Who we are

Haris Roditakis – President of “Educational-Developmental PLOIGOS” company
He was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1955. He is married to Konstantina Karvounakis, with whom they have had three children.
From 2016 to the present: President of “Educational-Developmental PLOIGOS” company

Education – Studies
School of Philosophy, University of Nancy, France: one year study in French language.
University of Bologna, Italy: Degree in Economics – Business Studies.
Law School, University of Parma, Italy: Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Economics of International Organizations (EEC-UN-International Monetary Fund, etc.).
Angers University of Tourism, France: postgraduate course on “Local Development and Agro Tourism”.
University of Rome – Tor Vergata, Italy: Master in Social Agriculture (Agricoltura Sociale).

Professional experience
Executive of Heraklion Industrial Area Development Company to support businesses in relation to European programs.
Officer of the Region of Crete in support of the Mediterranean Integrated Crete Program.
Executive at Region of Crete, with a special relation from 1989 to 2001 and then permanent employee until 2013. Participation in the drafting – training and implementation teams of the regional operational programs of Crete.
Head of Tourism Office at the Region of Crete (1993-1998).
Mayor of Episkopi, Heraklion (1999 -2002, 2002 – 2006 and 2006-2010).

Educational Experience
Assistant Professor at  Technonoligal Educational Institute of Heraklion (from 1990 to 2004)
teaching courses: International Economic Organizations, European Regional Policy, European Social Policy, Tourism and Ecology etc.
Participation as a trainer in many public and private seminars.

Other activities
Member of the European Commission’s Network of Special Teams Speakers, from 1990 to 2007.
Member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Crete Olive Municipalities Network.
Participation as a speaker in many events in Greece and abroad.
Newspaper articles.

He speaks

Nikos Skoutèlis  professor – School of Architectural Engineering / Technical University of Crete

Born in Heraklion – Crete (1962).

Graduated from I.U.A.V. – Venice (1987). Phd N.T.U.A. (2006)

He has worked, in collaboration with Flavio Zanon, in Venice from July 1987 and in Heraklion since 1993 on public and private projects, at the same time participating in architectural competitions.

From 2006 he has been elected as professor in the School of Architectire TUC in the field «Architectural design: Site, Landscape and Enbvironment», where he is  teaching Architectural design, Historic buildings’ restoration and related materials in the post graduate program.

His theoretical works concern: historical documentation on architecture and the city, the theory of restoration and the contribution of history as a tool in architectural composition.

BOOKS: «War as territorial design. Interventions and challenges for the cities of the eastern Mediterranean during the 16th-17th c.», ed.PIOP, Athens, 2013; «Representations of the Sublime. Vocabulary of metapfysics in the architectural composition», (with G.Perrakis), ed.KAPON, Athens, 2015; «Resonances with Dimitris Pikionis», (curator) ed.Plethron, Athens 2018.

PhD Chryssa Pagalou – Environmentalist

Graduate in Environmental Sciences (University of Ioannina, 2008), Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities (University of the Aegean, 2012) and PhD in the field of Cultural Landscape (The view of the landscape through the relationship between nature and culture in Crete, from the restoration of Democracy to the present. Defnitions – Ιnterpretations – Misinterpretations – Orientations, supervisor prof. Nikos Skoutelis, School of Architectural Engineering – Technical University of Crete, 2018).

The years 2008 – 2009 she was an external collaborator of the Natural History Museum of Crete, the years 2010-2015 she was the Communications Officer for the cultural events Yakinthia, while she has worked for one year in the media and for 5 years (2013-2018) –occasionally- in the field of private education as a course instructor for the environment and sustainability. She is the author of the Oneirou Odysseia children’s fairy tale, while she has illustrated and co-edited the book entitled The Rouvas Forest … in a book.

She was a regular member of the School Committee for Primary Education of the Municipality of Heraklion, and also a member of the Municipal Benefit Enterprise of Culture, Environment and Social Welfare of the Municipality of Heraklion. She has given lectures and she has taken an organizational role in conferences and in various social and scientific activities.

She is an external collaborator of the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens and also external collaborator of the Laboratory of Research on Practical Philosophy – University of the Aegean.

She works at PLOIGOS Educational-Developmental non profit company, as the coordinator of the Rural Crete Observatory.