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THANOS BELALIDIS

Head of Communication and CSR Services, Sympraxis Team

For the past 25 years Thanos Belalidis has been exploring ways to promote a sustainable and caring world, working for all three sectors of the civil society. Today he is a project manager focused on social contribution and sustainability projects, with significant experience in making good marketing. Ηe and Alexander Deliyannis are the founding members of Sympraxis Team, an Athens, Brussels and Limassol based agency, with 17 years of experience in planning, fundraising, project management and communication of environmental and social projects. Sympraxis has supported more than 300 initiatives, worth some 25.000.000€, funded by 144 businesses, 7 foundations, the European Commission and a variety of other institutions.

Thanos is particularly proud for his contributions to projects such as:

  • The “school that you want” initiative, renovating schools, on behalf of Coca Cola 3Ε
  • The installation of a recycling program for OTE COSMOTE (Deutche Telecom Group) used by 10.000 company employees
  • The “Some forests have their own auracampaign, reforestating Greek mountains (the overall campaign results exceed 75.000 trees), supported by the AVRA spring water brand
  • The “1againstracism.gr” campaign for the United Nations Refugee Agency, the first initiative of its kind in Greece
  • The coordination of the 27th International Symposium of Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, for more than 700 participants from about 90 countries.

As a public speaker and trainer Thanos has provided fundraising and empowerment services for thousands of people. He himself has the privilege of receiving training by some of the great thinkers of the world such as Tony Robbins, Al Gore, Noam Chomsky, Paul Mckenna, Jay Conrad Levinson and Martin Lindstrom. His interviews have appeared in media such as Frankfurt Allgemeine, the London Times, the National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. He has presented in various events such as TEDX and Sustainable Brands. As a certified mediator Thanos from the Hellenic Ministry of Justice he has assisted the dialogue and conflict resolution between numerous institutions, on environmental and social issues, with a significant success rate.

Thanos loves working in multinational projects with stakeholders representing all three sectors of the civil society. He has provided services for projects in the US, Belgium, Spain, the UK, Slovenia, Austria and Azerbaijan. As a volunteer, employee and board member he has served national and international NGOs such as Amnesty International, GREENPEACE and his all-time favorite, ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society.

My Sessions

TIME FOR CHANGE: CSR AS A GAMECHANGER FOR SOCIAL & ECONOMIC PROGRESS

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