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.
He is currently member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Integration and of the Greek Association of European Studies.
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.