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  2. Structure

Core Group

The Core Group (CG) includes representation from the Management Committee, Action Co-Chairs, Science Communication Manager, Working Group Leaders, Training School Coordinator, Short Term Scientific Mission Coordinator, ITC Grant Coordinator, and Virtual Networking Support (VNS) Coordinator. In addition, the Grant Manager is a member of the CG. Members of the CG have responsibility for overseeing ‘Capacity, Training and Implementation’, and ‘Science, Growth and Sustainability.

Geraldine Leader

Action Chair


National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Zeynep Şahin Timar

Action Vice-Chair


Karadeniz Technical University, Türkiye

Özge Mısırlı

Science Communication Coordinator


Eskişehir Osman Gazi University, Türkiye

Carla Sousa

Grant Awarding Coordinator


Lusófona University, Portugal

Merita Hoxha

WG1 Leader


Aleksandër Xhuvani University, Albania

Geraldine Leader

WG1 Co-Leader


National Unviersity of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Benjamin Nanchen

WG2 Leader


HES-SO Valais-WallisC/O IAT Lab, Switzerland

Tali Heiman

WG2 Co-Leader


The Open University, Israel

Vilma Ferrari

WG3 Leader


VSI SVIETIMO IR KULTUROS MOBILIUJU TECHNOLOGIJU INSTITUTAS (IMOTEC), Lithuania

Silvio Pagliara

WG3 Co-Leader


Ausilioteca Mediterranea Onlus, Italy

Lisa Seeman

WG4 Leader


 Athena ICT, Israel

Branislav Gerazov

WG4 C0-Leader


Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, North Macedonia

Cecilia Sik-Lanyi

WG5 Leader


University of Pannonia, Hungary

Şebnem Çakır

WG6 Leader


National University of Ireland Galway

Silvana Markovska-Simoska

STSM Coordinator


Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, North Macedonia

Cecilia Sik-Lanyi

ITC Coordinator


University of Pannonia, Hungary

A list of a-STEP’s Management Committee is available here.