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Keynote Speakers




Prof. Stella Sofia Kyvelou

Prof. Stella Sofia Kyvelou

Prof. Stella Sofia Kyvelou

Department of Economic and Regional Development

Panteion University, Greece


Short CV: 

Stella Kyvelou is Professor and Head of the Post-graduate Studies Programme (2021-2023), at the Department of Economic and Regional Development of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She studied Architect-Engineer at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is holding DEA and PhD in Spatial Planning, Regional & Urban Planning of the University Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She specialises in European environmental policy, local development and maritime spatial planning (MSP). Her research activities include European territorial development and cohesion and was Scientific Responsible of the ESPON2006 National Contact Point (2000-2006) and Director of the ESPON2013 National Contact Point (2008-2015) providing in parallel consultancy to the Greek Ministry of Development. She was involved in or coordinated several ESPON projects, namely ESPONTrain, ESPON-INTERSTRAT, ESPON-USESPON, ESPON-on-the-Road….Her research interests are focusing on sustainable urban development and sustainable construction, inclusive growth, spatial dimension of poverty and social exclusion, blue economy, maritime spatial planning, maritime cultural heritage, geophilosophy and geopolitics. Author of books and articles, columnist in electronic media and key-note speaker in meetings and conferences (e.g European Maritime Day, ESPON seminars, IMP Facility for the Mediterranean etc.). In 2011, she was awarded by the French government as «Chevalier à l’ordre de Palmes Académiques». She is currently Eastern Mediterranean Sea-basin expert for the European MSP Platform (DGMARE/CINEA).

Stella has served as Deputy Head of the Department of Economic and Regional development of Panteion University (2018-2020) and as Special Adviser to the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy on issues related to insular policies, maritime spatial planning and protection of the marine environment (2018-2019). She is also president of the Greek-French and International non-profit entreprise “SDMED Observation, Planning & Eco-Innovation”.




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