Greece and East Mediterranean: SDGs, Green Deal, energy transition and natural gas deposits

Tuesday 28/03/2023, 17:00 με 20:30

With the participation of:

ALLILONnetin collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, successfully completed a joint online event on “Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean: sustainable development goals, green deal, energy transition and exploitation of Greek deposits, with Speed Mentoring”.
The event took place on March 28 and was supported by Ideagen and HELISS.

In the first part, we had the opportunity to listen to two panels with presentations by AUTH teaching staff, and prominent professionals / Mentors of ALLILON, on issues of integrating the SDGs into European practices, but also dealing with the energy crisis in our country.

Then followed the second part of the event with #speed_mentoring, which exceeded 70 sessions, giving 70 students, graduates and young professionals the opportunity to meet and chat with established mentors in the private and public sectors.

Warm thanks to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for the excellent participation in the organization and support of the event, Mr. Papaioannou, Rector of AUTH, to the entire organizational team of the University, to Ideagen and HELISS, to all our speakers, as well as to our 50 available mentors!

Agenda of the Event

First Part, 17:00 – 19:00

Introductions 20′ (ENGR)

  • Prof. Nikolaos Papaioannou, Rector of the University)
  • Prof. Zarotiadis, Dean, School for economic and political sciences
  • Angelos Pangratis, founder and president of ALLILON, ex-EU ambassador to the WTO
  • Ioannis Vrailas, ambassador and permanenet representative of Greece to the EU

1st Panel 60’:

«EU and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), state of play of implementation and prospects for 2030»

Coordinator Angelos Pangratis

  1. Ioannis Vrailas: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU

Theme:  EU perspectives of the SDGs: Overall implementation, progress and shortcomings.

  1. Christina Kokkinakis: Deputy Managing Director, Director for Values and Multilateral Relations, European External Action Service

Theme : European Parliament Resolution 2022/2002(INI) and the EEAS

  1. Per Fabricius Andersen, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Danmark to the EU

Theme: SDGs and the European Green Deal

  1. Νικόλαος Theodossiou, professor

Theme: Goal 17 (partnerships to achieve the Goals) – the example of the Observatory for Black Sea countries to be hosted in the University  

2nd Panel (in Greek), 60′:

«Energy crisis, the need for a new national energy strategy and the prospects of natural gas deposits»

  1. Νίκος Τσάφος, Σύμβουλος πρωθυπουργού για ενεργειακά θέματα ( Tsafos, advisor to the PM )

Η ενεργειακή στρατηγική της Ελλάδος   (the energy strategy of Greece)

  1. Γιώργος Κορκόβελος Διδάκτωρ Οικονομικών, Πρώην στέλεχος της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής, υπεύθυνος για θέματα Ευρωπαϊκής Πράσινης Συμφωνίας. (Dr Korkovelos, Ex-EU official responsible for the Green Deal). Η Ενεργειακή κρίση, η πράσινη μετάβαση και η αναβάθμιση του γεωπολιτικού ρόλου της Ελλάδας  (Energy crisis, Green Deal and the geopolitical role of Greece)
  1. Λεόντιος Πορτοκαλάκης, Τοπογράφος Μηχ., M.Sc., Ειδικός σε θέματα υδρογονανθράκων, Μέλος του ΔΣ του ΕΛΙΣΜΕ (L. Portokalakis, Engineer, member of the Board of ELISME). Έρευνα και εκμετάλλευση υδρογονανθράκων στην Ελλάδα. Ρεαλισμός και προοπτικές (Exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources in Greece – realism and prospects)

Second part: Individual and group mentoring)  

Group Mentoring (40′):

  •  Group of Mentors on careers to the EU
  • Group of Mentors on job opportunities in the green economy
  • Possible deposits of natural gas, exploration prospects and possible economic impact

Individual 1-to-1 mentoring sessions 20 minutes each.

The available mentors for the Speed Mentoring