Despite the adverse weather conditions on Saturday, people of the wider area of Xanthi (with the majority being young) honored with their presence the event “Youth and Entrepreneurship” co-organized by the Europe Direct Center of Xanthi, the Employment and Career hub of D.U.Th, Xanthi Tech Lab, and the Democritus University of Thrace.

The event was opened by representatives of the Democritus University of Thrace, the Scientific Officer of Europe Direct Xanthi, Mr. Botsaris Panteleimon, and the Deputy dean of D.U.Th., Mrs. Michalopoulou Maria, who discussed the university’s activities and structures and introduced Medilab@Open Innovation Actions and the Incubator of D.U.Th. – two programs that are expected to be launched soon, aiming to enhance entrepreneurship in our region.

The baton was then passed to MEP Ms. Eva Kaili, who pleasantly surprised the audience with her simplicity. Among other things, she referred to the efforts of our representatives in the European Parliament for equal treatment of Greece compared to other EU member states in various sectors such as digital access and the liberalization of the online market. She also addressed ways Europe, through the European Parliament, can support the business efforts of Greek citizens. She then took questions from the audience.

The need for everyone’s participation in the upcoming European elections was the central message from the short presentation by the Press Representative of the European Parliament Office in Greece, Mr. Tsoutsoplidis Kostas.

In the final part of the day’s presentations, representatives from two successful startup companies, Mr. Tzanetos from Apifon based in Thessaloniki and Mr. Nikos from Classter based in Kavala, described how they started, the challenges they faced, and how they managed to develop their innovative businesses during the challenging years of the preceding crisis.

It should be noted that pre-event workshops on web and mobile application development were also successfully conducted, with speakers Mr. Kounis and Mr. Romaides sharing valuable information with the young attendees.

Attendees enjoyed the power of modern technology as they had the opportunity to print and collect their specialized badges, with personal details and useful guidelines at the entrance of the hall, and to be informed at any time about the event’s progress from the dedicated mobile application. The overall organization was a success, and the notable panel provided attendees with information, advice, and ample food for thought.

ena Development Consultants, always willing to support anything that grows and promotes people and entrepreneurship in their wider operating area, was among the event’s sponsors.