Dr. Antonia Zervaki
Graduated from the School of Philosophy of Athens University in 1995; she holds an MA in European Studies (University of Exeter/Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes) (1996) and an MA in European Organisation and Diplomacy (Athens Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science) (1998). Ιn 2006, she was awarded a PhD on international organisation (Athens Faculty of Law, Economics and Political Science). In 2000 she has been granted a research fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, where she conducted research on the challenges and prospects of EU – Council of Europe relations. She worked as an EC projects advisor/researcher from 1997 until 2005 in the domain of culture and environmental protection. In 2006 she conducted research in the Hellenic Centre for European Studies on EU maritime policy and EU enlargement.
She has worked as a Special Advisor on EU maritime policy at the Academic Centre of Analysis and Planning of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-2009). During her tenure at the Ministry she was in charge of EU maritime governance issues and has participated as a member of the Greek delegation to the European Conference on the Integrated Maritime Policy of the EU (Portoroz 2008), the European Maritime Day (Rome 2009), the 25th General Assembly of the UNESCO Inter-Governmental Oceanographic Commission (Paris 2009) and several other experts and high officials’ meetings. She has also participated in the National Centre for Marine Research task force for the drafting of a Declaration for a National Marine Research Strategy (2011-2012). Since 2012 she participates in the research team in charge of the legal and policy dimensions of Argo-floats deployment of the FP7 research project on Strengthening the International Dimension of Euro-Argo Research Infrastructure (SIDERI) and she also collaborates with the ONTOGEO research team, under the supervision of Professor Marinos Kavouras, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National and Technical University of Athens on marine spatial planning in the Mediterranean.
Since 2007 she has taught “International Relations: Theory and Methodology” and “Introduction to Political Science” at the Department of Mediterranean Studies (University of the Aegean) and “International Institutions and Organizations” at the Department of Political Science and International Relations (University of Peloponnese). In November 2008 she lectured in the training seminars for young diplomats of the Diplomatic Academy of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs (subject: international environmental governance). She is currently a visiting lecturer at the Postgraduate Programme “European and International Studies” of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (Athens University) for the course “International and Regional Institutions” (in charge of the course: Professor Haritini Dipla).
She is a member of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations and the European Political Science Association. In 2011 she was certified as an Adult Education Trainer at the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Governance for the subjects: “European institutions and policies”, “International and European public policies” and “European and national environmental policy”.