Ms Dora Giannaki

Professional sector
  • Youth policy
  • Youth research
Fields of expertise
  • Citizenship and participation
  • European youth policy
  • History of youth work / youth policy
  • Human rights education
  • Intercultural learning
  • National youth policy
  • Non formal education
  • Youth violence and juvenile justice
Countries of Expertise
  • Greece
General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth
A few words about myself
Dora Giannaki is a Political Scientist, Researcher, Consultant and Trainer. She holds a first degree in Political Science from Panteion University (Athens), a Master’s degree (MA) in Political Theory from Essex University and a Master's degree (MA) in Security & Justice from the University of Leeds. She has worked as Special Advisor at the Greek General Secretariat for Youth, as Research Associate at the National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Training (E.KE.PIS) and as National Correspondent for Greece at the European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy (European Commission – Council of Europe Youth Partnership). Since 2009 she has been working as a policy and political communication advisor for Members of the Hellenic Parliament. Her research interests include European Youth Policies, Policing and Human Rights Issues, Political Communication and Education & Lifelong Learning. In this respect, Dora has taken part in a variety of European Programmes on Youth, as well as in programmes on Intercultural Education and Human Rights (with an emphasis on the training of personnel in law enforcement agencies), Political Communication and Certification of Professional Qualifications.

Selected publications on Youth:

Giannaki, D. (2018). ‘The Contribution of Criminology in the Interpretation of the Phenomenon of Youth Violent Radicalisation’ (in Greek), in Criminology, Annual Publication (April 2018).

Giannaki, D. (2017). ‘Youth Radicalisation and the Role of Youth Work in Times of (In)Security’ (in English). In Connolly, N., Labadie, F., Schild, H., Vanhee, J. & Williamson, H. (eds.), Thinking Seriously About Youth Work, Strasbourg: Council of Europe and European Commission.

Giannaki, D. (2016). ‘Politische Bildung und Partizipation: Instrumente zur Absicherung der Demokratie und zur Vorbeugung der gewaltsamen Radikalisierung von Jugendlichen’ [Political Education and Participation: Instruments for the Protection of Democracy and the Prevention of Violent Youth Radicalisation] (in German and Greek), Bonn: International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany (IJAB).

Giannaki, D. (2016). ‘Synecdoches of Youth: The Genealogy of a Concept’ (in Greek). In Kotsonopoulos, L., Papapidimitriou, D. & Synodinos, Z. (eds.), Youth and Economic Crises in Greece 1929 and 2008, Athens: Gutenberg.

Giannaki, D. (2015). ‘Jugendforschung in Griechenland’ [Youth Research in Greece] (in German and Greek), Bonn: International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany (IJAB).

Pechtelidis, Y. and Giannaki, D. (2014), ‘Youth Policy in Greece and the Current Economic and Political Crisis’ (in English), in Autonomie Locali e Servizi Sociali, 37(3): 461-477.

Giannaki, D. (2014), ‘Youth Work in Greece: A Historical Overview’ (in English). In Taru, M., Coussee, F. and Williamson, H. (eds.), The History of Youth Work in Europe – Volume 4, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.

Giannaki, D. (2012), ‘Jugend in Alarmbereitschaft: Eine Deutung der Jugendrevolten’ [Youth Under Siege: An Interpretation of Youth Riots in Britain and Greece] (in German), in Jugendpolitik, 2: 30-34.

Giannaki, D. (2010), ‘General Secretariat for Youth – The Social Subject “Youth”, Leisure Time and Public Policies’ (in Greek). In Vamvakas, V. & Panayotopoulos, P. (eds.), Greece in the 80’s – Social, Political and Cultural Dictionary, Athens: To Perasma.

Bohn, I., Stallmann, L. et al. (2007), ‘The Socioeconomic Scope of Youth Work in Europe’ (in English), Frankfurt: Institute for Social Work and Social Education (ISS). A study commissioned by the Youth Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe.
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