Vera Karanika has recently graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Law. She first discovered her passion for human rights during her Erasmus studies in Berlin at Free University where she focused on human rights law. Interested in a pragmatic view on the field, she volunteered at New Neighborhood, a Berlin-based citizen’s initiative aspiring to get people who fled from environments in which their fundamental rights were violated, to understand their rights, improve their German language skills, and participate in cultural activities. For the past year, Vera has been working as a trainee lawyer and is currently undertaking an internship at Antigone, a Greek NGO, where she researches the Greek asylum system. In her free time, she facilitates photography workshops for refugee youth and dances flamenco. After Antigone, Vera will attend the LLM program in European and International Human Rights Law at Leiden University, with the intention to become a researcher in this field.
Updated July 2018