presidency of Donald Trump”. During 3 years of studies, the two internships were have been accomplished, one in Centre for Strategic Studies in Defence and Security at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, and the second one in Kedisa in Athens. Participation in Erasmus+ for two semesters at Panteion University in Athens. Currently an Erasmus student of international relations at Yasar University in Izmir due to the renewed departure for the Erasmus. If it comes to the study field, there are included currents issues on the world, geopolitics, international politics of the main powers- China, USA, and Russia.
Her research and scholarly interests include International Security, Energy Security, and Security Issues of the Greater Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, having authored papers and articles published in think tanks, online journals, and organizations. She has participated in meetings concerning contemporary international and regional issues, while at the same time she has organized speeches on “The Approach of Radical Islamic Terrorism: International and Social Dimensions”, as well as the scientific conference “The Approach to the Human Trafficking Phenomenon in Greece”.She works in private and public sector bodies dealing with International Protection and Migration, while she is a Project Manager at the Civil Society Organization “Posidonia NPO” which deals with International Protection issues. She speaks Greek, English, and Arabic.
He is currently an analyst for the Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues and Managing Emergencies (Itstime) of Università Cattolica di Milano and he writes for “Il Giornale” and “Gli Occhi della Guerra”.
He has recently introduced the concept of “Balkanic Spiral” (Spirale Balcanica) in order to describe the progressive jihadist escalation in the Balkans, identifying and analyzing the different phases from the mid-90s to nowadays. A concept that he exposes in his book “La Spirale Balcanica”, published in 2016.
Among his other publications there are: “I pericoli di una Spirale Balcanica” in “L’Italia e la Minaccia Jihadista. Quale politica estera?” (Ispi 2015) and “La guerra al terrorismo della Russia” in “Rinascita di un Impero. La Russia di Vladimir Putin” (Proudhon 2015).
He did an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Protocol Department, as well as at the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists. He has attended numerous conferences, seminars and lectures on topics related to Greek foreign policy, Greek-Turkish relations, and strategy. He speaks English and French.
During his postgraduate studies he wrote articles on international affairs for the Perspective Webzine, the online media outlet of the student organization Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund. His portfolio includes 10 months of volunteer activity with United Nations Volunteers, working for a UNEP-accredited NGO on its climate change awareness campaign. Giorgos speaks English fluently and retains a working proficiency in Russian. His primary academic and research interests are concerned with the complex interlinkages between environmental degradation, climate change, sustainable development, peace, and security. His is also particularly interested in foreign policy and security in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe.
Marianna Koutela is a journalist and a graduate of the Department of International European and Regional Studies of Panteion University. In 2017 she participated in the Erasmus program, through which she attended courses in International Law at the University of Nicolae Titulescu in Romania. She has attended numerous seminars on the subject of her studies and her research interests include international relations, foreign policy, strategy, Greek-Turkish relations and human rights.
She has worked in maritime shipping industry in Athens while currently working in the Yachting industry in the Netherlands. Her research interests focus on International political and social changes inside and outside European borders, changes concerning and affecting international trade, economic and political developments in the Euro-zone, changes related to sustainable development and technological developments in the field of maritime shipping.
As part of her academic penure, she completed an internship at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Department of Information and Public Diplomacy (2016-2017), at the Hellenic Court of Audit (2017-2017), and at KEDISA (2023-2023). In 2021, she received a master’s degree (MA) specializing in “Contemporary Journalism Studies” from the Hellenic Open University of Patras with a partial scholarship. Also in 2019, she was declared a graduate student of the School of Law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, to which she was admitted after qualifying exams in 2014, occupying the sixth place in the series of successful candidates. In 2012, she received a bachelor degree from the Department of International and European Studies from Panteion University of Athens with specialization in international relations and international law. She is a member of various associations such as the Athens Bar Association and HELISS. She speaks English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Turkish.
During her undergraduate studies, she was occupied as a presenter on an internet show which was centered around issues within the environment of Greek Universities from student perspectives. At the same time, she worked as a columnist and public relations manager on the website “makedoniawebtv.gr” with several articles related to the lives of Saints, theological and current issues, as well as other publications such as editing interviews of public figures and artists. She participated in conferences and lectures on international military content, among distinguished pilots, on topics related to the development of the military defense industry in Greece and made a presentation on which she has been awarded by the Alumni Association of the Icarus School. She has also attended numerous scientific conferences and symposia with theological, educational, medical, and historical content.
Athanasios Papadopoulos was born in 1999 and raised in Thessaloniki. He is a high honors graduate of the School of Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During his undergraduate studies, he did an internship through the Erasmus+ program at the Embassy of Greece in Lisbon with funding from the State Scholarships Foundation. At this period of time, he is a full – time intern at the NATO headquarters NRDC – GR in Thessaloniki and for the academic year 2023-24 he has been accepted to attend the international relations MSc program at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He has attended and participated in numerous lectures and simulations on international relations issues. In addition to Greek, he is fluent in English and French and has a basic knowledge of Arabic. His main scientific interests are international relations and international security, international politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy.
He has been a member of the European Union Students Union (ESU) and General Secretary of the Mediterranean Student Network (MedNet) and ambassador of the European Student Think tank (EST). He is also a Lecturer for Seminars and Experiential Laboratories at the Pancyprian Parents School. He has been a Municipal Councilor of Youth. His written articles have been published in Cypriot and foreign press. He is a member of the Institute of Young Scientists (INE) and a member of the Cyprus Youth DiplomaCY. He has been a member of the Economic Studies Group and the International Relations Committee of Political Party.
She gained experience during her work at the nutrition center and during the course “Clinical nutrition”, which she completed successfully.
Ms. Sikorska was deigned multiple times by the Rector by the scholarship for the best students. Her internship research interests included the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on nutrition.
He graduated in 2018 from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in parallel with his internship as a candidate lawyer he completed his postgraduate studies at Panteion University in the Department of International, European and Regional Studies in the field of Environmental Governance and Specialized in International Relations and Geopolitics.
His research interests include geopolitics and security, energy, political economy, history and sociology. He is a regular contributor to Hellenic Nexus and Third Eye magazines.
Moreover, to the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) through a paid internship. Additionally, he has been second-in-command for the services of the voluntary administration in the sector of Athens in the field of volunteer Samaritan rescuers and lifeguards of the Hellenic Red Cross.
Furthermore, he has been a representer of the Hellenic Red Cross during the extraordinary meeting of the Coordinating Corps of Civil Protection on September 17th, 2020 in the region of Attica through the subject of cyclone “IANOS”. Finally, during the period of the firestorm in the region of Schino in Corinth (2021), he was placed in the position of the head of the unit that attempted by order of the central administration of the HRC.