Dr. Ioannis Georgakopoulos

Dr. Ioannis Georgakopoulos, Honorary Director General, Ministry of Education, Greece, is an esteemed visionary in the realm of social and international education, brings with him over 32 years of rich experience and leadership in shaping the educational landscape across various countries. As the newly appointed Secretary General Executive Board of COSCU, his mission is to catalyze transformative reforms in education, ensuring equal opportunities for children worldwide.

Dr. Georgakopoulos’s journey as an educator, leader, and advocate for educational equity has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a steadfast commitment to fostering positive change. His extensive experience spans roles such as primary and secondary school teacher, principal, director of elementary schools, and educational counselor, both within Greece and internationally in countries like Germany, South Africa, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

Having served in pivotal positions such as Director General of Studies for primary and secondary schools, Director General of International and European Relations & Educational Affairs, and Director General of Administration for staff of primary and secondary education at the Ministry of Education in Athens, Greece, Dr. Georgakopoulos has honed his expertise in curriculum development, skills enhancement, and educational management.  

Beyond his formal roles, Dr. Georgakopoulos is a staunch advocate for continuous research, development, and auditing processes to bridge gaps and elevate educational standards. His contributions extend to founding Examinations Centers of Greek Language in Abroad, leading project education initiatives, and serving as a mentor and speaker in educational institutions globally.

Dr. Georgakopoulos’s academic credentials are equally impressive, with degrees from renowned institutions such as the University of Florina, Ludwigsburg Higher Pedagogical Academy, University of Rhodes, and University of Delhi. He holds certifications as a Greek expert for the Ministry of Education and has been recognized with numerous national and international awards for his contributions to education.

As an active member of GEAERD (Union of Global Teachers for Educational Research and Development), Dr. Georgakopoulos continues to drive impactful initiatives that bridge gaps in school and training skills through extensive research and implementation. His dedication to quality education for all has earned him a reputation as a catalyst for change and a sought-after speaker in educational forums worldwide.

In his role as Secretary General Executive Board of COSCU, Dr. Ioannis Georgakopoulos embodies the organization’s commitment to pioneering a new era of education, where every individual, regardless of background, has access to quality education and opportunities for growth and success. His visionary leadership and unwavering dedication make him a valuable asset to COSCU’s mission of transforming the global education landscape.

Through his tireless efforts, Dr. Georgakopoulos continues to inspire and empower educators, students, and institutions, shaping a brighter future for generations to come. 

Dr. Ioannis Georgakopoulos, Secretary General Executive Board