ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

Delinquency: Addressing misbehavior in the modern European classroom

Course dates:

5/8/2024-10/8/2024 (6/8 holiday)

24/3/2025-29/3/2025 (25/3 holiday)
4/8/2025-9/8/2025 (6/8 holiday)


This course aims at empowering inclusive education by addressing behavioral challenges in the contemporary European education. More particularly the course takes a deep dive into the complexities of juvenile delinquency (antisocial behavior, misbehavior), focusing first of all on the psychology of delinquent adolescents, examining the impact of family relationships and self-esteem. We then highlight the importance of diagnosis, managing cultural conflicts, and developing effective communication skills. Following, the course delves into multiculturalism in education, discussing the role of immigration as a risk factor for delinquency. We conclude with ideas for further professional development of teachers, and a reflective discussion on the future of European society in relation to delinquent behaviors.

Throughout the course, practical sessions leverage modern technology and outdoor learning, offering innovative solutions and tools for educators to effectively address behavioral challenges in diverse educational settings.

This program is ideal for teachers seeking to enhance their skills in managing challenging behaviors while promoting inclusion and resilience in their classrooms. See the details and book now!

Learning objectives

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the current situation of delinquency in the world and in Europe in particular
  • Explain the psychological causes of delinquency
  • Analyze the challenges in adolescent behavior
  • Use technologies at school for better communication
  • Apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) available tools for personalized learning
  • Help students in developing resilience and self-confidence
  • Manage and resolve cultural conflicts
  • Value the misbehaving student, tackling the delinquent behavior
  • Embrace the new role of educators in a complex and instable world

Program of course

Day 1 (8.30-14.00)
Welcome presentation “Meet Cyprus”: History, geography and contemporary reality of Cyprus. Discussion about the war history of Cyprus in the 20th century and the effects on culture, parenting and the way of living.
The participants present their school/project/region/country.
The current situation of delinquency in the world and in Europe in particular. The situation in Cyprus.
Practical session: Practical group exercise for understanding better the psychological aspect of delinquency.

Day 2 (8.30-14.00) The psychology of the delinquent adolescent. The relationship to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and other disorders.
Family reactions and relationships. The different roles in a family.
Self Esteem: Helping young delinquent students to develop self-esteem as an answer to deal with delinquency.
Outdoor activity: Using cultural places for learning. Immigrants and the local culture.

Day 3 (8.30-14.00) Understanding the roots of the problem. The importance of a diagnosis.
Identifying our own biases and stereotypes that make it difficult for us to cope with.
Managing and resolving cultural conflicts. Developing communication skills. The importance of being socially accepted.
The role of resilience for teachers and how to teach it to delinquent adolescents.
Practical session: Using modern AI text tools for communication.

Day 4 (8.30-14.00) Multiculturalism in the school environment. The situation in Europe and Cyprus in particular.
Immigration as a risk factor for delinquency. Relevant policies at a school level and local/ country level.
The intercultural classroom as an answer to delinquency.
The role of Identity seeking in adolescence years.
Languages and immigrants: The host country language proficiency as a key driver of immigrants' inclusion. Language policies for immigrants.
Practical session: AI tools for image and sound processing

Day 5 (8.30-14.00) Wrapping up: Putting theory into practice using the role play technique.
Teachers’ further professional development. MOOCs for teachers.
Discussion on the future of European society in the context of people’s delinquent behaviors.
Evaluation of course

Target audience

Teachers, Headmasters, School consultants (primary, secondary, vocational, adult)


Mr Silouanos Charalambous, BSc Psychology, MSc Counselling Psychology will be the principal instructor of this course. Silouanos is an experienced clinical practitioner specializing in providing therapy to children and adolescents with behavioral challenges, both within the school environment and at home. His practice involves active participation in multidisciplinary meetings held at gymnasiums and high schools, where he collaborates with parents, teachers, and other professionals. Through these engagements, Silouanos endeavors to gain a comprehensive understanding of the behavioral issues faced by his clients across different settings, enabling him to tailor his therapeutic interventions effectively. Moreover, his collaborative efforts extend to conducting meetings with teachers to discuss strategies for managing behaviors and facilitating the inclusion of students. By fostering a supportive and understanding community around the students, he contributes significantly to their overall well-being and academic success.

Mr Georgios Charalambous MEng and MA in Adult Learning will be responsible for the practical sessions

Language of the course


Cost of seminar

400 euros per participant (80 euros/day/participant)

Practical details

The cost of the seminar includes coffee breaks. The cost of the lunches is not included. Lunches, hotel/apartment and travelling from/to airports are the responsibility of the participants.

Please follow this link to learn about air transport, bus, and taxi in order to reach us more easily. Some hotel recommendations are also included.

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