Gabriel is the co-founder of ThemPra Social Pedagogy, a social (pedagogical) enterprise supporting the development of social pedagogy in the UK through short courses, capacity-building programmes and strategic development. He studied social pedagogy, social work and sociology of childhood in Germany, Denmark, and the UK.  His practice experience is mainly in play work, youth work, children’s participation and advocacy, as well as online learning, organisational development and group facilitation. He has been leading the Erasmus+ project developing a Massive Open Online Course in Social Pedagogy across Europe, which is now available on Coursera. Since its inception in 2009, he has been coordinating the Social Pedagogy Development Network, and he is also jointly editing the International Journal of Social Pedagogy. Gabriel is passionate about helping people discover their innate potential and about working together to make this world a place wherein every person can thrive.