The Identity of the Institute

Mission – Vision – Values

Hellenic Financial Literacy Institute

The Hellenic Financial Literacy Institute was established in February 2016. It is the first non-profit company in Greece devoted to the dissemination of the financial knowledge and the fight against financial illiteracy.

During its short period of operations, the Institute has already undertaken several actions to promote the value of financial education in the life of citizens, by organizing special informative events at all levels of the Greek educational system, carrying out continuous scientific research, creating high quality modern educational material and building strong international partnerships. These actions will make a decisive contribution to the creation of a long-term national strategy to combat financial illiteracy in our country and beyond.

The Institute, through its initiatives, addresses all social groups with emphasis on children and adolescents. At the same time, it develops actions for other vulnerable social groups, such as women, pensioners and immigrants.

The long-term goal of the Institute is to create a new generation of informed and financially responsible citizens. We envision a society where the citizens, without any financial exclusion, will have the knowledge and skills to better understand the “big picture” of the economy, the usefulness of financial products and the functioning of markets, so as at every stage of their life, they will be able to make the best decisions for the efficient management of their money.

In this way, the citizens will improve the level of their individual and family financial well-being, which is a prerequisite for the sustainable prosperity of every society.

Our mission

Our mission and main concern is to disseminate financial knowledge to the most vulnerable social groups, both through traditional means and the use of modern digital technology.

Our vision

As it can easily be understood, Financial Literacy does not only concern our country. According to international studies, it is a major factor for the development of the national economies and the financial security for citizens in both developed and developing countries.

Therefore, the vision and priority of the Institute is the national and international recognition of the importance of Financial Literacy, by intervening, promoting and recommending innovative ideas and solutions to policymakers.

Our values

In the great book of the American economists Darron Azememoglu and James Robinson, Professors at the Massachusetts Institute and Harvard respectively, titled “Why Nations Fail”, the importance and contribution of the effective functioning of institutions to the well-being of citizens emerges. In Greece, the widespread economic crisis and chronic stagnation have been caused to a considerable extent by the weakening of the institutions and values.

The purpose of the Institute over time is to promote values such as excellence, meaningful knowledge and responsibility. Our commitment to these values will act as our guide for action and we believe that with our well-coordinated actions we will be able to make a decisive contribution to the well-being of the citizens.

Scientific Council

Ινστιτούτο Οικονομικού Αλφαβητισμού - Επιστημονικό Συμβούλιο

Nikolaos D. Philippas
Professor of Finance
Department of Business Administration
University of Piraeus

Ινστιτούτο Χρηματοοικονομικού Αλφαβητισμού - Επιστημονικό Συμβούλιο

Georgios Panos
Professor of Finance
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Manthos Delis
Professor of Financial Economics
Audencia Business School

Konstantinos Syriopoulos
Professor of Finance
College of Business
Zayed University

Dimitrios Gounopoulos
Professor of Accounting and Finance
School of Management
University of Bath

Christis Hassapis
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
University of Cyprus

Dionisis Philippas
Associate Professor of Finance
ESSCA School of Management

Vasilios Sogiakas
Professor of Finance
Department of Regional Development
Ionian University

Panagiota Papadimitri
Associate Professor in Banking and Finance
Southampton Business School
University of Southampton

Thomai Filippeli
Associate Professor in Economics
Queen Mary University of London

Dr. Dimitris Papadimitriou
Lecturer in Finance
King’s College London

Advisory Committee

Yanni Spiropoulos
Founder and Managing Partner at OCTANE Management Consultants

Dr. Christos Nounis
BoD Chairman at Hellenic Union of Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision & BoD
Chairman at Occupational Retirement Fund of the Greek Ministry of Finance

Dr. George Gotzageorgis
Marketing and Sales Network Support Manager at European Reliance General Insurance Company S.A.

Alexandros Maglaras
General Manager and Chief Investment Officer at Triton Asset Management A.E.D.A.K.

Themos Fiotakis
Global Head of FX Strategy and EM Macro Strategy at Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank

Dr. Dimitra Chatziangelaki
PhD in Education Management and Leadership, Panteion University
Professor of Political and Economic Sciences in Secondary Education

Managing Director

Ινστιτούτο Χρηματοοικονομικού Αλφαβητισμού - Επιστημονικοί Συνεργάτες

Eleftherios Nikolaou
M.Eng. Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Crete
Μ.Β.Α. – Τ.Q.M. International, University of Piraeus

Scientific Associates

Ινστιτούτο Χρηματοοικονομικού Αλφαβητισμού - Επιστημονικοί Συνεργάτες

Vasiliki A. Tzora
Ph.D. in Financial Literacy, University of Piraeus

Ινστιτούτο Χρηματοοικονομικού Αλφαβητισμού - Επιστημονικοί Συνεργάτες - Αργυρή Κατωπόδη

Argyri Katopodi
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Piraeus

Σόλων Ανδρονής

Solon Andronis
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Piraeus

Aphrodite Stathopoulou
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Piraeus

Dimitrios Philippas
M.Sc. in Economics: Data Science
Tilburg University
B.Sc. in Economics
Department of Economics
University of Warwick

Despina Ν. Kanta
M.A. in Governance, European Public Law Organization
Μ.Β.Α. – Τ.Q.M. International, University of Piraeus
B.A. in Political Science, University of Crete

Giannis Rousopoulos
M.Sc. in Ιnternational and European Economic Studies
Athens University of Economics and Business
B.A. in Political Science and History
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Press Officer

Ινστιτούτο Χρηματοοικονομικού Αλφαβητισμού - Νικόλαος Μπαρτζελιώτης

Nikolaos Bargeliotes
Editor and Language Editor of Print and Digital Media

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