Tell us a little about your background

I have a degree and a PhD in pharmacy from the University of Athens. I have worked in the university and the pharmaceutical industry; I was also an inspector in the Greek National Organization for Medicines.

What is your current role?

My job is to inspect manufacturers of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. What I check is the compliance of the manufacturers to the European guidelines. I love that I'm contributing to the protection of Public Health in Europe, by inspecting the quality of substances used for pharmaceutical products all Europeans are consuming.

What do you love about your job?

One of the things I love the most about working at the Council of Europe is the opportunity I'm given to co-operate and interact with fellow colleagues from all over Europe, and share each other's ethnic and cultural background. There's no better city in which to do that than multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual Strasbourg, located in the heart of Europe, and being the crossroads of numerous cultures.

To anyone desiring to work in a real European environment and contribute to the well-being of our continent and its people, I would recommend joining the Council of Europe.