AUEB: Aspiring to be a European education hub

By |2022-01-18T12:47:56+03:00January 18th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Professor Vassilis Papadakis, Vice Rector of International Cooperation and Growth at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) The Athens University of Economics and Business is one of the most extrovert tertiary institution in Greece. Its impressive, for its size, Erasmus program, hosts more than 370 European students every year. To strengthen its [...]

European ship financing on the “Procrustean bed” of environmental taxonomy

By |2022-01-11T23:30:54+03:00January 11th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Dr. Anna Bredima (abredima@yahoo.gr) talks to Katalin Dobranszky-Bartus, Director of Economic and Financial Affairs at European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA, katalin.dobranszky@ecsa.eu)       Taxonomy comes from the Ancient Greek word “taxinomia”, meaning “the science of classification”. As there has been a steady retreat of the biggest world banks from shipping, the sector is in [...]

Democritus Racing Team: The future is electric

By |2022-01-04T14:21:25+03:00January 4th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Afroditi Adrianou, chief of the Democritus Racing Team It was 2015, when a group of eight Industrial Engineering students of the Democritus University of Thrace, passionate about motorsports and mechanical engineering, founded the Democritus Racing Team. Sooner than anticipated, this small group grew into a 60-member formula student team. They named their first [...]

The gig economy in Greece: perils and potential

By |2021-12-29T01:13:58+03:00December 29th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by George Vailakis Today in the US, 30 million people base their main income on the “gig economy” and 67% of full-time employees would not turn down a second job in it. In the European Union, only 2% of adults in 15 member states and the United Kingdom derive most of their income from the [...]

KONVA: Small fish, big success

By |2021-12-22T01:19:45+03:00December 22nd, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou Nearly two thirds of Europeans say they eat fishery products at least once a week. According to the EWG 2019 Economic Report for the EU Fish Processing Sector, turnover for 2016 was €31,810 million for 3,630 companies with 132,964 employees. In 2017, 3,462 companies reported €32,413 million turnover (a 2% increase) and [...]

World Tourism Organization: Sustainability is not a luxury

By |2021-11-30T02:02:44+03:00November 30th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Interview by Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary – General of UNWTO to Symela Touchtidou Tourism, one of the most crucial sectors in the fight against climate change, found itself at crossroads, long before the pandemic hit. Its stakeholders (states, entrepreneurs, local communities and tourists themselves) are asked to make a decisive turn: change their ways or face [...]

The new employment landscape: Green jobs and occupations

By |2021-11-08T16:25:55+03:00November 8th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Dimitris Vergados, Director of Business Issues, Public and Media Communication at SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises   The term “climate crisis” has truly pervaded public dialogue recently, as it represents perhaps the most serious long-term threat on a planetary level. The experience of this past summer, with increasingly frequent reports about what is happening [...]

Bringing Artificial Intelligence in the Greek public sector

By |2021-10-25T12:29:38+03:00October 25th, 2021|Greek Business File|

Interview by Leonidas Christopoulos, Secretary General of Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures at the Ministry of Digital Governance, to George Vailakis Rarely in Greece a Ministry enjoys wide appreciation of its work, as the ministry of Digital Governance currently does. Under the leadership of Kyriakos Pierrakakis, the ministry has digitized a good part of the [...]

Studing archeology in Greece: Living the studies at NKUA

By |2021-10-17T10:33:29+03:00October 16th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou Amidst pandemic crisis, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) made the decisive step to a new era. It was the first university in Greece to launch a 4-year undergraduate program especially for foreign students, the BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece. All its modules [...]

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