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Great Moment Education - Trikala


Yesterday (Thursday 3 November 2005), the 14 best students of the prefecture of Trikala received their awards from EFG Eurobank during a special ceremony at the Apostolopoulio Municipal Cultural Centre in Trikala.  This ceremony was the 20th in a series of 30 events organized by the Bank in the various Greek regions, as part of its “The great moment for Education” sponsorship programme.

The sponsorship programme, “The great moment for Education”, which was launched by EFG Eurobank in 2003, represents a major educational initiative that further enhances the Group’s already strong sponsoring activity in the field of Education, in addition to the fields of Culture, Environment and Sports.

The sponsorship programme, “The great moment for Education” is supported by the Ministry of Education and it concerns over 230,000 pupils graduating from senior high school throughout Greece. In the context of the programme, EFG Eurobank rewards each year the pupils who achieved the highest marks for admission to tertiary education.  The programme includes all 1,300 high schools in Greece, public and private, daily or evening.  The award is accompanied by the amount of  € 1,000, which is deposited in a savings account at an EFG Eurobank branch in the relevant city.

The following dignitaries honoured the event with their presence: the representative of the Metropolitan of Trikala Alexios, the Deputy Regional Governor of Trikala Christos Koutsonasios, Trikala Regional Councillors Constantinos Bardas and Antonis Daskalopoulos, Trikala Municipal Councillors Apostolos Zolotas and Ms. Heleni Argyropoulou, the President of the Community of Myrofyllon Georgios Raptis, the Chief of the Trikala Fire Department Apostolos Kostarelos, the Head of the Trikala 1st Secondary Education Office Ms. Evangelia Gougoulaki and other representatives of primary and secondary education, as well as members of the region’s economic and social life.

In his address, Deputy Regional Governor Christos Koutsonasios congratulated EFG Eurobankfor its ongoing commitment and wished the award winners every success in their studies.


The Head of the Trikala 1st Secondary Education Office, Ms. Evangelia Gougoulaki congratulated the pupils for their efforts and high goals and the Bank for the incentive, which its awards represent for the students.

Finally, in his speech, Georgios Papageorgiou,Regional Manager of EFG Eurobank’s Network, stressed that “our Bank is implementing its sponsorship programme “The great moment for Education ”, which is now in its third successful year. Responding to the challenges of the new era it has chosen to encourage our youth to focus on learning and progress by introducing a new institution. At a time when many of the traditional values, which underpinned the development of our societies are being questioned, we must recognize and reward the best, those who work hardest and who invest actively in learning and culture. He then went on to say, “The great moment for Education” programme is part of EFG Eurobank Group’s broader social contribution, which includes major sponsorship programmes in the fields of Culture, Sport and Education”.

The recipients of the EFG Eurobank awards in Trikala are:

  1. Evangelos Zografos, Oihalia Comprehensive School
  2. Virginia Kamatselou, Farkadona Comprehensive School
  3. Yolanda Constantini, Trikala 7th Comprehensive School
  4. Dimitrios Patoukas, Athina Private School
  5. Evangelia Preveda, Valtinou Comprehensive School
  6. Constantinos Tsalas, Trikala Comprehensive Music School
  7. Maria Harisi, Pyli Comprehensive School 
  8. Antonios Chlinos, Kalabaka Comprehensive School
  9. Constantina Valogianni, Trikala 4th Comprehensive School
  10. Despina Ziaka, Trikala 5th Comprehensive School
  11. Christos Kolletis, Trikala 2ndComprehensive School
  12. Evangelos Poulios, Trikala 1st Comprehensive School
  13. Constantinos Tzimopoulos, Trikala 3d Comprehensive School
  14. Georgios Tsiantoulas,  Trikala 6th Comprehensive School
  15. Ioanna Stergiou, Karditsa 3d Comprehensive School
  16. Georgios Tagoulis, Sofades Comprehensive School.