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Ιoli Christopoulou

Ιoli Christopoulou / Partner & Policy Director

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Nikos Mantzaris

Nikos Mantzaris / Partner & Senior Policy Analyst

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Ioanna Theodosiou

Ioanna Theodosiou / Policy Associate

Advancing policy change towards a society and an economy based on sustainability, justice and environmental protection constitutes for Ioanna a core priority throughout her academic and professional career. Ioanna is an agronomist who graduated from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the Agricultural University of Athens. She, then, completed postgraduate studies at the Department of Economic and Regional Development at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Her previous work included advocating for sustainable agrifood systems, promoting organic farming, farmers’ markets and advancing direct access  to food . She also monitored developments in national, European and international policies and laws on environment, biodiversity, water resources, energy, climate change and sustainable development. Until recently, she served as Scientific Associate of the President of the Special Permanent Committee on Environmental Protection and the Subcommittee on Water Resources of the Hellenic Parliament focusing on the coordination and scientific review of specific topics and reports of the Committees.
Tassos Chatzieleftheriou

Tassos Chatzieleftheriou / Energy Policy Analyst

Witnessing climate change develop into one of the biggest and most complex challenges of humanity is faced with, Tassos has set as his personal goal to contribute in every way possible to a more sustainable future. Tassos holds a Physics degree from the University of Ioannina in Greece and a MSc in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. After his studies, he worked as a Green Energy Consultant at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), contributing to the organization’s transition to greener and more sustainable energy sources, through hybrid renewable energy projects in different parts of the world. During his studies and subsequent position, Tassos learned more about the causes of climate change, focusing his work on the ways to mitigate and adapt to the impacts especially as they relate to the energy sector. e joined the Green Tank in 2021.
Othon Kaminiaris

Othon Kaminaris / Policy Researcher

Η θέσπιση δίκαιων κανόνων και η συμμόρφωση σε αυτούς είναι, για τον Όθωνα, κομβικής σημασίας διαδικασίες προς την επίτευξη ενός βιώσιμου μέλλοντος, το οποίο επιδιώκει μέσα από την ακαδημαϊκή και επαγγελματική του πορεία. Ο Όθων είναι απόφοιτος του Τμήματος Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης του ΕΚΠΑ. Έχει λάβει μεταπτυχιακό δίπλωμα ειδίκευσης στις Διεθνείς και Ευρωπαϊκές από το ίδιο Τμήμα, όπου σήμερα εκπονεί τη διδακτορική του διατριβή, υπό την Έδρα UNESCO στην Κλιματική Διπλωματία, εξετάζοντας την επιρροή του συστήματος της ΕΕ για την κλιματική αλλαγή στις σχετικές δημόσιες πολιτικές των κρατών της Ευρωπαϊκής Πολιτικής Γειτονίας. Πριν ενταχθεί στην ομάδα του Green Tank το 2021, είχε απασχοληθεί  σε ερευνητικά προγράμματα του Εθνικού Κέντρου Κοινωνικών Ερευνών και του Εργαστηρίου Ευρωπαϊκής Ενοποίησης και Πολιτικής (ΕΕΕΠ), σχετικά με ζητήματα βιώσιμης ανάπτυξης, διαμόρφωσης και αποτελεσματικότητας περιβαλλοντικών πολιτικών και πρακτικών, με έμφαση στις κλιματικές και ενεργειακές, καθώς και στάσεων και αντιλήψεων αναφορικά με την κλιματική αλλαγή. Έχει εργαστεί σε εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα του ΕΕΕΠ, ενώ έχει συνεργαστεί με το Υπουργείο Παιδείας και το ΕΛΙΑΜΕΠ, γύρω από ζητήματα βιωσιμότητας, κλιματικής ουδετερότητας, δίκαιης μετάβασης, τη σχέση της πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς με την κλιματική αλλαγή, αλλά και τον ρόλο της εκπαίδευσης στις διαδικασίες αυτές. Τέλος, στον ιδιωτικό τομέα έχει εργαστεί σε Ευρωπαϊκά προγράμματα στο κομμάτι της κατάρτισης ενηλίκων πάνω στον αγροδιατροφικό τομέα.
Elena Psyllakou

Elena Psyllakou / Communications Officer

Communication among individuals, groups and institutions as a condition for the democratic constitution of the public sphere is the drive of Elena’s career path. Elena is a Media and Communications specialist. She completed her doctoral dissertation at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens, on the study of social change through discourse analysis. She graduated from the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens, and she holds an MA in Political Science and Sociology (PSPA, University of Athens). Before joining the Green Tank, Elena has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the design and implementation of the research project “Media in the limelight. A dialogic approach”, conducted in collaboration with the National Center of Social Research-EKKE, Greece. The aim of the project was to map perceptions of the Greek media landscape, promoting the dialogue between news media, journalists and everyday media users. Previously, she worked as a Scientific Advisor of Member of the Hellenic Parliament where she reviewed the work of parliamentary committees and legislative processes, while she was in charge of the coordination and dissemination of the MP’s work in the media, stakeholders and interested communities.