Mrs Varvara Dilari holds a BA in French Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a Master on “International and European Policies on Education, Training and Research”, Deapartment of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus. Her thesis is on “The coordinating role of UNESCO in the implementation of EDUCATION 2030: the contribution of the European Union, the Council of Europe and OECD”. She speaks English, French and Italian. She has certification on a specialization Master Course in Translation of French language from the French Institute of Athens.
Since 2002 she is a Senior Official at the Unit of International Relations at the Ministry of Education. She has been appointed as the National Coordinator of ASP net – UNESCO Greece.
She was a member of the National Committee for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Greece. She is the focal point for ESD to the United Nation Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (MERA). She has represented the MERA in several international fora, Ministerial Meetings and expert groups. Currently she is working on the coordination for the implementation of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals. She has been appointed as the Focal Point for SDG4 implementation at national level. She has participated in the 2nd UNESCO Global Forum on Global Citizenship Education, and she is a Key Partner of the network established by UNESCO for the promotion of Global Action Program on ESD where Global Citizenship Education is also included. She was a member of the core group which introduced the Initiative “Sustainable School Award” and she is actually a member of the core group implementing the Project “Sustainable School Label” both projects based on whole school approach. She has been invited in several conferences as a speaker on ASP net, ESD and DESD including an EU workshop for Eastern Partnership, and an International Seminar for ASP net schools on Climate Change. She is also collaborating with the Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation of the University of Piraeus, and has participated in two European projects.