Dr. Triantafyllos Karatrantos is International Relations, European Security and new threats expert. He is Senior Advisor on Radicalisation, Organised Crime and Terrorism Research and Prevention Policies at the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA). Also he is Post- Doc Researcher on Polarisation & Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and also Lecturer at the National Security School of Greece on the topics “Multiculturalism, Migration and Security, Intercultural Policing and Community Policing, Radicalisation and Terrorism”.
He holds a PhD in European Security and New Threats from the University of the Aegean. Since 2014 he was working at the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) on training programs and European and research projects. Furthermore, he is a certified by RAN COE trainer in Radicalization and Member of the RAN LOCAL Group and a CEPOL network expert and a specialized trainer on hot-spots trends and challenges and FTF’s common identification indicators.
Since 2005, when awarded him as a member of a youth team his first European grant from the Program Youth, he is actively coordinating and participating to the implementation of twenty (20) European and Research projects (HORIZON 2020, ISF- Police, AMIF, ERASMUS+, DG JUSTICE, EDF). The last years he focus on first line practitioners training programs, especially short courses for Law Enforcement personnel on radicalisation and counter- terrorism and the research on security planning, terrorism and violent extremism, security sector reform, policing policies and models, states and the new security environment, European security and linkages between security and foreign policy. Since July 2019 he is Security Police Advisor at the Minister’s of Citizen Protection Office.