Law – International Affairs – Art – Politics
Despoina is working as a lawyer. She graduated from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Alongside her studies, she was a member of E.L.S.A. (European Law Students’ Association) and S.A.F.I.A. (Student Association for International Affairs). She has also worked as a researcher entitled by the Council of Europe on criminal legislation against the sexual abuse of minors.
Today, she is a researcher of the Institute of International Relations in the field of internal policy of the U.S.A. . She is versed in Participatory Democracy having worked as a scientific researcher over the programme ″What can E.U. adopt from the very succesful model of direct Democracy in Switzerland?″, held by I.R.T.E.A. (Institute of Research & Training on European Affairs) and has signed two chapters under the headings :
- “The Institutional Framework to Manage Depression and the response of demos to the state interventionism”
- “Swiss Confederation and the E.U. – From Syracuse in Switzerland: the unfulfilled path of a Republican”
She participated in EURO.PA.S. (European Parliament Simulation) and she won the “Best Member of the European Parliament” award in 2013. She has also been awarded by the Greek Ministry of Education & Religion Affairs for the Understanding of “Ancient Greek Civilization & Ancient Greek Language”. She has been an eight times nationwide distinguished poet and is currently working on poetry collection under the name “Dixfeuille of Democracy”.