MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows

Anastasia Chalkia

COURSE:International, European and National Law on Refugees / Migration Flows
Field of specialization, studies, work experience:

Anastasia Chalkia has been assigned as a course tutor of Sociology at the University of West Attica (2018-2019) and at the MA in Criminology at the Panteion University (2014-15). Also she is a registered teaching staff at the National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government (since 2018). Since 2013, she is working at the Greek Asylum Service, first as a Special Scientific Personel responsible for the Status Refugee Determination and then she has held positions of responsibility as a Head at the Regional Asylum Office in Leros and at the Asylum Unit in Athens. Since 2015, she is a National Trainer certified by the European Asylum Support Service in the module “Inclusion in International Protection”. Also, she is a Deputy Country Representative at the European Crime Prevention Network (2017-present).

She holds a Ph.D. (2012) from the Panteion University and a MA in Criminology from the same University.

Description of prior teaching/training activities:

She was a member of the Working Group at the European Asylum Support Office for the preparation of  the tool: "Asylum Procedure. Standards and indicators" (2018). She was appointed as Substitute Delegate of the Hellenic National Commission for Human Rights at the 2nd Committee for Migration, Ministry of Interior, (2013-2014, 2014-2015). She was member of the Jury for the European Crime Prevention Award under the Italian and the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU (2013 & 2014) and Assistant of the Chair under the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU. During the period 2014-2015 she was Vice-President at the Central Council for Crime Prevention (Ministry of Citizen Protection). She was a Scientific Collaborator at the MA in Criminology (Panteion Criminology, 2007-2016). She has been trained in several modules of the European Asylum Support Office in support of the promotion of quality and harmonization in the area of asylum: Common European Asylum System, Interview Techniques, Interview with Children, Evidence Assessment, Inclusion in Interantional Protection, Country of origin information.

Additional information (such as publications, awards, link, etc):

She has numerous publications and presentations in national and international congresses on asylum; racist violence, and on criminology. Also, she has written a monograph (Crime Prevention and public participation, Dionikos, 2017, Greek / English) and she has edited two volumes in Criminology (Volume in Honour of Professor James Farsedakis. The contemporary criminality, its confrontation and the science of Criminology, Vol. I,II, Nomiki vivliothiki, 2012 & (assist.) Criminology in the face of contemporary challenges, On the occasion of thirty years of activity of the Hellenic Society of Criminology (1978-2009), 2011).

(selected) Publications

  • (2018) (with Giouzepas, A.) "It's just Europe's turn:EU's and Greece's response to the current refugee and migration flows", Kury, H., Redo, H. (eds) Refugees and migrants in law and policy - Challenges and opportunities for Global Civil Education, Springer Verlag, pp.436-456, DOI:10.1007/978-3-31972159-0_20.
  • (2018) The impact of criminal violence on the integration of refugees and immigrants, Criminology (Egklimatologia), Vol. 1/2018, [in Greek].
  • (2016) "Aspects of hate crimes in Greece and proposals for their confrontation", in Gasparinatou, M. (Ed.) Crime in Crisis, Essays in honor of Professor Dr. Νestor Courakis, Ant.N.Sakkoula, Athens-Komotini, pp.1694-1722,  [in Greek].
  • (2013) “Racially motivated crimes in Greece in the age of austerity: from victimization to the onslaught of democracy", Criminology (Egklimatologia), Vol. 1/2013, pp.80-88, [in Greek]. 

(selected) Presentations

  • (with M.Lempesi & J.Tsiganou) “Social integration in Greece: the refugee perspective”, 18-21 September 2019, 19th Annual Conference of ESC, Gent.
  • (with M.Lempesi & J.Tsiganou) “Subjective meanings of the transition and integration. The case of Syrian refugees in Greece”, 2nd Congress: Social Sciences today. Dilemmas and perspectives beyond the crisis, 06-09.06.209, Scholl of Social Sciences, Univesity of Aegean, Lesbos.
  • (with A.Giouzepas) “Migration / refugee flows and challenges for Europe and Greece: stable institutional responses in liguid political environment”, 2nd Congress: Social Sciences today. Dilemmas and perspectives beyond the crisis, 06-09 June.2019, Schooll of Social Sciences, Univesity of Aegean, Lesbos.
  • “Free legal assistance in the Greek mainland: The case of the Regional Asylum Office of Attica", Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), Athens Bar Association, 22 June 2018, Athens.
  • "Profile of the asylum applicants and the beneficiaries of International Protection", 3rd Congress of the Department of Political Science and International Studies "Democracy, Development and Safety: politics in the context of uncertainty", University of Peloponnese, 9 December 2017, Loutraki.
  • “International Protection: The Greek Asylum ServiceI", 5th Congress of the Hellenic Sociological Society & Department of Communication and Media of the National University of Athens, Harokopio University, 10-12 December 2015, Athens.
  • “Aspects of hate crimes in Greece today", Criminological Conference in Honor of Emeritus Professor Nestor Courakis, Athens Bar Association, 2-4 April 2015, Athens.
  • “THB and connection with illegal immigration”, CEPOL Seminal “Markets related to illegal immigration detecting-tackling-repatriating”, Zappeio Mansion, 2 June 2014, Athens.
  • “Immigration and hate crimes: A long journey of victimization”, 4th National Conference: “Social identities and social cohesion. Challenges and Prospects”, Hellenic Sociological Society, Harokopio University 12-14 December 2013, Athens.