Vasileios Symeonidis, MSc - Edite ESR



  • MSc International and Comparative Education, Stockholm University
  • Degree in School of Primary Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Erasmus Exchange Student, University of Helsinki


Work Experience

  • Traineeship, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education (CEDEFOP), Thessaloniki
  • Research Assistant, Education International, Brussels
  • Preschool Teacher, Joanna Asplund Schools, Stockholm
  • Project Coordinator, eduACT, Thessaloniki
  • Greek Language Teacher, Odysseas School for Immigrants, Thessaloniki


In ILS since:

  • March 2016


Research Interests

  • International and comparative education, teacher education policy and practice, analysis of education policy discourse, education governance and reforms, critical pedagogy, global citizenship education



  • Symeonidis, V. et al. (2016). The Future Schools Project: An educational initiative to raise students’ voice. In A., Montgomery & I. Kehoe (eds.) Reimagining the Purpose of Schools and Educational Organisations, Part II, pp. 35-48. London: Springer.
  • Symeonidis, V. (2015). The status of teachers and the teaching profession: A study of education unions’ perspectives. Brussels: Education International. Available at:
  • Symeonidis V. (2015). Towards Global Citizenship Education. A comparative case study of primary school policy and practice between Greece and Sweden. Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Education, No. 36. Institute of International Education: Stockholm University. Available at:
  • Symeonidis, V. (2014). Learning in the Free Market. A Critical Study of Neoliberal Influences on Sweden’s Education System. International Journal of Educational Policies, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 25-39. ISSN: 1307-3842. Available at:
  • Symeonidis, V. (2012). Teaching History in Finnish Schools. Nea Paideia, Vol. 142, pp. 54-59. Athens: Patakis Publishers.



  • Symeonidis, V. (15-18 June 2015). Towards a critical approach to Global Citizenship Education: Case studies of primary school policy and practice between Greece and Sweden. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Critical Education. University of Lower Silesia. Wroclaw. Poland.
  • Symeonidis, V. (17-22 November 2014). Towards Global Citizenship Education: Building a strong international discourse. Presented at the 2014 Global Education Conference (online).
  • Symeonidis, V. & Galanopoulou, Z. (23-26 June 2014). Free school choice in the neoliberal era. The case of Sweden. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Critical Education. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Greece.
  • Symeonidis, V. et al. (28-29 June 2013). The Future Schools Project. Presented at the 1st International Conference on Reimagining Schooling. University of Macedonia. Thessaloniki. Greece.