Filippos is a Research Fellow in International Affairs at the University of South Wales and Associate Researcher in Energy Law and Policy at the Queen Mary University of London. He has also worked as Adjunct Lecturer in International Relations at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), the International Hellenic University (IHU), and as Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague. Moreover, he has worked as Adjunct Lecturer at the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, City College (2008-2013) and at DEI College (2009-2015), as well as at VUZF University in Sofia (2011-2013).
His area of expertise is energy and climate politics. Besides these, his research interests include European integration, geopolitics, global governance and public diplomacy, and ecological economics and politics of sustainability. He has published both numerous articles in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals, and policy papers. He is also the author of four books:
• Global Politics: Actors, Structures and Processes. E-book. Athens: Kallipos. 2015
• EU Energy Security in the Gas Sector. Evolving Dynamics, Policy Dilemmas and Prospects. Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.
• Development and Welfare in the 21st Century. The Approach of Ecological Economics and the Case of Greece. Thessaloniki: iWrite, 2013.
• The Democratization of Global Politics. An Introduction to Cosmopolitan Democracy. Athens: Sideris Editions. 2010 (together with Christos Frangonikolopoulos)
He worked in the past as a research associate in the press office of a major political party in Greece and also participated in working groups of the Ministry of Development, specialized in the Market legislation, Commerce and Industry, the opening of the professions, consumer protection, reducing bureaucracy, the reduction of the required funds for establishing companies, and Public Procurement of the State. He has also worked as a business consultant in consulting companies in the private sector in Greece and abroad, and as an English teacher. Currently, he is the Founder and CEO of a Startup, building an online platform for those who love sports and physical activity. Since January 2015, the sportsinathens.com is chosen and hosted by the Athens Start Up Business Incubator of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the city of Athens. He is also a member of the Economic Chamber of Greece.
He is international relations specialist and his area of expertise is geopolitics and security. He has participated as speaker in international scientific conferences for Diplomacy and Regional Security (conferences organized by Russian International Affairs Journal in Paris – Vienna, organized by The Institute of Corporative Security Studies (ICS) in Maribor, and Key – Speaker in ΝATO Αdvanced Research Workshop in Belgrade). He is contributor to Katoikos.eu, the Daily Journalist, the ΜPC Journal and he has also published articles in The Geopolitical Monitor, the Russian International Affairs Journal and the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES). He has studied European Studies at University of Hertfordshire (UK) and has followed postgraduate studies in International Relations at University of Kent (UK). He has contributed academic papers in three international english-languages books and two academic journals. His latest paper is the “Combined Threat of Terrorism and Organized Crime for and in South East Europe” in the book “Comprehensive Approach as “Sine Qua Non” for Critical Infrastructure Protection”, pages 215 – 231, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series Vol. 39, 2015. He is a member of The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is Senior Editor at the Greek printed magazine Defence & Diplomacy and Senior Data Analyst at Paloservices.com analyzing digital and social media. He was Journalist – Foreign Desk Editor at the Greek weekly financial – political newspaper “The Investor” (EPENDYTIS) for fourteen years (2000 – 2014). He also was Research Associated- Media Analyst at Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) from 2010 until 2015.