Prime Minister

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic on July 8th, 2019.

President of Nea Demokratia since January 2016, managed to modernize his party, renew and boost its membership base, create a system of funding based on small annual donations by the members and put in place a code of transparency and accountability in the operations of the party.

He led his party to a landslide victory three years later, campaigning on a platform for jobs, strong growth and lower taxes. Nea Demokratia was the first party to win an absolute majority in the Greek Parliament since 2009.

As Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Government from June 2013 until January 2015, he spearheaded comprehensive national reforms by implementing a functional reorganization of institutions, structures and processes.

A member of the Parliament since 2004, Kyriakos Mitsotakis has participated in the Committee for Constitutional Amendment, the Committee for Trade and the Committee for National Defense. He was also an active member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

As Chairman of the Environment Committee between 2007-2009, he passionately pursued issues pertaining to climate change and advocated for the need for environmentally sustainable growth. Since then, he was the shadow-minister for the environment and climate change for Nea Demokratia until 2012.

Before entering politics, he worked for ten years in the private sector as a financial analyst with Chase Investment Bank, a consultant with McKinsey and Company and finally as CEO of NBG Venture Capital at the National Bank of Greece.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Social Studies, summa cum laude, from Harvard University, and earned an MA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis is married to Mareva Grabowski and they have three children, Sofia, Constantinos and Dafni.


European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography

Since December 2019, Dubravka Šuica is Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Democracy and Demography.

Mrs Šuica a Croatian politician from the city of Dubrovnik, where she served for two terms as its first female mayor and was awarded the 2006 World Mayor Award.

Dubravka Šuica entered politics in the 1990s as a Member of the Croatian Democratic Union and served as a Member of the Croatian Parliament and Vice-Chair of the EU Integration Committee.

Between 2004 and 2009 she was a Board Member of the Union of the Association of Towns and Municipalities of the Republic of Croatia.

During ten years she was the Vice-President of Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

From 2013 to 2019 Dubravka Šuica served as a Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee.

In June 2019, Šuica was elected as the first Vice-Chair of EPP Group in the European Parliament. Since 2012, she is the Vice-President of EPP Women.


Minister of Social Cohesion and Family

Sofia Zaharaki (Athens, 1976) is a Greek educator and politician. She is the Minister of Social Cohesion and Family in the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

She was born in Athens in 1976, originally from Neo Argyri, Evrytania. Her father was a secondary school theology teacher.

She studied English Literature at the Department of English Language and Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and did postgraduate studies in Comparative Pedagogy and Administration of European Educational Organizations at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

She has specialized in the teaching of the English Language, at the Institute of Education of the University of London. In the past, she had worked in public and private IEK and in public and private schools. She worked for the Ministry of Education in the European Union department and in the Lifelong Learning and Youth Secretariat.

In 2015, she represented Greece in the IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program), as a scholarship holder of the United States Department of State, on the topic of “the role of Public-Private Partnerships in Economic Reconstruction”.

She speaks English, French and Spanish.

She was an advisor to the minister on International and European Relations at the Ministry of Development from 2012 to 2014 .

In August 2016, she was appointed deputy spokesperson for New Democracy, while in March 2019, she was appointed spokesperson for New Democracy.

On July 9, 2019, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, responsible for primary and secondary education, in the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

On January 4, 2021, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Tourism in charge of Tourism Education and Special Forms of Tourism.

She was elected Member of Parliament for East Attica with New Democracy in the elections of May 2023.

On June 27, 2023, she was appointed Minister of Social Cohesion and Family.


Managing Director of Eurobank

Mr. Fokion Karavias holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Eurobank S.A. and he is Member of the Board of Directors.

He has served at Eurobank as Senior General Manager, Head of Group Corporate and Investment Banking, Capital Markets & Wealth Management and member of the Executive Committee (2014 – 2015), General Manager and member of the Executive Committee (2005 – 2013), Deputy General Manager and Treasurer (2002 -2005).

He started his career in banking in 1991, at JP Morgan, in New York, in the market risk management division. In 1994, he joined Citibank, in Athens, responsible for derivatives and fixed income business in Greece. In 1997, he joined Eurobank, as head of fixed income and derivatives trading. In 2000, he became Treasurer at Telesis Investment Bank.

He is also Chief Executive Officer of Eurobank Ergasias Services & Holdings S.A. and Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Bank Association.

He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, a Master’s and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has published several papers on topics concerning his academic research. He was born in Athens in 1964.


President & CEO, Metron Analysis

Mr. Fanaras is the President and CEO of Metron Analysis S.A. He specializes in sampling, design and analysis of social and political research as well as strategy. In the past he was Head of educational programs in the field of IT at the National Center for Public Administration, Statistical Analyst at the National Statistical Service.

He is a graduate of the Mathematics Department of the University of Ioannina with a specialization in data analysis (Master from Middlesex University) and further training in sampling techniques (Training of European Statisticians University of Southampton), in Great Britain.

Mr. Fanaras has extensive experience in project management, having managed and supervised more than 800 research projects, both in political and social research and in market research. He is considered one of the most accomplished political and social analysts in Greece, excelling in providing strategic guidance and secondary analysis. Mr. Fanaras has been an advisor to large financial organizations, political parties, prime ministers and presidents in European countries. Other activities are the presentation of election results and pre-election and post-election surveys, regular articles in the daily press, scientific conferences and educational research and statistical analysis work (e.g. National Technical University, National Center for Public Administration, GSEE Labor Institute). .

Mr. Fanaras is a Member of the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (E.S.O.M.A.R.), the World Society for Public Opinion Research (W.A.P.O.R.) and the Hellenic Mathematical Society.


General Secretariat of Demographic and Housing Policy

Marina Stefou, PhD

Dr. Marina Stefou graduated from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and holds a Master’s Degree in Law and Business Economy from the Department of International and European Studies of the Panteion University of Athens, as well as a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in International Economic Law from the same university and department.

As a Marie Curie PhD scholar of the European Commission and member of the European Corporate Governance Training Network (ECGTN), she conducted part of her doctoral research at the Department of Business Law of the University of Genoa between 2006 and 2008. She has published papers on the comparative analysis of corporate governance in Greece and Cyprus, on the American law of corporate governance (Sarbanes–Oxley Act) and its extraterritorial application and on the financial crisis and its effects on corporate governance.

In 2011 she successfully completed the executive interdisciplinary program for senior executives of the Harvard Kennedy School on the topic of “Senior Managers in Government” in Boston, US.

She has fourteen years of professional experience with the European Parliament, having worked as a scientific and political adviser to Members of the European Parliament in various Committees. Until recently and prior to the appointment as Secretary General, she has been serving as one of the two advisers of the European People’s Party Group (EPP Group) in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) of the European Parliament.

She has specialized experience in the drafting and technical negotiation of European legislation on various topics, including financial governance, constitutional affairs and human rights, employment policies and jobs creation, promoting equality policies, pay transparency and equal pay for equal work, combating gender discrimination and stereotypes, developing demographic policies and affordable housing policies in the Members-States, as well as promoting policies on the reconciliation of personal/family life and professional activity.

She has participated, on a technical-advisory level, in the informal working group for the European Child Guarantee, concerning vulnerable children and combating child poverty.

Marina has also served as President to the Board of the Greek Research Centre for Gender Equality (KETHI) since 2022 and until her recent appointment.

She speaks Greek, English, French, Italian and Spanish.


General Manager Group Marketing & Corporate Communications, Group Chief Marketing Officer (Group CMO), Eurobank

General Manager Group Marketing & Corporate Communications, Group Chief Marketing Officer (Group CMO), Eurobank SA of Eurobank SA.

Chairman of the Coordinating Committee of the Eurobank Business Accelerator, “egg – enter•grow•go” and member of the Advisory Board of BigPi Ventures I, V.P. Velocity Fund, Uni.Fund I & Metavallon II. Member of “The Marketing Hub” Advisory Board and member of EACE, Society of Senior Business Executives.

Before Eurobank, he held positions of responsibility at Euroinvestment Bank, Barclays Bank in Greece and the United Kingdom, as well as at National Bank. During his career, he has contributed to the development of Retail Banking in Greece and Southeast Europe, where he was a member of the Boards of Directors of Eurobank AD Beograd (Serbia), Bancpost SA (Romania) & Eurobank Bulgaria AD (Bulgaria). He has also been a member of the Boards of Directors of ‘ERB Eurolife Life Insurance’, ‘ERB Eurolife General Insurance’ and ‘Eurobank Asset Management A.E.D.A.K.’

Finally, he holds an MBA in Financial Services from ALBA Graduate Business School and a degree in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has also been trained in Strategic Marketing at Harvard Business School and Management at IMD.


Member of Parliament Thessaloniki A, SYRIZA - Progressive Alliance

She was born in Thessaloniki in 1988. She studied Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a master’s degree from the University of Macedonia in European Youth Policies. She specialized in Counseling Psychology.

Katerina Notopoulou is a Member of the Standing Committee on Production and Trade, as well as a Member of the Special Standing Committee on Equality, Youth and Human Rights.

She has been a member of the Central Committee of SYRIZA for a number of years, she is a Municipal Councillor, Head of the SYRIZA faction in the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Together. Participation in solidarity movements and structures. He has implemented solidarity campaigns and actions at a pan-European level.

Since November 2016, she has been the Head of the Office of the Prime Minister of Thessaloniki.

In the August 2018 reshuffle, he assumed the position of Deputy Minister of the Interior for Macedonia and Thrace until February 2019. She contributed to the return of the former Pavlos Mela and Kodra camps to the Local Government and to the completion of planning for their utilization as Metropolitan green parks.

She contributed to the preservation of the public character of EYATH and its development, to the strategic redesign and activation of the Alexandria Innovation Zone, to the support of the vulnerable social groups of the city as well as the Youth.

In the transformation of YMATH into a strategic protagonist of the Balkan Co-development.

She speaks English and French.


Professor of Economics at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Antigone Lymberaki is a feminist economist, a professor at Panteio, having also taught in Britain, France and the USA. She studied in Athens and Sussex (Institute of Development Studies).

Her research examines how individual choices affect the big picture in Greece, focusing on gender, migration and aging.

In 2015 she was elected MP with Potami in Athens B. She was (2017-2022) General Manager at SolidarityNow, a large refugee NGO.


Professor of Demography Economics, Harokopio University

Alexandra Tragaki is a Professor of Economic Demography at Harokopio University, where she has served as President of the Department of Geography.

She holds a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), also has a master’s degree in Economic Demography from the same University and a degree in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has received a scholarship from IKY for postgraduate and doctoral studies abroad and the Fulbright Award for Visiting Scholars (2013-14).

She was elected a Lecturer at Harokopio University in 2002. Furthermore, she had previously worked as a consultant in the Economic Research and Analysis Unit of the Council of Economic Experts (SOE) of the Ministry of National Economy (2000-2002) and as a researcher at the Institute for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), specializing in social security (1998-2000).

She has been a key member of the Greek delegation to the Economic Policy Committee of the European Commission, during the period Dec. 2000-Sept. 2002.

She has participated in expert committees and in various research projects.


Minister of Culture

Lina G. Mendoni was born in Athens. She graduated from the Arsakeion School in Psychiko, and acquired Bachelor’s degrees in Classical Philology and History and Archaeology at the University of Athens.

In 1987, she attended a pre-doctoral course at Maison de l’Orient in Lyon as a C.N.R.S. scholar, and in 1988 she was awarded her PhD in Archaeology cum laude by the University of Athens. In the same year, she also received a scholarship from the British Archaeological School at Athens for a post-doctoral study on ancient Greek onomastics in Oxford.

In 1989, she became a member of the research staff at the Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity (now Institute of Historical Research) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, where she still serves as a Principal Researcher.

Lina Mendoni is a member of several domestic and foreign academic organizations, societies and unions. She is also a leader or member of scientific committees in the context of European and international research programs.

Her academic interests include ancient Greek epigraphy, history and topography, the study of landscape as a cultural good, the protection, promotion and management of cultural heritage, the theory and politics of Culture.She is the author of monographs and numerous articles published in international scientific journals, conference proceedings and collective volumes.She has also co-edited five collective volumes.

She served as a Special Scientific Advisor to the Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Planning and Public Works from 1994 to 1997, and to the Hellenic Ministry for the Aegean from 1997 to 1999.

From March 1999 to March 2004 Lina Mendoni was Secretary General of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, and from November 2009 to January 2015 of the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, Culture and Sports, and Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports successively.

She is married to Professor Panagiotis Doukellis, and has a son, Nicolas Doukellis, who is a lawyer specializing on financial crime.

Lina Mendoni has received several honors, among which:

  • The Medal Commendatore (II Clase), Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana by the President of the Italian Republic for her contribution to the cultural relations between Greece and Italy (2003).
  • The Office of Archon Treasurer by the Patriarch of Alexandria for her constant support and assistance to the throne of Saint Marc (2014).
  • The Medal of the Order of St. Catherine by the Archbishop of Sinai for her contribution to the protection of the cultural assets of the Monastery of Sinai (2010).
  • The Grand Cross of the Holy Metropolis of Messinia by the Metropoitan of Messinia for her contribution to the protection of the cultural heritage of the region (2016).


Minister of Education, Religious Affairs & Sports

Kyriakos Pierrakakis is an IT and political scientist. He was born and raised in Athens and is a graduate of the Leonteios Lyceum of Patisia (2001).

In 2005 he received his degree from the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business and continued his studies by completing two cycles of postgraduate studies in the fields of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School (M.Sc.- 2007) and technology policy at MIT University (M.A. – 2009).

In 2015, he took over as Research Director of the independent, non-profit research and analysis organization “diaNEOsis”. From this position he coordinated a series of research groups for the production of studies whose main object was the economic and productive reconstruction of the country. Earlier he had worked in research institutes in Greece and abroad on issues related to digital policy.

From 2019 to 2023 he served as Minister of Digital Governance. During his tenure the Ministry of Digital Governance was recognized internationally by WITSA (World Innovation and Technology Services Association) for its performance. These distinctions concerned the overall work of the Ministry (2021) and the “myhealth” application (2022). Also, in 2021 he was elected President of the 9th Session of the Global Strategy Group of the OECD on the subject of the new perspectives of teleworking and in 2020 he received an honorary award for his contribution to the digital transformation of the country from the British Computer Society.

In the national elections of 2023, he was elected Member of Parliament for Athens with New Democracy and assumed the position of Minister of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports.

He is married and the father of three children.


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Georgios Kotsiras was born in 1984.

He has been elected as a Member of Parliament (New Democracy Party) in the 2019 and 2023 elections. From January 2021 to May 2023, he served as Deputy Minister of Justice for International Cooperation and Human Rights. From 2019 to 2021, as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament, he has been a member of the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice, the Special Permanent Committee on Equality, Youth and Human Rights, the Subcommittee for people with disabilities and the Committee on the Revision of the Greek Constitution (2019 Constitutional Reform). He was also Vice President of the Greek-French Friendship Parliamentary Group, and Member of the Greek-Serbian Friendship Parliamentary Group.

He is a graduate and Doctoral Degree holder of the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, specializing in European Law, Competition Law, State Aid, Business Law and Administrative Law (LL.M, Master II). He holds two postgraduate degrees: in European Law from the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and in Administrative Law and Local Self-Government (Droit administratif et Collectivités Territoriales) from the University of Aix-Marseille III “Paul Cézanne” in France.

He completed his doctoral dissertation at the Department of International Studies of the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the field of European Law (“Recovery of illegal state aid”) and he received the Doctoral Degree (PhD)in 2014.

In addition, he has participated in studies related to European law and Business Law (for example, he participated in the drafting of the article-by-article commentary of the Lisbon Treaty, the law on public procurement, etc.). Furthermore, an updated version of his doctoral dissertation entitled “State Aid Recovery in EU Law and the Greek Legal Order” has been published. His studies on Administrative and European law have also been published in academic journals.

He has participated as a speaker in many conferences, workshops, summer schools, and he has written numerous articles published in the daily and weekly press. He has practiced law specializing in Competition Law, State Aid, Administrative, Commercial and European law, as well as in dispute resolution (litigation and out-of-court resolution). He has been elected Board Member of the Trainee & Young Lawyers’ Association of Athens twice, having served as a member of the Board, Vice President and President (2010-2014). He has been a Greek champion in tennis.

He speaks English and French.


Secretary General, European People's Party

Thanasis Bakolas is the Secretary General of the European People’s Party. He was elected to this position at the EPP Congress in Rotterdam on the 1st of June, 2022.

Previously, he was senior political adviser to the Greek Prime Minister.


MD MBA PhD, President & Founder of HOPEgenesis, Chairman of the Board of Mitera Hospital HHG Group, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stefanos Handakas was born in Athens in 1972 and is an obstetrician-gynecologist, endoscopic reproductive surgeon.

He is the President and Founder of the Urban Non-Profit Company HOPEgenesis, whose goal since 2015 has been to reverse the climate of inferiority, support the family and find solutions to the demographic issue and which was awarded in 2018 by the European Union, as the best Civil Society organization in Greece.

He is the Chairman of the Board of Mitera Hospital, Hellenic Healthcare Group, while he was recently appointed Associate Professor at the School of Medicine of the University of Nicosia, in order to offer his experience in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Gynecological Surgery.

A graduate of the School of Medicine of the University of Athens, from where he also received his doctoral thesis (PhD), with a grade of “Excellent”. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of London, Imperial College London, with major honors in Entrepreneurship (European Business Entrepreneurship Award 2003). He trained in England and the United States in obstetrics, gynecology and laparoendoscopic/robotic surgery, and was one of the youngest gynecology curators for the UK National Health System (NHS).

He has significant administrative experience, having served in important positions in private sector hospitals for the last 18 years, while he has successfully established gynecological centers and IVF units in Greece and abroad. At the same time, he participates in the scientific board of the 3D medical education software development company ORAMAVR, based in California.

In the past he was a sailing champion, a member of the National Team for 11 years and participated in the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, while today he serves sports as the Vice-President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee


Deputy Chairman IPTO

Ioannis Margaris, Dipl. Electrical Engineer and Computer Engineer (NTUA 2006), completed his PhD dissertation at the Power Systems Laboratory – School of Electrical and Computer Engineering NTUA in 2011 focusing on design and operation of Electricity Grids and Power Systems with Increased Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources.

He worked for a period in the Public Power Corporation (PPC) – at the Non-Interconnected Island Power Systems Department – on dynamic security of power systems and data management for Smart Networks and MicroGrid applications on Greek island systems.

He completed his Post-Doc research at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy Department 2012), where he continued working as Researcher (equiv. Assistant Prof.) and R&D project manager in North Europe, lecturing in MSc programs of DTU. He participated in the technology cooperation program between Denmark and China, in particular in the field of Transmission Systems and Electricity Networks and Wind Energy.

In 2015 he became Executive Vice-Chairman of the BoD of Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO – DEDDIE) focusing on Network Technology, Strategic Projects and Investments in the Distribution Grid, strengthening domestic and international partnerships of HEDNO with Distribution Network Operators and IT/ICT companies in the field of Smart Grids.

In the past he had served as member of the BoD of OTE and as technology and policy advisor for projects in Europe, Latin America, Africa and China.

Since 2017 he is Vice-Chairman of BoD at IPTO (Independent Power Transmission Operator) and Chief Technology, System Planning and Strategy Officer, responsible for Transmission System Planning and Project Execution.

Since 2018 he is also General manager of ARIADNE INTERCONNECTION, the subsidiary company of IPTO, established for the implementation of the project for the Electrical Interconnection between Crete and Attica.

Finally, since December 2020, he is member of the BoD of CIGRE Greece, the National Committee and Greek representative organization of CIGRE. CIGRE is the foremost global community for the collaborative development and sharing of power system expertise.


Orthodontist, Founder of Back to Greece

Orthodontist Eirini Kapogianni, founder of Back to Greece, was born and raised in Athens.
She graduated from the German School of Athens and then received her Degree from the Dental School of Athens.
She obtained the title of Orthodontics specialty after a three-year specialization at the University of Dusseldorf, Germany. After completing the specialty, she took over the creation and management of the 360 Zahn Orthodontic Clinic in one of the largest private dental clinics in Germany. Since 2014 she has been a key speaker on modern Orthodontic techniques and holds seminars at Universities abroad.

After her seven-year stay in Germany, she returned to Greece and maintains a private orthodontic practice in Athens.

Shortly after her return to Greece, she founded Back to Greece, a network that unites young Greek scientists abroad who return and those who wish to return. The team aims to facilitate the decision to return and reintegration upon repatriation. The group’s vision is for the Greeks who left during the crisis years to return and contribute to their country.

In 2021, she participated in the Founding of the Greek-German Association of Doctors and Dentists where she is Vice President.


Publisher - Director Realnews and President of Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers Association

Nikos Chatzinikolaou was born on October the 9th 1962, in Alexandroupolis, Evros. He started working as a journalist in 1983 covering education topics in the newspaper “MESIMVRINI”.

In 1984, he received the “Botsi” award for journalism. He then started to cover political issues. Meanwhile, he started his collaboration with the Sunday edition of the newspaper “Akropolis”, the newspaper “Ethnos” and the magazines “ENA” and “STATUS”.

In 1987, he started working for the newly founded radio “ATHINA 9,84”. At the same time he became member of the founding committee of the station. He also temporarily worked at the radio stations “ERA”, “SKY 100,4”, “PLANET” and “STATUS FM”.

In 1989, he started his collaboration with MEGA TV station. From 1998 until 2003 he was General Director of News and Information department of the station.

From 2003 until 2007, he collaborates with ALPHA TV Station, as Executive Vice President and General Director of News and Information department and later, as Chairman and CEO.

From April 2007 until October 2011 he collaborates with ALTER TV station.

In September 2007 he founded along with Andreas Kouris the «Real Group», which owns the radio station “Real Fm 97.8” in Athens, “Real Fm 107.1” in Salonica, “Ellinikos 93,2” in Athens, the weekly (every Sunday) newspaper “Real News” and the news portal “”.

In 2012 Nikos Chatzinikolaou created his own personal site-blog “” and the financial news blog “”.

From September 2013 until June 2016, he collaborates with STAR Channel TV Station.

Since January 2017, he is the anchorman of the main news edition of ANT1 TV Station.

Nikos Chatzinikolaou is board member of European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA).


Co-founder DOME CONSULTING FIRM & Communication Expert

She studied Political Sciences at the Department of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and media training at the BBC Academy. She is a journalist, political analyst, TV anchorwoman until 2011 and General Manager of the think tank Institute of Democracy, Konstantinos Karamanlis until 2014.




Katia Makri is a journalist at Antenna Channel, one of the leading television networks in Greece. She has more than 20 years of experience as a political editor, and worked during that time for Ethnos, Eleftherotypia and Real newspapers, Star Channel, Alter Channel, Real, Alpha, and Flash Radio.

She was born in Athens, she has a master in European Studies and speaks fluently English and Italian.



Foivos Karzis is a journalist. For the last 35 years he has worked in radio (Flash 9.61, Athens 98.4, City 99.5), television (ERT, Star) and the press (Naftemboriki, Eleftheros Typos, Ethnos tis Kyriaki, Ependisi, Kefalaio, Kerdos, 24 Ores, Proti, Eksormisi, Oikonomikos Taxidromos). Today he works as a communications consultant at Eurobank.

He has written the books “The Middle Void. The rise and fall of the middle class in Greece and the world” (Papadopoulos, 2020) and “Between two Greeces” (Polis, 2006). He studied Byzantine philology in Greece (EKPA) and linguistics in Britain (Reading).

May 23, 2024



At a glance

Demography has always been an extremely important issue for our country.

The national policy framework to address it is created by:

  • the public debate
  • the exchange of views
  • the citation of data
  • fruitful reflection

In this context, Next is Now and Dome Consulting are organizing for the 2nd consecutive year, the conference: Demographic 2024 – A National Priority, on May 23, 2024, at Acropolis Museum, Auditorium “Dimitrios Pantermalis”.

The event will be live streamed at the link below. Live Stream

Summit Video


For more information contact us.


Acropolis Museum, Auditorium "Dimitrios Pantermalis"
Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, 11742 Athens, Greece

Contact Info:
DOME Consulting Firm
Antonia Aggelakou
+30 – 212 – 1052761
Maria Vlachostamati
+30 – 211 – 2008380

Summit Schedule

09:30 - 10:00
Registration - Coffee
10:00 - 10:15
Summit Opening - Greetings
10:15 - 10:45
Interview of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, by Nikos Chatzinikolaou
10:45 - 11:15 | Discussion
Public Policies and the role of the Private Sector
11:15 - 11:30 | Presentation
Research presentation by Mr. Stratos Fanaras, President and CEO of Metron Analysis S.A.
11:30 - 12:15 | Section A
The National Demographic Policy
12:15 - 12:45 | Discussion
The contribution of Education and Culture to the Demographic problem
12:45 - 13:30 | Section B
Brain Regain: Greece's Policy to overturn the "Brain Drain"
Keynote Speaker
13:30 - 13:35 | Summit Closure
Brief presentation of conclusions


Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister

Via Video

Dubravka Šuica

European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography

Sofia Zacharaki

Minister of Social Cohesion and Family

Fokion Karavias

Managing Director of Eurobank

Stratos Fanaras

President & CEO, Metron Analysis

Marina Stefou

General Secretariat of Demographic and Housing Policy

Michalis Vlastarakis

General Manager Group Marketing & Corporate Communications, Group Chief Marketing Officer (Group CMO), Eurobank

Katerina Notopoulou

Member of Parliament Thessaloniki A, SYRIZA - Progressive Alliance

Antigone Lyberaki

Professor of Economics at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Alexandra Tragaki

Professor of Demography Economics, Harokopio University

Lina G. Mendoni

Minister of Culture

Kyriakos Pierrakakis

Minister of Education, Religious Affairs & Sports

Giorgos Kotsiras

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Thanasis Bakolas

Secretary General, European People's Party

Dr. Stefanos Chandakas

MD MBA PhD, President & Founder of HOPEgenesis, Chairman of the Board of Mitera Hospital HHG Group, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ioannis Margaris

Deputy Chairman IPTO

Eirini Kapogianni

Orthodontist, Founder of Back to Greece


Nikos Chatzinikolaou

Publisher - Director Realnews and President of Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers Association


Mariana Pirgioti

Co-founder DOME CONSULTING FIRM & Communication Expert


Katia Makri



Foivos Karzis


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