Vera Tika is a Political Scientist. Project Manager and a researcher of the program of Southeastern Europe. Her main academic and research interests includes the broad spectrum of the processes of democratization in the Balkans, right-wing extremism in Europe and in the Balkans, Populism, Comparative Politics, Euroscepticism, social movements, political parties and globalization. She is completing her PhD thesis at Panteion University in Athens with emphasis on the political systems of three Balkan countries after the fall if Communism: Albania, Bulgaria and Romania. Vera has a masters degree in Political Science from the university of Panteion in Athens and an undergraduate degree in Social Policy from the same university. She has been involved in different European projects concerning the phenomena of social and political radicalism, the development of the comparative research and secondary analysis (Socialdatanet). She is a member of the Hellenic Political Science Association (HPSA) and the Hellenic League of the Human Rights. Vera speaks Albanian, Greek, Italian, French, Spanish, English and some Bulgarian.