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September 24, 2022
Athens, Attiki

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Michalis Cacoyannis Foundation
206, piraeus str.
Athens, Attiki, 17778
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Christina Demetriades

Personal Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Coach/Mentor Supervisor
Christina is an accredited Personal Leadership Coach and Mentor by EMCC Global at the Master Practitioner level and a certified Trainer through the European Commission’s SALTO-YOUTH. She works as a Personal Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Coach/Mentor Supervisor. Through her work with youth and adults, either 1 to 1 or in groups, she guides people in developing leadership skills towards personal and professional self-actualization, empowering and guiding them to succeed in their goals and to enjoy meaning in life. As an avid lifelong learner and supporter of community service, she dedicates a lot of her time to pro bono work and volunteers in various NGOs dealing with coaching and mentoring, social justice, and the peaceful coexistence of humanity with nature. *lead your life, lead your career, lead your community*

Gianna Tzika

Gianna Tzika graduated from Arsakeio Thessaloniki and then received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Sheffield. From an early age, she had an interest in her family business, which she joined as soon as she got her degree in 2003. She chose to learn the job by working and went through all departments, in order to gain a comprehensive view of the requirements that the business industry has. She was in the Procurement Department for almost 10 years, then she took over the Business Development Department and in 2015 she changed to the position of the General Direction of KONVA in an extremely crucial and demanding period during the peak of the economic crisis. The support of her family, the good business partners and her passion for the job played an important role in the realization of the vision they have for KONVA!

Giorgos Makris

Actor, Creator of Aiolos Team
Giorgos Makris was born in Athens and grew up in Keramikos. He graduated from Delos, Dimitra’s Chatoupi Drama School, and in 2012 he created the Aiolos team, which has produced a variety of plays, directed by Vasilis Andreou. He has stared in Erich’s Kästner play “Emil and The Detectives”. His last work was in Costas’s Taktsis “The Third Wedding Wreath”, directed by Konstantinos Markoulakis, and also, he has collaborated with plenty of famous Greek actors, and appeared in many cinematic productions.

Michalis Oikonomou

Michalis Oikonomou was born in 1979 in Athens, and he is a graduate of the Deree, the American College of Greece, in addition, as well as of the Drama School of National Theatre of Greece. In theater, he has participated in many performances, including Ilian’s Hatsor play “The masked”, for which he was awarded a Dimitris Horn prize. He has worked with many successful directors and his theatrical shows have joined Athens’ Epidaurus Festival, while also he played in many festival-distinct movies. During this period, he plays in a television show called "Our Best Years". He is in a relationship with Giorgos Makris since 2015 and since 2019 they have been raising little Nikiforos together, while also speaking openly about their history, because they believe in the importance of visibility, in order to fight for further rights relating to same-sex families.

Nikos Papaggelis

Nikos Papaggelis was born in Patras and is 22 years old. He is a cycling athlete, a member of the National Cycling team for People with Disabilities and a 6th Paralympian in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, while at the same time he is studying at the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science of Athens. At the age of 12 he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the well-known cancer, on his left leg which he managed to overcome after many surgeries and chemotherapy. Two years later, he was re-diagnosed with osteosarcoma, this time in a more aggressive form, which had as a result the amputation of his leg. From that day his new life began, or as he puts it, his second chance where he had to learn to do everything from the beginning. Cancer cost him his left leg, but it gave him a life full of experiences, images, feelings and knowledge that he would not change.

Sassa Voulgari

She grew up in Karditsa, listening to stories from her young life at the village with her mother, along with the ancient sanctuary next to the river. She studied Psychology and collaborated with kids in various frames… Her love for fairytales made her a pioneer in Storytelling in Greece (since 1993) and created her own Method of Technical Narrative and Creative Writing. She experiments and investigates ceaselessly the contemporary transformations of the oral narrative. She never memorizes by heart the traditional stories, she says them, sings them, dances them, and creates them with everyone who listens. For her, Communication is the essence of life. She found Truths and Light in folk tales- she suspects that these old stories lead to Science in their own way. Since 2013 she cooperates with Theoharakis Foundation and since 2010 with Mihalis Kakogiannis Foundation, which hosts her main educational material/work. For the work she was nominated (SCBWI-Greece: 2014, 2015) for the International Award ALMA -Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Spyros Moschonas

History of Art Professor at Panteion University
Spyros Moschonas was born in Patras in 1979. He holds a PhD in History of Art from the University of Athens. His research interests focus on modern Greek ecclesiastical art, in the collectives of visual artists and their relations with the State. He has collaborated with various organizations (Bank of Greece, Athens School of Fine Arts, Piraeus Bank, etc.) in recording and studying art collections, as well as with various Museums and Art Galleries (National Bank Educational Foundation, B&E Goulandris Foundation, Benaki Museum et al.) in the organization of exhibitions. He has been teaching History of Art in Europe since 2017 at the Hellenic Open University (as a member of the Collaborating Teaching Staff) and since 2019 he has been teaching History of Art at the Department of Communication Media and Culture of Panteion University (as an academic scholar).

Tina Michailidou

Tina Michailidou-Mavromichali, communicative and punctual/consistent, is a journalist who always works without looking the time. She studied Political Sciences in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued with a Master’s Degree in the department of Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Relations at University of Leeds. With her return in Greece, she pursued another Master’s Degree in Journalism and New Communication Media, and worked for 5 years at Makedonia TV, before she moved permanently to Athens, where she worked on Alpha TV, ANT1, and TV shows production companies. She is never missing from the spot of the fun, or the place where the story is, and successful journalists take their hats off to her, since she always covers the stories with the enthusiasm of a little girl. She has been through a variety of shows, and recently we watch her on the broadcast “Dekatianoi” on SKAI, when at the same time she works in the fields of Strategic Communication and Digital Marketing in various companies, and she has founded her own communications agency, GR8 COMMUNICATION. Tina Michailidou describes to us her attempt to find the balance on a personal and professional level, but also the cases when the “Happy Medium” is not always happy.

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Athens, Greece