Initiatives Overview

Intelligence is the combination of the various periodic reports of the scientific team of Get Involved. It consists of three main initiatives, namely the ESG Insights, the Infographics Projects, and the Synopsis of Economic Bulletin. All these initiatives aspire to promote economic literacy from multiple perspectives and angles, as they aim to highlight a number of issues. Intelligence initiatives cover different topics, have diversified timeframes and are published in a bilingual manner to increase their impact.

The first Intelligence initiative was the Synopsis of Economic Bulletin which was published in January of 2021, the Infographics Projects followed in May of the same year and lastly, the ESG Insights was launched in October with the collaboration of Velos Advisory, a strategic corporate advisory boutique. All these projects have different scopes, but combined they aim to inform our audience about the most important contemporary economic issues in Europe.

The latest project included in the Intelligence initiatives is the annual survey, Sustainability Literacy and Perspectives whose objective is to promote the views of young Greeks on Sustainability and its development, as well as how their perspectives are affected by various factors such as age, gender, and scientific background. The first report on the Sustainability Literacy and Perspectives was published in October 2020 and the second in January 2022.

This website is dedicated to publishing and archiving the total findings of all these initiatives and potentially new ones.

ESG Insights: Impactful Awareness is an initiative of Get Involved in collaboration with Velos Advisory, a strategic corporate advisory boutique specializing in delivering high-level corporate governance advisory, that aims to inform the broad audience, on a monthly basis, about the most important ESG developments occurring in Greece and globally. Its structure was developed to offer comprehensive information on the most noteworthy ESG news, in the sphere of corporations, governments, investors, regulators, and supranational bodies.

In October 2020, a special issue was published that contains a number of ESG definitions and advancements, both in Greek and English, for a better understanding of ESG terms and developments. This special issue offers all the necessary information and definitions that someone needs to understand the meaning of ESG. Starting from November of the same year, a monthly newsletter containing the most prominent ESG developments is being published. The aim of this project is to promote ESG awareness in the Greek market, both for university students and professionals.

ESG issues are attracting attention at an extremely fast pace globally. Multinational corporations and governments are aiming to tackle ESG issues and risks, in order to achieve long-term sustainable growth with respect to the environment and society. For these reasons, among others, Get Involved developed this project, with the valuable assistance and guidance of Velos Advisory, to fill the gap that was perceived in the Greek ESG reporting and to promote these issues to both seasoned professionals and university students.

The aim of the Infographics Projects is to examine and promote, by using reliable data, the current socio-economic dynamics across the European Union (EU). In addition, an emphasis is given on the comments regarding the Greek ranking among the rest of the EU member states. With this project, Get Involved researches various topics that impact the economic reality of the EU, such as digitalization and sustainability. Each project has a main topic which is broken down into 3 to 6 issues that are published both in Greek and English. Each issue is published once every two weeks and analyzes in greater depth the examined topic. After the publication of all the project issues, a final report is also published containing a comprehensive overview of all the examined issues.

The first Infographic Project launched in May of 2020 and finished in July of the same year. The main topic of the first Infographic Project was the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index results of 2020. From the third project, which is about the Sustainable Development Goals, the Infographics Project altered structure and is now published in a bilingual manner (Greek and English) and began giving more emphasis on the qualitative explanation of the data. The topics that are examined in the Infographics Projects aim to highlight the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to economic science.

The broad audience is receiving information from an ever-growing number of sources, not being able to distinguish the reliable ones from the deceptive ones. The same development can be interpreted in multiple ways. For this reason, the Infographics Projects promote data that come from reliable databases such as Eurostat, in order for the reader to develop his/her own views and perspectives on the examined topics.

The Economic Bulletin is one of the most important communication tools of the ECB, as it presents the economic data and developments of the euro area and its external environment, that the Governing Council takes into consideration in its decision-making processes. Eight Economic Bulletins are published annually, with the even issues containing six chapters, namely External environment, Financial developments, Economic activity, Prices and costs, Money and credit & Fiscal developments, and the odd issues containing five chapters, all of the above excluding the Fiscal Developments. Each issue is published two weeks after the Governing Council announcements and on average six weeks after the last issue.

The first Synopsis of the Economic Bulletin was published in January 2021 and since then has followed all the publications of the Economic Bulletin. The produced Synopsis is strictly following the structure of the original report from the ECB, as well as many internal procedures to ensure the best possible result. The aim of the Synopsis is to promote contemporary economic developments inside the euro area. The Get Involved scientific team summarizes the available data and information of the original report, in order to inform its audience about the most important economic developments and issues.

The research series Sustainable Literacy and Perspectives, is an annual online survey conducted by Get Involved to assess empirically the impact of promoting Sustainable Awareness on people’s perspectives and beliefs, as well as bringing forth the viewpoint of Greek youths on issues regarding sustainability. It was launched in 2020 and has two published reports.

The first report of this series named “Sustainable Literacy and Perspectives” was published in November 2020, in which the impact of sustainability awareness and of age, gender, and scientific background was examined based on the sample’s perspectives and beliefs. The sample was gathered by means of an online survey, from April 12th to June 11th, 2020, in which young Greek university students and graduates, aged 18 to 29 participated. The second survey was conducted between May 13 to June 25, 2021, in following the same criteria of the first survey with the aim of examining the extent to which variables of age, gender, and academic background affect the sample’s perspectives on various topics such as the role of the Greek tertiary educational system on sustainability issues and the way consumer behavior is affected by the active engagement in sustainability.

Get Involved understanding the greater need to promote sustainability and its growing importance to every aspect of everyday life, decided to conduct this survey in order to assess and bring forth the views and perspectives of the youth on the issues of sustainability. Get Involved, also aims to use the findings of this project to publicize the questions that are deriving from these surveys.