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Despina Syrri

Director of the Council of Europe Network School of Political Studies, Greece and President of Symbiosis

Despina Syrri

Director of the Council of Europe Network School of Political Studies, Greece and President of Symbiosis

Biography

Despina Syrri is the Director of the Council of Europe Civic School of Political Studies in Greece and President of Symβiosis. She has been Visiting Fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Director of Research and International Cooperation at the Immigration Policy Institute in Greece, and has cooperated with  Reuters, Athens News Agency, OSCE/ODIHR, the Berlin Migration Network, the British Council, the Refugee Studies Centre Oxford and the EastWest Institute on issues such as post-conflict development, elections, human rights, migration, refugees, borders and the Western Balkans integration to the European Union. She taught Political Science and Political Anthropology at the American College of Thessaloniki, worked with IOs and NGOs in Southern Africa, East Europe and South East Europe, published journal articles and book chapters in Greek, South Slavic and English, authored research papers, citizens’ media and documentaries. She cooperated with the University of Macedonia in developing post-graduate degrees at EU level on Humanitarian Action; undertook research on irregular migration with ELIAMEP and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, and is a member of the Thessaloniki Municipality Migrants’ Integration Council.

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