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Head of European economic, employment and social policies unit, the European Trade Union Institute, Brussels 


Sotiria THEODOROPOULOU is the head of research unit European economic, employment and social policies at the European Trade Union Institute, the independent research and education institute of the European Trade Union Confederation in Brussels.

She is responsible for the management of the resources of a team of six social scientists who have been running projects on topics spanning from the platform economy and job quality to just green transition, earnings inequality and the European minimum wage, social protection, and the social aspects of open strategic autonomy. 

She has over 15 years of experience of working as a researcher and policy analyst in policy research institutes, think-tanks and academia in different European countries. Her research has been focusing on the interplay between the EU socio-economic and recently climate governance and national economic performance, inequalities, labour market and social policies in Europe and the integration of green and social policies in the EU’s European Green Deal.

In the past, she also worked on the debate of measuring prosperity beyond GDP. Throughout her career, her leading motivation has been to help build a more social, just and democratic Europe which can successfully navigate the existential challenges it faces.

She holds a PhD in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck College.