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EUropa.S. constitutes the biggest simulation of the European Institutions in Greece and one of the factors that contribute to this success is our Scientific Supervisors. Αll the members that constitute our Scientific Supervising Team are experts on their discipline and they know better than anyone how the European Union works, the challenges that have to be confronted, the agendas discussed and the procedures towards the European integration.

Every Committee or Institution is functioning within a framework of cooperation between the Board and the Scientific Supervisor who offer their knowledge, their expertise and their opinions in order to offer the participants the best result. Thus, a factor that makes EUropa.S. unique is this combination, which creates a dialectic relation between the participants and the supervisors.

That means that EUropa.S. is not only a simulation. It is a procedure that has an undeniable academic base. So, if you want to meet these people, who are also dedicated to the ideal of EUropa.S., so move on to the whole section which is dedicated to those Persons.

 

European Council Scientific Supervisors

George V. Voskopoulos: Associate Professor at the Department of International & European Studies, University of Macedonia

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Associate Professor Giorgos Voskopoulos, at the Department of International & European Studies, University of Macedonia.

Dr Voskopoulos Georgios holds a BA of the Department of Romance Studies, Brock University, Canada (1986) a BA of the Department of FLTI, Ionian University, Greece (1996) and a MA of the Department of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Lancaster University, UK, (1997).

He was awarded a Ph.D. in European Studies, Exeter University, UK, Centre for European Studies (2001).

 

 

Foteini Asderaki: Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

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Foteini Asderaki is Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Studies (DIES) at the University of Piraeus in Greece. She holds a BA in Political Science and Public Administration, a MA in International and European Studies and a PhD with distinction in Political Sciences issued by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens.

Dr. Foteini Asderaki teaches at the undergraduate level of the DIES and several  postgraduate programmes; she is the Director of the Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation and currently she is an advisor at the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.

 

 

 Council of EU – ECOFIN Scientific Supervisors

Angelos Kotios: Dean of the School of Economics, Business and International Relations, University of Piraeus

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Professor Angelos Kotios is the Dean of the School of Economics, Business and International Studies, University of Piraeus. He is a graduate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Department of Economics) and he received his doctorate in International economics from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He has served as Special Advisor on International Economic Relations, International Economic Organizations and European Policies at the Hellenic Ministry of Finance as well as Special advisor on European Union, International Development Cooperation and International Economic Relations at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was a member of the Greek delegation to the negotiations on the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty), the Second CFS (Delors’ II Package), the European Economic Area with the EFTA countries, the association agreements with the Central and Eastern European countries and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

 

gdiamantisGabriel V.Diamantis: Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

Mr Gabriel Diamantis is Assistant Professor of English for World Politics, Global Economy and Intercultural Communication at the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus. He holds a B.A in English and Greek Language and Literature, M.A in Theoretical Linguistics, Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics. He knows English (fluent written and spoken) and Arabic (written and spoken ).

He is a member of the Greek Applied Association (GALA) and a member of the British Applied Linguistics Association (BAAL).

 

 

 European Court of Justice

Miltiadis Sarigiannidis: Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Mr. Sarigiannidis is Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is an attorney-at-law at the District Court, and a Member of the Law Bar of Thessaloniki. Ηe is a lecturer in International Public Law at the Law Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He also holds a Jur.Dr in International Public Law, a LL.M. in International Studies, and a LL.B. from the Law Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a M.A. in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.

He is a founding member and the president of the Hellenic Association of International Law as well as a member of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, of the International Studies Association and of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

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European Commission
Christos Bezirtzoglou: Policy Officer/Expert

12596928_10153595072503248_1279554958_oChristos Bezirtzoglou studied Physics with specialization in Electronics and Computers.

He speaks English, French and Italian. He has authored four books in the area of regional innovation and one in EU public sector selection procedures.

In Greece, he worked in the private sector as a trainer and consultant in Information and Communication Technologies for ten years.

In 1994 he moved to Brussels to join the European Commission after successfully passing an open competition, occupying posts both in policy Directorates-General (Environment, Competition, Regional Policy & Trade) as well as in policy coordination (Secretariat-General & Cabinet of Commissioner Diamantopoulou

 

 

European Parliament

AFET Committee Scientific Supervisors


Petros Liacouras: Associate Professor at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

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Petros Liacouras is Associate Professor of International Law at the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus and graduate of Yale, Temple, Athens Universities and of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation. Mr Liacouras is Director of the Post-Graduate Program on «BRICS», Director of the Laboratory on «Negotiation and Mediation» and currently Deputy Head, at the Department of International and European Studies of the School of Economics, Business and International Studies of Piraeus University. Mr Liacouras is also Member of the National Council of Greek Foreign Policy, Director of Research at the Foreign Policy Planning Center and Member of the Legal Advisory Council of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Member of the Naturalization Committee, Vice President of the Board of the Hellenic Association of International Law and International Relations, and Member of the International Law Association (ILA, Hellenic Branch), Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, Rhodes.

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Konstantinos Filis: Director General at the Institute of International Relations, in Athens

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Dr. Konstantinos Filis is Director General at the Institute of International Relations, in Athens, Expert on issues related to the area of Russia and the former Soviet Union and Strategic Analyst of Greek foreign policy in the Black Sea, the Caucasus and Central Asia. He holds a BA in Political Science and History, Master in Global Governance and PhD in the formulation and conduct of foreign policy, focusing on the Russian in the first Putin period (2000-2004).

He has been Director on issues of Russia at the Institute of International Relations (IDIS) of Panteion University, while in November, 2004 was appointed as Head of the Center for Russia and Eurasia of IDIS, which renamed the Center for Russia, Eurasia and South-eastern Europe in September 2008. In November 2007 he was elected Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s College at Oxford University and from September 2008 is a partner of the South-East European Studies at Oxford department.

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DROI Committee Scientific Supervisor
 12742051_10153916824283430_6828710602040159642_nCharalambos Gousios: Associate Professor at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus
Mr. Charalambos Gousios holds a B.A in Greek and French Literature from the Faculty of French Language and Literature of the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a B.A in History from the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Ioannina. He holds a Master’s degree in Social History from the University of Nantes and a PhD in Social History from the Paris Sorbonne University (Paris IV). He is a Member of the Special Teaching Staff of Foreign Languages at the University of Piraeus. He teaches French Terminology in the Departments of International and European Studies, Statistical and Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Economics, Banking and Financial Management, Industrial Management and Technology. His broad research interest focuses on the teaching of French Terminology of International Relations, European Institutions, International and European Politics and Economy, Statistical and Actuarial science, as well as on the application of new technologies of teaching the French language and terminology. He is Representative of the Department of International and European Studies in the Research Centre committee and a Member of the I/T committee of the University of Piraeus.
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ITRE Committee Scientific Supervisors

12717853_10153916824433430_8798452727644140850_nGrigoris Tsaltas: Former Rector at Panteion University

 

Mr. Grigoris Tsaltas is Former Rector of Panteion University and Professor of International Law of the Sea, International Environmental Law and International Law of Development. He is Founding Director of the European Centre for Environmental Research and Training (EKEPEK), Vice-president of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations (HESILIR) and Jean Monnet Chair Holder (European Union and Developing Countries). He is also Member of the Board of the Institute of International Relations, Member of the Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer, visitor Professor of the University of Madrid (I.C.A.D.E.). Professor G. Tsaltas has served as Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, President of the
Department of International and European Studies (2010-2012). He holds a Doctorat D’Etat en Droit in International Law from the University of Legal and Economic Sciences of Nice, France, a Master’s Degree from the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales of the University of Nice, a Master’s Degree in Public International Law specializing in the Law of Development from the Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement of the University of Nice and a Degree in Political Science from the Panteion University of Social and Political Science.

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12715799_10153916824518430_550274164188256414_nStavros Mavrogenis: PhD Candidate at the Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University

 

Dr. Stavros Mavrogenis holds a PhD from the Department of International and European Studies of the Panteion University in the subject of International Law with a focus on Climate Change Adaptaion Law and Politics. He is a graduate of the Department of International and European Studies of the Panteion University, a holder of an Honours Master’s degree in “Environmental Policy and Management” of the Department of Environment of the University of the Aegean as well as a Master’s holder in “Environment, Politics and Globalisation” of the King’s College London Department of Geography. Within his doctoral research he has developed an active collaboration with the International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED) of London and with the research program “Many Strong Voices” of the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) of Oslo.

Finally, he is Member of the Hellenic Society for International Law and International Relations, Member of the UNESCO Attica Club, Postgraduate Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of London and Member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

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INTA Committee Scientific Supervisors

Spyros Roukanas: Lecturer at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

sroukanasMr Spyros Roukanas is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus.

He graduated from the Department of International Economic Relations and Development of Democritus University of Thrace (2003). He was awarded his Master of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of Leeds (UK) (2004). He was awarded his Ph.D. at the Department of International Economic Relations and Development, Democritus University of Thrace (2008).

His main research interests are in International Political Economy and sustainable development in the countries of Southeast Europe and emerging economies and their relations with the EU.

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Efstathios Fakiolas: Lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences and International Relations, University of Peloponnese

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Efstathios T. Fakiolas earned his Ph.D from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London while holding a M.A. with Merit in International Relations and Strategic Studies (Lancaster) and a Master’s degree with Distinction in International Politics and Security (Panteion). He graduated summa cum laude in International Studies from the Athens Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. During his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral years, he was granted several awards, among others, from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, Onassis Foundation, NATO, MacArthur Foundation and DAAD. He was assigned to teach postgraduate courses on IR theory and European security at Panteion University, while also he occupied the positions of analyst and deputy manager in the Strategic Planning Department and then in the Strategic Planning, Analysis and Investor Relations Division at ATEbank (2002-2012) and in the Economic Analysis & Market Division at the Piraeus Bank Group (2012-2013).
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Crisis Group
Dr. Sotiris Serbos: Assistant Professor (reg.) in International Politics at Democritus University of Thrace
10930930_949325778431333_3259111440532501694_nDr. Sotiris Serbos  is Assistant Professor (reg.) in International Politics at Democritus University of Thrace and Research Fellow in European Foreign Policy at Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens, in Greece. He has served as special adviser in the Hellenic Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Finance. Before joining Democritus University he taught as adjunct faculty, Public Administration and Policy at the Hellenic Open University and International Relations at the American College of Thessaloniki. In 2012, he was selected as SUSI Scholar of the US Institute on American Politics and Political Thought. For the academic year 2014-2015, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh’s EU Center of Excellence. Serbos’ research interests include transatlantic relations, European integration and foreign policy analysis, with emphasis placed on South-Eastern Europe, Greek and Turkish foreign policy.
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Journalists Team Scientific Supervisor

slivasDr. Sotiris Livas has studied law and international relations. He is assistant professor at the D.F.L.T.I of the Ionian University where he teaches International Law, International Relations and Legal Translation from English to Greek (to post – graduates). His research interests focus on Islam and human rights in Turkey in in the Middle East. He has published extensively in Greek and English about the Hizmet religious movement in Turkey, the state of refugees in Greece, Islamic fundamentalist and extremist currents and relations between Turkey and the Middle Eastern countries.

 

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