Ioannis NASIOULAS is the founder and CEO of the Social Economy Institute. He is a Doctor of Sociology (University of the Aegean), specialized in the evaluation of the social economy, social enterprises and social investments. Ioannis Nasioulas is a member of CIRIEC International, its General Assembly, its International Board and International Scientific Commission “Social and Cooperative Economy”. He is an elected member of the Municipal Council of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Dr. Ioannis Nasioulas is an EXPERT of the European Commission:
- Visiting Fellow-Select of the EPSC European Political Strategy Center, providing targeted support and advise to the European Commision’s President and the College of Commissioners.
- EXPERT of the TAIEX (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange), European Commission, Directorate General “Enlargement”, facilitating the transfer of the aquis communautaire to EU candidate and connected countries, having participated in missions in Moldova, Serbia and Belarus.
- EXPERT, European Commission, Directorate General Regional and Urban Policy, Smart and Sustainable Growth and Southern Europe, Competence Centre Smart and Sustainable Growth
- EXPERT of the European Commission, European Commission Group of Experts on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES), which forms part of the “Social Business Initiative” launched by the European Commission in 2011 to contribute to the development of a sustainable social economy sector in Europe (2012-2015).
- EXPERT of the European Commission’s GECES Sub Group of Experts on “Social Impact Measurement”, which developed a EU-wide methodology for the identification and monitoring of the Social Economy and social enterprises and the documentation of their combined output, especially in the context of European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EUSEFs) and the Programme for Employment and Innovation (EaSI) (2013-2014).
Dr. Ioannis NASIOULAS is an EVALUATOR, REVIEWER and COACH of EU and international funding programs:
- EVALUATOR, European Commission, Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), Program for the Competitiveness of Enterprises (COSME)
- EVALUATOR, HORIZON 2020 program of the European Union
- EVALUATOR, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) program of the European Union
- EVALUATOR, Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Training Networks (ITN) program of the European Union
- EVALUATOR, General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, GREECE.
- EVALUATOR, Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ELIDEK), GREECE.
- REVIEWER of projects funded by the HORIZON 2020 program of the European Union.
- COACH of the European Commission’s HORIZON 2020 SME INSTRUMENT Funding Program run by the EASME
- EVALUATOR of the Special Service of Strategy, Planning and Evaluation of Development Programs, General Secretariat of Investments and Development, Ministry of Development and Competitiveness, GREECE.
- Expert Partner to the United Nations Development Programme, Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme, Black Sea Climate and Business Initiative (CLIMBIZ).
Dr. Ioannis NASIOULAS is:
- a Columnist of the Thomson Reuters Foundation News, Social Innovation section, sponsored by the Deutsche Bank
- CO-FOUNDER & SECRETARY GENERAL of the “Social Development Society” an innovative Social Cooperative Enterprise, headed by his All-Holiness the Metropolitan of Thessaloniki ANTHIMOS.
- COUNTRY PARTNER of Social Innovation Europe, the central project platform for the development of social innovation in the 27 member states and Associate Member of the EUCLID Network. He has also contributed as National Correspondent of the European Commission / CIRIEC Study: “Social Economy in the European Union”. Along, he has established the Action Group for Social Economy in Greece, a voluntary, non-profit initiative for the development of social economy.
- HEAD of the Research and Development Department of SOCIOLAB “Sociology of Labor and Vocations with Emphasis on New Technologies” Academic Laboratory, Sociology Department, University of the Aegean, Greece (www.sociolab.gr), and Research Associate of the Social Economy Observatory, University of Peloponnese, Greece (www.socioeco.weebly.com).
- MEMBER of the INSNA (International Network for Social Networks Analysis), ISA (International Sociological Association) – Research Committee #26 on Sociotechnics and Sociological Practice, ESA (European Sociological Association), and the Health Policy Committee, CIBMTR Centre for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.
- Co-PRESIDENT of the EuroHumanNet trans-European scientific network , in the context of the COST program.
He teaches the Academic Courses: “Social Responsibility of Business”, “Enterprise and Opportunity” and is invited lecturer of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Course: “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” and “Management of Pharmaceutical Enterprises” in the context of the Post Graduate Studies Program “Clinical & Industrial Pharmacology”.
He speaks Greek, English, French and Japanese.
Dr. Ioannis Nasioulas has published various books, reports and articles regarding social economy, social enterprises, active labour-market policies, innovative vocational training regimes, legislation, national-accounting, evaluation and policy development.
Nasioulas I. (2010). An integrated context for the evaluation of Social Economy in Greece. University of the Aegean, Sociology Department, Greece. [In Greek]
Nasioulas I., Fefes M., Alexopoulos G. (2018). Goveranance of the Social Economy Enterprises – Challenges and Perspectives for Social Cooperative Enterprises and Rural Cooperatives in Greece. The Social Economy Institute Editions.
Nasioulas I. (2018). The Red Line – Constant and Circumstantial Deadlocks of the Greek Peculiarity. Elliniki Protoporia Editions. [In Greek]
Nasioulas I. (ed.). (2016). Social Economy Themes – From social entrepreneurship, to social investments and social banking. Social Economy Institute. ISBN: 978-618-80232-3-9. [In Greek]
Nasioulas I. (2013). Social Enterprises – Clusters and Networks in the Social Economy. Theory, European Experience and the Greek Case. Social Economy Institute. ISBN: 978-618-80232-1-5 [In Greek]
Nasioulas I. (2012). The Social Economy in Greece and its social capital. An integrated, institutional and national-accounting recognition. 2nd Edition. Social Economy Institute. ISBN: 978-618-80232-0-8 [In Greek]
Nasioulas I. (2012). Greek Social Economy Revisited: Voluntary, Civic and Cooperative challenges in the 21st century. Peter Lang Verlag. ISBN 978-3-631-62355-8
Nasioulas I. (2011). The Social Economy in Greece. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-8443-9142-8
Nasioulas I. (2010). The Social Economy in Greece and its social capital. An integrated, institutional and national-accounting recognition. 1st Edition. Orthos Logos Publications. ISBN: 978-960-99359-0-6. [In Greek]
CHAPTERS IN SCIENTIFIC BOOKS
1. Nasioulas I. (2013). Social Economy in the European Commission’s Agenda. In: Geormas K. (ed.). (2013). Approaches to Social Economy. Enallaktikes Ekdoseis. [In Greek]
2. Nasioulas I. (2013). Epistemological challenges of modern ethnography. In: Poutios H. (2013). Masculinities and War. Elliniki Protoporia Editions. ISBN: 978-618-80274-3-5. [In Greek]
3. Country Correspondence for Greece in the report: CIRIEC. 2012. Study on the situation of the Social Economy in the European Union and candidate countries. European Economic and Social Council.
4. Nasioulas I. (2008). Social Economy in Local Governance Structures – Audit and Evaluation Perspectives. In: Tsobanoglou G. (2008). The rise of Social Economy. Papazisis Publications. Pp 409-421. ISBN: 978-960-02-2233-3. [In Greek]
ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
1. 2014. 2nd International Conference of the Crisis Observatory in cooperation with ELIAMEP and the London School of Economics, 16 December Athens: ”The Social Consequences of the Crisis in Europe and in Greece: Politics and Policies for Solidarity and Growth”. Policy Paper #26: “Social Economy: A viable alternative?”
2. Nasioulas I. (2012). “Towards a Greek Satellite Account for Social Economy. Challenges of a new statistical policy”. In: Tsobanoglou G. (Ed.) Sustaining Communities in times of Crisis, Empowerment and Participation, University of Central Greece, Lamia/Athens. [Proceedings of the 32th Conference of the International Sociological Association, RC 26. 14-17 September 2011, Athens].
3. Nasioulas I. (2012).“Social Economy identification in Greece”. 3rd International Research Conference on the Social Economy of CIRIEC. Valladolid, Spain. 6-8 April, 2011, Working Paper.
4. Nasioulas I. (2007). “Social Economy for Local Governance Structures – Monitoring and Evaluation Perspectives”. In: Coccosis H. & Psycharis Y. (2007). Conference Proceedings of the 46th ERSA Conference. Volos. University of Thessaly. Vol. 1. pp. 337.
ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
1. Nasioulas I. & Salmas A. (2015). Social Entrepreneurship. Christian Orthodox Theological Perspectives. JOURNAL “Saint Gregory Palamas”. ISSN 1106-2843. 03/2015.
2. Nasioulas I. “Social Investments in the Social Economy Sector: An emerging alternative for Greece”. Journal for Regional Socio-Economic Issues. 2015
3. Nasioulas I. “Greek Social Economy at the crossroads. Law 4019/2011 and the institutionalization challenge”. CIRIEC Collection of Working Papers 2011/10. ISSN 2070-8289.
4. Nasioulas I. “Social Cooperatives in Greece. Introducing new forms of social economy and entrepreneurship”. International Review of Social Research. 2/2012. ISSN 2069-8267
5. Nasioulas I. & Maris N. “Towards the Digital Social Economy. Institutionalizing collective action in the ever-evolving web”. Sociology Study Journal. Vol. 1, Number 5, Serial Number 5, October 2011. David Publishing. ISSN 2159-5526.
6. Nasioulas I. “Umbilical cord blood banking in Greece. Institutional and ethical governance challenges”. Journal of Health Management. SAGE Publications. ISSN: 0972-0634.(Submitted – Pending Evaluation).
7. Nasioulas I. & Zoras K. “On the civic foundations of the non-profit sector. The social and political origins of voluntary institutions”. Sociology Study Journal. Vol. 1, Number 4, Serial Number 4, September 2011. David Publishing. ISSN 2159-5526.
SCIENTIFIC BOOK REVIEWS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
1. Zygmunt Bauman & Carlo Bordoni. (2014). State of Crisis. Polity Press, for the International Sociology Review of Books / International Sociological Association. SAGE Publications International Sociology.
2. Costanzo Ranci. (ed.). (2012). Social Vulnerability in Europe. The New Configuration of Social Risks. Palgrave-Macmillan, for the International Sociology Review of Books / International Sociological Association. SAGE Publications International Sociology September 2013 28: 522-524.
3. Duina F. (2011). Institutions and the Economy. Polity Press, for the International Sociology Review of Books / International Sociological Association. SAGE Publications.
EUROPEAN UNION STUDIES, REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS
Recent Evolutions of the Social Economy in the European Union | European Economic and Social Committee, 2017
European Commission / GECES Sub Group on Social Impact Measurement. (2014). Proposed Approaches to Social Impact Measurement In European Commission legislation and in practice relating to: EuSEFs and the EaSI. REPORT
The Social Economy in the European Union | European Economic and Social Committe, 2012
CONFERENCES – PAPER CONTRIBUTIONS
Social Impact Investments International Conference. Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. 11-12 October 2017. Paper presentation: “Capital Social Enterprises – A breakthrough in social investments”.
Entrepreneurship and Career Panorama, 2 April 2016, Athens. European Commission Panel: “Employment Opportunities for the Youth – European Initiatives and Funding Tools”. Megaron Moussikis, Athens, GREECE.
Union of European Federalists CONGRESS, 19-20 March, Athens, GREECE: “European Solidarity: Failures, Challenges and Federalist Perspectives”. Panel Presentation: “Solidarity between Citizens: Towards a Social Europe and European Welfare Tools”.
MONEY SHOW, 9 January 2016, Athens. Keynote speech: “Social Investments – An antidote to the crisis”.
SINOPALE Forum, 12-14 January 2016, Istanbul, TURKEY.Keynote speech: “EU and Turkey: Financing Social Innovation – Quality Funding Opportunities and Emerging Challenges for a Common Future”.
“Boosting Social Enterprises in Europe”. International Conference organized by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Presidency of the Counsil of the European Union. 3 & 4 December, 2015, Hemicle, Luxembourg.
International Seminar “Information Provision for Social Economy”, organized by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Republic of Bulgaria, the European Commnission and the OECD, 18-21 November 2015. Title: “Constructing Integrated Satellite Accounts for the Social Economy – Technical and Theoretical Challenges”.
3rd Social Enterprise Solidarity SEMINAR, organized by the HEEG Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group, University of Greenwich, 18/11/2015, Surrey, UK. Lecture: Increasing impact through Solidarity: a case study on effective partnerships in Greece, Ioannis Nasioulas, Northampton University.
2015. 6th University-Business FORUM, organized by the European Commission, 5 & 6 March 2015, Brussels.Invited Lecturer in WORKSHOP 4.1: Social Innovation and social entrepreneurship.
2014. 2ndInternational Conference of the Crisis Observatory in cooperation with ELIAMEPand the London School of Economics, 16 December Athens:”The Social Consequences of the Crisis in Europe and in Greece: Politics and Policies for Solidarity and Growth”. Paper: “Social Economy: A viable alternative?”
2014. ECVET Workshop, 8December 2014, Thessaloniki. “Building professional profiles and employment rights in the Social Economy sector”. Co-organized by “SOCIOLAB” Sociology ofLabor Academic Laboratory / University of the Aegean and the Social Economy Institute. In the context of the EU co-funded programme “COOP-Campus” (http://www.coopcampus.eu/)
2014. International Conference:“Social Entrepreneurship – A tool for local development, facing social needsand combating youth unemployment”. Organized by the Greek Presidency of theCouncil of the European Union / Ministry of Employment. Herakleion, 10&11June, 2014. Presentation: “The European Commission’s Group of Experts on Social Entrepreneurship and Sub Group on Social Impact Measurement”.
2014. Conference: “Orthodox Church in the 21st century: Social policy perspectives”. Co-Organized by “Saint Gregory Palamas” Foundation and the Social Economy Institute. Thessaloniki, 11 May 2014. Paper: “Canonical Law and the SocialEconomy paradigm”.
2014. Conference “Social Entrepreneurs: Have Your Say” – 16 & 17 January 2014, Strasbourg, FRANCE –European Commission Grand Conference for the 3 years of “Social Business Initiative” – SPEAKER & MODERATOR in Workshop #10 “Capacity Building for Social Entrepreneurship in Europe”. Poster:“European Social Economy Single Market and the Digital Era”.
2013. 6thInternational Black Sea Symposium. Empowering Civil Society in the Black Sea Region: A tool for innovative social change. 4-6 July, 2013, Athens.Presentation: “The European Commission’s Social Business Initiative – A Breakthrough in Promoting Universal EU Policies for Social Innovation at the Regional and Local Level”
2011. Paper. 32th Conference of the International Sociological Association, RC 26. 14-17 September 2011,Athens. “Stem cells blood banking and innovative biomedicine: from public-private polarization to the Social Economy perspective. The Greek experience”. Co-authored with Dr. Nikolaos Gregoriades, Pharm.D., PhD Candidate.
2011. Paper. 32th Conference ofthe International Sociological Association, RC 26. 14-17 September 2011,Athens. “Towards a Greek satellite-account for Social Economy. Challenges of a new statistical policy”.
2011. 3rdInternational Research Conference on the Social Economy of CIRIEC. Valladolid,Spain. 6-8 April, 2011. Social Economy identification in Greece – Major Findings of the published research in Greek: Nasioulas I. (2010). The Social Economy of Greece and its social capital. An integrated, institutional and national accounting recognition. Orthos Logos Editions.
2010. Paper. European Parliament Congress on Social Economy, Athens, Greece, March 2010. “Greek Social Economy in the System of National Accounts. Recognition and a innovativeNational Register of Social Economy Organizations” [in Greek]
2009. Paper. 14thCongress of Psychological and Social Support for Military Personnel [under the Auspices of the Greek Army Staff], Athens, Greece, December 2009. “Psychological and social health of military personnel in ELDYK – Greek Armed Forces in the Republic of Cyprus: Profiles of individuals in need of special care” [in Greek]
2008. Paper. First International Sociological Forum of ISA International Sociological Association,Barcelona, Spain, September 2008. «Mapping the Social Economy. The case of Greece»
2007. Paper. Annual ISA International Sociological Association – Research Committee 26 Congress, Molyvos, Greece, June 2007. «The SocialCapital of the Aegean. Towards a Greek – Turkish Social Economy» [in Greek].
16. 2006. Paper. 46th ERSA European Regional Science Association Congress, Volos, Greece, August 2006. “Social Economy for Local Governance Structures – Monitoring and Evaluation Perspectives».
2006. Paper. 1st Social Sciences Congress, Mytilene, Greece April 2006. “Empowering social inclusion and viable communities – the role of social capital, social economy and local clusters in Europe” [in Greek].
In: Tsobanoglou G. (ed.). (2007). Social Development and community cohesion: Sociological Perspectives. Papazisis Editions, the following chapters were translated from English to Greek:
· Chant S. Illegal labor: Women and black economy in New Orleans
· Chant S. Female leadership in family, poverty and power: questioning the thesis on female poverty
· Chant S. Contributions to gender-oriented poverty analysis
· Prato N. Micro-loans and the role of NGOs in rural-tourist development. Their contribution to rural development
· Yeo S. Organic Learning
· Duarte L. Social Capital, entrepreneurship and economic growth in rural Latin America. Effects of state policies
In: Tsobanoglou G. (ed.). (2008). The rise of Social Economy. Papazisis Editions, the following chapters were translated from English to Greek:
· L.Laville, C.Borzaga, J.Defourny, A.Evers, J.Lewis, M.Nyssens, V.Pestoff. Third System: a European Definition
· Roustang G. Economy and Society: a turbulent affair
· Pestoff V. Social Economy and Civil Society
· Enjorlas B. Beyond economics and the non-profit sector
· Corman M. Social Enterprise: a comparative approach
· Laville M., Nyssens M. Social Enterprise: Towards a theoretical socioeconomic approach
In: Tsobanoglou G. (2010). Social Economy and Social Policies. Papazisis Editions, the following chapters were translated from English to Greek:
· Wonk S. Rethinking power, authority and mediation in Social Capital theory
The following works have been edited:
1. Kourkoumelis N. (2008). Entrepreneurial Planning. An inclusive guide for businessmen. Barbounakis Publications. ISBN: 960-267-125-4. [In Greek]
2. Kourkoumelis N. Creative Thinking: An entrepreneurial necessity. Orthos Logos Publications. [Pending Edition]. [In Greek]