Areas of Expertise

  • European Union
  • Mediterranean Basin
  • Security and defence policy
  • Risk impact assessment
  • Evidence-informed policy advice
  • Strategic foresight and scenario methods


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Phone: +49 30 25 42 31-182

Georgios Kolliarakis has been working as advisor for research strategy at DGAP since May 2018. He also serves as the principal investigator of the “Mediterranean Practitioners’ Network Capacity Building for Effective Response to Emerging Security Challenges” (MEDEA), a project funded by the EU from 2018 through 2023.

Kolliarakis has more than 15 years of experience in public policy analysis. He worked with the Goethe University Frankfurt from 2009 to 2018 and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München from 2005 to 2009, conducting research on strategic and organizational aspects of security policy. Kolliarakis has also led a series of pilot interdisciplinary research projects on European security and advises national ministries and international bodies – including various UN agencies, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and the OECD – on issues of anticipatory security governance and the transfer of evidence to policy.

After his engineering studies at the Technical University of Athens, Kolliarakis earned a master’s degree in political geography at the University of Bonn and a PhD in international politics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.


Georgios Kolliarakis