Panourgias Papaioannou was born and raised in Athens. Having graduated from the Evangeliki School of Nea Smyrni he has joined several arts and theater clubs. At college he followed his dream and he studied English Language and Literature. He has done Erasmus in the Free University in Berlin and he has represented his country Greece in the seminar of the CoE concerning the Access of the Youth into their social rights. He graduated from the University of Athens and he earned a distinction during his military service. In his spare time he enjoys reading books and attending the theater. He is an active member on several NGO’s that are related to the rights of deaf and hard of hearing people. Finally he has a great interest on the simulations of the European and Greek parliament and his moto is “courage is knowing what not to fear”.
Updated May 2019
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