Yannis Mastrogeorgiou is the Special Secretary of Foresight Strategy since March 2022.  

From 2019 to 2022, he served as the Secretary General of Communication and Media in the Presidency of the Greek Government. 

He was previously the Director General of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute of Democracy and director of the think tank “DIKTIO for the reformation of Greece and Europe” (2013-2018).

Yannis has also served as Director of Communications and Special Adviser to the Greek Minister of Education, as well as Special Advisor to the Minister of Development and to the Greek Parliament. He has worked in the field of communications and advertisement in multinational companies and was also a Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund (GMF).

He has studied history, in the National Kapodestrian University of Athens, international relations, European Political Economy and law in the University of the Aegean and the Athens University of Economics and Business. 

He is a PhD candidate of the Science of History and Philosophy of the University of Athens.

The mission of the Special Secretariat is:

  • Applying foresight to detect future challenges, risks and opportunities for the country 
  • Supporting the long-term planning of the government in order to assure the resilience and strategic autonomy of the country 
  • Supporting the active participation of the Greek society in shaping the future 
The Special Secretariat of Foresight is composed of the Foresight Office, which consist of the following three Departments:  

Cooperation and Networking Department

 


Research and Documentation Department

 


International Relations Department

 

Foresight is a systematic, participatory and interdisciplinary approach in investigating the mid-term and long-term future. 

Foresight methods involve, inter alia, the processing of alternative future scenarios, aiming to properly prepare us to address challenges, risks or even opportunities. 

On a governance level, it contributes to policy making that enhances the country’s resilience, with an emphasis on adaptability and sustainable development. 

The working group is established for the delivery of the “Greece 2050” project.

The working group consists of:
  • Yannis Mastrogeorgiou, Special Secretary of Foresight, President
  • Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, Head, UNESCO Chair on Futures Research, Institute of Technology and Research, Member
  • Dimitris Dimitriadis, researcher, member
  • Elena Mavromichali, Strategic and Cultural Management Consultant, member
  • Sotiris Levakos, Specialist in Scenario Planning & Strategic Foresight
  • Rebecca Pitsika, businesswoman, member
  • George Plevris, Special Adviser on International Relations & Foreign Policy, Member

Decision 99 / 4-4-2022 (B’1603)