Minister of Social Cohesion and Family

Sofia Zacharaki

Sofia Zacharaki (Athens, 1976) is a Greek educator and politician. She is the Minister of Social Cohesion and Family in the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

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She was born in Athens In 1976, originally from Neo Argyri, Evrytania. Her father was a theologian teacher in the secondary educational institution. 

She studied English Literature at the Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and attended postgraduate studies in Comparative Pedagogy and Management of European Educational Organizations at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

She specialized in English Language teaching, at the University of London’s Institute of Education . She worked in public and private Educational Training Institutes and in public and private schools. She also worked for the Ministry of Education in the European Union department and the Secreteriat for Lifelong Learning and Youth.

In 2015, she represented Greece in the IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program), as a fellow of the United States Department of State, on “The role of Public-Private Partnerships in Economic Reconstruction”.

She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Political Course

She served as an Advisor to the Minister for International and European Relations at the Ministry of Development from 2012 to 2014.

In August 2016, she was appointed Deputy Spokesperson for New Democracy, while in March 2019, she was appointed Spokesperson for New Democracy.

On July 9, 2019, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Religion Affairs in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, in the Government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

On January 4, 2021, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Tourism in charge of Tourism Education and Special Forms of Tourism.

She was elected Member of Parliament, in the elections of May 2023, for East Attica with New Democracy.
On June 27, 2023, she was appointed Minister of Social Cohesion and Family.

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