Annie Camarioti, Project Manager
Annie has over 15 years of experience in project management. She is a research associate of the Centre for European Constitutional Law since May 2008 and has managed numerous internationally funded projects. She has vast knowledge of the project management cycle, quality assurance processes, human resources development, training needs assessments. She holds a degree in Business Administration and a Masters in International Affairs from the University of Columbia in USA, a Postgraduate Diploma in Eastern and Central Europe from the same university and has completed postgraduate courses in emerging financial markets at Harvard University, USA. She is fluent in Greek and English and also speaks French and German.
Antonia Kagia, Financial Coordinator
Antonia is the Financial and Administrative Director of the Centre for European Constitutional Law. Holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with major in Accounting and Finance from the American College in Greece, Deree College. She is studying Business Administration in the Hellenic Open University.
Dr. Maria Mousmouti, Senior expert
Maria is Greek and South African. She holds a degree in law (Law Faculty, University of Athens), a post-graduate degree in comparative social security law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), a PhD in law and legislative studies (University of London, UK) and has a broad specialisation in different aspects of legislating, quality of legislation and facilitating of access to justice. She has followed specialised courses on regulatory impact assessments (College of Europe, Regulatory Impact Assessment Course), Legislative Drafting (Legislative Drafting Course, Sir William Dale Centre), Alternative Dispute Resolution (United Nations Training Institute) and has worked extensively on projects aiming to make legislation simpler and more accessible, introducing evidence-based methods in legislating and reducing bureaucracy-related costs. Her PhD research focused on the effectiveness of legislation and the ways in which it can be promoted, particularly with regard to human rights legislation.
Maria is a lawyer called before the Bar of Athens since 2000 and has served as Research Associate to the (late) Member of European Parliament Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dimitris Th. Tsatsos (2002-2004). She has been cooperating with the Centre for European Constitutional Law ( www.cecl.gr ), a research center based in Athens (Greece), since 1999, having worked there as project manager (1999-2002), as Director of International Projects (2002-2007) and as Executive Director (2007- present). She is also one of the three Directors of the Sir William Dale Legislative Drafting Clinic, established within the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London (http://ials.sas.ac.uk/postgrad/LDclinic/LDclinic.htm).
Her work throughout the years essentially consists in supporting, documenting and assisting reform initiatives through research and capacity-building in areas related to judicial independence, public administration reform, constitutional reform, human rights, quality of regulatory systems and legislation and facilitating of access to justice. She has actively worked in more than 20 countries in Southern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Her most recent projects include providing assistance to the Serbian Parliament (EU, ongoing), assessing the effectiveness of the Victims Directive (EU, ongoing), consolidating the legislation on gender equality in Greece (Greece 2012-2013), designing a system for assessing the impacts of legislation on gender (Greece 2013), adapting the (EU) methodology for measuring administrative burdens to the Greek legal order (Greece, 2010), drafting legislation to support the education reforms of the Ministry of Education (Greece, 2011), mapping the legislative drafting process in Syria (Damascus, 2010), conducting research for supporting reforms to enhance judicial independence in Azerbaijan (Baku, 2011), assessing the compliance of Greek legislation with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and drafting a bill to ensure its effective transposition (Greece, 2012). Maria is fluent in Greek, English, French, Spanish and has basic knowledge of German.
Cleopatra Christopoulou, Researcher
Cleopatra is a research associate of the Centre for European Constitutional Law since December 2010. She holds a bachelor degree in Law from the University of Athens. She has been involved in extensive research for the Fundamentals Rights Agency of the European Union (FRA) and as a junior expert in a number of international projects.
Beatrice Giannoglou, Backstopping
Beatrice is research associate of the Centre for European Constitutional Law since 2008. She holds a bachelor degree from the Department of International and European Studies of the Panteion University. She is in charge of office organization, coordination of business events and organization of seminars and workshops and secretarial support of proposal submissions.