The Sympraxis Team will have the honour to participate with a speech at the “CSR and Social Impact” conference, which will be held on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at the Onassis Cultural Centre. From our side, we will reveal how, in our view, we can decuple the performance of corporate responsibility and sustainable development actions in Greece, by understanding the importance of a critical parameter that we ignore in our country.
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With more than 1500 articles published over three years, much multimedia content including webinars, extensive coverage of ‘hot’ energy issues and the latest developments in respect to the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, and much more, Sympraxis Team’s contribution to BUILD UP -the European portal for energy efficiency in buildings- was concluded on 18 December 2017, with the successful completion of the latest relevant contract with EASME, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. BUILD UP has come a long way since its first incarnation as such in 2009 –previously initiated as the EPBD Buildings Platform– when Sympraxis Team was first involved. Three contracts later, the portal makes use of modern web technologies, and includes highly structured and cross-referenced content, as well as a strong social media presence. The contracted consortium (PRACSIS sprl., INIVE eeig and Sympraxis Team) submitted to EASME, on 19 December, its final report detailing the relevant achievements and providing Key Performance Indicators.
On 1 and 2 December 2017, more than 500 people, secondary school teachers, faculty members and students participated in the two-day conference titled “The Greek School today: the School of Philosophy discusses and proposes“. The conference was organised by the Deanship of the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in the framework of the celebration of the 180 years of operation of the School of Philosophy. The opening of the conference took place in the Great Hall of the central building of the NKUA with the participation of the Rector of the University, the Dean and prestigious professors. The conference proceedings continued on 2/12 at the building of the School of Philosophy at the Campus, where about 30 parallel speeches were held on a variety of interesting themes. The Sympraxis Team supported the organisation of the Congress by creating graphic and communication material, and ensured the technical equipment and the smooth operation of the Secretariat throughout the conference.
The annual General Assembly of HELLASCO / Hellenic Association of Consulting Firms (SEGM) was held on 14 December 2017 at Aegli Zappiou, in Athens, with the wide participation of HELLASCO member-companies and business bodies. The GA included the elections for the new Board of Directors for the period 2018-2019. The elected members of the new Board, which was formed in early 2018, are: Konstantinos Kalergis – Chairman, Spyros Papagrigoriou – 1st Vice President, Despina Kallidromitou – 2nd Vice President, Panagis Toniolos – Secretary General, Ioanna Xanthopoulou – Deputy Secretary General, Theodoros Tsialas – Finance Coordinator, Eleftherios Digonis, Ioannis Ladopoulos and Theodoros Deligianidis. At the event following the GA, Mr Panagiotis Malamitsis from ELLAKTOR Group made a speech on the new data for consulting companies. The Sympraxis Team provides a variety of supportive services to HELLASCO since 2013, including the organisational support for the Association’s events.
In November 2017, the Sympraxis Team officially joined the DNS (DoNotSmile) Sustainable Communications Network at a meeting attended by its members’ representatives and held in Manchester, UK. The companies involved in the DNS constitute a network with a common denominator: their passion for a sustainable, creative and ethical outlook in the way they work. With a European focus and more than a 100 staff members in total, these companies have all together the size of a large communication agency which speaks and expresses itself in a whole host of specialist expertise and ideas, in English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Greek, Spanish, Italian and Turkish. The companies participating in the DNS believe that creativity, humour and optimism can help create a better future. Take a peek at some of the network’s projects here.
56 out of 59 young people out of work were intensively trained in modern and market-oriented programming languages, were strengthened in their personal skills and found stable and well paid jobs related to programming in 31 major companies in Greece. These impressive results of the Journey2Jobs project were presented at the Public store at Syntagma square on 9 November 2017, thus completing the first cycle of a successful programme to boost youth employability. At the event, the rapporteurs were successful entrepreneurs such as Mr. Vyron Nikolaidis, Founder, President and Managing Director of the PeopleCert Group, and President of the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), as well as major market executives such as Mr. Konstantinos Zanetopoulos, Senior Manager and Head of the Corporate Social Responsibility actions of Accenture. The event was attended by representatives of all the participants in the project, who provided their propositions, including the Sympraxis Team.