Who we are
Founder, Director and President of the Board
Ifigenia Katchie holds an MA in European Studies from the University of Exeter and a BA in Turkish Studies (orientation politics) with additional courses on Sociology from the University of Cyprus. She has extensive experience, expertise and know-how in project management issues specialised on European funding programmes, since 2001. Her career in European funding programmes was launched with her work as a Project Officer for the European Commission at the Civil Society Programme in Cyprus. She is also a qualified expert evaluator of proposals for funding, and a trainer on social sciences related issues, with years of experience on the field, she holds collaboration with different stakeholders in Cyprus and abroad and has represented Cyprus in a number of European social programmes, Seminars and Conferences on social policy issues. She has participated as an independent expert consultant on social policy issues, in a number of Committees and discussion groups organized for the active participation of civil society organizations on issues related to human rights, sexual violence prevention and others. She is the founder of the Social Policy and Action Organization since 2014. Her research interest include social policies for people with fewer opportunities, gender issues, gender mainstreaming, promotion of equality, equal opportunities and equal rights, combating sexual violence, and working towards a society where all citizens are treated as equal.
President of the Youth, Vice President of the Board
Demetris Katchis is a student of Culinary Arts at the Higher Hotel Institute Cyprus. He has been working as volunteer since 2015, and he has act as youth leader in a number of youth projects funded by Erasmus+. He has been coordinating the youth activities of the organization since its foundation, including spots events, music themed nights and the organization of educational and training days. His interest include creating recipes mastering the different spices, handball and futsal and coaching and mentoring of youngsters.
Expert Policy Adviser, Criminologist
Chryso Pantopiou-Siamboulli works at the Cyprus Radiotelevision Authority of Cyprus. She holds an MA in Criminology from Cambridge University and BA in Turkish Studies and Public Relations/Journalism. She has extensive interest in social policy related issues, promotion of equal rights and opportunities and protection of environment. Throughout her career she has contributed actively in policy-making procedures and development of policy recommendations within her professional environment as well as with her participation in active voluntary programmes.