.T.L.P.). The administration office consists of 278 permanent employees and 256 employees under a private law contract of indefinite duration. https://www.auth.gr/
Team Members: SEPA 360 Erasmus + project
Vassilis Barkoukis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has published over 140 national (Greek) and international articles and book chapters (Google scholar h-index = 34) and served as the lead editor of the first book on the Psychology of Doping in Sport (Routledge) and as co-author of the first meta-analysis on the predictors of doping use in sport. Dr Barkoukis has participated in 32 international and national research projects funded mainly by European Commission, World Anti-Doping Agency, and International Olympic Committee aimed to promote physical activity, tackle corruption in sport and develop educational material.
Vassilios Papacharisis, is an experienced physical educator with leadership, administrative, and analytical skills, well versed in planning sports programs and its application to public. Trained as sports educational psychologist, he received a Ph.D. in Physical Education & Sports in 2004. Serving for 20 years as a Director of the Aristotle University Gym, Dr. Papacharisis developed many new recreational and sports programs for the students, university staff and local community. Over the past 5 years he has been coordinating a distance learning lifelong program for youth coaches and participating in many communities and KA2 Erasmus + projects. He published over 21 peer-reviewed articles and two books.
Digital Champions: SEPA 360 Erasmus + project
Maria Nikopoulou is a Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Science, Physical Education and Sports of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her main specialization in teaching is the promotion of social inclusion through physical education and sports (postgraduate and undergraduate courses). For twelve years she was a physical education teacher in the Multicultural High school of Evosmos and for fifteen years a basketball coach mostly in women teams. Dr Nikopoulou has participated in a numerous Comenius and Erasmus+ projects and has been a member of the Erasmus+ Committee (Brussels) for two years, representing the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.
Triantafyllos Christodoulidis (PhD) is a Specialized Teaching Staff member at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is an experienced physical education expert that has published in the field of pedagogy, educational psychology and sports over 50 greek and international articles (Google scholar h-index = 8), book chapters and co-author of several physical education books of the Greek Ministry of Education. He is an active trainer on a highly competitive level.
Theopistos (Thanos) Kenanidis is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds two master’s degrees in health and Human Performance and in Sports Management from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His main specialization in teaching is indoor fitness courses. He teaches as Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Science, Physical Education and Sports of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and he coordinates and teaches at the YMCA (European Program be active in Greece). A head of group indoor/outdoor fitness programs and personal training at the YMCA Kalamaria Branch.