Antonis Pyrgos

Antonis holds a postgraduate degree in Social and Educational Policy from the University of Peloponnese. His educational background enriched with his MA in Migration, Social Discrimination and Citizenship from the same University. He has been working as a technical advisor, a consultant and a researcher for over 4 years for either European funded project or national ones in the policy areas of social policy and social integration, migration, labour market, skills identification and training. Over these years of working experience he has implemented projects generally targeting vulnerable social groups, and in particular migrants, refugees and low skilled individuals. In his employment career, he participated in several research and development projects like Social structures tackling poverty (ESF); Local action plans for employment (ESF); Local action plans for the integration of vulnerable social groups (ESF); Support the operational capacity of First Reception Service (FRS) to manage the extreme rise in migration flows (ISFB); Administrative reinforcement of First Reception Service (ISFB). Furthermore, he participated in Training actions for unemployed young people aged 18-24 (Youth Guarantee – NEETs); Negotiating early job-insecurity and labour market exclusion in Europe (H2020); Eurograduate pilot survey (Erasmus+). Currently he participates in Culture Labs: recipes for social innovation (H2020) and Beyond the ‘refugee crisis’: investigating patterns of integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Greece (Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation).

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