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Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard
Social psychologist, trainer and facilitator, researcher in education
Expert for  UNESCO, European Commission and Council of Europe Evaluator and monitor for the European Commission H2020 programme 


Phd candidate, school of education at Háskóli Íslands 
President of Learn to Change, Change to Learn 



2006-20017: Long Term Pedagogical Consultant  for the “Council of Europe Pestalozzi Programme for Education Professionals ” 
and Network Moderator for the Council of Europe’s  online community of practice
Strasbourg, France



I am a facilitator, a trainer, and researcher bridging theory and practice working in the area of collective intelligence and cooperative learning, education for the 21st centurydemocratic practice, education,  intercultural communicationdynamic governance and leadership training with 30 years of professional practice.

As the Pedagogical Consultant for the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe, I coordinated international professional development a learning for teachers and I facilitate a pan-European community of practice geared towards democratic competence, and educational issues related to living together in mutual understanding.

Today, I am a Phd candidate at Háskóli Íslands School of Education studying ‘Conversation as a learning ecology’ and how professional develop through engaging in online professional communities.

In 2016, I co-founded the NGO Learn to Change, Change to learn (L2C) . At L2C, we facilitate teacher professional development and learning and lead a Community of practice. We act to develop democratic practices in all walks of life, in school, workplace, family, community…  We favour whole school and community approaches for living democratic cultures…

My clients are the European Commission, the European Wergeland Center (Norway), European Universities, the City of Strasbourg and French training institutions, and museums.

Prior to my international work, I worked in Paris (France) and Seattle (U.S.A.), Senegal & Mali…  in poor relinquished neighbourhoods, with immigrant and refugee communities, giving voice to those who are disenfranchised; giving tools helping marginalized communities to organize, learn and have their dignity restored by their active participation, in accord with my personal and ethical, political commitment to social justice.



The future of the Pestalozzi Community of practice

Moldova – National Network

Pestalozzi Summer School 2014


  • Council of Europe, (2018) Reference Framework of Competence for a Democratic Culture, Council of Europe Publishing – available at the  EWC resource center
  • Bognar B., Mompoint-Gaillard P., et al., (2017), Creating an online community of action researchers, Council of Europe @ available here
  • Mompoint-Gaillard, P. & Gonçalves, C. (2017). Communautés de pratiques pour soutenir le développement professionnel des enseignants – apports pour une société durable, ouverte et pacifique. In D. Groux, E. Voulgre, C. Combemorel & G. Langoüet. L’Éducation Comparée – Réformer l’école ? L’apport de l’éducation comparée. Paris: Harmattan, pp. 122-136. ISBN : 978-2-343-12722-4.
  • Mompoint-Gaillard P., Lazàr I., (2015) “TASKs for democracy – 60 activities to learn and assess transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge (TASKs)”, formerly published as “Developing competences for democracy – 60 activities to learn and assess transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge (TASKs)”, Pestalozzi series N°4, Council of Europe Publishing – here
  • Mompoint-Gaillard P., Rajić V., (2014) Professional development on an international scale: Council of Europe – Pestalozzi Programme virtual community of practice, “E-learning at Work and the Workplace From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs (EDEN Conference – 2014 Annual Conference, Zagreb, Croatia – available at:
  • Mompoint-Gaillard P., Huber J., Rohmann, S., Besson B., (2014) Manifesto: Education for change – change for education, Council of Europe Publishing – available at  Council of Europe
  • Barrett M., Byram M., Lazar I., Mompoint-Gaillard P., Developing intercultural competences through education, Council of Europe @ available here
  • EWC statement series 2012: New media and education: how will educators take up the challenge?available @ available here
  • Huber J., Mompoint-Gaillard P., ed.(2011) Teacher education for change, Council of Europe Publishing @ available here
  • Brett P., Mompoint-Gaillard P., Salema M.H., (2009) Ed., How all teachers can support citizenship and human rights education: a framework for the development of competences, Council of Europe Publishing @ available here
  • Brett P., Mompoint-Gaillard P., Salema M.H., (2009) Ed., Contribution des enseignants à l’éducation à la citoyenneté et aux droits de l’homme: cadre de développement de compétences, Conseil de l’Europe @ available here
  • Keats J., Mompoint-Gaillard P., (2009), Faire face à la diversité à ’école: enseigner et apprendre la diversité religieuse, Fondation Anna Lindh, Alexandrie, Egypte
  • Keats J., Mompoint-Gaillard P., (2009), ‘How to cope with diversity at school: teaching and learning about religious diversity’, Anna Lindh Foundation, Alexandria, Egypt

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