General Secretariat for Demography and Housing Policy

Dr Marina Stefou

She graduated from the School of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a postgraduate degree in Law and Business Economics from the Department of International and European Studies, of Panteion University of Athens, as well as a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in International Economic Law from the same institution.
As a Marie Curie PhD fellow of the European Commission and a member of the European Corporate Governance Training Network (ECGTN), she conducted part of her PhD research at the Department of Financial Law of the University of Genoa in Italy in 2006-2008. She published research studies on the comparative analysis of corporate governance in Greece and Cyprus, the American law on corporate governance: Sarbanes Oxley Act and its extraterritorial application, the financial crisis and its consequences on corporate governance.

In 2011, she successfully completed the special interdisciplinary program for top executives of the American university Harvard Kennedy School on the topic “Senior Managers in Government”.

She has fourteen years of professional experience in the European Parliament, having worked as a scientific associate of MEPs (Members of the European Parliament), in various Committees, as well as an advisor of the European People’s Party Group (EPP Group) in the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL).

She specialized in the formulation and technical negotiation of European legislation on subjects of economic governance, constitutional affairs and human rights, employment and employment creation, social policy and equal rights, in the promotion of equality policies, wage transparency and equal pay, combating gender discrimination and stereotypes, in the development of demographic policies in the member states and affordable housing policies as well as to promote policies for balancing private/family and professional life.

She participated, on a technical-advisory level, in the informal working group for the European Child Guarantee concerning vulnerable children and combating child poverty.

In 2022-2023 she served as President of the Research Centre for Social Equality Issues

Foreign languages: fluent English, French, Italian and fluent Spanish.

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