Behind the scenes: Meet our Code4SP consortium! Issue #13

What’s your name and job title?

My name is Marios Koundouris, and I work as an IT/Project Manager.

Tell us a few words about your background:

I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and Informatics, obtained at the Cyprus University of Technology, and a master’s degree in Data Science and Engineering. I have been working with European projects for over 4 years.

What organization do you work for?

CIP – Citizens in Power.

What does your organization do?

C.I.P. Citizens in Power (C.I.P.) is a non-profit, educational and research organization. C.I.P. constitutes one of the leading organizations in Cyprus in global education, social innovation, entrepreneurship, STEM, and sustainable growth. Our team designs and implements cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary approaches to respond to fundamental social, educational, and environmental challenges and policy gaps by employing technology transfer and operationalizing the research findings. Recognizing diversity as a congenital feature of modern societies, C.I.P. has been tirelessly inspiring and transforming communities by endowing young people and citizens with innovative tools and comprehensive solutions. To accomplish its vision, C.I.P. has established an ongoing collaboration with leading universities, N.G.O.s, and civil society organizations of international outreach.

What is your role in the Code4SP project? What are you currently working on?

In the Code4SP project, CIP is the communication and dissemination leader. We are responsible for the strategic planning (methodology) regarding the dissemination of Code4SP results to both direct and indirect target groups and the project communications and further exploitation of the results. Also, as an IT I am responsible for uploading and updating materials on both websites of the project (main website and educational platform).

Why is being part of the Code4SP project important to you?

Taking part in a project like Code4SP makes me feel that I am offering something very positive and innovative to society. The high demand for IT in modern society can be solved to a significant extent through the project and the fact that we are targeting people with limited opportunities makes it even more important and interesting.

How do you like to spend your free time?

Playing Tennis and watching football.