Nicolina Markidou has been with the Future Worlds Center since March 2009. She had initially collaborated with the organization as an associate for the development of a teachers’ manual in the framework of the EU-funded project “Accessing Development Education” and since July 2009 she has been working with the organization on several projects. Nicolina has been coordinator of the EU-funded project “Jumpstart the Peace”, aiming at promoting communication and collaboration between Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot youth in Cyprus, but also contributed to Development Education trainings and activities in the framework of the EU-funded project “Accessing Development Education” and “Youth Activism” project funded by the UNDP. Since March 2010 is coordinating the EU-funded project “MDGs-Media for Development Goals” concerned with the creation of media materials for the MDGs. She is also contributing to the EU-funded project ‘TeachMDGs’ Nicolina is a holder of BA degree in Greek Philology (specialization in Classics) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an MA Degree in Cultural and Media Studies from University of the West of England, Bristol. Nicolina has worked as a teacher of Greek Language to immigrant students in Nicosia. She is interested in many social issues and cultural politics of Cypriot society and ways of dealing with them through formal and informal education.