Head of the Department for Scientific Documentation and Supervision
Scientific Service of the Hellenic Parliament
As engineer and economist, Dr. Fotis Fitsilis has been active in a broad range of fields, from telecommunications and logistics to management and governance. After a career as a research engineer in Germany, he worked as Special Advisor for Business and Industry in the Greek Ministry of Development. Since 2007, he has been working in the Hellenic Parliament; initially as Scientific Advisor to the Speaker of the Parliament and later as Head of the Department for Scientific Documentation and Supervision in the Scientific Service. Having already experience with governmental and parliamentary entities, Dr. Fitsilis has been chosen to lead from the position of the Resident Twinning Advisor a highly profiled EU project to improve legislation, administrative and openness procedures in the National Assembly of Serbia. Τhe EU project, which mobilized more than 100 experts from 10 Parliaments of Europe, was successfully finalized in 2015. In the academic year 2016/2017, Dr. Fotis Fitsilis has been part of the EUPADRA Joint Master Program on parliamentary procedures and legislative drafting, as Visiting Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2017, he founded the Hellenic OCR Team, a crowdsourcing initiative for the processing and analysis of parliamentary data.
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