Dr. Christos Koutsampelas is a researcher at the Economics Research Centre of the University of Cyprus. He is also national coordinator and expert in social inclusion and pensions for Cyprus in the European Social Policy Network (ESPN). He holds a BSc in Economics, a MSc degree in International Economics and a PhD in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
His research focuses on the empirical analysis of economic, social and educational inequalities and the study of social policy in national and EU contexts. His work has been published in international academic journals, collective volumes, monographs and technical reports.
Angeliki Konstantinidou joined the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) at the University of Liége as a PhD candidate for the ERC-funded project “Migration, Transnationalism and Social Protection in (post-) crisis Europe (MiTSoPro)”, under the supervision of Dr Jean-Michel Lafleur.
She completed her MA in Political Analysis (2014) and her BA degree (2011) in Political Science at the faculty of Law, Economy and Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She was also a visiting MA researcher at Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa- Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Prior to CEDEM, she worked as Research Assistant at the University of Leicester for the international project “Pathways to power: the political representation of citizens of immigrants origin in eight European democracies” and, in parallel, as a coder for the ERC- funded project “ResponsivGov: democratic responsiveness in a comparative perspective”. Before her position in Leicester, she was an MA student researcher for the Comparative Candidate Survey and Hellenic Voter Study conducted by the Laboratory of Applied Political Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her interests include social protection, comparative politics, international migration, political participation, political representation, integration policies for immigrant-origin minorities, party competition.