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Secretary General
Hellenic Association of Political Scientists

 

Areas of Expertise
Climate Change Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, Constitution, Economic Development, Environmental Governance, Ethics and Leadership, Energy Law & Policy, Environmental Law & Policy, European Union, Government Innovation/Reforms, Green/Sustainable Energy, Human Rights, Legal Justification, Mediterranean, Natural Resources, Open Government, OECD, Parliamentary Affairs, Public Policies, Public Sector Reforms, Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Development Law, Water Law, United Nations

Region of Focus
Europe, Midle East, North America, South America

Background
Mr. Stavros Tasiopoulos is a Legal and Policy Adviser, holder of three post-graduate degrees in the fields of Public Law and Policies (LLM), International & European Energy Law (LL.M) from Democritus University of Thrace, School of Law, and Environmental Governance & Sustainable Development (MSc) from Panteion University.

Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Athens, Law School  (on a thesis about the interaction of human rights with economic development towards the SDGs).

He is also an Associate Fellow at the Center for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) in McGill University, Montreal and Scientific Collaborator at the University of Athens think tank “In Deep Analysis”.

He is an independent legal and policy adviser, licensed member of the Athens Bar Association and has worked for the Greek Government – Ministry of Administrative Reform. He has represented Greece at the Public Governance Committee of the OECD (2015-2016) and has also edited the public sector commitments at Greece’s 3rd National Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership – OGP.

He specializes in public policies for sustainable development, through legal and policy reforms and government innovation, based on the evidence-based approach and the tools of open and good governance. Also his research interests and expertise applies in environmental – energy law and policy connected with climate change, investments and human rights, providing legal and policy justification.

Having an honest academic and professional concern for sustainable development issues, he has participated in important conferences such as the World Government Summit and its Sustainable Development Goals in Action Initiative, in Dubai 2017 and also at the Open Government Summit, in Paris 2016.

With concern for youth, community and development issues, he is since 2015 elected as the Secretary General of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (Organization in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC) and since 2014 is an elected Municipal Councilor at Egaleo City, in the west suburbs of Athens.

Since July 2017 he is appointed Member of the Scientific Board of the Local Government Institute of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities.

Achievements
Digital Signature to the Public Sector – obligatory digital exchange of documents with the use of digital signature to the public administration, 400million Euros annually saving from State’s budget
(policy proposal and bill drafting, brought into law – art. 24 law 4440/2016  –  11/2016)

Representing Greece at the OECD Public Governance Committee 2015-2016 –
(“Reforms for an effective Public Administration-Priorities and implementation actions” – 4/2016)

(Single Point of Contact for Greece on OECD – Survey on Policy Advisory Bodies- 9/2016) 

  • Speaker at the World Government Summit 2017, Dubai, Sustainable Development Goals in Action Program

Editor of Public Administration Commitments in Greece’s 3rd National Action Plan on Open Government 2016-2018

Paper Presentations:

  • 5th Conference of Administrative Scientists, The principle of transparency against corruption, 11/2013
  • Conference on Constitutional Reform, by Attica Region, Constitution and Justice, 4/2013
  • 1st Conference of Greek Publicists, The right to Sustainable Development, 4/2014
  • Human Development Capabilities Association, Annual Conference 2014, The human right to Sustainable Development, 9/2014
  • 6th Conference of Association of Lawyes “ethemis”, Sustainable Development as principle and tool for social and economic progress, 5/2015
  • Environmental Education Office / Directorate of Higher Education – West of Athens/ Ministry of Education and Research:  Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Education, 9/2016
  • 1st Conference, “Climate Change and Local Government”, Territorial Union of Municipalities of Thessally Region, Climate Change and Governance, the creative sollutions for Local Government, 6/2017
  • “Reforms for an effective Public Administration-Priorities and implementation actions” – 4/2016, Public Governance Committee, OECD

 

Recent Publications

  • Law and Environment Magazine, Nomiki Bibliothiki Publications

Sustainable Development in the Conditions of supranational organizations, 2013

Sustainable Development and Constitutional Reform, 2013

Water Management in the EU – Directive 2000/60/EC, 2014

 

  • Foreign Affairs – Hellenic Edition Magazine, 2/2014
  • How the Regulations and the Treaties in the EU and the Euro zone, can change towards the Greek crisis,
  • Social Review Magazine, EU Elections and Fundamental Treaties of the EU, 4/2014; Shale and the USA, 2/2015
  • The Constitution Magazine, Sakkoulas Publications, Constitutional Reform of Justice, 3/2016
  • Greece’s 3rd National Action Plan on Open Government, (chapter on public administration commitments)
  • Open Government Partnership Blog   November 2016

Open Government & Democracy: Improving the reliability of the political system