Anna Kandyla is a Research Fellow at ELIAMEP. She holds a BA. in Communication and Mass Media from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an MA in Political Behaviour from the University of Essex. She completed her doctoral studies in 2020 with a thesis on the contribution of the European Citizens’ Initiative in reducing the democratic deficit of the European Union. Her research interests include EU politics, political participation and representation, theories of democracy and the public sphere.

Recent publications include:

Kandyla, A. and Gherghina, S. (2018). “What Triggers the Intention to Use the European Citizens’ Initiative? The Role of Benefits, Values and Efficacy”, Journal of Common Market Studies, online first.

Psychogiopoulou E. and Kandyla, A. (2018). “Greece: Between Systemic Inefficiencies and Nascent Opportunities Online”, Tobias Eberwein, Susanne Fengler, Matthias Karmasin (eds), European Handbook of Media Accountability, Routledge.

Kandyla, A. (2015) “The Creative Europe Programme: Policy-Making Dynamics And Outcomes”, Evangelia Psychogiopoulou (ed.), Cultural Governance and the European Union. Protecting and Promoting Cultural Diversity in Europe, Palgrave Macmillan.