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Agricultural University of Athens (AUA)
Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

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Contact personMr Konstantinos Pappas
PhD candidate 
Street28, Tritonos str. 
Address 175 61 - Athens (Greece) 
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Social Media00302109814909
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Sociology
» Other social sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Immigration in rural areas of Europe

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
In the framework of my PhD I am studying the economic and social integration of immigrants in Greek
rural labour markets; the socioeconomic implications for rural labour markets; and the demographic and
economic changes in rural areas owned to immigrants.
In parallel, throughout my participation in a large number of research activities in European funded
projects, I worked in multidisciplinary and multinational research teams showing particular interest in
issues regarding:
a. Regional development planning capabilities and human resources capacities on rural, remote
Mediterranean areas (in Greece and Italy), b. Employment and social protection policies in Greece and
Italy, c. Migrants’ impact on the labour market and SME s of Greek and Italian peripheral regions (e.g.
Ionian Islands and Salento), d. The permanent monitoring of migrants’ integration in the local
In this framework, I contributed to the design and development of research and I carried out all the
needed duties, contributing to the development of the appropriate research methodologies, reviewing
literature and developing the theoretical framework, collecting and analyzing primary data, employing
both quantitative and qualitative methods.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleHuman Resources and Development Planning on both sides of Ionian Sea
Project websitehttp://www.huredepis.eu/
CoordinatorPatras Science Park
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleExploring the Integration Opportunities and Prospects of African Immigrants into the Greek Society
Project websitehttp://galaxy.hua.gr/~africanimmigrants/
CoordinatorDepartment of Geography, Harokopeio University

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
A. University of Ioannina, Department of Business Administration of Food and Agricultural Enterprises, School
of Natural Resources and Enterprise Management, Seferi 2, GR – 301 000, Agrinio, Greece (Responsible:
Professor Pantelis Zoiopoulos)
Periods conducting PhD research:
a. January 2002– May 2004 (29 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 6.8),
b. June 2004 – May 2007 (36 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 22.1)
c. June 2007 – present (27 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 8.4)
B. Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Iera Odos 75, GR-118 55, Athens, Greece (Responsible: Professor
Charalambos Kasimis)
B.1. External expert – Member of the Research Team
 Planning and preparation of the proposal and financial management of the project (AUA’s budget: 208.600
 Member of the Research Team studying the social and demographic situation of migrants, employment and
social protection policies and migration’s impact on Greek and Italian labour markets. Using of both quantitative
and qualitative methodologies of research.
 Member of the Research Team monitoring immigration movements and introducing relevant indicators.
(Transnational project - participants: 8 Public Administrative Authorities, Universities and Research Institutes-
entitled: Human Resources and Development Planning on both sides of Ionian Sea – HuReDePIS, INTERREG III B
Period: August 2006 – October 2008 (27 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 8).
B.2. External expert – Member of the Research Team
Member of the Research Team for the recording of demographic and social characteristics of native and migrant
population and the labour market changes in seven (7) fire-stricken Prefectures of Greece
(Project entitled: Operational Program for the Rehabilitation of Greece’s fire-stricken regions. Contract between
the Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food and the Agricultural University of Athens),
Period: September 2007 – October 2007 (2 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 1.2)
C. University of Salento, Sector of Economic Geography, Monastery degli Olivetani, Lecce, Italy, web-site:
http://www.unile.it (Responsible: Prof. Anna Trono)
External expert – Member of the Research Team
 Definition of the indicators for the permanent monitoring of migrants’ social inclusion and for the valuation
of the relative impacts to the local economies. Collaboration with associations, national and local governments in
Italian and Greek territories and in European Unions level
 Collaboration in the qualitative analysis of the field research regarding migrants’ impact to the labour
market and SME s of Salento, Italy and elaboration of the research results.
Period: June 2007 – February 2008 (9 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 1.7)
D. Patras Science Park, Stadiou 6, Platani, Patras, Greece, web-site: http://www.psp.org.gr (Responsible:
Chrysostomos Stylios, R&D Consultant)
External expert – Member of the Research Team
 Description of the existing situation in the Local Authorities’ competences and activation, concerning
immigration issues.
 Recording and comparative analysis of structures which offer support to immigrants
 Member of the Research Team establishing the Southeastern European Migration Observatory
(http://www.huredepis.eu/apps/en/spag/observatory.html) and the network of cities and local authorities, in
general, which have created collaborations aiming at the exchange of best practices and experiences.
Period: January 2007 – February 2008 (14 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 1.2)
E. Technological University of Epirus, Arachthos Bridge, GR-471 00, Arta, Greece, http://www.teiep.gr
(Responsible: Prof. G. Ghikas, President)
Member of Research Teams
 Studying the impacts of migration on local labour markets and infrastructure in Greece, a research project
that was supported by the European Union (ESF) and the Hellenic Ministry of National Educational and Religious
Affairs, ARCHIMEDES Programme, March 2004 – August 2007.
 Drafting of the Operational Program aiming at the Development of Primary Sector and Rural Territories of
Epirus Region (Greece) (period 2000-2006), funded by the Epirus Region’s General Secretariat, December 1999-
December 2000.
 Developing the wider coastal area of Koprena region in Artas Prefecture (Greece), funded by the Ministry of
Agriculture, European Initiative PESCA (Pilot Program), March 2000 – December 2000.
 Working on the protection from erosion in the territories of Tinos Island and Zagori (Greece), funded from
European Initiative LIFE, July 1998 – June 2001.
 Supporting the professional and social integration of people with special capabilities in Epirus region
(Greece), funded from European Initiative EMPLOYMENT, axis HORIZON, May 1999 – June 2000.
 Promoting rural products of Ioannina prefecture (Greece), funded from European Initiative EMPLOYMENT,
axis HORIZON, June 1997 – May 1998.
 Research regarding the education on primary sector specialties in the axes of educational units of Epirus
and Etoloakarnania Regions (Greece), financed by the Greek Manpower Employment Organization, May 1999 –
August 1999.
Project and Research coordinator
 Routes of tourism and culture - Exchange of good practices and planning of new routes for the development
of a common European cultural identity (Transnational project - participants: 8 Universities and Research
Institutes from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Germany, financed by the Italian Ministry of Research and University
of Lecce), September 2002 – December 2003.
Project coordinator in projects targeting the promotion of new European strategies in the fields of culture and
regional development:
 Recording, studying and promoting traditional and cultural elements regarding the use of herbs and aromatic
plants of Thesprotia (Greece) and Lecce (Italy) Prefectures, European Initiative INTERREG II - program Greece –
Italy, March 2000 – June 2000.
 Researching and recording of common elements in religious music, hymnology and art in Greece and Italy,
European Initiative INTERREG II - program Greece – Italy, March 2000 – August 2000.
 Recording of common historical, cultural and artistic heritage of Epirus (Greece) and Puglia (Italy) Regions,
European Initiative INTERREG II, Greece – Italy, March 2000 – December 2000.
Period: June 1997 – May 2004. Special Leave: June 2004 – May 2007. June 2007 – present.
Periods conducting research: a. June 1997 – May 2004 (84 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 30), b.
June 2004 – August 2007 (39 months, full-time equivalents person-months: 7.8)

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