Nikolas Petropoulos, President: He is a Political Scientist with more than 25 years of experience in EU project Management. He has worked for the European Commission as advisor in development projects, interregional networks and evaluation of Community Initiatives for more than 15 years. He acted as the EU advisor of the Secretary General of the Region of Western Greece for three years, having as a result the successful acquisition of numerous European projects. He is President of ERFC. He has followed closely the development of all ERFC Projects especially in the framework of Innovation, START-UP creation & SMEs Development, Clustering Activities, and Tourism sector development.
ERFC, aims at serving as a best example of bottom up Institution Building effort towards EU Integration and regional competitiveness, playing a key role, contributing in the implementation of EU Regulations and Directives through its participation in EU funded networks & projects, at inter regional level. Mainstreaming EU project recommendations into National & Regional policies is its ultimate goal.