Sofia Maria Satanakis, M.E.S.

AIES Senior Research Fellow


Sofia Maria Satanakis, M.E.S., finished the bachelor program "Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies" at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki / Greece in 2010 and graduated from the postgradual university program of "European Studies" at the University of Vienna in 2012. In the years 2012 and 2013 she successfully completed internships at the Consular Section of the Greek Embassy in Vienna and at the Austrian Embassy in Athens.

Since 2013, Sofia M. Satanakis has been working for the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) where she is currently holding the position of a Senior Research Fellow. Her research covers the topic of European integration, focusing mainly on EU foreign, security and defence policy. She also concentrates on the Western Balkans, Greece and Turkey as well as their bilateral relations.

In 2017, she joined the Cologne Forum for International Relations and Security Policy (KFIBS e.V.) by becoming part of the research group 'Europe/EU'. She is also co-organizing yearly conferences within the framework of the series of events on "German-Austrian Debates on the Future of the EU" of the AIES and the KFIBS e. V.

Since 2018 she is also an Associate Researcher at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).