University of Macedonia, Greece

The University of Macedonia was established in its current form in 1990 and is located in Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. It is a State University under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education. It is a dynamic institution with four faculties consisting of eight undergraduate academic departments covering thirty graduate programs (Master Degrees) in disciplines with a high demand in the labour market. About 16.000 undergraduate and 2.000 graduate students attend courses in the University of Macedonia.

Τhe scientific team of the project belongs the department of Business Administration which is conducting research and educating students on issues of decision making, Business Administration analysis and provide sophisticated and critical theories and techniques to help students achieve the highest quality necessary for managerial and professional careers in the public and private sector.The University of Macedonia has implemented projects under most of the former Erasmus programmes (Tempus, Life Long Learning and Jean Monnet chairs), former framework (FP7) and Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue programmes as well as many European Territorial Cooperation Programmes. In the present it participates as a coordinator or a beneficiary in projects under the Erasmus+ programme, as well as the Horizon 2020 programme.

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Members of the team

Jason Papathanasiou

Jason Papathanasiou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Greece. He holds a PhD in Operational Research and Informatics and a degree in Physics, both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has worked for a number of years at the Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki and at the University of Western Macedonia. He has organised and participated in a number of international scientific conferences and workshops and has published papers in international scientific peer-refereed journals like the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Regional Studies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America and European Journal of Operational Research; in all he has more than 100 papers published in conferences, books and journals. He has participated in many national and international research projects in FP6, FP7, Interreg, Erasmus+ and COST and he is a member coordination board of EWGDSS. He was also a member of the Committee of Senior Officials and TDP-Panel of COST.

George Tsaples

Georgios Tsaples received his MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis from the Delft University of Technology, where he was introduced to simulation and decision analysis. He has worked as a Research Fellow at the Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security of the University of Sapienza in Rome, where he was part of the System Dynamics Group and worked on two European projects related to infrastructure security (CRISADMIN project HOME/2011/CIPS/AG/4000002116 and ATTACS project HOME/2013/CIPS/AG/4000005083). He is currently doing his PhD in the department of Business Administration of the University of Macedonia. Georgios Tsaples received his MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis from the Delft University of Technology, where he was introduced to simulation and decision analysis. He has worked as a Research Fellow at the Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security of the University of Sapienza in Rome, where he was part of the System Dynamics Group and worked on two European projects related to infrastructure security (CRISADMIN project HOME/2011/CIPS/AG/4000002116 and ATTACS project HOME/2013/CIPS/AG/4000005083). He is currently doing his PhD in the department of Business Administration of the University of Macedonia.

Sofia Gkarane

Sofia Gkarane is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Business Administration at University of Macedonia. She holds a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in International Economics from University of Macedonia.

Her research interests include small-scale event management, seasonality, sustainability, sports marketing and international marketing. She has presented her work at a number of international academic conferences and her publications appeared in several tourism and marketing journals. She is a member of the Greek Marketing Academy.

She has 12 years’ experience in project administration and sales positions and she has participated in international cosmetics exhibitions (Cosmoprof Bologna, Cosme Tokyo, Cosmoprof Hong Kong, Salon International London, Beauty Istanbul). She is currently Export Director at KYANA Professional HairCare Company.

COORDINATOR

poland  Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland

PARTNERS

greece  Stimmuli for Social Change, Greece

czech  Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic

greece  University of Macedonia, Greece

belgium  The Square Dot team, Belgium

poland  Association for Social Cooperatives, Poland

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