• Omri Preiss is co-founder and managing director of Alliance4Europe. He has worked as an EU affairs and civil society professional, as a policy advisor on foreign affairs, sustainability and human rights at the European Parliament, as well as in advocacy and lobbying on these issues. More recently, he has worked on developing civic tech tools and innovative approaches to campaigning and citizen participation.
• Maia Mazurkiewicz is co-founder and Head of Intelligence at Alliance4Europe, coordinator of the Polish NGO network the European Front. Maia has 15 years of experience in political management, foreign affairs, and communication. She is an expert in cybersecurity and fighting disinformation. A trainer specialized in project management, leadership, and campaigns. She has worked for the former President of the Republic of Poland.
• Dr. Angelos Kaskanis is the Project Manager of Tactics Institute For Security & Counter Terrorism. He has participated/co-organized several workshops in more than 20 countries that focus on Religious Extremism, Radicalization, Safety, and Security in Southeastern Europe, European Identity and Greco-Turkish Relations. Awards of academic excellence include scholarship from the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation.
• Dr. Vassilis Kappis is a Deputy Director and Lecturer at the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies in the University of Buckingham (BUCSIS), as well as a visiting Professor at the War Studies University of Poland. Before joining the University of Buckingham, Vassilis undertook post-doc research at the University of Tel-Aviv. His research interests lie in the strategic and psychological aspects of security crises and foreign policy decision-making, as well as the geopolitical dynamics of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Professor Panagiotou Nikolaos
Mr. Smilianis Christos
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This event is co-organized by Digital Communication Network SouthEast Europe Hub (DCN SEE) and World Learning and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. DCNSEE is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges. DCN SOUTHEAST EUROPE HUB is a consortium of Aristotle University, Digital Communication Network, non-profits, public and private organizations and companies involved in the fields of digital communication, social impact campaigns, technology, and innovation. It is a unique, interdisciplinary coalition tapping into the best talent and resources across Europe.