Maria Psarrou was born in Athens in 1982.
She studied Marketing and Communication at the Athens University of Economics and Business, graduating in 2004 and went on to get her postgraduate degree in Cultural Policy, Management and Communication from the department of Communication, Media, and Culture of Panteion University in 2006, where she also successfully completed her doctoral thesis in 2016.
Her professional experience in the cultural and creative industry is extensive: in the public sector (Municipality of Korthi, Andros, Municipality of Keratsini - Drapetsona, Municipality of Maroussi, Institute of Adult Continuing Education - IDEKE, Institute of Training - INEP), the private sector (Kulturexeprten, culture, communications and public relations companies, training centers), and the tertiary sector (Andros KOINSEP, Andros Routes).
She has also presented seminars organised by Public and Private educational organisations on issues of Cultural Management and Marketing, Public Relations, Marketing Research, Economic Theory Elements, Business Organisation & Management.
She has taken part in conferences with announcements and presentations on the subjects of cultural management, cultural marketing and festivals.
She has published articles and academic papers on issues of cultural policy, festivals, cultural marketing and cultural development.
She is a member of the International Scientific Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage (CIPA), the European Association of Cultural Researchers, the International Festival and Event Association, Europa Nostra and the "Diazoma" association, in scientific bodies in the field of marketing and communications, and a member of the editing team of CityBranding.gr.
Konstantina Angeletou was born and raised on the island of Skopelos.
She graduated the post-graduate programme in Cultural Management: Theatre, Music and Dance of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, which she attended with an ICCMU scholarship. Her first degree is in Business Management, from the Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, with specialisation in Marketing and International Relations.
From a young age she worked in tourism enterprises during the summers, and as a student she worked for Greenpeace Greece. She later worked in cultural organisations, festivals and major events in Madrid, until 2009. Se was employed as a production assistant and manager, project manager, and gained significant experience in promotion, communication and public relations departments. (Asociación Cultural Plural Ensemble, IV Festival Commedia Della Arte, El Teatro del Finikito, IV Encuentros de Creación en Maggalia) .
In 2009 she worked for the Alternative Theatre Network of Spain (Red de Teatros Alternativos) as production manager and project manager. This experience was very informative on about how cultural networks operate. Since then she has been envisioning the creation and sustainable operation of cultural networks in Greece.
She worked for a number of years in an accounting agency in Skopelos, where she gained useful accounting and financial knowledge. In 2012 she was employed by the Skopelos Municipality, in the tourism committee department, where she also served as a member, and she participated in several international tourism exhibitions (Berlin, Moscow, Bucharest).
She has taken part with presentations and speeches in conferences on cultural management and in 2015 she was invited to present a speech at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
She has participated in the following international capacity-building programmes: Tandem Turkey Start Create Cultural Change, phase I, 2016 and BECC - ENCC Staff exchange programme by the ENCC while she is also a member of MitOst, IETM, the Cultural Heritage Management Consultants Society (ESDIAPOK) and the Economic Chamber of Greece.
She currently resides in Skopelos on a permanent basis, and tries to travel frequently. She is an avid sail boat enthusiast and likes folk dancing.
Kostas Polymeros was born in Athens in 1990. He studied Public Relations and Communication in the Technological Education Institute of Kefallonia. During 2014-2015 he worked in the public relations department of the Piraeus Port Authority and participated in large conferences and events (Economist-Posidonia) and later in the Authority's Marketing department.
He also participated in the organisation of the 1st Maritime Conference that took place in Andros, as well as the organisation of seminars on the environment and alternative waste management.
He is fluent in English, and apart from social media, he also likes to discuss about everything under the sun.
Η Ειρήνη Πιττακίδου γεννήθηκε και μεγάλωσε στην Άνδρο. Από μικρή ηλικία ασχολήθηκε με την μουσική μαθαίνοντας πιάνο και συμμετέχοντας στις χορωδίες του Μουσικού συλλόγου Άνδρου. Σπούδασε στο Τεχνολογικό Ίδρυμα Αθηνών στο τμήμα Διοίκησης επιχειρήσεων και αποφοίτησε με την ειδικότητα της Διοίκησης Έργου. Εργάστηκε κυρίως στοον τομέα της επικοινωνίας και της προώθησης προοϊόντων. Στην Άνδρο γύρισε το 2011 και σε συνεργασία με την εταιρεία Otherwise δημιούργησε τον οδηγό των επαγγελματιών του νησιού andros guide σε έντυπη οκαι ηλεκτρονική μορφή και τον χάρτη andros map. Σήμερα εργάζεται σε τοπική επιχείρηση στο κομμάτι της οργάνωσης και διοίκησης. Καλλιτεχνική φύση καθώς είναι ασχολείται με τις κατασκευές με υφάσματα, γυαλί, ξύλο και άλλα υλικά.