Day 6 - 2.12.2014 - 11:34 - Crisis -

Choices of Voices in Greece: What is better/worse in your country than in Europe?


Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 21:27 - Crisis -

One more thought: Virginia Kirst in Italy


Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 20:28 - Italy -

Spoke to Italian youth on the streets of Milan today. Unemployment is their biggest concern. #crisis #italy #gensep

Spoke to Italian youth on the streets of Milan today. Unemployment is their biggest concern. #crisis #italy #gensep via Instagram http://ift.tt/1yCPYqd

Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 15:45 - Crisis -

GenSep Guestbook: Give my life a sense

By Santino Santinelli

My name is Santino Santinelli, I am 29 years old, Italian – and I am unemployed. I graduated in applied languages, studying English and German, and I specialised in Event Management. During my studies, I had been taking part in different European programs, so I had the chance to study and work in Germany and in Ireland.

After my graduation in Italy, I had many interviews in my home country, but most of them concluded in the same ways: “Congratulations for your CV and the advanced level of your English and German, but unfortunately we can’t employ anybody at the moment!” Or: “Practical experience is required in this job and you don’t have it at all.” What surprised me the most was the fact that apart from the congratulations, nobody really believed I could have been a resource for them – human capital that it was worth investing time into. Lesen Sie weiter…


Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 7:09 - Crisis -

Not sure how we’ll do that, though. One important interview partner can’t make it. Any suggestions? #crisis #italy #gensep via http://ift.tt/1vo8pws


Day 5 - 1.12.2014 - 7:09 - Crisis -

Team #crisis boarding a flight to Milano, #italy is next on our #gensep route. We’ll be looking at youth unemployment there. via http://ift.tt/1vo8pws


Day 4 - 30.11.2014 - 22:41 - Crisis -

GenSep Report: The crisis’ good sides

Greece is currently experiencing a start-up boom. Among the many companies that could open up in any city worldwide, there are special start-ups that are unique to Athens. Do they exist thanks to the crisis?

Betende Haende
Was there also some blessing in the curse that came over Greece with the economic crisis in 2008? The street artists seem to think that a bit of payer won’t do any harm.

By Virginia Kirst

Vassilis Salapatas is a successful start-up founder in Athens. He started “SciFY” in April of 2012. Today, he has five full-time and two part-time employees. Now, Salapatas is searching for more investors and international collaborations. A typical start-up in Athens, one would think. But SciFY is different.

The founder to begin with, is not a young, trendy man that seeks individual fulfillment and international success with his innovative business model. Salapatas is 57 years old and a chemical engineer by profession. The only thing he has in common with the stereotypical start-up founder is his lumberjack beard.

He lost his job at the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008 and did not even bother to search for a new one. “I knew that I would not find anything because of the bad situation of the economy”, he recalls. Instead, he founded a company for household technologies based on his professional expertise two years after being laid off. Lesen Sie weiter…


Day 4 - 30.11.2014 - 17:28 - Crisis -

Our last day in #Greece comes to an end. Also today we gained many insights into the #crisis. #gensep

Our last day in #Greece comes to an end. Also today we gained many insights into the #crisis. #gensep via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/wB3QFJgutA/

Day 4 - 30.11.2014 - 16:47 - Greece -

Looking forward to my interview with startup expert @PavlosEfthymiou #gensep #greece #crisis via http://twitter.com/V_Kirst


Day 4 - 30.11.2014 - 16:47 - Greece -

Our last day in #Greece comes to an end. Also today we gained many insights into the #crisis. #gensep http://t.co/KixUyoPXUV via http://twitter.com/V_Kirst


Day 4 - 30.11.2014 - 13:37 - Greece -

Startup founder Vassilis Salapatas with a prototype that helps physically challenged people to operate PCs #gensep #greece

Startup founder Vassilis Salapatas with a prototype that helps physically challenged people to operate PCs #gensep #greece via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/wBi0VKguvr/