Journalist and Geographer in Thessaloniki
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Journalism and Mass Communication studies at Aristotle University. Radio & Data Journalism training at LfM in Düsseldorf and at DJS in Munich.
Freelancer for numerous European Media, including among others DIE ZEIT, ZDF, Songlines, Nieuwsuur.
Based in Brussels, after a valuable learning experience at the Press Unit of the European Parliament, starting in July 2013 I've spent 7 amazing years leading the communications work of Housing Europe and being actively involved in the International Social Housing Festival.
My persistent interest in cities gave a twist to my professional and educational path with a Master's degree in Human Geography & Spatial Planning.
Summer 2020 includes a professional turning point that brings me back to my hometown to head the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Office in Greece, leading a talented team and working closely with a wide range of partners on democracy, ecology and social solidarity economy.
Constantly surrounded by books, newspapers, magazines, while a radio is playing in the background. Usually in search of the next trip. Always in the mood for basketball.
* Watch my TED talk on the need to stick to the core values of journalism.