The Getbusy Finals were successfully held on Sunday, June 15 at the ALBA Graduate Business School.

Through the online quiz, participants competed for important educational prizes offered by prestigious academic institutions, such as DEREE and ALBA, as well as key companies, such as PEOPLECERT, and were tested on material provided on (Digital Skills, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Professional & Career Development).

In its second consecutive year, the online contest attracted 5,000 contenders, with the 80 top-scorers then competing with each other (in computer-based exams) and in groups (entrepreneurship-case study) during the Getbusy Finals where they vied for the following educational prizes:

Ten (10) full and partial scholarships for Bachelor’s degrees by DEREE, twenty-one (21) scholarships for Master’s degrees by the ALBA Graduate Business School and the Athens Information Technology, 300 ECDL certifications by PEOPLECERT, and Professional and Career Development Seminars by ManpowerGroup Greece.

For the development of the final exams and for the integrity of the exam process, a scientific committee has been set up since the inception of the initiative. Among others, members of the scientific committee are Professor Nikos Mylonopoulos from ALBA, former CIS DEREE Professor who is now ACG’s Executive Director of Alumni & Parent Relations Manos Varouhas, and Professor Ilias Hotzoglou from DEREE.

“At HePIS, we are proud to work with DEREE and ALBA, the leading universities in Greece,” says Manolis Labovas, Project Manager of, adding, “they have contributed enormously in the implementation of sharing the same visions and values with us to empower and help young people in Greece realize their potential. I’m certain that this strategic collaboration will continue to make a real impact on Greek society.”

Through, more than 13,000 people have been trained, while almost 130,000 young people have visited the website.

For its extensive reach, the GetBusy initiative has been recognized at the European CSR Awards and is one of the pledges of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.

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