Alexandros Kailis

Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow

MEPIELAN Centre, Panteion University of Athens

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Ph.D, Panteion University

Alexandros Kailis is a special advisor on International and European Affairs, and post-doctoral research associate in MEPIELAN Centre. He holds a Bachelor degree in International and European Studies from the Panteion University of Athens, and a Master of Laws (International Law, LLM) from the University of Southampton, UK. In 2015, he was awarded a PhD degree by the Panteion University of Athens for a thesis on the science-policy interface in the negotiation process of international environmental regimes, under the supervision of Professor and Director of MEPIELAN Evangelos Raftopoulos.
He has been working as a trainee, in the European Parliament and the European Commission (DG MARE). Between 2007 and 2011, he served as a Policy Officer to the Policy Development and Co-ordination Directorate of the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), European Commission. His main responsibilities included: development and implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy of the European Union, at international, European and national level, and participation in the negotiation process of the European institutions in the field of maritime governance.
Since 2015, he has been a special advisor on International and European Affairs in the Presidency of the Hellenic Government. His main duties, include, among others: monitor and coordinate, at national level, the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and follow up the legislative work and the decisions taken by European Institutions and international organizations, in areas of particular importance for the Greek government.
His main research interests and publications lie in the fields of International Negotiations, International Organizations, International Environmental Law and Negotiations, EU law and policy, and sustainable development governance.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Law
  • International Negotiation Theory and Techniques
  • International Organizations
  • International Environmental Law and Negotiations
  • EU Law and Policy
  • Sustainable Development Governance

Selected Publications

  • Kailis, A. The influential role of consensual knowledge in international environmental agreements: negotiating the implementing measures of the Mediterranean Land-Based Sources Protocol (1980), International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Vol.17, No.2, April 2017, pp. 295-311

  • Kailis, A. Technological, Economic and Natural Knowledge in Managing Environmental Problems: The Experience of Negotiating the Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean against Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (1996), Ocean Yearbook, Vol. 30, Issue 1 (January 2016), pp. 91-128.

  • Kailis, A. Mediterranean States Pave the Way for the Development of an Integrated Marine Litter Management Regime, MEPIELAN Centre E-Bulletin, December 2014, Panteion University of Athens, Greece

  • Kailis, A. Promoting an Integrated Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic Ocean Area: The European Union Leads the Way, MEPIELAN Centre E-Bulletin, February 2012, Panteion University of Athens, Greece

  • Kailis, A. Towards the Adoption of an Integrated Approach to the Governance of the Arctic Ocean-The European Perspective. Ocean Yearbook, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (September 2010), pp. 445-473.

Activities

  • Special Advisor on International and European Affairs, Presidency of the Government
  • Lecturer, National School of Public Administration and Local Government (ESDDA), 2017-2019
  • ESPA Lecturer:
      • The External Relations of the European Union: Law and Policy, Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University of Athens, Greece, 2019

      • Law and Theory of International Organizations, Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University of Athens, Greece, 2016-2018

      • International Negotiations for the Construction of international Common Interest, Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University of Athens, Greece, 2019

  • Teaching Associate

      • Theory and Techniques of International Negotiations, Postgraduate Studies Programme, (M.A), Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University of Athens, Greece, 2011-2019

      • International Environmental Governance: The Legal Regime of the Protection of the Mediterranean against Pollution from Land-Based Sources, Postgraduate Studies Programme, (M.A), Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University of Athens, Greece, 2013 – 2015