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    Vasileios A. CHRYSAFIDIS


Vasileios is an independent consultant, acting as Manager of ProDessus. 

He originally moved to Brussels in 2007 as a Seconded National Expert to the EU Commission (DG ENTR) acting as Policy Officer 
for Directive 97/68/EC (regarding exhaust emissions from Non Road Mobile Machinery – NRMM) and substitute Policy Officer 
for Directive
2000/14/EC (regarding noise emission in the environment by equipment used outdoors). During that time,
he worked on Impact Assessments, on amendment
s of the Directive, on legislative discussions, on the 1st screening of the adapted 
national legislation for the accession of Croatia to EU. He drafted briefings and represented DG ENTR in various committees, 
working groups and UNECE. He worked closely with EU organizations, Member Sates and USA authorities, Industry, SMEs
and Trade Associations.

 At the beginning of 2010, he was recalled back to Greece where he dealt with environmental issues - biogas, biomass 
(replacement of conventional heating systems using tree clippings), photo voltaic studies, etc. Additionally he was appointed
as the Coordinator for the adhesion of the local authority to the Covenant of Mayors (drafting of questionnaires on fuel use 
and CO
2 emissions and of statistical analysis of collected data) and creating a valid inventory database on fuel consumption 
(transport, heating, Municipal, public and private fleet) in the wider area of the local authority. He also acted as Coordinator of 
two(2) IEE 2011 call proposals, related to use of undergrowth as biomass fuel and the dissemination of best practices for 
successful adhesion to the initiative of 'Covenant of Mayors', until taking the decision to move permanently in Brussels, 
acting as an independent consultant.

 

He started his career as Head of the Department (management and public relations) of the 'Pay and Park System' of 
Larissa-Greece, where he served for 6 years. He continued managing the System after its acquisition from the local Authority
for 4 additional years. After that, through several contracts with the public sector, he was in charge of the fact sheets and 
reports of Municipal works included in the 3rd Community Support Framework, the participation in EU programs and Lectured 
on Traffic Behavior for children; he acted as the main organizer, coordinator, creator and statistical analyst of the dedicated 
survey for the 'Car Free Day of 2000'; he participated in numerous studies for the Technical Chambers of Greece. In parallel,
he maintained a private Technical Office for more than 15 years, acting also as an Accredited Public Works Contractor for more 
than 6 years.

Vasileios has an extensive experience in training as well. He worked as a Lecturer for ICBS Larissa Business College (affiliated 
institution of Kingston University) for two years, for numerous vocational training programs (related to energy, bio-climatic 
design and passive solar systems, energy saving, etc.) and is an Accredited Adult Trainer.

He holds two (2) degrees as Mechanical Engineer (from the Technological Educational Institute of Larissa and the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki) and a Master's Degree in Business Administration (from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA). 


He is married to Despoina IATRIDOU (DVM) and has one son.

 
 

Current Activities:

- Manager of the'Non-Road Mobile Machinery - (Off-Road Machinery)' Group at LinkedIn