Alexander Georgopoulos was born in Athens in 1952.
He studied Chemistry at Athens University, from which he graduated in 1975. He finished his doctoral thesis from the University of Manchester, England. From 1985 on he has taught in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the Department of Sciences in Preschool Education where in 2008 was elected as a regular professor.
He has written three books: Environmental Education (1993), Ground: A small and Fragile Planet (1996), Environmental Ethics (2002).
His articles have been published in Greek and foreign language speaker scientific magazines.
He is member of Balkan Environmental Association, the Mediterranean Association for Environmental Protection, The Greek Association for the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage and also the founding member of The Pan-Hellenic Union of Teachers for Environmental Education.
Prof. Georgopoulos is one of the older members of Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki and editor of the ecological newspaper “EN OIKO, EN DIMO”.
He is married to Evangelia Kirkine and they have a son.
- Lawyer, Master’s Degree in Social Ecology, writer
- Member of the European Parliament
- Prefectural advisor of Central Macedonia (1998-2016)
- Founding Member of the Alternative Ecologists (1989-1991) and the Green Ecologists (2001-2016).
With intense ecological and humanitarian action centered Thessaloniki and since 1975, M.Tremopoulos is actively involved in the foundation, administration and action of significant Non-Governmental Organizations, such as the Association of Quality of Life –E.PΟΙ.ΖO. (Presidency 1978-82), the Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki (founding member, 1982), the Centre for Information and Documentation issues related to racism, xenophobia, ecology and non-violence "Antigone" (founding member, 1993), the Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (founding member, 1997), and others.
He has also actively participated in the consumers’ and the antinuclear movement, in the environmental education and the defense of human rights, the antinationalistic and the parenting movement.
He has contributed in important fights and court wins in favor of the common well and of the environment, against the deforestation for urbanization purposes (Sheikh-Sou, Hortiatis, Porto Karras, Sanni), the electromagnetic radiation, etc.
He is married and has two children.
mtremopoulos @ gmail.com
Athens office manager
Athanasios Theodoridis is a Lawyer of Athens since 1994, expert on human
rights issues, with a master degree on the administrative and constitutional
law (Athens University). During 1997 and 1998 he used to be Legal Counselor
of the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-GR (human rights
NGOs). During 2002 and 2003 he worked as Legal Counselor and Project
Manager for “ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on
Racism”.Since 2003 and up to now he is working as Executive Director of
“ANTIGONE”. He is specialised in the field of non discrimination and in
particular in the implementation of the anti-racist Directives 2000/43/EC and
2000/78/EC. Since 2003 until 2015 he is a member of the National
Commission for Human Rights of the Hellenic Republic (NCHR)– an
independent advisory body subjected to the Office of Prime Minister and
competent to express opinions on draft laws concerning all issues of human
rights. During the years 2003–2006 he had the general responsibility of the
EUMC Project RAXEN on behalf of ANTIGONE which constituted the Greek
National Focal Point of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and
Xenophobia (EUMC) for two consecutive terms (2001-2006). During 2008 and
2009, due to his experience in legal analysis of a variety of human rights
issues, he co-administrated in Greece, on behalf of “ANTIGONE”, the
FRALEX project (which regularly provided the EU Fundamental Rights
Agency with legal studies) and since 2010 until 2014 he represented
ANTIGONE in the new FRA’ s project (FRANET) which is implemented in
cooperation with the Centre for European Constitutional Law as a main
In January 2010 he has been selected as member of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field with the aim to provide EU with legal reports and independent advice on relevant developments on all the grounds of discrimination. He is a volunteer member of several Non Governmental Organisations of human rights.
Since 1997 he is a Professor of European Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law, Department of International Studies, teaching both in graduate and postgraduate studies program (EU institutional law, law of the internal market, EU judicial protection system) and exercising all the academic duties (supervision of postgraduate and doctoral thesis, participation in research projects and the national and international scientific dialogue). Since 2000 he is a Professor of the Jean Monnet Chair–Human Rights Protection within the European legal order at the School of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, teaching both in graduate and postgraduate studies program (EU fundamental rights law, law of the European Convention of Human Rights) and exercising all the relevant academic duties. Since 2008 he is a Member of the Committee of the Senate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on the European aspects of the education.
Since 2007 he is a Member of the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France). Since 2007 he is a Senior expert of the Greek branch of the legal experts network (FRALEX) of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. During the years 2002, 2006, 2007 he used to serve as a Judge of the Special High Court, nominated as law professor according to the Article 100 of the Greek Constitution. Since 2006 he is a member of the National Commission for Human Rights representing the Law School of Thessaloniki.
He is the author or co-author of eleven (11) books, editor or co-editor of three (3) books and author or co-author of sixteen-five (70) monographs or book contributions written in Greek, or in French or in English in the thematic areas of the EU law (institutional or economic), European and Greek law of fundamental rights, European and National anti-discrimination law, International economic law, Public international law and International relations.
He is member of he editorial board of the “Hellenic Review of European Law”, co- editor of the collection “Publications in European Law and International Economic Law” and member of the scientific board of the journals: “Human Rights”, “International and European Policy” and “International Journal of Euro- Mediterranean Studies.
Andreas Takis is associate professor of Law School at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, where he is teaching philosophy and methodology of law. He was appointed as a Gerneral Secretary of Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior (2009-2011), Deputy Ombudsman and Head of the Department of Human Rights of the Greek Ombudsman (2003-2009) and member of the National Dcommission of Human Rights (2003-2011), while now he is a deputy member of the administrative board of the Fundamental Rights Agencey (FRA). As an expert of the Council of Europe in issues of protection of human rights he has participated in many missions in countries of Balkans and ex USSR.
He has published two books: "The moral indifference of law" (edition Polis – 2004) and "For the freedom of art" (edition Savalas – 2008) and he has contributed with man articles in the fields of public law, political theorey, moral philosophy and philosophy of law.
Zoe Papasiopi-Pasia is a retired professor of Law School at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, where until 2012 she was teaching at the Department of International Studies the following lessons: a) Private International Law, b) Law of Citizenship and c) Law of Status of Foreigners, while in the framework of the project Erasmus she was teaching d) General Principles on Nationality and Immigration. Since 2012 she continues to teach at the post-graduate program of the same Department. She is author of seven monographies, five university books (three of which in cooperation with others), five collections of codes of legislation and more than ninety articles in Greek and foreign legal magazines.read more...
Human rights lawyer with experience in anti-discrimination projects.
She has a master on European Legal Studies from the European Institute of Public Administration (Luxembourg).
In 2004 she became member of the European Anti-Fraud Office in Brussels.
In 2005 she was appointed as project manager of “Inclusion Europe Aisbl” and she maintained responsibility for developing, administering and monitoring multi-national projects related to access to justice and anti-discrimination for people with disabilities.
In 2006 she took over as consultant of the International Disability Rights Monitor (IDRM) in a project implemented by the Centre for International Rehabilitation (CIR - Washington D.C), and she conducted a qualitative and quantitative research and comparative analysis of the existing legal, economic, policy and social frameworks in Greece for people with disabilities.
In 2007 she became associate of Migration Policy Group (MPG) and she coordinated tasks and reports of all legal experts of all EU Member States in the framework of the Network of Legal Experts in the field of non discrimination.
Since 2010, she participates as an official observer of OSCE in the electoral process of several countries in the world.
Anna Triantafyllidis is a Researcher A’ at ELIAMEP Research Centre and Associate Professor at the Dimokriteio University of Thrace specialised in Sociology of Migration and in Migration Policy. She is rofessor at the College of Europe at Bruges of Belgium since 2002, and she works occasionally as a special scientist for the European Commission.
Anna Triantafyllidis received her diploma on Sociology from Panteion University of Athens in 1990 and her PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European Institute of University of Florence in 1995. She has taught and worked as a researcher at the University of Surrey in England (1994-95), at the London School of Economics )1995-97), at the National Institute of Researches (CNR) of Italy in Rome (1997-98), at New York University (2002), at University of Bristol (2001) and at the European Institute of the University of Florence (1992-94 and 1999-2007 and 2011 up to now). She is specialised in the field of migration, nationalism European integration and in issues of mass media and communication. Her experience of research and teaching includes Southern, Western and Centre-eastern Europe, and in some issues comparativley with USA. She has published more than 70 scientific articles in magazines and collective volumes, mainly in English.
Professor of Criminology, University Paris 11, Researcher in the University Paris 5 (Sorbonne), Vice President of the Centre for Studies of Security (KEMEA), Dr of Penal and Criminological Sciences.more...
Pavlina Lazaridou has studied Economics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, has attended the post graduate studies of “Social Psychiatry” in the University of Ioannina and has participated in the specialization course of “Educating People with Disabilities” (AUTh).
Pavlina has been working in the research committee of Aristotle University since 2004,as a project manager in the field of the environment and accessibility. She has been responsible for projects with a budget of 2.3 billion euros, and has experience of managing more than 50 different projects, either as coordinator or as partner.
Pavlina is a native speaker of english, speaks adequately german, little french and farsi and is learning sign language and braille language. She has been actively involved, as a volunteer and as an activist, in the field of human rights since 1993.
Thessaloniki office manager
Christos Papalexiou was born and raised in Thessaloniki. He graduated from the Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is a holder of a Master Degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne specialised in International Agricultural and Food Marketing. He is PhD of the School of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specialised in the assessment of the impacts of the EU Rural Development Programmes. He has worked as researcher in many research projects, mainly funded by the European Union and as external consultant in consulting firms.read more...
Alexandra Kroupi was born in Thessaloniki in 1987.
She studied law in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) (2004–2009). She continued her studies in a master level, in Law School of AUTH, specializing in Penal Law and Criminology (2010–2013). In August 2014 she completed a second master’s in Maastricht University, in the Netherlands, where she was specialized in International Law with emphasis in Human Rights issues.
Since 2011 she has been a member of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki.
She has been working in ANTIGONE since 2015.
She speaks English and French fluently.
Naya Tselepi is a Dr. of Geography from the University of the Aegean, Greece (2016) (Scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, IKY). In her thesis she studied the alterations of space and power through a ‘mapping’ approach. Her main current areas of publication and interest include: enclosures and ‘the commons’, borders and mobilities, biopolitics and control, collaborative governance, the new technologies, arts and the philosophy of ‘assemblages’.
She has studied ‘International Cooperation’ in Spain (MA from Compultense University of Madrid) (2004) and Rural and Surveying Engineering in Greece (BSc in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) (2002).
She speaks greek, english and spanish (fluently) and also french (adequately).
She has participated in the summer school of International Relations (University of Pais Vasco, Spain), and in seminars of Multicultural Education, Work with Migrants etc.. Her traineeship was in the Spanish Red Cross (Department of International Cooperation, Sector of Balkans) where she gained experience in the organization and evaluation of development and humanitarian projects (2002-2004).
She was then joined the NGO ‘ARSIS-Association of the Social Support of Youth’ (Thessaloniki, Greece) (2004-2008) where she worked in the planning, submission and coordination of european and greek projects for the social integration of vulnerable groups of people (migrants, refugees, Roma, homeless, unemployed, inmates etc.). She has been a laboratory collaborator of Topography in the Department of Landscape Architecture (Technological Educational Institute of Kavala) (2005-2006) and she has also given lectures in BA and MA classes of the Department of Geography, University of the Aegean (2009-2015).
Naya has actively participated in collectives and networks of solidarity for migrants, in neighborhood assemblies as well as groups of social and solidarity economy and ‘the commons’. She has been doing dance, theatre and performance and has variously participated in seminars, festivals and presentations in Greece, Europe and USA.
PHD Candidate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. (A.U.TH.). She has completed MSc studies of Social Clinical Psychology of Drug Addiction and sycho-social problems in A.U.TH. Private practice in Groups Fcilitation with Non Directive Intervention (NDI) method. She is working as a psychologist with experience of different psycho-social working contexts and actors. She loves theatre, music and dance, and even more travelling.read more...
Athanasia Telliou studied International and European Economics and Politics with a major in political studies and diplomacy in the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
She got a masters degree in human rights and democratisation at the European Inter-University Center in Lido, Venice and in Coimbra and then a masters degree in political theory and rights at the department of Political Science of the University of Crete in Rethimno.
Athanasia is a native speaker of greek and she also speaks english and french.
Artemis Fyssa is an urban and cultural sociologist. She is a graduate of the “4 Cities Unica Euromaster in Urban Studies” MSc program, which she attended under an Onassis Foundation scholarship. She also holds a Master of Arts in “Music Culture and Communication” from National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. Prior to that, she obtained her bachelor degree from the department of Sociology, at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She has worked as a child-care worker, as well as a Web Editor for prominent News & Feature Websites. She has lived, worked and studied in 6 European cities and she speaks French and English. She is currently working as a junior proposal writer for Antigone.read more...
Responsible for volunteers and for youth activities
Andromachi Besiri studied Greek Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (ΑUTH). She attended courses specialized in Ancient Greek and Latin Literature at the University of Granada (UGR), Spain. Participated in seminar courses of ΑUTH regarding Teaching Methodology of language and literature lessons and School Psychology. She has been extensively trained having attended seminars and experiential courses for years concerning the approach of people with disabilities.
Currently, Andromachi is teaching Creative Learning in secondary school students and cooperates with Non Governmental Organizations, where she gives Greek lessons as a foreign language and is responsible for volunteers and youth activities. In addition, she works with disabled people aiming at their creative employment, education and integration into society. Andromachi speaks English, Italian, Spanish and French and has a diploma in Braille language.
Marina Basdeki has studied at Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Education. She has taken part in many experiential education and special education seminars and has professional experience both as a preschool teacher and special educator. She is currently working in Antigone as an educational program associate.read more...
He studied sociology at Panteion University for Political and Social Sciences, in Athens. He also graduated from the Master 'Cognitive Science' of the Department Methodology History and Theory of Science at University of Athens (master thesis concerning the Neuroscience, Psychology, History of Art and Aesthetics). He holds a PhD in Philosophy and History of Science- Thesis title: 'Historical Avant-Garde: Social and Philosophical Dimensions'. He has taught ‘Introduction to Sociology’ at the Technological Educational Institute of W. Macedonia and at Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, School of Health and medical Care, Department of Early Childhood Care & Education, and also 'Social Care' at T.E.I. of Thessaloniki. He was employed as a sociologist, for the support of youth and unemployed (NGO ARSIS, Labour Institute of GSEE, Second Chance School-Juridical Prison of Diavata) and the social incorporation of socially sensitive groups (Kethea- Therapy Center for dependent individuals, ODYSSEAS Program Greek language courses in history and Greek culture for immigrants and refugees). He is a member of the Editorial Team of the Sociological Scientific Journal "Society's Dromena" - Hellenic Sociological Association. He attended seminars on photography and on artistic photography and digital image processing. He participated in three collective exhibitions of photography. He is a member Photography Center of Thessaloniki.read more...
Administrator of European and National Programs
Ioanna Kantaidou studied Business Administration and has a master degree in Costing and Auditing. Since 2009 she is working in the Research Committee of Aristotle University and since 2011 in ANTIGONE as a project manager.
She speaks russian, english and turkish.
Giorgos Semkos is a graduate of the Economic Department of the University of Macedonia.
He has worked at various NGOs upon the refugee crisis (Praxis, Save the Children) and has created the alternative tours in Thessaloniki -Thessaloniki free walking tours.
He has also worked in various places in the private sector and in the Thessaloniki Film Festival.
He speaks English, Italian and German.
Grigoriou Lamprini is a psychologist, systemic consultant and psychotherapist. She studied Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Business Administration at the Macedonian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
She has specialized on systemic therapy and on integration and inclusion of vulnerable groups (disabled children and adults, prisoners etc).
Sophia Kyprianidou is a director and has specialized in social theater and in the ways theatre can be used in education. She has professional experience also in television and radio, and a long-term involvement and engagement with children, young people and especially vulnerable groups.
She has collaborated with ANTIGONE since 2011 and besides her administrative work, she is alao responsible for coordinating the publications and books of the non-profit organization.
Nikos Goutas was born in 1990 in Thessaloniki , where he still lives. He studied at Aristotle University from which he got a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.In Antigone, he is responsible for the activities and the team of volunteers.He speaks English and Greek.more...
Responsible for the volunteers
Rafailia Koliva was born in Athens in 1993 and studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has ICT computer certified knowledge and basic knowledge of English. She has, successfully, completed the courses of sign language from the association 'Friends of Deaf people of Thessaloniki' 'and she, also, has certified knowledge of first aids from the European Resuscitation Council. In ANTIGONE, she is responsible for the volunteers of the organization.more...
He Studied “Cinema-television” and “Marketing”. He worked as Production Manager in advertising, theater and festivals. He was the creator of the first gay film festival in Greece and the publisher of Screw and Fagazine magazines. His articles have been published in many magazines. He is the Coordinator of NGO "Light of the World", and the coach in the robotics’ team. As a journalist he writes in lifo.gr and parallaximag.gr.more...
Ioanna Koufaki is a psychologist, graduate of the department of psychology of the University of Westminster, London. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Psychiatry, from the Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace. She s specialized in Psychomotor Practice at the “Centro de Formaciόn y Practica Psicomotriz Bernard Aucouturier” (CEFFOP), Madrid. She has worked in private practice in Thessaloniki. She has collaborated with the Child Care Centre “Agios Dimitrios” and the 3rd University Department of Psychiatry of the University General Hospital of Thessaloniki AHEPA.more...
Stelios Mimikos is psychologist and has a master in Social Clinical Psychology of Addictions and Psychosocial Problems from the School of Psychology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has worked as psychologist in the Mobile Mental Health Unit of Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca and also in the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA). He is International Chess Arbiter and manager of “Chess in Schools” program that was implemented by the Chessplayers’ Union of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the Kasparov Chess Foundation of Europe, funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and approved by the Ministry of Education. He has many years of experience in chess teaching in collaboration with educational, cultural and municipality organizations.more...
Studied Theatre at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) University and the National Theatre of Northern Greece Drama School. Worked as an actress, drama teacher and translator. Participated as an actress at educational programs in hospitals and orphanages in Thessaloniki, organized by the National Theatre. Volunteered as a drama teacher at an orphanage in South Korea. Speeks English and French fluently.more...
Razan Bitar was born in Syria 1984. She studied English Literature at Art and Humanity Department at Al Baath University, Homs, Syria. She worked as an English teacher at Algaad Privet School in Syria for 2 years (2008-2010). She has also worked as an accountant at Dahma marble Company (2011) in Syria. Currently she works as an interpreter at ANTIGONE. She speaks Arabic as mother tongue, English and Greek. She has an ECDL license.more...
Ioanna Mitsika is a PhD student in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of the Aegean, researching Art in Places of Confinement. She graduated from the Law School of Aristotle University and obtained an MA in Labour Law at Democritus University of Thrace. She is also a graduate of the Higher School of Dance of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
She has been working as a dancer and choreographer and she is cooperating with the music band encardia, the dance group Vis Motrix, the drama group Passatempo and the Centre of Theatrical Research of Thessaloniki. She has also worked for the National Theatre of Northern Greece and the Romanian Operetta and Musical Theatre Ion Dacian.
Since 2006 she has been teaching contemporary dance, improvisation, theatrical play and ballet to both adults and children. Since 2008 she has worked for the Higher School of Drama Andreas Voutsinas. From 2011 to 2014 she worked as a teacher at the Art School of Ampelokipoi.
From 2008 to 2010 she implemented a theatrical play course in Diavata women’s prison in the framework of the programme of the NGO Antigone and since then she has participated in numerous programmes of education and good practices for Art in prison.
In charge of the drivers and the interpreters
Klearhos Lazidis was born at Skydra (Pellas) the far 1980. Relocate to Thessaloniki in order to study Economics on Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki. He worked for several years on the private sector as a wholesale seller and supervisor of sales department. He was filling his leisure time with volunteering on ecology, social help and solidarity movements (EKPAZ, Storgi, Oikopolis, Colors open kitchen etc). He loves music, cinema and little escapes to the countryside.read more...
Filippos Polyzoidis was born in Germany in 1992. He is a graduate of the German School of Thessaloniki. After that he worked as a nurse in Berlin. Including his own philosophies he successfully writes a blog “llongllife” in English and poems in German. Since 2015 he lives in Thessaloniki where he works in an N.P.O. as Web Coordinator and Copywriter. To travel he loves because of his interest in the human species and its behavior, observing how it changes all over the world.read more...
Eleanora Zotou has studied Economics at the University of Tirana. Her mother is from Korca,Albania, where Eleonora was also born, and her father from Kozani, Greece. She now lives and works in Thessaloniki with her family.
She is an active member of the Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki and Vice President of the Association of Migrant Women of North of Greece.
IT Expert, Web Developer
Dimitris Zahos studied Applied Informatics (BSc) and Information Systems(MSc) at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
He also studied Film at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has directed short films and documentaries.
He speaks English, French and Spanish.
Lawyer and Legal Researcher
She graduated from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds an LLM degree in Public International Law from the University of Leiden (the Netherlands). Following a traineeship at the Greek National Commission for Human Rights, she was able to gain a better understanding for the protection of human rights by conducting research on various issues related to human rights. She was born and raised in South Africa.more...
Dimitris Theofanidis is a clinical lecturer at ATEI since 2008. He has worked for Antigone as a researcher and administrator for programs in relation to Health and Care, funded by the European Union such as «Pre-Qualification for migrant women in the health and care sector» (Leonardo Da Vinci) and «Exchange of European practices in retired homes between different staff and between residents» (GRUNDTVIG).
He studied nursing in Greece (degree TEI) and the UK (MSc & PhD). He also has a Diploma in Teaching Adults (Old Swan College, Liverpool) and has completed the ASPAITE of Thessaloniki, i.e. PESYP (Specialization Program in Counseling & Guidance) and PATES / SELETE (Bachelor of Educational Studies). He speaks Greek and English.
Researcher & Project Manager
Joseph Tsiamoglou has worked for ANTIGONE as a researcher and a project manager on several projects funded by the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Labour. He has studied Political Science and History in Greece, Canada and the UK having received scholarships from various Institutions. He speaks Greek, English and German.read more...
Anastasia Christou is currently Tutorial Fellow in Cultural Geography and previously Research Fellow of the three year AHRC funded project “Cultural Geographies of Counter-Diasporic Migration: The Second Generation Returns ‘Home’” under the Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme affiliated with the Sussex Centre for Migration Research of the University of Sussex. She was Lecturer in Human Geography and Visiting Research Fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (2006) and previously Lecturer in Cultural Geographies and Culture in Time and Space in the Department of Geography at the University of Sussex (2005). She was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of History, International and Social Studies at the University of Aalborg and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Academy for Migration Studies in Denmark (2004). She has been a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Sussex and has conducted research for the University of York, Canada, ELIAMEP and ANTIGONE Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence - official National Focal Point of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism (EUMC – RAXEN), and Visiting Research Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) (Social Science Research Center Berlin), Berlin, Germany (2007). She studied English Literature, Philosophy and Government (BA), International Relations and Comparative Politics (MA), obtained a Graduate Professional Certificate in International Law and Diplomacy at St. John’s University, New York, USA, completed a DPhil in Geography at the University of Sussex and a PhD in Geography at the University of the Aegean. As a Human Geographer she has expertise in social and cultural geography researching within the areas of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Greek-American Studies and Modern Greek Studies while having widely published on issues of migration and return migration; the second generation and ethnicity; space and place; transnationalism and identity; culture and memory; gender and feminism; home and belonging.read more...
Is a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (research field: Assisted reproduction and protection of the in vitro embryo) and a scientific officer at the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR).
In 2005 she obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Law at the University Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and in 2010 she completed her PhD studies in Public Law at the University of Strasbourg (research field: Euthanasia and the right to refuse medical treatment in respect to the evolution of European comparative law (France, Greece, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and United Kingdom).
She has worked at the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Strasbourg contributing to the teaching of Public Law, Constitutional Law and Political Institutions in France and the Comparative Law (2009-2012). Since 2011 she teaches Applied Ethics. References and foundation: References in bioethics at the European Center for the Study and Teaching of Ethics (CEERE) of the University of Strasbourg, as well as Constitutional Law at the Franco-hellenic College/University Paris XIII.
PhD Candidate in Université de Strasbourg, France (« Le principe de séparation des pouvoirs dans la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme ») and legal officer in the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR).
She graduated, in 2008, from Athens School of Law, Greece. Sheholds a LLM « Droits de l’homme et droit humanitaire » from Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, France and a LLM « Droit Public Spécialisé » fromUniversity of Athens, Greece and Université de Bordeaux IV, France.
She was born in Rhodes where she has been practicing as a lawyer.
Sotiria Liakaki holds a Doctorate from the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. She has collaborated with a think tank and has contributed in the organizing of conferences and public events on the subject of migration and human rights.
She has attended training seminars on relevant fields and works on a voluntary basis with social organizations combating racism and xenophobia. She frequently attends international conferences as a speaker and has articles published in scientific journals and collective volumes. She speaks English and French fluently.
Her academic interests cover welfare state theories, models of access to rights, institutional change and public policies, political systems and the EU architecture.