George Kallimasiotis is the Secretary General of the Academic Board at the Social Economy Institute. He holds a BA in Sociology and an MSc in Maritime Studies from the University of Piraeus. He is a PhD candidate in Social Investments and Social Entrepreneurship at the Department of Social and Educational Policy (http://dsep.uop.gr) of the University of Peloponnese. He is in charge of the Social Economy Observatory (http://socioeco.weebly.com), directed by Prof. Michael FEFES, an initiative taken by the University of Peloponnese in 2013, aiming at conceiving, designing and implementing policies boosting Social Economy and Social Investments and Entrepreneurship both in Greece and the European Union. He works in a leading company that is specialized in marine salvage and emergency response worldwide.