Our team

Elissavet Lykogianni

Founding Partner and Managing Director

Elissavet Lykogianni, PhD, is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of Open Educational Hub. She has extensive expertise in the policy domains of Research & Innovation, Digital market and Employment, Skills, Migration, Education and Social affairs. With her research background (PhD in Applied Economics), she has led numerous projects involving large, multi-disciplinary and international research teams of Universities and Research institutes and possesses a very strong network of researchers in the academic sector in Europe.
During the past 15 years she has built considerable expertise in the coordination of policy-related studies and the management of international consortia for a variety of (framework) contracts for DG Research, DG Education, DG Competition, Cedefop, DG Connect, among other, such as the EC Multiple Framework Service Contract for Expert Support with the Production and Analysis of R&D Policy Indicators, Horizon projects and Grants in the areas of Migration and Inclusion, as well as studies in the areas of Employment, Education and Skills, Cultural Heritage, Digital policies, R&D and Innovation policies.
Elissavet speaks fluently English, Dutch and Greek and understand French at intermediate level.

Julie Guegan

senior Project Manager & Policy expert

Julie Guegan holds a master’s degree in social sciences, and she is a distinguished fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, recognized twice with European Commission awards for her contributions to citizen empowerment and participatory democracy. Julie is dedicated to enhancing collaborative methodologies and has founded the Global Collaboration Institute, which has quickly become a leader in democratic innovation under her guidance.

With extensive experience in developing and leading international projects that focus on systemic change and community engagement, Julie is proficient in both English and French.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Julie remains committed to personal growth and community impact, actively participating in conferences, training courses, and writing influential publications on collaboration dynamics and European progress. She is a happy mother of two sons, aged13 and 15.
 

Carolina Egúsquiza

project manager

Her academic background is in Educational Sciences, Language and Intercultural Communication, and Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.She has 15 years of international experience in Higher Education and Research in Peru, the USA, Belgium and the Netherlands. Working with an interdisciplinary team, she has designed a learning track with a focus on Skills Development Training and Career Guidance for university students of the Rotterdam Business School in the Netherlands. The aim has been to equip students with the right competences and attitudes to adapt to international career contexts in our ever-changing labor force and to boost employability in complex and uncertain times. Carolina continues to have a coordinating role and teaches a variety of skills courses at higher education level in combination with her role at the Square Dot team. Finally, she has co-founded social projects in Peru and Belgium to promote female empowerment and the use of sustainable, innovative materials in the textile and clothing industry. She truly believes in the power of education to change societies. She speaks English, Dutch and Spanish fluently as well as French at beginner’s level.

Giorgia Barazzoni

Senior Project Manager

Giorgia holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Bologna, Italy, and has earned a double master’s degree in Sustainable Territorial Development from the University of Padua, Italy, and Quito, Ecuador. Dedicated to promoting human rights, fostering social cooperation, and advancing sustainability, with a particular emphasis on gender equality, Giorgia is equally committed to non-formal education initiatives. With extensive experience in international cooperation projects in developing countries and field research, Giorgia is fluent in Italian, English, and Spanish. She now embarks on her career in European project management, specializing in initiatives related to Migration and Integration, Sustainability and Environment, and Education. In the meantime, she continues her training as a yoga instructor and pursues her greatest passion for traveling and exploring different cultures.

Nora Aragon

Project Manager

Nora Aragon is a Spanish Journalism graduate specialized in International Relations and European Union Studies from the University of Cadiz. Her passion for the social activism and the fight for the rights of the most marginalised groups has led her to focus on European social outreach work. Her areas of interest range from gender issues to geopolitical problems and the complex migration status quo in Europe’s external borders. Her hunger for knowledge has helped her to learn five different languages and to enjoy human exchange with people from all cultures. She is always ready to laugh at herself and go for a bike ride. Within TSDT, she works as a Project Manager, handling the development of projects related with Education and Migration and contributing to innovative project proposals.

Laura Fortea

Project Manager

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Tourism from the University of Valencia and a master’s degree in Sustainable Tourism and ICT from the Open University of Catalonia. She is currently pursuing a master’s in Political Science at UNED and is responsible for managing several projects, writing project proposals, and OEH’s communication.

Her interest in geopolitical, environmental, and socio-cultural issues has led her to establish herself in the field of EU projects, contributing to initiatives of her interest related to sustainability and environment, social inclusion, fundamental rights, equality, or R&D.

Mother of 3 cats and passionate about gastronomy, Laura is always eager to acquire new knowledge and get to know other cultures. She speaks fluently 3 languages (Spanish, Catalan, and English), is fairly fluent in Italian and a little bit in Russian and Greek.