Dr. in International Relations (Political Scientist, Specialist in Public Administration and European Affairs)
Dr. Michalis Christakis -since 2011- is the President of the Panhellenic Association of General Secretaries (City Managers) in Municipal Authorities (Klesthenes) of Greece. From January 2007 until September 2015 served as General Secretary of the Municipality of Amaroussion (the city of 2004 Olympic Games, north of Athens, region of Attica). From 2015 to 2017 served as General Secretary of the Municipality of Dionyssos (North Atttica). Since May 2017 serves as General Secretary of the Municipality of Nea Smyrni (south of Athens, region of Attica). Since 2001, holds a tenure position as a national expert in the National Center for Public Administration and Local Government of the Ministry of Interior and Public Administration. He has been President for the Fisheries Sector for Greece on an EU PROJECT on baseline measurement and reduction of administrative costs for related businesses for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He has been a Special Advisor in the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, the Hellenic Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, the Ministry of Public Order and the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government. He holds a Degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration (University of Athens – Greece), a Masters Degree in European Studies (University of Reading – UK), and a Doctorate in International Relations (University of KENT – UK). He has lectured in the fields of European Policies, Public Administration and International Relations in the National School of Public Administration and Local Government, the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens – Greece and Military Academies.