Giorgos Giorgakis is the founder and Managing Director of Eurosuccess Consulting. He has graduated from the European University of Cyprus, with a Master Degree (MBA) in Business Administration in July 2008. He has developed, managed and implemented more than 90 EU and National projects (FP, LLP, JUSTICE, ERASMUS +, COSME, RIF etc.) Mr Giorgakis is also the Coordinator of the VET and training activities for Eurosuccess, which is accredited as VET Center by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus – the relevant public authority as regards to training and education. As regards to the participation of professional bodies and associations at EU level, Mr Giorgakis is the National Representative for Cyprus, at European Forum of Vocational Education and Training (EfVET). Under this capacity, Mr Giorgakis is actively participating into various working groups, trainings, events and conferences contributing in this way to the development of the EU strategies as well as supporting all relevant organizations, in Cyprus and abroad.
Katerina Markidou is a Business Development Consultant. She is an MBA holder from the University of Nicosia and she also has a bachelor degree in Sociology from Panteion University, specializing in criminology, crime prevention, drug abuse (laws and policies), sociology development, sociology of education and education. She has previously worked for the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, specifically on national recruitment funded schemes for unemployed and young people. She has been actively involved in the preparation and implementation of funding programs and other opportunities for SMEs and Organizations, mainly in the development and training of Human Resources, through research and innovative programs. She is also responsible for the preparation of financial reports of the European programs in which the company participates as well as for the various certifications of the organization where she has a supportive role. Katerina, is managing different dissemination activities of the organization, including the frequent update of various websites of the organization.
Marianna Araouzou is the Projects Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in European Studies and Modern Languages, with a Minor Degree in Political Sciences from the University of Cyprus and a Master’s Degree in International Development from the University of Manchester. She is specialized in migration issues as well as on rising powers and political systems of the EU. Marianna is fluent in Greek and English as well as she has a good command of the French language. Previously, she has worked as a customer service advisor, which helped her evolve her communication and social skills. She is a member of various NGOs in Cyprus and has participated in a number of seminars concerning mainly the EU activities and policies.
Vasileia Filippou is a Senior Project Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Education from the University of Cyprus, focusing on innovative teaching techniques and the impact of argumentation process on the National Science Curriculum. She is also a holder of a Master’s in International Education and Globalization from the University of Bath, UK, specializing in qualitative research on International Schools across the globe and the implementation of good teaching practices on National Teaching method. Vasilia has previously worked as a Primary School Teacher at several private schools and afternoon clubs in Cyprus as well as a Private Tutor for special kids. Vasilia is fluent in Greek and English as well as she has a very good command of the French language. She strongly believes in the power of education and the great changes the world can achieve by giving the students the right skills and knowledge. She has been a part of Erasmus’s projects since her school years and she very well understands the great achievements a multicultural consortium can achieve.
Rafaela Orphanides is a Senior Project Manager and Researcher. She obtained her PhD in Media, Culture and, Communications from Loughborough University, UK. She also holds a Master’s degree in Media and Public Relations from Leicester University, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Preschool education from University of Cyprus. Rafaela has extensive experience from Universities in the UK and Cyprus in developing and teaching modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a multitude of areas including Media, Communication and Culture. Moreover, Rafaela has experience in the design, development, defense, and implementation of Programmes of study which follow International high standards and are in accordance with the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education’s (CYQAA) guidelines. Her research has been externally recognised for its research quality and parts of it are due to be published in high-quality Scopus Journals and Books. Her previous work experience along with her participation in relevant seminars and trainings allowed her to develop and enhance her research, communication and team-player skills. Rafaela is fluent in Greek and English, while she also has a good command of the French language.
Stella Sotiriou is a Project Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Cyprus and continued her post-graduate studies in European Studies at the department of French and European Studies, with a focus on Gender Studies. During her academic years, she had the opportunity to work on various projects related to social issues, such as migration and gender inequality. She has previously worked as a Postgraduate Assistant in the department of French and European Studies and as a Special Scientist in the research program and European project IMsyPP – Innovative Monitoring Systems and Prevention Policies of Online Hate Speech, which helped her to develop her communication and team skills. Stella is fluent in Greek and English as well as she has a good knowledge of Spanish language.
Mary Orfanou is a Project Manager-Researcher. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Cyprus, focusing on English Literature and Culture. Mairi has previously worked as an English Language Teacher at a local afternoon club. Her experience as a teacher has helped her develop her ability to adapt and effectively present information to different kinds of crowds and individuals. She has previously taken part in Erasmus+ exchange programs both during school and university. Therefore, she believes that this has helped her broaden her horizons and further cultivate her communication skills. She is fluent in English and Greek and has a good grasp of the French Language. Additionally, she is passionate about social and cultural matters and initiatives.
Vasiliki Vogiatzi is a Project Manager and Researcher. She has graduated from the Faculty of Primary Education of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and now she is attending a Master’s in European Policies on Youth, Entrepreneurship, Education and Culture at the University of Macedonia. Also, she has done her internship at UNESCO and Jean Monet Chair of University of Macedonia, about Intercultural Policy, and during her participation in Erasmus+ Programs. She is fluent in Greek and English and she has a very good knowledge of French. She has worked in the sector of education and also in customer service. Finally, she has done volunteering at an NGO with refugees and at a Youth Organization participating in several events with social impact.
Konstantina Chatzispyrou is a Project Manager – Researcher. She holds a BA Honors in Philosophy Education and Psychology by the University of Ioannina in Greece and has also a second undergraduate degree BSc Honors in Psychology focusing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by the University Abertay of Dundee. She is accredited both by the British Psychological Society and the Scottish Social Services Council. She has research experience in the field of psychology and her focal point of research was the development of a facial expression software. Moreover, she has worked with unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers by providing psychological support and counselling and has also been responsible for initiating and launching projects such as Art Therapy, Sexual Harassment and Human Trafficking.
Vanesha Tiffany Pillay is a Marketing and Networking Officer. She holds a BA Honors in Digital Media with a Year in Industry by the University of Leeds, UK. She has ad agency experience as well as in-house, both in the UK and Cyprus. She has worked both with local and global clients and in various market verticals. She has a dedication for creating impactful campaigns and building strong relationships with clients. Additionally, she is passionate in social and cultural matters and volunteers for an initiative that aims to boost social innovation & inclusion through agro-entrepreneurship practices, collaboration and community building.
Vanesha Tiffany Pillay
Andreas Kasartos Mashias
Andreas Kasartos Mashias holds the position of Business Development Consultant with extensive experience in business development, data analytics, and project management. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Case Western Reserve University, a BBA in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics and Business, and an MSc in Energy Resource Management from the Cyprus University of Technology. Throughout his career, Andreas has held various positions in different industries, including wholesale, software implementation, and consulting. He has a proven track record of successfully building and maintaining relationships with clients, and continuously assessing market needs. Andreas is proficient in business development, data mining and analysis, GDPR implementation, and inbound and digital marketing. He has also co-founded and managed his own start-up, gaining hands-on experience in market research, pricing, operations, logistics, and finance.