October 2024: Sustainable Governance Training School

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October 2024: Sustainable Governance Training School

Nadia Vassiliadou


MEPIELAN Communication Officer

Ph.D (Cand),
Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration,
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens




Ph.D (Cand), Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration,
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Nadia Vassiliadou is a journalist, permanent member of ESHEA (Journalist’s Union of Athens Daily Newspapers) and Communication Officer of MEPIELAN Centre. She is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science & Public Administration, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, conducting research οn climate change and EU’s environmental policy in the european mass media.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Mass Media from the Panteion University of Athens and a Master of Arts in Environmental Governance and Sustainable Development from the Panteion University. Her Postgraduate thesis, in 2018, was entitled “Media and Environment in Greece: The Method of Managing General Environmental Issues by the Press – The Role of Media Owners, Journalists and the More Effective Use of Environmental Information Sources“.

She is co-creator and journalist of the news website “PressPublica” (www.presspublica.gr), a partnership of independent media professionals, which has 12 members. From April 2015 to April 2017, she participated in the three-member committee, responsible for the multi-dimensional organization, sustainability, promotion, support of the website.

She has worked as a Communication Officer at the Ministry of Labor handling the Social Solidarity portfolio and at the Special Secretariat for Crisis Communication Management of the Ministry of Digital Politics, Telecommunications and Information.

She had been working as a journalist for the newspaper Eleftherotypia, the Sunday edition of it (Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia) and its website (www.enet.gr) between 2000 and 2014. Her main responsibility was the research, mostly focused on environmental and political issues, and the free reporting. In recent years, she had been accredited to the Ministry of Interior. At the same time, she acted as member of the investigative team at the “Reports Without Frontiers” newscast at ΕRΤ TV (between 2002 and 2005), while afterwards she worked at the newspaper “Documento” and its website as an accredited editor at the Ministry of Interior and responsible for research and free reporting.

Nadia has published numerous reports and conducted researches on environmental issues and corruption. Some of them have occupied the judiciary authorities, the press and the Greek parliament as they have served as a stepping stone to parliamentary questions. In 2014 she participated with her journalistic research to the documentary “128 Days in the Block”, which was based upon the case of construction of a landfill in Keratea region, case that she had extensively covered and investigated on behalf of the newspaper.

Areas of Expertise

  • Climate Change and Mass Media
  • EU’s environmental policy in the European Mass Media
  • Mass Media and the environment in Greece
  • Mass Media and the Mediterranean sustainable environmental governance


  • Communication Officer of MEPIELAN Centre
  • Journalist of the news website “PressPublica”
  • Researcher, National Network for Climate Change and its Impacts