Vasileios S. Kesidis
Vasileios S. Kesidis (23) was born on October 22, 1997 and grew up in Ancona, Italy. Holds a degree in Maritime Management & Finance and gained work experience by a worldwide shipping company. Currently is BSc student of Italian Language & Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and exchange Erasmus+ BSc student at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, on Linguistics, Roman & Modern Languages and has also completed a BSc Erasmus+ programme on Language, Literature, Linguistics, History & Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Padova. Addingly is Associate Researcher of the Hellenic Optical Character Recognition Team, a scientific crowdsourcing initiative for the processing and analysis of parliamentary data and is currently working at the European Parliament. Active in politics since 2015 as member of the Social Media Team of the nowadays Hellenic Prime Minister & President of “Nea Demokratia” mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Kesidis has political experience in Universitarian, Municipal and Prefectural level. Nationally is Member at the Executive Office and elected Member at the Central Committee of the Youth Organisation of “Nea Demokratia”, ONNED. Moreover, holds key responsibilities in the sector of the International Relations as currently serves as the Dep. International Secretary of ONNED. In European Democrat Students served as Co-Chair for the Working Group of European Elections 2019 during the Working Year 2018-19, having introduced the role of the ‘European Elections Ambassadors’ and representing DAP-NDFK, the Student Organisation of “Nea Demokratia”, as the Head of Delegation. Has now been re-elected as Vice Chairman of the Official Student Organisation (EDS) of the European People’s Party in charge of EDS-USA relations, membership applications & communications / social media and is also contributing to “BullsEye”, the only political centre-right magazine in Europe. Speaks native Italian & Greek, full professional proficiency English and limited working proficiency French. From the age of 5 interested in football and today athlete of JUDO (Japanese Martial Art). Activities during spare time are poetry, reading of literary, historical and news articles. Characterised by capacity - determination, endurance and faith in achieving goals. Supports the virtues of Freedom, Meritocracy and Democracy.