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Triantafyllia (Lina) Papadopoulou - Academic Coordinator

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).

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Christina Deliyianni-Dimitrakou - Research and teaching staff

Christina Deliyianni-Dimitrakou is a graduate of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Following her postgraduate studies in International Private Law and International Social Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva (Switzerland), she obtained her PhD degree from the same university. She is a Professor at the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she teaches Comparative Law and European Social Law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as in the framework of the faculty’s Erasmus Program.

She has been a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Dijon and Toulouse (France), while she is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law of the French Society of Comparative Legislation, the Greek Society of Labor Law and Social Security, the Thessaloniki Bar Association and other scientific bodies. Additionally, in December 2013 she became a member of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights chaired by Prof. Jean-François AKANDJI-KOMBÉ, managing the establishment of and coordinating the Greek wing of the network. Since 2011 she has been the Director of the Franco-Hellenic Master’s program of the Law Schools of the Universities of Thessaloniki and Toulouse (Capitol 1).

As a scientific co-coordinator and a member of various research groups, she has conducted several research programs funded by the European Union [see among others: European Commission Program 1997-1999  “Ligne Budgétaire N3-4000 Industrial Relations and social dialog 2000” (co-coordinator), EPEAEK Program Pythagoras I  on  ”Cultural identities and cultural conflicts in the area of family law relationships and the gender perspective: Comparative approach” (co-coordinator),  EPEAEK ΙΙ, MIS:89206 -  Pythagoras - 2.2  General  on  "Cultural identities and cultural conflicts in the area of family law relationships and the gender perspective: Comparative approach” (member coordinator), Jean Monnet Programme  οn “New mechanisms of the environmental politics and environmental governance in the European Union” (member)].

Apart from Comparative Law and European Social Law, Prof. Deliyanni-Dimitrakou has a wide range of interest including: the Theory of Comparative Law, Major Legal Systems, European Social Law, Trust Law, European Tort Law, Comparative Non-Discrimination Law, Cultural Rights and Cultural Conflicts.

Despoina ANAGNOSTOPOULOU - Project Advisor Research and teaching staff member

Law Degree (Univ.Thessaloniki-1987), Licence Speciale en Droit Europeen (Free Univ. Brussels-ULB-1989), and PhD Degree (Univ.Thrace-1993) with supervisor Prof. Krateros Ioannou. Obtained undergraduate and post graduate state scholarships, an EUI 3-month scholarship in Florence (1992) and a dinstinction for contribution in national matters from the Univ. of Thrace (1996).

Stagiaire in the Legal Service of the European Commission (with prolongation), selected to travel to Japan (1990). At the Centre of International and European Economic Law (CIEEL-Thessaloniki), trainee researcher with a 3 year scholarship in honour of judge D.Evrigenis (1989-1992) and researcher first grade for 10 years (1994-2004), working with Prof. Jundge Skouris. Coordinated many Phare,Twinning and TAIEX and other programs. Taught EU Law: a) in the Law School of Capital Univ., Columbus OHIO, US (1995), b) in summer courses organised by the same US University in Greece (1997-2002) and c) in the National School of Judges (1997-2002).

She was elected Lecturer at the UoM (2004). Since 1992 (co-)authored, and edited books, contributions, articles, in most aspects of EU law. Academic coordinator of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, University of Macedonia.

Achilles Emilianides - Project Advisor Researcher

Professor of law with extensive legal and research experience, Dean and formerly Head of Department with lengthy administrative experience and practicing advocate with extensive practical knowledge of the subject-matter.

Angeliki ZIAKA - Research and teaching staff

Associate Professor of Religion (Islamic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue)

Eleni Zervogianni - Research and teaching staff

Expertise in Civil Law, Comparative Law and Law and Economics.

Undertake research in the fields of State and Religion and Religion and Human Rights, from the perspective of Civil Law; Teaching in the summer school

Christos N. Tsironis - Research and teaching staff

Human Rights Youth Trainer, Social Theorist, specialized in second modernity religion and cultural studies.

Konstantinos PAPASTATHIS - Research and teaching staff

University of Luxembourg, Research Associate;

He was recently elected Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Ioannis PAPADOPOULOS - Research and teaching staff

Associate Professor, University of Macedonia, Department of International and European Studies.

Nikolaos Maghioros - Research and teaching staff

He teaches Orthodox Canon and Ecclesiastical Law, Sources of Canon Law, Comparative Canon Law, Church and State relations in Greece and in European Union.He is working for the ecumenical movement and the communication between the religions. He organized and participated to various meetings, congresses relative to the inter Christian dialogue and on the relations between Religion and State. He coordinates Erasmus projects and he is member of the Commission on European Projects of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

STELLA CHRISTOFORIOU - Doctor of Constitutional Law, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Law, AUTh

Stefanos Katsulis - PhD candidate, University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki,

Stefanos Katsulis is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, specializing in the Law of International Trade (institutional and substantive dimension). He is also a graduate of the School of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a postgraduate degree in International Economic Relations and a degree from the Department of International and European Economic and Political Studies, University of Macedonia.

His research interests focus on regional trade relations, forms of economic integration (free trade areas and customs unions), the implementation of international trade law, and on issues concerning the international protection of human rights and culture.

Moreover, as an active member of civil society in Thessaloniki, he is Chairman of the Group for UNESCO Youth Thessaloniki. Also being an assistant to Professor P. Naskou-Perraki, Academic Responsible for organizing the International Model United Nations simulation Thessaloniki (ThessISMUN). He speaks English fluently, as well as having strong German and French language skills.