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University of the Aegean (UOA)
Shipping, Trade and Transport

 Contact details
Contact personGeorge Vaggelas 
StreetGeorgiou Papandreou 35 
Address 82100 - Chios (Greece) 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.) 
Organisation TypePublic Body 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Economics
» Security
» Transport planning

 Brief description of your activity focus
Research on port and shipping industries

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
George Vaggelas is an Advisor to the President and CEO of Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. He is also a
Research Fellow at the Jean Monnet programme in European Port Policy (EPP) at the Department of
Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean, Greece. He has previously been a PENED
Research Fellow at the same Department, where he successfully completed his PhD Thesis in May 2008,
as well as an Adjunct Lecturer in 2009.

Georges PhD thesis examines the interface of the public and private sectors involvement in the port
sector. The research has been financed by the Greek Ministry of Development, the Port of Piraeus SA,
and the Organisation for Public Transport in Athens (OASA). George has also contributed as a Teaching
Assistant (TA), to the undergraduate and programme of the Department.

A specialist in passenger ports, George has authored several papers published in international scientific
journals and international conferences examining seaport economics and politics of seaports. These
papers examine issues such as the relations between the public and private sector in the passenger
ports, the development of applied methods for the quantification and the allocation of the benefits
produced by the provision of port services. He has also been involved in European and national projects
examining the port and maritime industries, and has participated in various seminars examining issues
such as intermodality, transport industry development and public private partnerships applications in

George is active in the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) a member of the International
Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), and of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists (ENOE).

George Vaggelas holds a BSc (Shipping & Enterpreneurship), an MSc in Shipping Trade and Transport
(STT), and a Phd (2008), from the School of Business, University of the Aegean, Greece.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Developing better indicators for policy
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitlePublic Private Partnerships in Transport: Trends and Theory
Specific Themetransport
Project websitehttp://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/tud/Actions/TU1001
CoordinatorUniversity of the Aegean
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitlePort Performance Indicators: Selection and Measurement
Specific Themeport industry performance
Project websitehttp://pprism.espo.be/
CoordinatorEuropean Sea Ports Organization
Project #3
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleEuropean Insular Observatory, Insular Development and Cohesion policies
Specific Themesocial cohesion and islands attractiveness
CoordinatorUniversity of the Aegean
Project #4
Project TypeNational
Project TitleSpecification of the essential clauses for the provision of maritime transport services in insular areas: Guidelines and application of agreed essenti
Specific Themeevaluation of coastal passenger services
CoordinatorUniversity of Piraeus-University of the Aegean
Project #5
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleStudying the operational environment of intelligent ports
Specific Themenew technologies in port industry
CoordinatorUniversity of the Aegean
Project #6
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleJean Monnet Grant in European Port Policy
Specific Themeteaching of European port policy at an undergraduate programm
CoordinatorUniversity of the Aegean

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