FIELDS OF EXPERTISE & INTEREST:
- Entrepreneurship/ Social Entrepreneurship, Employability and Innovation
- Leadership Development, Volunteering, Project Management
- Youth participation, Active Citizenship
- Life coaching & personal development
EXPERIENCE:I am the President and Founder of Stressball NGO in Cyprus.
Most important projects:
- Coordinator at European Youth Week 2013 Nicosia, Cyprus: As part of European Youth Week we had to prepare a series of six thematic units. We prepared questionnaires which we provided them with the method of random sampling and we had participation of 2000 people. Also I was responsible for the preparation and presentation of the theme “Youth unemployment” in the presence of MEPs, political, European Commission representatives and persons who are in decision-making.
- Official Visit to European Parliament, Brussels 2013: “JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION” I was selected to represent Cyprus at my success in written examination / test EPSO . During this visit we had the opportunity to tour the European Commission’s premises and the European Parliament in Brussels and to meet with MEPs, the Ambassador of Cyprus to our permanent Representation in Brussels and the Cypriot commissioner Mrs Vasilliou.
- Let’s Do It Cyprus 2014: I was coordinating and organizing the campaign “Let’s Clean Cyprus in 1 Day” with 9717 participants. The campaign was under the auspices of Environmental Commissioner of Cyprus. In this campaign we manage to collect more than 32 tones of waste.
- Let’s Do It Cyprus 2015: I was coordinating and organizing the campaign “Let’s Clean Cyprus in 1 Day” with 9414 participants. The campaign was under the auspices of Environmental Commissioner of Cyprus. In this campaign we manage to collect more than 25 tones of waste.
- 1st Photography competition on the theme “Agapo tin Kipro” (“I Love Cyprus”), organiser
- 2nd Photographic competition “Agapo tin Kipro” (more than 1000 photographs where collected from different photographers from Cyprus and 12 more countries
- ‘Cyprus Environmental Year 2017’ as instigator and coordinator with the support of the Environmental Commissioner, Volunteerism
- “From Kids to Kids” coordinator in all schools in Cyprus. Kids learn the technique of upcycle and all the earning from the kids creations support kids that suffer from cancer.
- Volunteers coordinator at Council of Europe Conference of the Cyprus Chairmanship of the Committee of the ministersI have participate in more than on 100 Erasmus+ and Youth In Action programs as a participant, trainer, organiser and facilitator.
Yiannis hold a Bachelor Degree in Economics (European and International Economic Studies) from University of Cyprus and Master Degree in Business Economics (T.I.M.E MBE) University of Cyprus. Yiannis is the founder of Stressball NGO in Cyprus. He is a freelance project manager. Passionate traveler, and he love meeting new people and learning new things.