General Secretary, Science View
Menelaos Sotiriou started his professional career by developing various Management Systems, mostly in the field of Education as well as Health Care and Telecommunications, in over 40 public and private organizations. He is a certified auditor and has conducted over 50 audits, mostly in the field of Quality Management Systems and Assurance. The last eleven years he is running (project management) and organizing European and national projects for several institutions (including research institutions) mainly in the areas of new and innovative technologies (ICT). He has been involved in more than 30 EU projects in the areas of SiS, SSH, ICT, and Research for the Benefit of SMEs. He has vast experience in networking activities as the project Coordinator of the EUROSiS Project which is the Network of the Science in Society NCPs (Greek NCP for SiS Programme). He also writes about various scientific topics, he is currently the editor of the official Research and Technology online magazine in Greece, E&T (www.et-online.gr) that is published from the General Secretariat of Research and Technology. He holds the place of General Secretary of Science View (www.scienceview.gr) a non-profit, non-governmental organization that has expertise in Science Communication and Science Journalism. Finally, he is included in the Evaluators’ Data Base of the European Commission for the FP7 and also he had participated in several EC meetings as an expert in Science Communication and Journalism issues.