SSEAYP Future Conference [January – February 2021] ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

~ Training again! ๐Ÿฆฅ๐Ÿ˜ท

๐Ÿ”˜ Who is back in trainings after a year without one?
๐Ÿ”˜ The first training of the decade meant to be online. (Thanks Mr. ๐Ÿฆ  )
๐Ÿ”˜ Working together with 31 young leaders from Brunei Darussalam ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ, Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต, Lao P.D.R. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ, Myanmar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ, Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ.
๐Ÿ”˜ A program that happened through Zoom in 4 day sessions instead onboard a cruise ship sailing the Pacific ocean. ๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ
๐Ÿ”˜ Working with participants from cultures very unknown to me was a unique learning challenge also for myself.
๐Ÿ”˜ Sharing my passion for Social Entrepreneurship and namely my pathway to it felt so natural.
๐Ÿ”˜ Supporting the participating youth to be inspired to pivot their own entrepreneurial ideas while creating social and/or cultural impact.
๐Ÿ”˜ Using the changemaking tool from Ashoka as part of the curriculum supported me a lot into analysing systems and systems change concepts.
๐Ÿ”˜ Having to deliver a training at 6:00AM due to the timezone difference, was, let’s put it this way, a very interesting and unique experience.
โฏ๏ธ I am really grateful for being given the possibility to share my passion with youth from the other side of the world ๐ŸŒ
๐Ÿ’๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ?๐Ÿ’
If you have a good product to offer even if it is socially or ethically made there is no reason to put the label “ethical” for marketing reasons.
โ˜๏ธ Inspiration from the online field visit to Borderless Japan Social Enterprise (

๐ŸŽ–๏ธ This was ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฑ: ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ part of ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต-๐—˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—”๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—™๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ aiming to promote friendship and mutual understanding among the youths of eleven Southeast Asian countries and Japan, to broaden their perspective on the world, and furthermore, to strengthen their spirit of international cooperation and practical skills for international collaboration in fast forward ๐Ÿคณ

๐Ÿ“† 24 January – 21 February 2021

#trainerslife #Justanotherdayintheoffice #SSEYAP #trainingcourse #DG5 #Japan #FutureConference #OnlineExchange #internationalyouthexchange SSEAYP-International ๆ ชๅผไผš็คพใƒœใƒผใƒ€ใƒฌใ‚นใƒปใ‚ธใƒฃใƒ‘ใƒณ Ashoka Hellas

music: Infractions โ€“ Technologies

Just another year in the office ๐Ÿฆ…

~This photo pretty much sums my 2019 ๐Ÿ—๏ธ

๐Ÿšง A journey of 73321km on 3 continents and 12 countries
๐Ÿšง A journey of 123 days for 12 learning programmes with 570 participants for 1420 training hours
๐Ÿšง A journey of 6094 unique video seconds of memorable moments in 20 videos (don’t worry no mashup video with them)
๐Ÿšง A journey of professional adulthood and a cooperative adolescence partnership.
๐Ÿšง A journey of new partnerships, friendships, initiatives and creative social entrepreneurship actions.

๐Ÿ’What was my main learning?๐Ÿ’
Systems are unbeatable. Don’t change them, educate them… or create your own system.

๐Ÿฅ•The highlight of the year, or even decade?๐Ÿฅ•
Closing a chapter I opened exactly 10 years ago as participant on the Ship for World Youth program (SWY22) by returning onboard on SWY31 program as the National Leader of Greece. ๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ

๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ Gratitude to all of you who made this decade unique learning and growing journey for me. ๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ

วpฤฑs ษนวษฅส‡o วษฅส‡ uo noสŽ ววS ๐Ÿ›น 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ

#JustanotherYEARintheoffice #whatisyourstream #getintothestream #mamouzakis #SWY #SWY22 #SWY31 #ThisIsSWY

Vision Ahead: media and promo skills for NGOs and Social Entreprises [December 2019] ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ

~ The best way to close a circle is to open a new one ๐Ÿ“ผ๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ“€

๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ The last training of the decade was a media training, the type of training that inspired me to start doing trainings.
๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ This time with a #Roadtrip on the menu with 2000km ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ and my car’s plate dry clutch broken and repaired โš™๏ธ
๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ During 7 days of training, we created 66 videos.
๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ 5 of them are Social Promotional videos for non-profit organizations in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ All these we did with frugal production tricks (smartphones, gorillapods, lots of paper tape, and any equipment and prop available)
๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ The group had the chance to interact with the participants of the previous and the next group by preparing video messages. ๐ŸŠ
๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ During the time of the training, I had the chance and the honour to fund my first social entity – more news soon ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ This time I worked with a team of co-trainers and we had the chance to elevate the learning more while developing and supporting a social startup on the side of the training. – again more news soon. ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
๐Ÿ–ฒ๏ธ Another year of trainings in now ended and along with it the success of capturing all of them in 1-second shots videos. In total 6094 seconds of memorable learning moments of 2019.
๐Ÿ’What was my main learning?๐Ÿ’
Teams utilise learning the most and bring an extra perspective and synergy.
#Conlusion: Ready to take over 2020 with my dream team!

๐ŸŒณ This was ๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐€๐ก๐ž๐š๐: ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐š ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐†๐Ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐’๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ training course program aiming to create social impact through video making in 1-second-shots ๐Ÿคณ

๐Ÿ“† 7-15 December 2019

#1SEme #1secondchallenge #trainerslife #Justanotherdayintheoffice #VisionAheadTC #trainingcourse #MediaLiteracy #erasmusplus #Bulgaria #SmokinyaFoundation #BreakTheCouch #RoesCoop #WhatIsYourStream #nonformaleducation #adventuretime #SocialImpact #BTCAcademy #GuerillaFilmmaking #๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿš€ Break The Couch ะคะพะฝะดะฐั†ะธั ะกะผะพะบะธะฝั / Smokinya Foundation


Start-up Hypothesis [November 2019] ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

~ A hypothetical startup that became real ๐ŸŽฏ ๐Ÿงฉ

๐Ÿงถ Working once more on the hypothesis of a residential startup retreat with 37 young people from 7 countries.
๐Ÿงถ Travelling endless hours to reach the magical Isle of Wight๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿ›ณ๏ธ๐Ÿš„๐Ÿš„๐Ÿšƒ๐Ÿšƒ๐Ÿš„โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿš—
๐Ÿงถ Finding inspiration to write down my own method in the form of an Erasmus+ project after being years inactive as a direct project writer.
๐Ÿงถ Using #MediaLiteracy means and tools is always inspiring but this time we scale up by making a #BigBrother booth for self-reflection and self-expression and it was a great attempt and I will definitely use it further and experiment with.
๐Ÿงถ Working on a real-life startup while getting inspired by the learning process of others.
๐Ÿงถ Testing out the new #Chanemaking tool by Ashoka was a pleasure to work it and see the results and the effect on people.
๐Ÿงถ Having the pleasure to work once more with Cathy brought once again a truly inspiring synergy.
๐Ÿงถ Taking up some random hikes is always refreshing and revitalising while makes this 1-second-shots video endless.

๐Ÿ’What was my main learning?๐Ÿ’
No matter what kind of experiential activity I conduct, by keeping my working principals and preassumptions same, I reach very similar results.
#Conclusion: Time to widespread a method that is working well.

๐ŸŒณ This was ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐‡๐ฒ๐ฉ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ youth exchange programme aiming to bring together young startupers or interested youngsters on becoming startupers in order to explore Social Impact, Entrepreneurship and Social Changemaking through experiential learning processes in 1-second-shots ๐Ÿคณ

๐Ÿ“† 1-13 November 2019

#1SEme #1secondchallenge #StartupHypothesis #Abroadship #IsleofWight #Justanotherdayintheoffice #erasmusplus #startup #SDGs #entrepreneurship #unitedkingdom #socialentrepreneurship #entrepreneur #citizensoftheworld #multicultural #abroad #learning #nonformaleducation #adventuretime music:

Video Impact [September 2019] ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ

~ Media trainings are funย ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿคณ

๐ŸŽž๏ธย Media trainings are fun because there is a lot of practice and minimal theory.
๐ŸŽž๏ธย Learning there is the absolute responsibility of the participants.
๐ŸŽž๏ธย During 7 days of training, we created 52 videos.
๐ŸŽž๏ธย 5 of them they Social Promotional videos for non-profit organizations in Limassol, Cyprus
๐ŸŽž๏ธย All these we did with frugal production tricks (smartphones, gorillapods, lots of papertape, and any equipment and prop available)
๐ŸŽž๏ธย The pool was not destruction to the learning process but a “cool” factor to chill when the video is rendering or when your plan is not going as planned.
๐ŸŽž๏ธย Beyond everything, I truly believe that this was also a very hard test for people to challenge their way working in teams and the ways to learn how to stop themselves
๐ŸŽž๏ธย This is definitely a training concept that I want to keep developing further.

๐ŸŽฅย This was Video Impact training course aiming to create social impact through videomaking through 1-second-shotsย ๐Ÿคณ

๐Ÿ“†ย 10-17 September 2019

#1SEmeย #1secondchallengeย #trainerslifeย #Justanotherdayintheoffice#VideoImpactTCย #trainingcourseย #MediaLiteracyย #erasmusplusย #Cuprus#DOREAย #nonformaleducationย #adventuretimeย Dorea Educational

Inclusive Outdoors n2 [August 2019] ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง


~ Have a look at my latest training adventure ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ’‚โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

๐ŸŽฏ Getting upgraded to business class due to the overbooked flight โœ”
๐ŸŽฏ Outdoor Education dissemination seminar at the in the magical park of Crystal Palace in London;
๐ŸŽฏ Main method: Learning out of challenges;
๐ŸŽฏ Creating a learning assignment around London for our participants brought a new crazy project idea, for a new training concept: How to do run trainings outside of a training room;
๐ŸŽฏ We had the honour and privilege to be literally the last customers of the Crystal Palace. After us, it is now closed forever or a generous investor has to save it from the demolition.
๐ŸŽฏ I feel grateful working one more time in this concept with Ilze and this time with the one-of-a-kind kind team Petra, Elisavet, Andres & Katie.
๐ŸŽฏ This was the best way to start my trainings season.

๐Ÿž This was my “Inclusive Outdoors” phase2 experience in a 1-second shots video compilation. ๐Ÿ•

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ The trainings marathon is only starting now! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

#1SEme #1secondchallenge #trainerslife #Justanotherdayintheoffice #inclusiveoutdoors #trainingcourse #outdoors #erasmusplus #unitedkingdom #abroadship #nonformaleducation #adventuretime

Inclusive Outdoors n1 [June 2019] ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง


~ Have a look at my latest training adventure ๐Ÿค 

๐ŸŽฏ Outdoor Education training course with flipped learning pyramid method;
๐ŸŽฏ Crazy sunsets, early sunrises, astonishing views;
๐ŸŽฏ Driving the biggest vehicle I’ve ever driven from the “wrong side of the road”;
๐ŸŽฏ Sleeping in a tent for 10 days and surviving a yellow thunderstorm in it completely dry.
๐ŸŽฏ Working for the 4th time with Ilze on this training concept

๐Ÿž This was my “Inclusive Outdoors” experience in a 1-second shots video compilation. ๐Ÿ•

#1SEme #1secondchallenge #trainerslife #Justanotherdayintheoffice #inclusiveoutdoors #trainingcourse #outdoors #erasmusplus #unitedkingdom #abroadship #nonformaleducation #adventuretime

Start-up Hypothesis [May 2019] ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง


What happens when you bring people from different sides of Europe in a youth hostel at the Isle of Wight ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง and you work on the hypothesis that they run a Startup?

Well, this was “Startup Hypothesis”, the latest learning program that I developed together with Cathy on behalf of

After getting on a hype using the 1-second shot video during #mySWY experience, I decided, not only to make an 1-second shots recap of this experience but also to use the 1 Second Everyday app for learning reasons.

This time I challenged groups of participants to vlog specific outdoor assignments in 1-second shots videos and the results. (find their video results on the page

If this video makes you want to get a similar experience and you are from ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง write to me cause we are re-launching this experiment the coming November at the same place.


#1SEme #1secondchallenge #StartupHypothesis #Abroadship #IsleofWight #Justanotherdayintheoffice #erasmusplus #startup #SDGs #entrepreneurship #unitedkingdom #socialentrepreneurship #entrepreneur #citizensoftheworld #multicultural #abroad #learning #nonformaleducation #adventuretime

Ship for World Youth [January – March 2019] ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง


This is #mySWY31 experience with 1-second โฐ shots every day filmed ๐ŸŽฅ just by my phone.

These are the most significant seconds of mine between the 10th of January till the 2nd of March while I was participating on the 31st Ship for World Youth program ๐Ÿšข as the leader of the Greek delegation, experiencing the momentum of the biggest youth program on the planet. ๐ŸŒ
Of course, it was very difficult to choose only one second for several days, therefore this led me on making 9 extra videos.

If you want to look back on the previous videos of #mySWY experience follow the links below:


– Tokushima


– Tokyo


– Yokohama to Okinawa


– Japan to Australia (via Palau)


– Darwin Port of Call


– Darwin to Brisbane

Part 7:

– Brisbane Port of Call

Part 8:

– Honiara, Solomon Islands Port of Call

Part 9:

– Brisbane to Athens

#SWY #SWY31 #mySWY #SWYGreece #thisisSWY #shipforworldyouth Ship for World Youth ไธ–็•Œ้’ๅนดใฎ่ˆน #Japan #Australia #Palau #solomonislands #1secondeveryday #onesecondeveryday #vloginseconds

New Website

It has been many years I was looking for a digital shelter that can host the spectrum of my activities while working as a promotional tool for me.

The day had come and now ladies and gentlemen I proudly welcome you in my latest achievement; the creation of my own website totally designed by me, google searches, online forums and questioning my geek friends.

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for my geek readers that they want more information: I used the, the brooklyn theme of United Themes, google search and my geek friends Vasilis Dovantzis and Panos Vakalopoulos.

Last but not least a big thanks for the people who went first through this website before I publish it and proofreaded me and thoughts.

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