Dimitris Kollias is a Junior Research Fellow at the Ariane Condellis European Programme, with a focal point on affairs encapsulating the convictions, notions and conceptions of European Strategic Autonomy and Europe’s position and orientation within the wider, broad and thick International and Geopolitical spectrum. He also operates under a scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Greece and Cyprus.

Dimitris bears a Master’s degree (MSc) in Defence, Development and Diplomacy (peace and conflict studies) from Durham’s Global Security Institute (DGSi), Durham University, Trevelyan College and a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in International and European Studies from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki. He is trained in the theory of International Relations, European Political History, International Law, Defence and Development Studies and Political Philosophy which indeed enables a much-needed cross-fertilisation between these traditionally divergent perspectives.

In the past, he has been part of and functioned in various national and transnational organisations in Greece and Britain where he accumulated significant professional experience in the field of international relations. He is also a core group member of the EU Youth Hub / ELIAMEP.