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.
In 2009 she did her internship at the Ministry of Health’s International Relations Department and then served for almost two years at the European Refugee Fund Hellenic department, within the same Ministry. In 2011, for six years, she was the Chairman of a Committee granting International Protection for Asylum Seekers at second instance, at the Ministry of Civil Protection. Her career continued at the Ministry of Labor for two years, and now she serves in the Directorate of Political Security of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports as a legal expert.
She has attended a large number of conferences and trainings in Greece and abroad. Some certifications include Justice from Harvard University (USA), International Security Management from Erasmus University (Rotterdam, NL), Geopolitics of Europe from the Paris Institute of Political Studies , Protecting the external borders of the EU in the Eastern Mediterranean from the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence in Athens, Development of Communication Skills, Cooperation & Crisis Management (EKPA), as well as certifications in Negotiations, Crisis & Risk Management by the Project Management Institute (U.S.A.) ,the U.S.A. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy in the U.S.A (NASBA).
Her scientific interests focus on the analysis of International Relations, the EU, Negotiations and Diplomacy, Security & Information Analysis, Crisis Management, Terrorism and Defense.
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).
related to the subject of his studies. His research interests include International Relations and, in particular, Geopolitical, Energy and Security issues
He holds a Master of Arts in «Governance, Development and Security in the Mediterranean» of the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean, which he obtained having received a scholarship form the Hellenic Army General Staff (H.A.G.S.). In May 2019 he participated as a lecturer at the Mare Nostrum X conference conducted by the Center of Study of Mediterranean-Middle East Policy and Civilization (ΚΕ.Μ.ΜΕ.Π.), while several of his articles have been published in the «Military Inspection» (Στρατιωτική Επιθεώρηση) magazine of H.A.G.S. and the «Hellas, Europe and the World» (Η Ελλάδα, η Ευρώπη και ο Κόσμος) scientific magazine of the Research Unit for the European and the International Policy of the Department of Mediterranean Studies.
He possesses a Certificate of Proficiency in English of Cambridge University and in his leisure time enjoys reading, fishing, collecting coins and paper coins, listening to music and working out. In the past he has taken part in long-distance and ultra-marathon races.
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.
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.
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.
She has also attended numerous seminars and conferences, including: “Energy Security of Greece in the Modern Geopolitical Environment” -KEDISA, “Geopolitics, Energy Security and Safety of Nuclear Energy” -KEDISA, “Energy Diplomacy and Security”-New York College, “5th Cretan Energy Conference”-International Energy Exhibition of Greece, “Law and Policy for Energy and Climate Solutions”-Columbia Global Energy Summit, “First Annual Eastern Mediterranean Energy Leadership Summit ”-Transatlantic Leadership Network. She has also participated voluntarily as a Fundraising Assistant, in The Tipping Point, as a member of personal plan and cooperation in the First and the Second Simulation of the Regional Council of Crete, but also as a sample in the quantitative research: “Research and integrated intervention for social integration socially vulnerable group: psychological profile/psychopathology, skills profile, needs diagnosis and development of training-reskilling and psychological support programs for the reintegration of young people out of education, training and employment (Neets)» in the Social Statistics and Political Research Laboratory of the University of Crete.
Her research interests are in the field of International Relations, Geopolitics, Strategy, Energy Security and Diplomacy as well as Sustainable Development.
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.