eSafety Label+ Final Conference

Marc Durando

Marc Durando, Executive Director of EUN, has over 35 years’ experience in the field of education and training, both at European and national level. He has worked in the education and training area since 1983, where, after five years in the field of continuing education for enterprises, he developed specific expertise on European cooperation in the field of education and training.

Since September 2006, Marc Durando joined the European Schoolnet network as Executive Director of EUN ( As a network of 34 MoE, European Schoolnet’s mission is to support ministries of education, schools, teachers and relevant education stakeholders in Europe in the transformation of education processes for 21st century digitalized societies.
More particularly, European Schoolnet’s remit is to:
- identify and test promising innovative practices,
- share evidence about their impact, and
- support mainstreaming teaching and learning practices aligned with 21st century standards and expectations for the education of all students.
ICT and digitization are a particular focus of European Schoolnet’s work, because of the critical role they play in terms of designing and implementing future classroom scenarios and supporting new forms of learning both in and out of school.

Deirdre Hodson

Deirdre works on the European Commission’s digital education policy team in Brussels. Through research, funding programmes, policy coordination and practical tools like SELFIE, the team aims to support countries across Europe on innovation in education, digital skills and enhancing teaching and learning with digital technologies. Deirdre runs a European network of ministries of education, NGOs and other organisations working on digital age learning. She has been working on the SELFIE project since the first beta version of the tool in 2017. Deirdre is also a student on the MSc programme on Digital Education with the University of Edinburgh. Her research focus is on development of computer science curricula in upper secondary education.

Karl Hopwood

Karl Hopwood is an independent online safety expert. He is a member of UKCIS (UK Council for Internet Safety) and sits on the UKCIS evidence group and the UKCIS education group as well as on the advisory board for the UK Safer Internet Centre and the education advisory board for CEOP. He also sits on Twitter’s trust and safety council and the Roblox trust and safety board where he represents the Insafe network. Karl has worked for a number of key players in the UK and abroad including CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), BECTA (British Educational and Communications Technology Agency), the European Commission, the UN and several Local Authorities within the UK and in Europe. As an ex primary headteacher, he continues to work closely in schools across Europe with children, young people, parents and teachers to develop safer online behaviours and the promotion of digital literacy. Karl has been employed for the last 12 years as an in-house consultant for INSAFE which is the coordinating node of the EU Better Internet for Kids programme where he is responsible for the coordination of safer internet helplines across Europe. Karl is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Marie Collins Foundation, a charity which supports young people who have been sexually abused and exploited online and is also a trustee of Childnet International. He is currently part of a team working on child protection policy development in Rwanda in collaboration with 5Rights.

Verónica Donoso

With more than 18 years of experience in the field, Verónica is a consultant specialised in children, digital technologies & online safety. She provides advice to organisations committed to improving the digital literacy skills of citizens and to better protect them online. Verónica has a PhD in Social Sciences (KUL, Belgium), a master’s degree in education (Universidad de Chile), a BA in linguistics (Universidad de Chile) and a diploma in usability design (KUL, Belgium). Through her career Verónica has advised a number of organisation including the United Nations, the European Commission, UNICEF, London School of Economics, the World Federation of Advertiser and the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA), among others. She has also written several pieces which have served to inform policy makers on e-safety issues both in the EU and worldwide. Verónica currently serves on the Global Kids Online International advisory group. In the past she was a member of the International Advisory Board of the WePROTECT Global Alliance and of the International NGO Advisory Group of the UK National Crime Agency. She was also a member of Twitter e-safety Council.

Aris Louvris

Aris Louvris is Software Engineer due to his major university studies in the Dept. of Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, post graduated specialized in Adults Training at Network and Computational Systems, and serves as a Computer Science Teacher in secondary education. He is also a Vice President of WRO Hellas, since 2012 ( an NGO for Educational Robotics and STEM in Greece. In the Organisation, he is responsible for Hellenic Educational Robotics competitions that enable children and teachers from 13 regions of the country to design and build a complete robot based on the theme of the annual competition, developing their talent, their imagination and their scientific skills in the direction of solving the problem through teams' cooperation.

Chris Pinchen

Chris Pinchen is the founder of The Privacy Agency, where he provides specialist, made to measure consultancy and training around the topics of technology and privacy to organisations, companies, groups and individuals.
His work is highly focused on surveillance, censorship and privacy issues, making the complex accessible to reach as wide an audience as possible.

Maria Teresa Godinho

Maria Teresa Godinho is the Head of ICT in Education Unit (MoE).
She holds a degree in Mathematics, scientific expertise, and holds a degree in Professional Training for Education. Was member of the ET2020 Working Group of the European Union: Digital and Online Learning. From 2001 to 2013 she was part of the direction of a secondary school, at Lisbon, as Deputy Director, and has promoted the implementation and the development of ICT all across the school. Some of the most relevant positions in school were: member of the Pedagogical Commission, member of the Administrative Council, responsible for teachers training, coordinator of the mathematics team of teachers and Advanced Teacher in the project Living Schools Lab (LSL European Project – European Schoolnet).

Niels Van Paemel

Niels Van Paemel obtained Master degrees in Educational Sciences and Conflict and Development (MSc) at Ghent University. After working as a staff member for the Belgian trade union ACV/CVS, Niels took a year-long nomadic sabbatical and joined Child Focus in 2015 in the role of policy advisor concerning eSafety and the sexual exploitation of minors (grooming, sextortion & secondary sexting). Fan of Bourdieu, inclusion and positive awareness raising. Allergic for victim blaming and victimising prevention campaigns.

Jan De Craemer

Jan De Craemer is responsible for co-ordinating the ICT and digital media policies at the Flemish Ministry of Education & Training since 1998. Besides his role in the ICT & digital media policy development, he has been responsible for ICT initiatives such as the ICT-infrastructure program, the Flemish regional expertise network for in-service training and the development of the ICT-curriculum for primary, secondary and adult education. He is involved in ICT-integration projects about e-safety, digital learning resources and ICT for special needs. He represents Flanders to the European Commission ET2020 Working Group on Digital Education: Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA). He is also Vice-chair of the European Schoolnet Steering Committee and member of the Board of Directors of European Schoolnet.


Irene Pateraki

Irene Pateraki is working as Pedagogical and Monitoring Manager in the European Schoolnet for the project eTwinning ( She holds a Master Degree in Multicultural Education and she has worked several years as kindergarten teacher. For six years, she was seconded in the Greek Ministry of Education and worked as pedagogical expert in the National Support Service of eTwinning.She has also organized and facilitated several online courses, webinars, conferences and workshops for teachers from 44 countries. She has presented her work in various educational conferences.

Thomas Zarouchas 

Thomas Zarouchas was born in Drama, Greece in 1977. He graduated from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras in 2002. He then joined the Audio and Acoustic Technology Group, University of Patras, as a researcher in 2002, completing his doctoral dissertation in 2010. He has authored and presented his research work in scientific journals and international conferences. In 2012 he joined the Greek School Network and Networking Technologies Directorate at the Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”, primary working as a senior project manager as also for the design of innovative e-learning information systems. Since 2017 he has been participating in the eSafetyLabel+ project (Erasmus+ project, Grant Agreement 2017-1-EL01-KA201-036242) coordinating various tasks and activities and promoting the eSafetyLabel concept to the school community at national level.

Viola Pinzi

Viola Pinzi is a project manager in the Digital Citizenship Department at European Schoolnet. She is currently involved in project management, research, training activities and product management for core service platforms across several line of works (media literacy and digital skills, entrepreneurial education, digital assessment, online safety) and projects (Better Internet for Kids, eSafety Label, Social Media Literacy for Change, Assess@Learning etc.). Viola has 15 years of experience in the fields of education, careers guidance and employment services, with a focus on social inclusion and ICT tools integration within these systems. She holds a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Siena, balanced between social sciences, mass-media and new technologies, and MSc in Information Studies from the University of Amsterdam, with a curricula aimed at deep understanding of human-centred knowledge-based interactive systems.

Sabrina Vorbau

Sabrina Vorbau is Project Manager at European Schoolnet and has been a member of its Digital Citizenship Team since 2014. She works for a variety of online safety projects such as Better Internet for Kids, Web We Want, the eSafety Label and SELMA. She is managing the eSafety Label initiative and supporting the management of the SELMA project, which focuses on the topic of online hate speech. Within Better Internet for Kids, she acts as Assessment Officer, taking care of project evaluation, quality assurance and joint research approaches. Moreover, she coordinates the BIK Youth line of work. In addition, Sabrina leads the eSafety taskforce group of eTwinning.
Within her area of work, Sabrina also represents the Digital Citizenship Team externally on various occasions, during expert meetings and international conferences in the field of online safety, internet governance and digital education.
Originally, from Germany, Sabrina holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economic Sciences: Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Antwerp. Prior to joining EUN, she worked at the European Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna.

Steven Opsomer

Steven Opsomer is a qualified teacher and media coach in primary education since 2007. Ever since the start of the eSafety label pilot project, he has been actively engaged in eSafety within primary education. On the one hand as a DPO (Data Protection Officer) and on the other hand as a media coach at the school community Sint-Vincentius in Menen (West Flanders, Belgium). Together with the schools, he has already developed a feature film about cyberbullying and a procedure about incident handling. In addition to education, he is a director, writer and actor within the West-Flemish theater and street theater.

Elizabeth Brodsky

Elizabeth Brodsky is Manager of Sustainability at Liberty Global BV in the Netherlands. She is responsible for delivering the company’s flagship community investment program Digital Imagination and leading the Social Innovation and Responsible Procurement strategies across the business.
Ms. Brodsky holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University in Communication Studies and Economics; she resides in Amsterdam with her husband, son and three cats and enjoys cooking, music and traveling.

Louise Jones

Having worked in education for 20+ years, Louise Jones has always been driven by changes in youth culture and the impact technology has on the way young people live and learn. With the emergence of digital, she led on e-safety and cyber security in Scotland and also supported national
developments, being awarded a Scottish Education Award in 2006 for “Making a Difference”. Louise is well known for her previous role in The Highland Council, Scotland. Through a large-scale consultation, Louise developed an approach which drove the direction and vision for ensuring all 220
schools are technology-rich environments. She also became an Apps for Good Ambassador and Digital Schools Award Scotland Validator. In 2017, Louise went on to join the EMEA Google for Education Team as UK Regional Manager and Accessibility specialist within the Global Google Team. Now based in Denmark and in a new independent role, Louise partners with countries and learning communities across the globe to support digital transition and transformation in education and enterprise. 2019 has been a year of celebration, with Louise being a Finalist Edufuturist of the Year 2019 and proudly cochairing the Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference.

Despoina Andrigiannaki

Despoina Andrigiannaki obtained her degree from the University of Crete, Department of Mathematics. After additional training on ICT’s, she works as a computer science teacher and a mathematician for 25 years in secondary education, in the junior high school of Gazi (Heraklion, Crete, Greece). Through her experience, she diagnosed the need for the pupils to be educated concerning the safe use of ICT’s, both inside and outside of the school environment. She then decided to assist and support the pupils, through enrolling in the European Program “eSafety Label”, for which she is responsible. She became the coordinator of online safety in the junior high school of Gazi as well as an ambassador of the Greek Safer Internet Center. While attending numerous webinars (eTwinning), seminars, workshops, she supports pupil’s engagement (through contests, projects in and out of class, extra-curricular activities related to e-safety) and organizes various activities open to the local community. She has cooperated with the authorities (specialized in e-crimes), with the Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH Hellas). The success of her best practices is proved by the 3 gold eSafety Label, and most importantly by the raised awareness of the pupils.

Boris Radanovic

Boris is the Engagement and Partnership Manager for the UK Safer Internet Centre working at South West Grid for learning. The UK Safer Internet Centre is the national awareness centre and forms part of the European Commission’s, Safer Internet Programme and part of the European Insafe network. For the last three years, since the creation of the Croatian SIC, he has worked as the Awareness coordinator for the Croatian Safer Internet Centre where he has held more than one hundred presentations and educations about online safety to children, parents, teachers, police officers, social care workers and companies in Croatia. As an expert speaker in the field of online safety he has been working with the European Commission, TAIEX instrument, on four expert missions to Belarus, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia to present the topic of online safety to government officials, NGO’s and stakeholders as well as presented as a keynote and guest speaker at European conferences on the topics of new and emerging trends and applications being used by children and youth online. He is also a member of the Trust and Safety board at Twitter and has advised a government on creating and adopting Online child safety policies and best practices.
For the last ten years he has been working in the field of social media marketing, online advertising as well as maintaining the online and media presence for companies and NGO’s that he has worked with. Boris lead and contributed to the creation of Awareness tools, resources and materials, as well as created innovative campaigns for the Croatian SIC on the topic of online safety and safeguarding of children online.