Gender, Identity and Society Research Unit


Multidisciplinary Research Unit 1

MRU1 aims at engaging in research related to gender and identity and their multiple intersections in/with society, and promoting the study of current social issues and phenomena, using an interdisciplinary approach.



Acronym: EMCI

Years: 2017-2020

Funded by: Erasmus+

Brief Description: The main focus of the European MediaCoach project is the improvement of media literacy levels among young people through the development of large pool of media literate professionals working with youth in schools, youth centers and in non-formal contexts like libraries and museums


The impact of the socio-economic crisis on student well-being and happiness in Greece and Cyprus

Acronym: SHINE

Years: 2019-2021

Funded by:

Brief Description: Comparative and an intersectional approach to explore the impact of the socio-economic crisis on students’ well-being in Cyprus and Greece, in order to understand patterns of inequality that affect happiness attainment in children.

Convicts Upskilling Pathways

Acronym: CUP

Years: 2019-2021

Funded by: Erasmus+

Brief Description: CUP has an aim to design successful training modules (e.g. modules based on technical skills as a mean of
embedded learning for soft and basic skills) to enhance convicts/ex convicts potential for medium-long term employability. CUP aim at offering an evaluation kit (easy-to-use, scalar) that prison administration and third sector organizations can use to measure the progress and the impact of actions promoting primary target employability.

European SafeOnline Initiative

Acronym: ESOI

Years: 2020-2023

Funded by: Erasmus+

Brief Description: The main focus of the EUROPEAN SAFEONLINE INITIATIVE is the improvement of media literacy levels of children through the extensive media literacy education of their parents.
The project proposes the scaling up one of the most successful practices in the field of media literacy in Europe; a practice, that has received a number of awards and distinctions – both from the European Commission and from the relevant national authorities – due to its distinct ability to bring about impressive results in the advancement of parental media literacy levels.


Assessing Newly Arrived Migrants’ Knowledge in Science and Math using Augmented Teaching Material – Augmented Assessment

Acronym: AA

Years: 2020-2023

Funded by: Erasmus+

Brief Description: AA Project aims to address the gap that exists in assessing newly arrived migrant students’ prior knowledge in the fields of Science and Mathematics, by utilising augmented reality for assessment. It will be achieved by developing and piloting an innovative augmented toolkit in the form of an online library and a training course for teachers.

Socially Excluded youth of MEdia LIteracy

Acronym: SEMELI

Years: 2020-2023

Funded by: Erasmus+

Brief Description: SEMELI project aims to foster inclusion of young people and promote to them common values with the rest of the society, through media literacy. Generally, it is expected that after the completion of the project, participants will experience self-awareness, a sense of development and expansion of their knowledge, and a higher level of activation to promote digital skills and media literacy.

Behind Sexting: Intergenerational Sex Education

Acronym: Behind Sexting

Years: 2022-2023

Funded by: Erasmus+ KA2

Brief Description: The main objective of the BEHIND SEXTING project is to raise adolescents; and parents; awareness of the risks of sexting and to encourage an intergenerational critical discussion around solutions in a peer manner in the school context.


Acronym: PrisonSafe

Years: 2023-2025

Funded by: CERV, European Commission

Brief Description: The focus of this project is on one of the most urgent, and most difficult, areas in LGBTIQ advocacy today; the extreme physical, sexual and emotional abuse and brutality that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer and questioning people (LGBTIQ) people experience while imprisoned. Taking into account the large number of reports relating to the discrimination, humiliation, sexual abuse and rape of LGBTIQ persons in the prison setting, prison authorities need to develop policies and strategies that ensure the maximum possible protection of such groups. The aim of this project is to provide current and useful training to correctional staff regarding the safe and respectful management of LGBTIQ offenders.


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