Michael G. Kavuklis is currently the President of the Board of the House of Europe in Rhodes and its international projects manager. Born and raised in Rhodes, Greece, Michael holds a BA in International and European Studies from the University of Macedonia and a MA in International, Political, and Economic Relations in the Mediterranean by the University of the Aegean.
Apart from being a political scientist and active citizen, he launched and handled Youth Projects for the House (member since 2007, Board Member since 2010, President since 2014) and was a member of the Youth Committee of the European Network for Education and Training e.V. – EUNET since 2009-2016, being involved in various youth projects. He has been selected and has experience of significant youth leadership programs like 8th International Neighbourhood Symposium, ``Managing Change in Europe's Neighbourhoods`` (Speaker, Odessa, Ukraine 2018), Nantes Creative Generations Forum (Nantes, 2013), ``(Euro)pean open end crisis - What is the vision for Europe in the 21 century?`` (Berlin, Paris, Bruxelles, Thessaloniki, 2012-2013) by the Franco-German Youth Office, the 1st International Neighbourhood Symposium (Istanbul, 2011), ``Managing the Challenges of Human Security on Europe's Borders and Beyond``, (Vienna, 2009), ``Water & Cultures in Dialogue``, Torino Youth Forum (Turin, 2008).
He is also in charge of the Greek National Network of Anna Lindh Foundation for South East Greece (Aegean-Crete). He has founded and run Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation, an internationally acclaimed simulation conference, since 2010. In October 2017, he was elected to the Board of the European Network for Education and Training, e.V. – EUNET.
He runs a small digital marketing agency in Rhodes, Greece, specialized in tourism, SMEs, NGOs and culture, since 2005. In that capacity he was a member of the bidding team for the candidacy of Rhodes for the title of European Capilita of Culture 2021, for which Rhodes was a finalist, in charge of Communication and International Networking.