PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
INTERNATIONAL LAW PROFESSOR
Professor Dr. Dr.h.c. Paraskevi (Paroula) Naskou-Perraki was born in Thessaloniki. She studied at the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, at Roosevelt University of Chicago, attended classes at The Hague Academy of International Law, at the Academy of Comparative Law, at the International Institute for Human Rights in Strasbourg and received her doctorate thesis on Public International Law from the Faculty of Law of Democritus University of Thrace.
She taught at the Faculty of Law of Democritus University in Komotini, from 1974 to 1993 and from 1994 to 2014 at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, where she founded ThessisMUN and the UNESCO Chair on Inter-cultural Policy. She was the editor of the “UNESCO Chair Publications”.
Secretary of the Center of International and European Economic Law (1997-2007), visiting professor at the Law School of Capital University, Colombus, Ohio, USA (2001, 2009, 2011), lecturer at the Summer School of the same University held in Thessaloniki (1997-2005), she taught at the National School of Judges, at the European Master on Human Rights and Democratization in Venice (2002), at the Masters program of the World Trade Institute on Bern (2002, 2003) , at the Institute of Human Rights in Strasburg (2010), at the University of the Hague to judges from Indonesia (2017-2019) and gave lectures at different Universities in Europe. Member in many scientific associations she was Secretary of the Board of K Koufa Foundation (2014-2018), she is the President of the Board of the Institute for Balkan Studies, Vice President of UNESCO Center for Women and Peace in the Balkans, Director of the Hellenic Institute for the United Nations, member of the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.
She was awarded an Honorary Doctor from the Department of Law and History of the Neophit Rilsky University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (2003). She was member of the Editorial Committee of the Hellenic Review of European Law (2004-2007) , the Scientific Committee of the Refugee and Alien Law Annually (1998-2018) and Chief Editor of the Evrigenis Yearbook of International and European Law (2018-). She has represented Greece at the dialogue of EU-Iran, EU-China on Human Rights and at the adoption of Dublin II Regulation in the European Union.
In 2011 she was appointed Judge ad Hoc at the European Court of Human Rights. She has published books and scientific articles in Greek, French and English.
MEMBER OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Dimitra Karakioulaki is a law student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2010 she has participated at numerous international sessions of Model United Nations, the European Youth Parliament and the Model Greek Parliament, as well as at various debate and public speaking competitions, wining awards for meritorious performance. She is an active member of ELSA, Youthorama, NSHSS and was a volunteer at the United Nations. On 2018 she participated at the 12th session of UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances in Geneva and on 2019 she represented Greece at the International Negotiation Competition in Tokyo. She is a co-founder and member of the organizing committees of the “Students as Diplomats” conference and the “Students Debaters” competition in Thessaloniki, Greece.
MEMBER OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Nikolas Blounas is a 22 year old Law student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Throughout his life has participated in a plethora of youth conferences such as Models of the United Nations, where he’s been awarded as Best Judge in the ICJ (International Court of Justice) committee, and EYP (European Youth Parliament) where he was selected among a team of high-school students to represent Greece in an international forum held in Constantinople. He has also been taking place in public debate and speaking competitions managing to be awarded with the prize of the Best Speaker in North Greece. For the last 6 years he is an active YMCA volunteer and the last 4 years has been a co-founder and member of the organizing committees of the “Students as Diplomats” conference and the “Students Debaters” competition in Thessaloniki, Greece.
head of communications
Andromachi Sklopi is 20 years old. She has graduated from the Hellenic College of Thessaloniki and right now she is an undergraduate student in the faculty of Journalism and Mass Communications at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From a very young age sports have played a major and decisive role in the formation of her character and her education and she has been awarded many times. She is fluent in English and German and she has excellent computer skills. She has participated in many UN's and UNESCO's simulations, as well as in rhetoric debates as a journalist, editor in chief, social media manager and communications manager. She has worked as a secretary and has been many times in charge of supervision, creative occupation and amusement of children. In her spare time she is an amateur photographer and she plays volleyball.