KEPET People

Nikos Papadakis

KEPET Director

Professor at the Department of Political Science,  Deputy Director of the CENTER for RESEARCH & STUDIES in Humanities, Social Sciences & Pedagogics of the University of Crete (UCRC), International Expert at the ETF

Kostas Lavdas

Deputy Director

Professor & Director of International Relations Division at the Department of International, European and Area Studies of Panteion University, former Professor & Vice Rector of the University of Crete

Maria Drakaki

Field Manager

Sociologist, PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Crete (UoC), Contracted Teaching Staff at the MA Programme “New Forms of Education and Learning” of the University of the Aegean

KEPET Staff

  • Dimitris Vizirgiannakis, PhD Political Science, Laboratory Teaching Staff at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Kostis Manasakis, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Marinos Chourdakis, PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Manthos Lidakis, PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Ioanna Litrivi, PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Christos Zacheilas, PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Dimitris Tsiakiris, PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Sofia Saridaki, VET Teacher, MA LLL, former Researcher at the  UNESCO Institute for LLL, PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Leonora Zoto, PhD , Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Manolis Christakis, Political Scientist, Postgraduate Student at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Dimitris Kritas, Political Scientist, Postgraduate Student at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Stauros Kaukakis, M.Sc. Computer Science, Univercity of Crete

KEPET Distinguished  International Research Fellows

  • Andy Green, Professor of Comparative Social Science, UCL/IoE, Director of the ESRC- funded Research Centre LLAKES/ UCL
  • Panos Liverakos, PhD Political Science (SUNY), Senior Expert at the UNDP/ ACSH
  • Tien- Hui Chiang, Professor & Director of the Institute for Globalization at the Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China.  Vice President of the RC04 of the International Sociological   Association, UNESCO. Distinguished Scholar at the Ministry of  Education, Taiwan. International Adviser, AFOR / Japan, ELLTA /  Thailand, SGEM/ Bulgaria

KEPET Associated Researchers

  • Giorgos Stamelos, Professor of the Department of Education, University of Patras & Member of the Board of the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA)
  • Vasilis Dafermos, Professor & Director of the Laboratory of Social Statistics at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Dimitris Kotrogiannos, Professor & Director of the CEHUR at the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Vaggelis Tzouvelekas, Professor and former Head of the Department of Economics of the University of Crete, Scientific Director of the Public Opinion Research Unit (POp.Run) of the University of Crete
  • Maria Mendrinou, Professor at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus
  • Stella Kyveloy, Associate Professor at the Department of Economic and Regional Development of the Panteion University
  • Ivi Mavromoustakou, Professor & Director of the Laboratory of Public Policy and Administration of the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Maria Mpasta, Assistant Professor at the Medical School of the University of Crete
  • Giorgos Margetis, PhD Computer Science, Laboratory Staff at the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
  • Antonis Papargyris, Political Scientist (BA, MA), Senior Researcher at the GPO
  • Sifis Plymakis, PhD Political Science, Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese
  • Stelios Tzagkarakis, PhD Political Sciennce, Department of Political Science of the University of Crete, Researcher at the CEHUR/ UoC
  • Argiris Kyridis, Professor at the School of Early Childhood Education of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , former Chair of the Hellenic Sociological Society
  • Aris Alexopoulos , Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science, UoC
  • Evaggelos Venetis, PhD University of Edinburgh & Researcher at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
  • Zaharias Stagakis, Lawyer, BA, MA Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace