October 2024: Sustainable Governance Training School

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October 2024: Sustainable Governance Training School

Ilias Diamantopoulos

B.A. (Panteion University)

MEPIELAN Research Assistant


Ilias Diamantopoulos is a Research Assistant in MEPIELAN Center.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International, European, and Area Studies (“Excellent”) with a major in Public International Law and Institutions from the Panteion University of Athens, Greece (2022). Throughout his studies he wrote a number of module-specific research essays, which included “Limitation of Human Rights under International Human Rights Law”, “The Dispute Settlement Process in ICAO”, “International Law Commission and the Phenomenon of fragmentation of International Law”, “Effects of underdevelopment in Central and South America andthe Caribbean: the case of Chile”, “The SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation”. In the framework of his Bachelor’s Degree studies, Ilias, as an Erasmus exchange student, successfully completed a semester at the Law Department of Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (2020-2021) specialized in EU Law.

From February 2022 to April 2022, Ilias conducted an internship at the A7 Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is in charge of political relations between Greece and the countries of North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. During his internship, Ilias conducted research and report drafting on the latest developments in the LAC countries and wrote research papers utilized for the Directorate’s internal briefing.

Ilias has also attended numerous academic seminars and conferences on International and European Law, International Relations, and Sustainable Development and produced papers. Moreover, he has been a member of the Panteion University Study Group on the application of the 17 SDGs to the university campus.

In January 2023, Ilias joined MEPIELAN Centre (Mediterranean Programme for International Environmental Law and Negotiation as a Research Assistant. Under this capacity, he conducts research in the realm of International and European Environmental Law and Governance in the Mediterranean context, works for the new edition of MEPIELAN E-Bulletin and he assists in the organization of a training school on the Sustainability Governance in the Mediterranean to be carried out by UNEP/MAP and MEPIELAN/EPLO.

For his research activity at MEPIELAN, he has been awarded a scholarship from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in May 2023.

Research Interests

  • Theory, Methodology, and Philosophy of Public International Law
  • International Environmental Law and Governance
  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Organisations
  • Sustainable Development Law and Policy


  • Member of MEPIELAN’s Research Team
  • State Scholarships Foundation scholarship recipient
  • Fellow of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)