The YESS Summer School Bari, Italy (July 2019, 15th – 26th)

After the successful event “Mobilizing the Start-up Ecosystem of Epirus” (Ioannina, April 3rd) and YESS Startup Bootcamp (Ioannina, May 11th – 19th), the Interreg YESS Project ( intends to transfer knowledge and best practices to young people in order to provide the useful tips and to spark challenges on developing business ideas.

The YESS Summer School (July 2019, 15th – 26th) was a unique opportunity for the students participated to meet BARI (ITALY) professionals, businessmen and academics that helped them to figure out how to innovate in the fields of Blue Growth, Design, e-Health, Tourism, Social Innovation and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Young students (18-22 years) from both Greece and Italy, joined YESS Summer School, in order to build innovative knowledge and skills about mentioned subjects, and facilitate fruitful cultural exchanges among a variety of actors coming from different areas, including representatives from the academia, the public and private sectors, but also potential funders and investors.

The workshops focused on the following topics:

Digital transformation: tools and strategy

Big Data, Open Data & Analytics

Innovation: Management & Strategy

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Selection Results of the Greek Candidates for the YESS Summer School!



The Interreg YESS consortium would like to thank you for your interest in the  YESS – Young Entrepreneurship Startup School Project!

The following candidates have been selected to participate in the  Summer School (July 2019, 15th – 26th)  in BARI (ITALY):

  1. Anastasouli Myrsini
  2. Athanasiou Michail
  3. Balatsa Agapi
  4. Gkoumplia Ioanna
  5. Katsoli Dimitra Maria
  6. Lappas-Kostopoulos Solon
  7. Prashar Karan
  8. Skapinakis Adamantios
  9. Stavrou Nikolaos
  10. Vassi Konstantina

Reserve list

  1. Lolos Konstantinos
  2. Dasoula Maria Georgia
  3. Patsitos Stavros
  4. Sotiropoulou Soumela
  5. Tsimpoukas Konstantinos

(In case of an empty place, candidates from the reserve list will be called).

Not selected

  1. Bellos Christodoulos
  2. Theofilopoulos Andreas

Selected applicants must provide the soonest possible and not later than July 3, 2019, 12.00 (Greek time) the filled-in and signed acceptance form (Annex 5) to:  or

with the following subject: “ACCEPTANCE YESS SUMMER SCHOOL”.

If the Acceptance is not received by that time, we will consider that the candidate is not participating in the Summer Camp. 

At last we would like to thank all candidates for their participation. We would like to work with every each of you however due to limited positions we had to select the most prominent ones! Stay tuned as more events and actions are coming in our project!

P.S. Italian candidates will be announced soon!


Applications for the YESS Summer School

Hurry up! Applications for the YESS Summer School in Italy are now open!


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Interreg YESS Project will give priority to startups coming from the regions of Epirus, Ionian Islands and Western Greece.


Interreg YESS on the Press!

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Please find below a series of posts and a video from the news from local press. (more…)

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In order to reach to such success, behind the scenes the whole ERFC team worked day and night for over 2 months! As a result the Facebook campaign reached to nearly 16.000 people as shown below!!! (more…)

Mobilizing the Startup Ecosystem of Epirus in Ioannina

In the frame of Interreg YESS project ERFC organized on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 in the Conference Centre “Karolos Papouias” of the University of Ioannina the dissemination event with title “Mobilizing the Startup Ecosystem of Epirus”.

The event was a big success!!! It gathered the participation of more than 120 people and 30 speakers!!

Initially, key facilitators provided welcome remarks including Prof. Triantafyllos Albanis (Rector of University of Ioannina), Mr. Thomas Bengas (Mayor of Ioannina), Mr. Marco Della Puppa (General Secretary of Greek-Italian Chamber of Thessaloniki) and Nikolas Petropoulos (President of ERFC). (more…)

2nd Steering Committee Meeting in Ioannina

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