Alexandros Lympikis, originally from Trikala, is currently a second year student in Democritus University of Thrace, faculty of Law. He has participated in a number of crisis cabinets and has some firsthand experience when it comes to the power of cultural diplomacy as a means of strengthening ties between individuals and countries. In his mind, the world of simulations is a fascinating one. It provides the opportunity to explore your passions, to test and evolve one’s own skills. When it comes to SimUnesCO, he is glad to welcome those brave enough to challenge themselves in the crisis cabinets. As head of crisis, he is hoping, along with his wonderful team, that this summer’s edition won’t fall short than those that preceded it. What will certainly be there is: realistic scenarios, interactive decision making, heated debates, conflicting interests and, preferably, a lot of fun in the picturesque island of Corfu.
Her name is Eleni Satrazani and she will have the honor to serve as the Deputy Head of Crisis of SimUnesCO 2018. She is 23 years old and last year she graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she studied Law. Right now she is a trainee lawyer. As a student, she had the chance to participate in a lot of MUNs, mostly as a delegate but also as a member of the board. Some of her interests are theater, dancing and writing articles. She had the honor to be a member of the Organizing Committee in the first Simulation of the Municipal Council of the Municipality of Pella titled «Εν-έργω», where she also served as a President of the Council. Moreover, she is a Communication Manager and columnist in “Knit2Lead, the project for the empowerment of women through fashion. She advises the delegates of Crisis to “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”! (blink)
Hercules Aravidis was born in Piraeus; Athens. He is currently in his fourth and last year of his studies in the department of Political Science & International Relations of University of Peloponnese, located in Corinth.
Although this is his first edition of SimUnesCO, it will be his 11th simulation in both Greece and abroad. This journey began in his first year as a student and it has been going on ever since with a passion fueled by his love for diplomacy, debating and sharing experiences with all the friends he has made over the years.
This year he has decided to drop the delegate’s mantle and apply for boarding positions landing on the SimUnesCO Crisis Leading Team, where the rest of the team and he are going to produce scenarios to make your time in the Cabinets even more… exciting.
That means he is more than thrilled to welcome all of you to this year’s SimUnesCO , and is dedicated to making this a experience a memorable one.
Dimitris Kollias, currently conducts his undergraduate studies at the University of Macedonia, in the department of International and European Studies with particular emphasis on politics and diplomacy. In the -not so distant- long run, he plans to enhance his academic profile with a MA in International Security and Conflict Resolution, which alongside with Diplomacy and Strategic Studies constitute his academic fields of interests.
Dimitris -in a cluster of memories and a period of three joyful years- has been regularly involved with model UN and participated in quite a few simulations, debating under the spectrum of various international and regional organizations. During the aforementioned period of time, he developed long lasting friendships with delegates from different cultural and academic backgrounds.
Through academic “life” and apart MUN experiences, Dimitris participated in numerous conferences and educative programs surrounding his academic interests. Furthermore he completed his short traineeship as a Political and Social Analyst and took part in specific activities of NRDC-GR (the Headquarters and military base of NATO’s Rapid Deployable Corps Greece). Prior to the opening of SimUnesCO 2018, he will have completed his internship at the Greek Embassy in London.
Dimitris believes that one has to be able to maintain a multifaceted personality. He addresses everyday life with a moto “vouloir c’est pouvoir” (where there’s a will, there’s a way). Thus he travels a lot, worked as a cook in the United-States, he declares unfailingly in love with every aspect of art -especially performing arts and photography – and always carries a book (or two) alongside. Last but not least, he is more than excited to be part of such an amazing group of individuals and to have the opportunity to positively enrich the experiences of each and every new member of our great SimUnesCo family.
Clio Katsimicha was born in the historical town of Thebes, where she lived until the age of 18. Since then, she moved in Thessaloniki, in order to study Law in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. It seemed as an only way in order to achieve what mattered most to her, helping others. During her first year of studies, she discovered her profound interest in International Law and Protection of Human Rights, however she still believes that are many fields of this science yet to be explored.
However her everlasting love is in fact cinema and quite enjoys watching movies and writing articles about her personal view upon them. Apart from this interest, during her freshman year she has also discovered her passion for Models of United Nations and has participated in several, since then. To her, this journey can be a way to broaden your academic horizons, through having a further insight in the way diplomacy operates, ameliorate yourself and gain important capabilities, as well as form strong bonds with other people, who share the shame interest.
SimUnesCΟ certainly stands among her favorite conferences, as it combines a high academic level and an unforgettable experience. For this year’s edition, she will definitely work hard along with her colleagues in order to pass this very feeling to each and every applicant, “one small crisis at a time”. So take your chances and “make it simple but significant”.
Ioannis Sapountzis, 22, Was born and raised up in Serres, Greece. He is studying political sciences at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During the second semester he is an exchange student at the Institute of Political Sciences at the University of Strasbourg. He is interested in foreign affairs and economic relations. He really likes participating in MUN’s and other simulation experiences in Greece and abroad, earning various distinctions. Through the experience of SimUnesCO he is upon to assist and promote the realistic role of the crisis cabinet.