Dr. Fotis Fitsilis



Democratic Governance and Strategic Policy Advice





Selected  References









Recent Publications
  • Springer, Cham – ‘Imposing regulation on advanced algorithms’ (2019)
  • 14th Wroxton Workshop – ‘Parliamentary Oversight of Sustainable Development Goals and the Application of Post-Legislative Scrutiny Principles’ (2019)
  • Greek Innovation and Strategy Forum – ‘Digital transformation: Strategy for a new Public Administration’ / in Greek (2018)
  • Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich – ‘The Legal Dimension of Terrorism in Human Trafficking – The Cases of Italy and Greece’ (2018)
  • Perspectives on Federalism – ‘Inter-parliamentary cooperation and its administrators’ (2018)
  • KM4Dev Journal  – ‘Implementing structured public access to the legal reports on bills and law proposals of the Scientific Service of the Hellenic Parliament’ (2017)
  • SCIECONF 2017 Proceedings – ‘Content reconstruction of parliamentary questions’(2017)
  • Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science  – ‘Implementing Digital Parliament Innovative Concepts for Citizens and Policy Makers’ (2017)
  • 13th Wroxton Workshop – ‘Strengthening the Capacity of Parliaments through Development of Parliamentary Research Services’ (2017)
  • PADEMIA 3rd annual conference – ‘Historical evolution of referenda and applications in contemporary democracy’ (2016)
  • Online Papers on Parliamentary Democracy – ‘Parliamentary control of Governmental actions on the interaction with European organs in the Hellenic Parliament and the National Assembly of Serbia’ (2016)
  • Jusletter IT – Moderated Policy Discourse vs. Non-moderated Crowdsourcing in Social Networks – a Comparative Approach’(2013)
  • Book – ‘Popular economics: A reference guide in times of crisis – The Greek case study’ (2013)
  • Lifelong Learning conference Proceedings – ‘Lifelong learning and economic growth’ / in Greek (2008)
Latest Talks & Lectures
  • 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 and 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
  • 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)
  • National Centre of Public Administration and Self-Governance – Project management/MS© Project/Competitive EU projects, Athens/Patra/Iraklion/Lesvos, Greece (2016-2017)
  • 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)


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

Selected Posts

My paper presentation at the IRIS 2016

At this year's International Symposium for Legal Informatics (German: Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion, IRIS 2016) that took place between...

Interview for the Infobil magazine – Дупли твининг др Фицилис а

Твининг пројекат „Јачање капацитета Народне скупштине у процесу европских интеграција“ који финансира Европска унија, а спроводе га Народна...

IFLA WLIC 2019 contribution

It's been almost a year since joining the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (short: IFLA). At the same time, I...

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

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