Academic Background

  • Phd in Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Doctoral dissertation with subject: “The role of education οn technology issues for the integration of immigrants in the economy: the case of Greece”. Supervisor: Prof. Symeon Retalis
  • Master in Science (M.Sc.) in Banking and Finance University of Piraeus, Department of Banking and Finance M.Sc. dissertation with subject: “The US Dollar's course in the 80 's and the lessons delivering for the first decade of the new century”. Supervisor: Prof. Angelos Antzoulatos
  • Bachelor in Economics (B.A.), University of Piraeus, Faculty of Economics

Professional Experience

  • Jul.2015 – Present: General Secretariat of Coordination, Cluster of Economics, State, Public Administration and e-Government
  • 2014 – 2015: Expert Specialist in Chief Prosecutor for Corruption Office
  • 2013 – 2014: MP’s Assistant
  • 2011 – 2013: Head of Department of Escheatable Properties in the Directorate of National Bequests, Decentralized Administration of Attiki.
  • 2010 – 2011: Public Administrator, Directorate of Aliens and Immigration of Western Attiki and Piraeus, Region of Attiki
  • 2003 – 2010: Public Administrator, Directorate of Aliens and Immigration of Western Attiki and Piraeus, Region of Athens

Research Interests

  • Economics of Education
  • Economics of Transportation
  • Public management
  • Organizational capacity
  • E-government and e-participation


Member of the implementation team of the international & internal projects:

  • Grid4All
  • TELL Project (Towards Effective network supported coLLaborative learning activities)


Papers published in international peer-reviewed journals:

  • Tsoukalas, S., F., Papageorgiou, P., Retalis, S., (2010). The Impact of Basic ICT Training Programs on Economic Performance of Immigrants. Journal of Information Technology Impact, Vol. 10, No. 3 pp. 201 – 216
  • Tsoukalas, S., Korres, G., Retalis, S., Georgiakakis, P., Papageorgiou, P., (2009). The Impact of a Greek Governmental Initiative Towards Lifelong e-Learning. Journal of Information Technology Impact, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 47-62

Papers published in proceedings of international conferences:

  • Tsoukalas, S., Ntalianis, F., Papageorgiou P., Retalis S., (2010). The Impact of Training on First Generation Immigrants: Preliminary Findings from Greece. The 2010 International Conference on Education Technology and Computer (ICETC 2010), Shanghai, June,2010
  • Ntalianis, F., Papageorgiou P., Ithakisios, D., Tsoukalas, S., (2009). The effects of personality and learning climate on academic achievement: 4th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE , «Planning for the Future – Learning from the Past: Contemporary Developments in Tourism, Travel & Hospitality», April 2009, Rhodes, Greece
  • Tsoukalas, S., Papageorgiou P., Retalis S., (2008). Indicators of Economic Effectiveness of Programs of Education of Adults - Greece and economic immigrants of first generation, 2nd International Conference on Educational Economics, Athens, Greece, August 2008

Papers published in proceedings of Greek conferences:

  • Τσουκαλάς Σ., Παπαγεωργίου Π., Ρετάλης Σ., «Προσδιορίζοντας δείκτες αποτελεσματικότητας σε προγράμματα εκπαίδευσης ενηλίκων μεταναστών στην Ελλάδα», Επιστημονικό Συνέδριο «Μετανάστευση στην Ελλάδα: Εμπειρίες – Πολιτικές – Προοπτικές», 2006
  • Ζαμπάρα Α., Τσουκαλάς Σ., Σιασιάκος Κ., Ρετάλης Σ., «Προτείνοντας ένα Μοντέλο Διασφάλισης της Ποιότητας (ΜΔΠ) σε προγράμματα ηλεκτρονικής διά βίου μάθησης», Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο για τη Δια Βίου Εκπαίδευση, Λαμία 2005


  • Member and former President (2014 – 2016) of the Greek National School of Public Administration Alumni Association
  • Member of the Hellenic Scientific Institute Economics of Education, Lifelong Learning, Research and Innovation
  • Member of the Hellenic Economic Chamber


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