Project Team

Roman Globokar​

Roman Globokar is the coordinator of the project BIOSEM. He is an associate professor and researcher at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana. For more than 20 years, he has been involved in almost all levels of education: from primary and secondary school to university. He is a member of the Slovenian National Medical Ethics Committee and the National Experts Council for General Education. His main areas of research are bioethics, environmental ethics, human rights, ethics in the pluralistic society, and education in the digital age.

Gabriel Kavčič

Assistant professor at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana, and researcher on the Biosem project. Trained as a moral theologian, specializing in fundamental Theological ethics. 

Urška Mali Kovačič

Urška Mali Kovačič is a researcher at the University of Ljubljana. Her main interests are bioethics and moral theology, suicidology and integrative psychotherapy. She finds especially developing minds extremely interesting and is grateful for every opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and young people. 

Marko Weilguny

Marko Weilguny is the head of international cooperation at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Ljubljana. He holds a MA degree in Philosophy and Sociology and has experience working in the spheres of media and education.

Oya Güler

Oya GÜLER holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education and works as a project manager. She has received a certificate in Training of Trainers on Alternative Assessment and Evaluation, which she uses to provide in-service training to teachers in schools. Additionally, she has conducted local scientific studies as part of her TUBİTAK project work on innovative learning techniques (Brain-Based education). Her research interests include cultural heritage, bioethics, ecosmart schools, digitalization, sustainable agriculture, and Philosophy for Children (P4C). She is certified as a trainer in P4C. Oya GÜLER has participated in over 10 ERASMUS projects and acted as the coordinator for three of them.

Tuba Arman

Tuba ARMAN is an English teacher and project coordinator with experience working on projects both nationally and internationally. Currently, she’s pursuing a master’s degree in English Language Education at Bursa Uludağ University. Throughout her career, she has served in various roles including project manager for TUBITAK, eTwinner, teacher trainee and ERASMUS+ project coordinator whose main focuses are on projects related to language learning, sustainable development, climate change, water saving, technological advances, and ethics.

Ayla Tohumat

Ayla Tohumat is a teacher of English. She had her MA degree in ELT and studied the professional development process of teachers. She has a published article on the quality of language teachers for young learners. She is one of the teacher trainers in her province as she believes assisting a teacher helps hundreds of students to improve. She is an eTwinner and looking forward to carrying out Erasmus+ projects.

Selma Dülger

Selma Dülger has been a teacher of geography for 25 years. As a geography teacher she aims to educate each student to be an environmental citizen and aware of the sustainable environment. This year she is working with her students at the TÜBİTAK 2204 High School Global Climate Change Project Competition.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Houshmand Masoumi

Dr. Masoumi is a senior researcher at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany and Visiting Associate Professor at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds PhD in urban and regional development from TU Dortmund (2011) and has done several years of postdoc work at TU Berlin focusing on urban travel behavior and land use analysis and modelling, the connections of urban transportation with urban planning, the built environment, human psychology and choices, and socioeconomics. He has published the results of his works in more than 90 peer-reviewed journal papers, monographs, conference papers, etc. and acts as reviewer and editorial board member of several international journals. Dr. Masoumi has also been a former project leader of German Research Foundation (DFG) and coordinator and leader of several national and international projects including an ongoing Erasmus+ projects.

Faraneh Jahromishirazi, M.A.

She is urban planner and architect. She earned her master’s degree in rehabilitation and reconstruction buildings and areas at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau, Germany (Campus of Bauhaus-Universität). Currently, she studies PhD on urban planning and governance at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. She also has experience of working in urban planning companies as a consultant.

Ali Rafati, M.A.

Ali Rafati is an urban planner. He earned his master’s degree in urban planning and policy design at POLIMI (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and also holds bachelor’s degree in urban engineering. Furthermore, he has work experience in practical urban planning and research since 2015.

Silvia González Calera

Silvia González Calera was born in Arredondo (Cantabria) Spain. Part of her undergraduate studies were at University of Salamanca, Spain. An Erasmus Scholarship was taken up at University of Aix-Marseille I, France. This was followed by a position as a young researcher at OXILAB in Martigues, France in the frame of a Leonardo Scholarship awarded by the Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria. She then moved to England and worked at The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (Cambridge) and then in The Chemistry Department at Cambridge University. She finished there her undergraduate studies and started a part-time PhD on synthesis of new cyclophos(III)azanes based macrocyles under the supervision of Dr. Dominic Wright. After that, she moved back to Arredondo (Cantabria) where she took a Master´s degree in Health & Safety, Quality and Environment Management Systems and a few years later she took a Master´s degree in Science High School Education. She has joined Permacultura Cantabria in September 2020.

Bejtulla Demiri

Bejtulla Demiri is a full professor of Political Sciences at the International Balkan University. In his career, he has worked in different educational institutions, high schools, and universities. He has published many papers in the field of political sciences, ethics, sociology, and philosophy. He is also the author of three books.

Kire Sharlamanov

Kire Sharlamanov is a professor of Sociology at the International Balkan University. His field of scientific interest is political sociology. Prof. Sharlamanov has published several books, the latest of which are: “Populism as a Meta Ideology” (2022) and “Explaining Modern Social Reality: The Basic Concepts in Norbert Elias’s Figurational Sociology” (2023).

Veronika Tomova

Mevla Yahya

Mevla Yahya is a PhD candidate at Istanbul University, Turkey, in the experimental psychology field. Currently, she is working as a teaching assistant at the IBU Psychology Department.

Helēna Skripničenko

English teacher in high school and international project coordinator. I enjoy reading in English in my free time, crafting, swimming and psychology. I love nature and taking walks in the open air and I believe that nature does not need people, whereas people do need nature. Thus our project has humongous value.  

Jurijs Kuklis

Chemistry teacher in middle school (8th – 9th grades). I admire nature and carefully observe changes taking place in it. I also love gardening.  

Sergejs Zabarovskis

Chemistry and biology teacher. I have been working at this school since 1989. I am currently a middle school biology teacher. However, my overall work experience involves both middle and high school classes. My hobbies are intellectual games and collecting coins.

Irena Rožko

English teacher in secondary school. In my spare time, I am fond of reading and solving crosswords. I love traveling, which helps me to admire the beauty of our world and treasure it. I have visited 25 European countries so far, largely thanks to my participation in Erasmus+ projects. My favorite landscape is any water surface, I can wander along the seashore for hours.

Olga Vasilieva

Educational psychologist. My first education was a high school biology and chemistry teacher. I used to teach biology and health education in primary and secondary schools as well as extracurricular CLIL nature study classes. I like nature in different seasons. I spend my free time not only in my garden but also doing handicrafts that allow me to express myself creatively. I really appreciate being with my friends and family.

Oksana Dimitrijeva

Chemistry teacher in secondary school. I am passionate about helping my students understand the intricate workings of the natural world. From the elements that make up the air we breathe, to the chemical processes that allow plants to grow, I believe that understanding the fundamentals of chemistry is key to understanding the role that nature plays in our lives. Through hands-on experiments and engaging lessons, I hope to inspire the next generation of scientists to explore and protect the beauty of the natural world

Iveta Midere

 Nature Science teacher specializing in biology, geography, and health education. I enjoy teaching my subject and working with kids who are active and sometimes disobedient, though diverse and curious.  In my free time, I love being busy in my garden where I grow vegetables for my own and my family’s healthy nutrition. In the winter time I do crafting, mainly knitting.