Areas of Expertise

  • Security and defense policy
  • Governance of emerging and converging technologies
  • European Union
  • Risk impact assessment
  • Strategic foresight and scenario methods

Short Bio

Dr. Georgios Kolliarakis is a senior associate fellow at DGAP. He works on the intersection of security and technology policies, particularly on issues of emerging security threats, strategic foresight, and the transfer of evidence to policy. 

Since 2024, Kolliarakis is a coordinator with the European Union’s Dual Use Export Control Global Programme (Foreign Policy Instrument/European External Action Service). In addition, he advises national ministries and international bodies – including the European Commission, the European Defence Agency, the Federal Foreign Office, and the German Armed Forces on matters of security-related technologies, cyber/hybrid threats, critical infrastructure, and international security, as well as on forward-looking planning. As a senior associate fellow at the Vienna Centre of Societal Security he deals with issues of security policy and security research. 

Since 2023, Kolliarakis contributes his expertise to the EU Strategic Foresight Hub (EEAS). He is a member of the German DIN Interdisciplinary Working Committee on Artificial Intelligence Standards, the World Economic Forum Expert Network, the World Future Studies Federation, the International Network for Government Science Advice, and the European Association for the Studies of Science and Technology. 

Following his engineering studies at the National Technical University of Athens, he 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.


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[Last updated: May 2024]

Dr. Georgios Kolliarakis


In the media


Europe’s Multiple Futures

Four Futurescapes for Europe’s Geopolitical Positioning in 2030
Tim Bosch
Dr. Katja Muñoz
Jacob Ross
et al.

Red Herring & Black Swan: Beware of Gray Rhinos

Despite warning signals about a pending crisis, European decision-makers repeatedly fail to invest in preparedness. Forward-looking thinking and whole-of-government approaches are required now in order to prevent cascading effects from the COVID-19 crisis.

Dr. Georgios Kolliarakis
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