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Citizens Dashboard of Finance

Citizens Dashboard of Finance

Finance Watch

Taxpayers and citizens paid twice for the financial crisis: once by saving the financial system and again through recession and austerity. Leaders promised to transform the financial system, meanwhile the challenges facing society have become more acute than ever. How well is finance serving society today? The Dashboard aims to answer that question. It’s time for society to take the driving seat!

Bianca Isaincu

Bianca Isaincu

Child and Youth Finance International

Bianca Isaincu has been working in the field of financial inclusion and education issues for young people since 2012. As a regional adviser at Child and Youth Finance International, she has contributed extensively to the development of various projects and programs on financial education and inclusion for youth across Europe and Central Asia. Bianca has led a variety of best practices exchange initiatives at the European level on financial and entrepreneurship education, and has coordinated numerous meetings, workshops and conference sessions on financial education and inclusion, while managing the cooperation of CYFI with European institutions (European Commission, European Central Bank and European Parliament). She has led comprehensive research on the financial inclusion landscape of youth in Eastern Europe, and is managing the implementation of three Schoolbank project pilots in the region.

Since January 2016, Bianca is the Head of the Network Advisory department at Child and Youth Finance International, responsible for the strategic development and implementation of national and regional CYFI programs worldwide.
Bianca holds a BA in Economics and a Master degree in International and development economics

Christos Pouris

Christos Pouris

European Investment Bank

Mr Christos Pouris as member of the EIB fi-compass advisory services team is responsible for the implementation of the EaSI TA actions focusing on improving the quality of microcredit providers through capacity building services and development tools for the whole microfinance sector.

Mr Pouris holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance and in the past has worked as financial analyst in microfinance, social impact consultant, senior adviser of the Greek Government in the design of social policies, special advisor of the Greek Railways Organization’s responsible for the design and implementation of social responsibility actions and head of the Greek EU Territorial Cooperation Programmes first level control unit in the Greek Ministry of Finance. In 2012, Mr Pouris joined the European Commission as expert in the area of microfinance and social investing and he has been actively involved in the management of the Progress Microfinance as well as in the design of the EaSI financial instruments.

Yiorgos Alexopoulos

Yiorgos Alexopoulos

European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse) and Agricultural University of Athens (AUA)

Dr. Yiorgos Alexopoulos is Senior Researcher at the Department of Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece and Marie Curie Fellow at Euricse, Trento, Italy working on social finance solutions, mechanisms and instruments for financing social economy enterprises. He has worked with the OECD as an expert on social finance and social economy enterprise development. He is member of the Think Tank of the European Association of Co-operative Banks, member of the BoD and head of the Scientific Committee of the Greek Institute of Co-operation. Since June 2015 he is member of the Commission Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES).

Patrizia Bussi

Patrizia Bussi

European Network of Social Integration Enterprises

Patrizia Bussi studied at the business management Faculty of the Turin University (Italy). She coordinates the European Network of Social Integration Enterprise (ENSIE), representing social enterprises and especially work integration social enterprises across Europe, aiming to contribute to sustainable development through different actions such as creating links between the job market and the social integration of disadvantaged risk-groups by improving their employment opportunities and productivity, and promoting the economic viability of social enterprises and the integration and reinforcement of their role in the general economic landscape. During her time in ENSIE, she has also worked for two Italian social economy enterprises: the Consorzio Sociale Abele Lavoro and the A-type social cooperative Stranaidea. Since 2012 she has been selected by the European Commission as member of the consultative multi-stakeholder group on social business (GECES) and member of the Social Impact Measurement sub-group. Since 2014 she has represented ENSIE in the Structured Dialogue with European Structural and Investment Funds’ partners group of experts (ESIF SD). She is also a member of the Italian GECES group, Gruppo Multilaterale sull’imprenditoria sociale.