Marta Viñes Jimeno

I am a teacher at Winterhude Reformschule in Hamburg, Germany where I teach Spanish and Social Sciences. I have been involved in education since 1996. I am also a freelance trainer and a mentor.

I started my work life at the age of 24, co-founding a school of Spanish for non-native speakers in Madrid. I then held various positions in Spain, my home country, before moving to Germany in 2010. In Spain I worked as a consultant for educational and cultural institutions on a national level. I was quality consultant for the Instituto Cervantes and for Online Communication for the Spanish Trade Institute. I was also teaching at the Diplomatic School in Madrid. I have written a number of research papers for Real Instituto Elcano of International Relations and I was a member of the Public Diplomacy Group of this same institute.

I have studied Philology, Tourism Management, International Relations and Economy in Spain and Germany. I have also followed some lectures and seminars in Law and Audiovisual Communication.

In 2013, I discovered the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe. This changed my practice as a teacher and as a person. Starting as a participant, I have been actively involved in the online community of practice and as a trainer, an online facilitator and a participant. The themes I have focused on include: Strengthening Education for Democracy, Participation and Conscious Communication.

I am here because I believe that the changes we all want to see in the world will come through our own actions, through education, through each and every one of us. As an education professional and as a person who cares I cannot not do anything.

My style is creative, intensive and empathic, team-oriented and fun.


  • Education for Democracy
  • Building Democracy Together
  • Participation and Inclusion
  • Gender Equality
  • Transforming Classroom Practices
  • Quality Management as a Whole School Approach
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Social Media and Concious Communication. The global conversation.
  • The Global Goals UN #TeachSDG



Sociocracy for Choosing Class Delegates

Changing the way students choose their representatives using the sociocratic method.

Taking Education for Democracy a Step Further

The way we choose to do things in the classroom today has a direct impact on the world of tomorrow.

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