Athina is a Greek Attorney at Law, currently working at the NGO Arsis’ Informal Education Centre for Refugee Children on Kos, representing the unaccompanied minors. She is also a member of the Registry of Attorneys at Law of the Greek Asylum Service. Athina has developed an advanced understanding of the refugee issue that Greece is dealing with, as she previously provided legal assistance to asylum seekers and got involved in local movements championing solidarity and social justice. To her, the refugees’ presence is not a disaster, but provides a twofold opportunity for refugees and Kos residents alike to reshape the island’s economy, disproportionately hit over the past decades from a one-size-fits-all tourism-focused investment boom. She received her LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University and her undergraduate law degree from Democritus University of Thrace. She was born and raised on Kos Island, Greece.
Updated October 2019