Brief description of the legal entity
The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is a private non-profit research centre and policy think tank. ELIAMEP’s mission is to provide a forum for public debate on issues of European integration and international relations and to conduct scientific research that contributes to a better informed and documented knowledge of the European and international environment. During the past twenty years, the Foundation has accumulated a wide range of experience in managing international research projects and providing policy relevant research on topics of significance to the European institutions.
Short profile of the team members
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou is presently the Research Fellow in charge of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy research team as well as coordinator of MEDIADEM. A graduate from the Faculty of Law of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, she holds a DEA in EU Law from Paris I University, a Master of Research in Law and a PhD in Law from the European University Institute (Florence). Her areas of focus are EU cultural and media policies and human rights protection. In October 2006, she joined ELIAMEP and worked for the EU-funded JURISTRAS project, which comparatively explored processes of human rights litigation before the European Court of Human Rights and the effects of its judgments on national legislative reform and policy-making. She has also held research and management positions at the Academy of European Law (Florence), the European University Institute (Department of Law), the Directorate General Education and Culture (Unit C1-Culture and Intercultural Dialogue) of the European Commission and UNESCO (Division of cultural expressions and creative industries). From November 2008 to June 2009, she coordinated a study, commissioned by the European Parliament, on ‘Collecting societies and cultural diversity in the music sector’. Her recent publications include ‘The Integration of Cultural Considerations in EU Law and Policies (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2008) and ‘The European Court of Human Rights and the Rights of Marginalised Individuals and Minorities in National Context’ (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2010), co-edited with Dr. Dia Anagnostou.
Position: Research Fellow
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Address: Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
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106 76 Athens
Dia Anagnostou (Ph.D. Cornell University, Dept. of Government, 1999) is Lecturer of Politics in the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies in Macedonia University of Thessaloniki (from October 2005 until present), and Senior Research Fellow at ELIAMEP (from September 2004 until present). She has held research positions at Princeton University (1999-2000), the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence (2000-2001), and in the European University Institute (Law Dept. in January-February 2009 as Fernand Braudel Fellow). Dia Anagnostou has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to work on a book project entitled ‘Civil Society and the Mobilisation of European Human Rights: Minorities and Immigrants in the Strasbourg Court’ (for 2010-2012). Her research interests lie in the fields of comparative politics and democratisation of Southeast Europe, as well as European integration. They have more recently shifted to the study of human rights and minorities from a socio-legal studies perspective. Her articles have appeared on West European Politics, Southeast European Politics, and International Journal of Human Rights and European Public Law, among others. Anagnostou has recently co-edited the book The European Court of Human Rights and the Rights of Marginalised Individuals and Minorities in National Context (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010). She is also editor and co-author of the book Domesticating the European Court of Human Rights: Implementation, Legal Mobilisation and Policy Change (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010, forthcoming).
Anna Kandyla holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Mass Media from the University of Athens and a Master of Arts in Political Behaviour from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She has worked as a Research Assistant at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research, University of Amsterdam, as a ‘stagiaire’ at the Communication Unit of the Directorate General Interpretation of the European Commission, and as a Research Executive for QED Market Research Institute and Centrum Research. Her research interests are media policy, political communication, media effects and political behaviour.
Alexandra Nikolakopoulou is MEDIADEM’s administrative officer. She studied European & International Relations at the Department for Political Science & Public Administration of the University of Athens. In 2008 she received her Master’s degree in Southeast European Studies by successfully completing the respective international course offered by the University. Today she works at ELIAMEP as acting Development Officer and Coordinator of the Europe Direct information centre. She is fluent in Greek, English and German and has a basic knowledge of Russian.