Professor Panos Tsakaloyannis is Professor of European Integration at the Athens University of Economics and holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration. He wrote his PhD about European political cooperation at the University of Reading. Before his position at the Athens University of Economics, he was visiting professor at the University of Frankfurt, Volkswagen Research Fellow at the University of Giessen and associate professor at the European Institute of Public Administration.
The current situation in Greece has shown an unprecedented level of poverty, the factors for which include social, economic, regional, and political. All of these factors have, in concert, contributed to the economic demise of what was once a very powerful, and autonomous, nation state.
Still, the hope the nation, as has always been the case, emerges in the structuralist efforts of society, where society must now look to utilize available social, political, maybe more so than economic, resources, to build new foundations in national infrastructure.
Those such as Professor Panayiotis Tsakaloyannis have taken this initiative to contribute to the rebuilding of what has been a country with the largest sea contingency globally. Professor Tsakaloyannis, of the Athens University of Economics, has well embarked on efforts to educate youth, and to provide support for Greek youth, academically, as he has socially. Professor Tsakaloyannis spends much time advising and consoling youth, particularly those embarking on academic pursuits, and those not coping with the constraints of academia. Coupled with the current socioeconomic climate of Greece, these academic constraints can have significantly detrimental effects on the young.