The School’s faculty comes from over a dozen different countries and draws on both academics and practitioners and is composed of unique “flying faculty” of visiting academics and practitioners from Greece, across Europe and beyond. Its members offer a great variety of topics, lecture styles and training methods.

Indicatively only, the following have taught at a number of our seminars and capacity building training, while experts from the Council of Europe participate and support our educational programmes:

Andreas TAKIS, Professor of Philosophy of Law, Law School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Lecturer

Konstantinos TSITSELIKIS, Dean, Professor of International Law, Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia – Lecturer

Ioannis PAPAGEORGIOU, Professor of Political Sciences, School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Lecturer

Michalis KARAKONSTANTIS, Language Integration for Adult Migrants (LIAM) Trainer

Stavros BOUFIDIS, Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist – Trainer

Christos ILIADIS, Political Scientist, National Coordinator of JUSTROM Program – Lecturer

Lazaros PETROMELIDIS, FEANTSA, Network for the Right to Housing and to Home, Athens – Lecturer

Eleni MYRIVILI, Senior Advisor to the City of Athens, Chief Resilience Officer, and Former Deputy Mayor Atlantic Council Senior Fellow and Consultant, AARF Resilience Center Ass. Professor, University of the Aegean, Greece – Lecturer

Yannis KOTSIFOS, Director of ESIEM-Th, Thessaloniki, Chair of European Centre for Press & Media Freedom (ECPMF) – Lecturer

Michalis GOUDIS, Head of Office, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Thessaloniki – Lecturer

Students – Alumni

The greatest asset of the School of Political Studies in Greece is our committed constituency of alumni who come from different segments of political and public life. Since 2014 the Symbiosis-School of Political Studies in Greece alumni network includes well over 1000 people who have taken part in some of our long-term programs. Through regular communication, help in the selection of new participants in our programs, consultation on new topics and participation in a growing range of Symbiosis activities, they act as another sounding board of our work.

They include current and former members of Parliament, State Secretaries, Ministers, high-level political party officials, mayors, as well as leaders in civil society, media, as well as activists from marginalized groups, such as migrants, Roma, refugees, LGBTQ+, and more than half are women. Many of these individuals have come to form a continuous relationship with the School, always attending new programs in their sphere of work or interest, or returning to our events as trainers or lecturers.