Ms. Georgia Chantzi

Research and Policy Development Manager

Ms. Georgia Chantzi is responsible for the development and implementation of the scientific activities and programmes of ICBSS, including managing research projects. She has more than 10 years expererience in project management from various funding frameworks, such as H2020, FP7, BSEC HDF, CEI. Her expertise includes Black Sea regional cooperation, EU–Black Sea cooperation, blue growth, science and technology, and transnational organised crime. 

Her other area of responsibility includes providing secretarial support to the ICBSS Board of Directors. Georgia also runs the Centre’s annual ‘BSEC Month of Culture’. 

Prior to joining ICBSS in 2010, she has worked at the Hellenic Management Association, and has interned as junior researcher at the Centre for Russia, Eurasia and SE Europe (CERESE), in Athens. She holds an MA in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security from Coventry University, UK and a BA in International and European Studies from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece.

Ms. Athina Korovesi

Communications and Public Relations Manager

Ms. Athina Korovesi joined the ICBSS on January 2013. She is responsible for the communication of ICBSS, including handling press enquiries, media relations management and social and digital media. Her other areas of responsibilities include administration and logistics for the Centre’s events, accounting support, as well as providing secretarial support to the Director General’s office. In September 2019, Athina elected Head for Southern and Western Greece of the "Anna Lindh Foundation Greek Network", with the ICBSS as Focal Point.

She holds the Executive MSc. in European Studies from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and a Bachelor in International and European Studies from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. Currently, she is studying Journalism and New Media (MA) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).

On 2011, she had an internship at ICBSS and on 2013 at the english spoken news bulletin “NEWS 4U” of the internationally broadcast channel “ERT World” run by Greece’s national broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). She was a researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Greece. She has attended numerous conferences and seminars.

Mr. Georgios Mitakis

Director of Finance