Dr. Fotis Fitsilis



Democratic Governance and Strategic Policy Advice





Selected  References












Recent Publications
Latest Talks & Lectures
  • Session chair – ‘Standards in legal informatics and their practical implementation’, ICEGOV 2020, virtual (September 2020)
  • Talk – ‘Application of Enterprise Integration Patterns for the Digital Transformation of Parliamentary Control’, ICEGOV 2020, virtual (Spetember 2020)
  • Lecture -‘The Akoma Ntoso shock: lessons learned from the introduction of legal informatics in the Hellenic Parliament’, LEX2020 Summer School, virtual (September 2020)
  • Talk – ‘The Hellenic Parliament’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Balancing Act between Necessity and Realism’, IALS/WFD Digital Conference, virtual (September 2020)
  • Talk – ‘The Hellenic Parliament’s e-response to pandemic’, Universidad Austral, virtual (July 2020)
  • Talk – Virtual panel on the new era of digitalisation after the pandemic, European Democrat Students Summer University (July 2020)
  • Talk – ‘Α framework for re-education of public administration in legal informatics tools and patterns’, Samos Summit, virtual (July 2020)
  • Teaching assignment – National School of Public Administration and Local Government, Athens, Greece (April 2020 to date)
  • Talk – ‘How to Include ICT Reviews in Legislative Work’, ReMeP 2020 Legal Informatics Conference, virtual (June 2020)
  • Webinar co-organization and presentation – ‘Regulating the Digital World’, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung experts discussion (June 2020)
  • Talk – Panel discussion about my book “Imposing Regulation on Advanced Algorithms”, ICON-S conference, Florence, Italy (November 2019)
  • Talk – ‘Democratic governance and parliamentary development in the digital world​’, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung experts meeting, Athens, Greece (September 2019)
  • Workshop organization and presentation – ‘Science and Innovation in Parliamentary Libraries and Research Services’, 35th Annual IFLA Pre-Conference of Parliamentary Research and Library Service, Athens, Greece (August 2019)
  • Talk – ‘Parliamentary Oversight of Sustainable Development Goals and the Application of Post-Legislative Scrutiny Principles’, 14th Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians, Wroxton, UK (July 2019)
  • Talk – ‘The Greek Twinning Experience in the National Assembly of Serbia’, INTER PARES inaugural conference, European Parliament, Brussels (July 2019)
  • Talk – ‘Interface between Post-Legislative Scrutiny and sustainable Development Goals and the state of play in South East Asia and the Pacific’, Academic Conference on Post-Legislative Scrutiny in Asia, Yangon, Myanmar (June 2019)
  • Talk – ‘Lawsourcing and Post Legislative Scrutiny in the area of Renewable Energy’, RES Community Workshop, Athens, Greece (May 2019)
  • Chair and invited talk – 1st International Conference on Parliamentary Work & Scientific Counselling, Tunis, Tunisia (December 2018)
  • Chair – 3rd Workshop On Security & Stability In The Mediterranean And The Middle East, Athens, Greece (November 2018)
  • Talk – ‘Strengthening the capacity of parliaments through development of Parliamentary Research Services’, 13th Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians, Wroxton, UK (July 2017)
  • Visiting professor – Law Faculty, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (March 2017)
  • Conference talk – ‘Historical evolution of referenda and applications in contemporary democracy’, PADEMIA 3rd annual conference (May 2016)
  • Conference talk – ‘Parliaments in the Digital Era – Innovation, Challenges, and Prospects’, 19th International Symposium for Legal Informatics (February 2016)
  • Invited talk – Inaugural conference of the EUPADRA Master Program in Rome, Italy (October 2016)
  • Invited lecture – ‘Legal informatics and parliamentary topics’, Law Faculty of the University of Athens, Greece (May 2016)
  • Lecture  – ‘Knowledge Management mechanisms: Practical aspects versus theoretical concepts’, Hellenic-American University in Athens, Greece (June 2015)
  • Lecture – ‘The role of international relations in the global technical assistance market’, New York College in Athens, Greece (January 2015)
  • Lecture  – ‘The European Integration Process of Serbia – The Role of the Serbian National Assembly’, Megatrend University, Belgrade, Serbia (October 2014)
  • Presentation – ‘Twinning closing event, Belgrade Serbia (October 2014)
  • Chair – Conference on Parliaments in a changing Europe: Citizens and representative institutions in modern governance, Belgrade, Serbia (September 2013)
Professional Trainer
  • National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government – Project management/MS© Project/Competitive EU projects, Athens/Patra/Iraklion/Lesvos, Greece (2016-2020)
  • EU TAIEX expert mission – Capacity building for the drafting of the new e-commerce law in Egypt (December 2019)
  • OSCE mission – Training on advanced oversight concepts for the Parliament of Montenegro (November 2019)
  • EU TAIEX expert mission – Capacity building in digital marketing for the Ministry of Culture, Egypt (January 2019)
  • Hellenic OCR Team – Principal trainer, development of training methodology (2017 – ongoing)
  • Web seminar – Capacity building, Instituto de Capacitación Parlamentaria, Honorable Cámara de Diputados, Argentina (August 2017)
  • EU Twinning project – Director of capacity building, National Assembly, Belgrade, Serbia (2013-2014)
  • Various Training Centers – e-Business/Market research/Hardware maintenance & operation, Athens, Greece (2005-2006)

Professional Activity

Santiago de Compostela

Trends in Nanotechnology Conference (September 2002)

Colorado Springs, Colorado

13th International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics, paper presentation (March 2001)


Electroceramics VII Conference, paper presentation (September 2000)


Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, alma mater


FernUniversität in Hagen, alma mater


  • INTER PARES inaugural conference, European Parliament (July 2019)
  • European Parliament Research Service, workshop presentation (May 2017)
  • PADEMIA 3rd annual conference, paper presentation (May 2016)
  • Resident Twinning Advisor seminar, European Commission (June 2012)

Wroxton, Oxfordshire

  • 13th Wroxton Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians (July 2017)
  • 14th Wroxton Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians (July 2019)

Buenos Aires

Instituto de CapacitaciónParlamentaria, Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina, web seminar presentation (August 2017)


Universidad Complutense de Madrid, visiting professor on parliamentary procedures and legislative drafting (March 2017)


19th International Legal Informatics Symposium, presentation (February 2016)


EUPADRA Joint Master Program, inaugural conference, presentation (October 2016)


Hellenic Parliament, Scientific Service (current position)


Resident Twinning Advisor (2013-2014)


Elections, Short-term observer (December 2014)

Addis Ababa

UNDP Africa Regional Hub (RSCA), Governance and Peacebuilding Experts Roster


Strategic planning, networking and technical assistance to the Armenian Community of Greece, with links to Yerevan and aboad


Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD): Peer-reviewer of publications on Post-Legislative Scrutiny (2017)


Setting up an NGO to support governance and counter corruption


Assistance in establishing a legislative library at the Federal Parliament of Somalia (April 2018)


1st international conference on parliamentary work and scientific counselling (December 2018)


  • EU TAIEX expert mission on digital marketing for the Ministry of Culture (January 2019)
  • EU TAIEX expert mission on drafting the E-Commerce law in Egypt (December 2019)


Talk at the Academic Conference on Post-Legislative Scrutiny in Asia in Yangon, Myanmar (June 2019)


Panel discussion on the regulation of advanced algorithms at the ICON-S conference


OSCE mission on advanced concepts of parliamentary oversight 

Selected Posts

Invited session at the ICEGOV 2020 (updated)

It is my very true pleasure to announce that my proposal, on behalf of the Hellenic Parliament, for an invited session at the ICEGOV 2020 UN...

Hellenic OCR Team

Interdisciplinary science at its best - Be part of it! On the eve of 2018 a new crowdsourcing platform came to life. The Hellenic Optical Character...

Parliamentary Developer

Hands-on experience with parliamentary institutions

Strategy and Policy Advisor

Drafting and implementation of strategic plans

Transparency and Governance Capacity Building

Experienced professional trainer

Academic Lecturer and Researcher

Parliamentary procedures, legislative drafting & open data

Social Media Presence


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