Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard

I see myself as a professional and an activist and  have worked in the area of intercultural communication, education and leadership training for the past 25 years, in Europe and the USA. For 15 years, my  activity was geared towards capacity building and community leadership within migrant and refugee communities, giving voice to marginalized persons, to organize and have their dignity restored by their active democratic participation. Presently Director of Studies and Pedagogical consultant  for the Pestalozzi Programme for education professionals of the Council of Europe, I design professional development programmes, online and face to face (blended learning),  for teachers and teacher educators in international contexts, and offer training and consultancy on educational issues related to living together in mutual understanding and promoting education for democracy. I offer lectures in European universities for pre-service and in-service teacher education. I enjoy developing resources for educators  and I am the main editor of ‘TASKs for democracy”, a handbook for teachers and teacher educators and a contributor to the “Competence for a Democratic Culture”, a framework of reference of the Council of Europe.


  • Teacher Development
  • Pedagogy
  • Intercultural Education
  • Education for Democratic Citizenship
  • Online Professional Communities
  • Social Psychology for the Prevention of Violence
  • Action Research


Updates from Pascale

Cards for Democracy for All

Announcing the launch of the central pack of the Cards for Democracy Series. Join us live on 3 April at 19:00 CET.

Why History Matters

What was taught in your history lessons and how was it taught? Is history used or abused to shape who we are?

Best of 2017

2017 has been an exciting year for Learn to Change and this blog post wishes to celebrate some of the best articles from this past year.

Teaching and Identity

As teachers, reflecting on our identity takes on a whole new meaning and responsibility as we examine and align our beliefs and values with our actions.

Has Education for Democracy Failed? 

Most civics education today at best educates young people to be voters, not to participate in a democracy. Considering today's enormous disruptions and challenges, educating children to be ‘good voters’ is no longer a reasonable answer.

Establishing a Safe Learning Space

3 activities to nurture the democratic ethos and non-violent dynamics of a group you are in charge of is a good way to start the year!

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