Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) is a state educational organization. It is an institutional member of EDEN (European Distance Education Network), of STEDE (Science Teacher Education Development in Europe) network and of ECSITE (European Network of Science Centres and Museums) network.

EA was the first Greek educational organization to apply ODL in secondary level education in the year of 1993. Since 1995, the organization has established a devoted department, the Research and Development (R&D) Department for the design, development and implementation of the research activities in education, expanding the collaboration with Universities and pedagogical Institutions across Europe.

During the last years the R&D department has coordinated and supported the participation of EA in more than 100 European (eContentPlus, ICT PSP, SiS in FP7 and FP6, IST in FP5 and ACT in FP6, LLP ACT, Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci) and National projects. In most of them, the main role of the research group is the design of the implementation of the proposed activities in real school environments. EA is coordinating a large network of 130 rural schools in Greece, Spain, Finland, Sweden and Romania (Rural Wings Network - http://www.ruralwings-project.net) providing them with distance training and support through the implementation of innovative projects and activities.