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George Dikaios is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. His doctoral research focuses on the European Union's relations with other international organizations through the lenses of the European foreign policy and by using the example of climate diplomacy. The provisional title of his thesis is Normative (without) Power: Internal and External EU Climate Diplomacy towards the IMO and the ICAO. His research is part of the UNESCO Chair on Climate Diplomacy and it has received scholarships by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) and the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Since 2019, he is a Research Fellow at the Institute of European Integration and Policy (IEIP), where he participates in research programs and coordinates the Jean Monnet Module 'European Climate Diplomacy'. Prior to that and since 2015, he was a Junior Research Fellow at the IEIP. At the same time, he is an external associate of the Research Unit for International and European Politics (Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean).



ΜSc Political Science: International Organization, Leiden University (2019)

MA in International and European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2015)

BSc Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2014)



Research interests

International organizations, European diplomacy, Climate diplomacy, European public policy 


Participation in current/recent research and educational programs at the IEIP

Jean Monnet Module 'European Climate Diplomacy'

UNESCO Chair on Climate Diplomacy

Mapping the implementation of the SDGs in Greece


Peer-reviewed articles

Dikaios G. and Tsagkroni V. (2021) 'Failing to build a network as policy entrepreneurs: Greek politicians negotiating with the EU during the first quarter of SYRIZA in government'. Contemporary Politics, doi:

Dikaios G. (2018) ‘The United Nations contribution to linking sustainable development to environmental protection’, Science and Society: Journal of Political and Moral Theory 37: 139-169 [in Greek].

Dikeos C. and Dikaios G. (2017) ‘European Elections 2014: A complete change of political personnel. Attempting to investigate causes and predict trends’ in Social Science Tribune 17(67): 123-143 [in Greek].


Recent activity

Paper presentation titled 'Contested Competence: The European Commission's Efforts to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Aviation' at the UACES 51st Annual Conference, 6-8 September 2021.

Paper presentation (with N. Dabanovic) titled 'Coal Phase-Out Policies: Leaders And Laggards In The EU' at the UACES 51st Annual Conference, 6-8 September 2021.

Paper presentation titled 'Compliance through Soft Mechanisms in International Climate Change Law and Politics' at the Compliance with Soft Law Workshop, University of Hamburg, 22-23 April 2021 (virtually).

Paper presentation titled 'International implementation of EU Climate Norms: The cases of the ICAO and the IMO' at the UACES Virtual Conference, 7-11 September 2020 & the 1st Workshop of the UACES Research Network ‘The Role of Europe in global challenges: Climate change and sustainable development’, Chester, UK, 15 June 2020 (virtually).

Paper presentation titled 'Greek Politicians as Policy Entrepreneurs in a Two-Level Game' at the 14th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 25 August 2020 (virtual event).

Paper presentation titled 'The EU's influence on the IMO: The case of climate change’ at the Annual Conference of the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, Athens, 21 December 2019.

Paper presentation titled 'EU Normative Power and the IMO: Internal and External EU Climate Diplomacy' at the POLITEIA Conference: An International Conference of Political Scientists, Athens, 28 September 2019.

Paper presentation titled 'Exporting EU Climate Regulation: Infulencing the EU Member-States and the IMO' at the pre-conference event of the Interest Group The EU as a Global Actor at the 15th Conference of the European Society of International Law, Athens, 12 September 2019.

Paper presentation titled ''Normative Power Europe' and the IMO: Internal and External EU Climate Diplomacy' at the 2nd NORTIA Jean Monnet Network Conference, Poznan, 6 June 2019.