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Lydia Avrami is a Researcher at the Institute of European Integration and Policy and a Research Fellow at the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) and at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). She participates in research and educational projects. Since 2018, she is adjunct lecturer of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (PSPA) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and she co-lectures the course “Environmental Governance” of the Postgraduate Programme “International and European Studies”, in collaboration with Assc. Prof. Emm. Doussis.

In 2019 she completed her postdoctoral research, titled “Social dimensions of climate change policy in times of crisis”, which was funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and conducted at the Dept. of PSPA NKUA). She was awarded with distinction her Ph.D. in European climate change policy from the NKUA (2015) and she was Scholar of the A.G. Leventis Foundation (2011-2014). She was Visiting Researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany (2014) with a short-term research fellowship of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY).



PhD in Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2015)

MSc in International and European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2007)

BSc in Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2005)



Research interests

International and European environmental policy, effectiveness of environmental policies, social and environmental inequalities, Marine protected areas.


Participation in research and educational programs at the IEIP

UNESCO Chair on Climate Diplomacy

Jean Monnet Module 'European Climate Diplomacy'

Jean Monnet Module 2015-2018

Observatory for climate change in South-east Europe



Avrami L. (2019) 'Social Dimensions of Climate Change Policy in Greece in times of crisis: Environmental Taxation and Energy Poverty', Greek Political Science Review, 45: 154-201 [in Greek].

Avrami L. (2019) 'Social and Environmental Inequalities in within European countries in times of crisis: An empirical comparative analysis', The Greek Review of Social Research 152: 3-44 [in Greek].  

Stathopoulou T., Avrami L., Kostaki A., Cavounidis J. & Eikemo T.A. (2019) 'Safety, Health and Trauma among newly arrived refugees in Greece', Journal of Refugee Studies, DOI: 10.1093/jrs/fez034.

Avrami L. & Sprinz D. (2018) 'Measuring and explaining the EU's Effect on National Climate Performance”, Environmental Politics', Environmental Politics 28(5): 822-846 

Avrami L. (2018) 'European Environmental Policy and the Greek Reality', to Maravegias N. & Sakellaropoulos Th. (eds.) Greece and European Integration 1962-2018, Athens: Dionikos, 245-279 [in Greek].

Eikemo T.A., Avrami L., Cavounidis J., Mouriki A., Gkiouleka A., McNamara C.L., & Stathopoulou T. (2018) 'Health in crises. Migration, austerity and inequalities in Greece and Europe: introduction to the supplement', European Journal of Public Health, 28(suppl_5): 1-4.

Chatzistavrou F. & Avrami L. (2013) (eds.) Guide: The Greek Parliament and the European Union, Publication of the EU, European Commission's Representation in Greece (142 pages) [in Greek].