Michalis Goudis

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.

Reporting, posting and broadcasting for magazines, online media and radio stations in Greece.

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.

  • Work
    • Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  • Education
    • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    • University of the Aegean
    • DJS Munich