Elizabeth Phocas  is Deputy Director at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). She is also General Coordinator of the Halki International Seminars.
She received her BA in Political Sciences and Public Administration at the University of Athens and MA in European Politics at the University of Essex where she was also Research Fellow at the East European Studies Department. She was Activities and Development Coordinator before assuming the position of Deputy Director at ELIAMEP. She has knowledge of academic institutions as well as the the NGO and think tanks map in Greece, the Balkans, the EU member states and the US, strong background focused on NGO management and knowledge of the political, economic and technical situation in Eastern Europe. She created successful international project teams that worked efficiently and were action-oriented. She is also the Greek coordinator for both the European and American Marshall Memorial Fellowship Programmes. Since 2007 Elizabeth Phocas is Senior International Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the City University of New York.