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Georgopoulos Aris

University of Nottingham

Dr Aris Georgopoulos is Asst. Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham and Head of the Research Unit for Stra­tegic and Defence Procurement of the Public Procure­ment Research Group (PPRG). He is also Co-lead of the Research Unit Public Procurement Human Rights and Social Sustainability. He has been Global Governance Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He has been also a Grotius Fel­low at the Law School of the University of Michigan, Visiting Fellow at the University of Castilla la Mancha and at the University of Neuchâtel. He has acted as expert advisor to national authorities, to international organisations and institutions (such as the OECD, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, The European Court of Auditors and USAID) in the area of public procurement regulatory reform. His research interests lie in the area of EU Law, public law and public pro­curement law and policy. He has taught at Universities in the United States, China, Colombia, Italy, Ma­laysia, Serbia and Turkey. He is a member of the editorial board of the Public Procurement Law Review and member of the scientific committee of the Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo. He has published widely in the fields of public procurement, defence procurement law and policy, public and EU law.

After reading law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Catholic University of Leuven (ER­ASMUS) in Belgium, he read for a PhD at University of Nottingham Law School with a doctoral scholarship by the same academic institution. His PhD thesis re­ceived a special distinction from the European Group of Public Law.

Aris is also founding member of the Greek Public Policy Forum (GPPF) . The GPPF was founded in 2011 as a reaction to the economic crisis, aiming to serve as an ‘agora’ for criticism, the deconstruction of myths and stereotypes and, above all, the incubation of new policy ideas and proposals for change in Greece and in Europe based on the triptych self-awareness, solutions, means.

His personal blog, is a platform for sharing his thoughts and ideas on issues that trigger his attention in his academic (research/teaching) and advisory/consultancy work.

He speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish and has knowledge of German and Russian.