George Didaskalou was born in Nafplion, Greece in 1972. He earned his degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), followed by a Master's degree in Water Resources Science and Technology from the NTUA in collaboration with Imperial College, London. He acquired a second Master's degree with Distinction in Public Management from the University of the Peloponnese and is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In his early career, Mr. Didaskalou worked as a Civil Engineer, undertaking technical studies in the private sector and supervising procurement procedures and public tenders in the Municipalities of Nafplion, Argos, and Rethimno.
Over the years he has been a proactive member of a number of Committees related to civil engineering including the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Association of General Secretaries for Local Government.
He has also worked as an adjunct lecturer at the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government and a research associate at the Technical Educational Institute of Athens, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying & Geoinformatics Engineering.
More recently, he has undertaken the following key positions in public administration:
From 2013 to 2014, he was an advisor to the Secretary General of the Decentralised Administration of the regions of the Peloponnese, Western Greece, and the Ionian Islands.
During 2014 and 2015, he served as the Secretary General of the Decentralised Administration of the regions of the Peloponnese, Western Greece, and the Ionian Islands, responsible for monitoring and implementing the plans of the Greek Government. During this period, he was appointed President of the Balkan Environmental Centre.
From 2015 until 2019, he worked as the Secretary General of the Municipality of Amaroussion, Attica. In this position, he was responsible for the effective management of the Municipalities' operations and services, its socio-economic development, and ensured the productive collaboration between the Municipality and the private sector. As Secretary General, he was involved with the organisation, submission, and monitoring of several National and European programmes.
Since July 2019, he has held the position of the Secretary General of Culture at the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Throughout his career, Mr. Didaskalou has been invited to speak at conferences and educational programmes, and authored a large number of research articles related to civil engineering and public administration. He has participated in several scientific committees and working groups, including the Technical Chamber of Greece in the area of the Peloponnese and the Institute of Local Government.
Olive Tree Routes
The Restoration of the Acropolis
The return of the Parthenon Marbles
Archaeological Museums & Collections in Greece
Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Greek Portal of the MICHAEL European project
A 365 Day Destination (Narrative)
Archaeological Resources Fund
A 365 Day Destination (English)
Access to cultural heritage networks across Europe