Natassa Papaprokopiou holds a Ph.D in Education. She studied psychology and pedagogics in Paris at the University of Paris V-Rene Descartes. She is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Preschool Education at Athens Technological Educational Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of IEDPE and a member of the EADAP Scientific Committee. She has taught pedagogics and psychology at university level. She has also sat on European research committees for many years. Her research focuses on activities at schools and in particular nursery schools. Over recent years she has been systematically engaged in studying educational innovations and in-service training of educators. Her research work has been published in reputable academic journals and she has made a large number of presentations at international conferences. She has promoted innovation at schools and has bolstered cooperation between education officers and educational bodies abroad.