Despina Anagnostopoulou, Academic Coordinator, Thematic Coordinator Axis 5.1 and Axis 4

Associate Professor Dr. Despoina Anagnostopoulou teaches EU Law and Human Rights at the University of Macedonia and the Open University of Cyprus. She has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair on “New Dimensions of EU Legal Studies” (2012-2015) and the UNESCO Chair of “Intercultural Policy for an Active Citizenship and Solidarity” since 2014. She has also been the Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Research on Crucial Issues of European Integration” at the University of Macedonia (2015-2019). She has worked as research scholar and researcher on EU law at the Greek Centre of International and European Economic Law. She is the author and/or editor of over 70 publications. She is a Fellow of the European Law Institute, Vienna and speaks English, French and German.

Ioannis Papadopoulos, Deputy Academic Coordinator, Thematic Coordinator Axis 2

Dr Ioannis Papadopoulos is an Associate Professor at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds two Masters (in Legal Philosophy and Public Law) and a PhD in Law. His fields of interest are European Political System and Institutions; European Policies; Political, Legal and Moral Philosophy; Public and Comparative Law; Fundamental Rights Law. He has written, alone or jointly, six books (winning two awards for one of them) and several articles in French, American, English, Italian, Belgian and Greek scholarly journals, collective volumes and conference proceedings.

George Voskopoulos, Thematic Coordinator Axis 1

George Voskopoulos is Associate Professor of European Studies, Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece and f. Head of the Department. He holds a BA from Brock University (Canada), an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University (UK). He received his PhD from Exeter University (UK).

Christos Nikas Thematic Coordinator Axis 3

Christos Nikas is a professor at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia. He studied in Greece (B.A.), Belgium (Diploma and Master) and the UK (Ph.D.) He has taught in Greek and British Universities. He has worked as a specialist for the IOM and the European Social and Economic Commission. His published work (5 books and 54 articles) focuses on International Economics, European Economic Integration, Migration and the Greek Economy.

Lina Papadopoulou Thematic Coordinator Axis 4

Lina (Triantafyllia) Papadopoulou is an associate professor of constitutional law and holder of a Jean Monnet Chair for European Constitutional Law and Culture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. She studied Law at AUTh (Bachelor 1993), Trier (LLM 1994) and Hannover (PhD 1998) and Political Theory at the London School of Economics (LSE, MSc 1999). She was a Post-doc ‘Marie Curie’ Fellow in the field of European Constitutional Law at the LSE (2000 and 2001) and A.U.Th. (2001/02).

Her primary areas of expertise include national, comparative and European constitutional issues and human rights, focusing on democracy and political parties, equality and non-discrimination, religion and the state, and bioethical issues (esp. medically assisted reproduction, euthanasia etc). Her publications include monographs [‘European Political Parties’ (1999, in German), “National Constitution and Community Law: the ‘supremacy’ issue” (2009, in Greek), “Institutions of ‘direct democracy’ in the Constitution (2014, in Greek)] as well as more than 60 articles in Greek, English and German published in journals and collective volumes.

Lina is a member of the “European Constitutional Law Network” (ECLN), the “European Consortium for Church and State Research”, the “European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law” and the “International Association of Family Law”.

Dimitrios Skiadas, Thematic Coordinator Axis 5.2 and 5.3

Dimitrios V. Skiadas, MJur, PhD, is Professor of European Governance, and Jean Monnet Chair holder, at the Dept of International & European Studies – University of Macedonia. He is an influential and experienced Academic with numerous mass media contributions and a demonstrated history of working in Higher Education (including CEDEFOP, the Ministry of Education in Greece, the Education Committee of the EU Council, the Bologna Follow Up Group), as well as in the Public Sector and the EU Institutions. He has authored nine books, several contributions to collective volumes and numerous scientific articles. He is skilled in Policy Analysis, European and Public Law, Lecturing and Research. He has studied EU Law in the University of Durham, where he obtained his PhD. He has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Budgetary Governance and Audit.