Socrates Zachos

Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow

MEPIELAN Centre, Panteion University of Athens

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Ph.D, Panteion University

Socrates Zachos is a Senior Research Fellow of MEPIELAN Centre and a member of the editorial research team of MEPIELAN E-Bulletin.
He holds a PhD in International Environmental Law and Policy from the Panteion University of Athens. His thesis, conducted under the supervision of the Director of MEPIELAN, Professor Evangelos Raftopoulos, was entitled “Global Environmental Governance at Regional and Local Level. Issues, Challenges and Perspectives”.

In 2002, he obtained a Bachelor in ‘International and European Studies’ from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, in Athens. During 2003, he went to China, where he attended language and cultural courses in Beijing Language and Cultural University. In 2006, he received a Master degree in ‘Environment and Sustainable Development’ from the International and European Studies Department of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, in Athens. Socrates Zachos has worked as Special Adviser on issues related to Environment, Sustainable Development & Transeuropean Municipal Networks to Georgios Papanikolaou, Mayor of Glyfada Municipality, from 2014 to 2018. He is currently serving as a Secretary General of Municipality of Glyfada.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Governance Regimes

  • Planning and Application of Environmental and Sustainable Development Policies at Regional and Local Level.

  • Environmental Governance at Regional and Local Level

  • Public Participation

  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

  • Transboundary Movements of Hazardous wastes

Selected Publications

  • Zachos, S., “Unfolding Local Authorities Role and Contribution to the Rio+20 Process”, MEPIELAN E-Bulletin, November 2012 (editor reviewed)

Activities

  • General Secretary of the Municipality of Glyfada, Attica, Greece

  • Teaching Associate, “International and Regional Environmental Governance”, (2011-2019), Postgraduate Programme of the Dept. of International & European Studies, Panteion University of Athens

  • Teaching Associate, “International Environmental Law and the Mediterranean” (2014-2019), Dept. of International & European Studies, Panteion University of Athens

  • Editorial Assistant, MEPIELAN E-Bulletin