Irena Kyprianidou was a member of Global Education Unit of Future Worlds Center from February to August 2018. She was a project officer helping with the implementation of several co-founded by the European Union projects such as Global Education Goes Local (GEGL), MigratED and Youth of the World. Her academic background is on Environmental Science and Education. She is also participating in several Structure Democratic Dialogues (Structured Democratic Dialogue Process) prepared from the FWC team. She has already participated in two of them; "What Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) actions are needed for developing Marine Biotechnology as a source of local and sustainable economy in Cyprus?" which took place in Nicosia at 21st of February 2018 and "What Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) actions are needed for sustainable Maritime Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) by 2030?" which took place in Larnaca 11th of April 2018. Both were realised in the context of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funded project MARINA. She is also responsible for the development of several modules which will be implemented by the organization in the near future.
She is Cypriot and she speaks Greek and English. She has worked on Biotechnology Research for three months in the laboratories of the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. She has always been interested in Global Education and the way it emerged not from philosophical or theoretical work but from the demand of practitioners to re-define education in the context of the up-coming globalised world. Sustainable development and societal change are her main interests, fact that led her to expand her knowledge by taking a Master Degree on Sustainable Business and Innovation.