Team

Team

Team

The organization's action group consists of experienced young people who have been active for years in the field of youth. It is a small family, which is planning with you a better future for all of us.

Come and get to know them!

President and Founder
Aris Paraschou

Aris Paraschou has done a master in Intercultural Dialogue and Education and has been involved in more than 100 youth or other projects. He is a youth trainer and part of the pool of trainers of the Council of Europe and of the Hellenic National Agency, responsible for the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. He is the head of the Greek National Network of the Anna-Lindh Foundation. 

info@usbngo.gr
Head of the Project Management Department
Yannis Tsilsou

Yannis Tsilsou has studied in the department of International and European Studies and finished his master in European Policies on Youth, Education and Culture. Since 2012 he has been involved in various organisations as an activist, member or volunteer and took part in various Training Courses about intercultural dialogue, human rights and European policies.

yannis.tsilsou@usbngo.gr
Finance Manager
Ermioni Triantafyllou

Ermioni Triantafyllou is Finance Manager at U.S.B. working close with the accountant of the office in project financial management and budgeting. She has studied in the Department of Accounting and Finance. The last two years she has a weekly radio show in the web radio Infinity Greece.

finance@usbngo.gr
Volunteers' Coordinator
Christian Cibba

Christian Cibba has studied International Relations in University of La Sapienza in Rome with focus on Cooperation and Development. He is a journalist and has been working the last five years for newspapers and non profit organisations involved with social issues and he has worked in Spain and Italy as project manager and trainer in youth organisations.

volunteer@usbngo.gr
Cultural Manager and Volunteers Officer
Chara Siafaka

Chara Siafaka has finished her Philosophy at AUTh. specializing in linguistics. She teaches Greek as a foreign and mother tongue, at all levels of education. Since December 2018, he has been working for the United Societies of the Balkans in the Balkan Heart department.

balkanheart@usbngo.gr
Finance Manager Assistant
Christina Tourlakidou

My name is Christina Tourlakidou. I am a Greek citizen and I live in Thessaloniki. I am 24 years old. I studied Economics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I just finished my master in Βusiness Administration and Information Systems at the same university. I work in the finance management department of the United Societies of Balkans. In my free time I use to go to the gym, for walking at the seaside of my city, watching movies and I love spending time with my favorite people.

finance@usbngo.gr
Project Manager Assistant & Networks Coordinator
Yannis Tsotsos

Yannis Tsotsos has studied Balkan, Slavic and Oriental studies at the University of Macedonia and in the department of Ethnology and Anthropology in the University of Zadar. He has been involved in many organisations as volunteer and staff member in local and international level. Since July 2020 he is working in USB in the department of Project Management.

networks@usbngo.gr
Project Manager Assistant & Head of Sports Department
Zach Piazas

Zach Piazas is working as a Project Manager Assistant and is the Head of the Sports Department. He has participated in multiple mobility programs, where he discovered his passion for the empowerment of people. At the same time, he is frequently involved in intercultural youth programs as a dialogue facilitator.

zach@usbngo.gr
Mobility Officer
Kiriaki Pelagou

Kyriaki Pelagou is a graduate student of Political Science and a postgraduate student with a degree on European Youth Policies, Education and Culture. She has participated in Youth Exchanges as a youth leader and in several training courses. She has been involved in the coordination of local actions in groups of volunteers and the design and implementation of educational activities. Areas of interest and involvement include active citizenship, human rights and intercultural dialogue.

placements@usbngo.gr
Press Officer
Panos Skepadianos

Panos Skepadianos is a graduate student of the Department of Business Administration. Since 2011 he has participated in various organizations as a volunteer, trainer and in recent years has been a coordinator of volunteers in the organization Thessaloniki Pride.

press@usbngo.gr
Volunteer Coordinator Assistant
Christos Leivaditis

Christos Leivaditis is a graduate of the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia and he's pursuing a Master's in Economic in the same University. He has participated in numerous Erasmus+ trainings and Exchange projects. Some of his other interests are journalism and economic research.

balkanhotspot.usb@gmail.com
Urania Rapti
Ourania Rapti was born and raised in Thessaloniki. She is a Psychologist (graduate of the Department 
of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Experiential Instructor at H.R. with training
focused on anti-Gypsy culture but also experiential and psychodynamic methods, and Mentor of Roma
women, young people and volunteers (Greeks and foreigners). From 2018 until today she supports
as a mentor of the EVS & ESC volunteers of thessDiktyo as a partner of USB.

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