Athina Kosma is a Greek qualified lawyer, specialised in public law, with experience in international and European affairs, policy analysis and communication. She holds a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Athens, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International and European Studies from Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, Athens. Athina has in-depth knowledge of EU structure, law and policies as well as public international and fundamental rights law.
Athina works at Milieu as a legal advisor. She is a national legal expert for Greece, responsible for studies on the practical implementation of EU legislation into the Greek legal order, compliance assessments and national reports. Examples include the study ‘Impact of the crisis on fundamental rights across Member States of the EU’ and compliance assessments of Greek transposing legislation for several Directives in the field of environment and energy. Since joining Milieu, Athina has worked on many different projects covering environmental, human rights and administrative law. She is also involved in the management of several projects entailing coordination of national experts, quality review and analysis of EU legislation. Currently, she is the deputy project manager of a DG ENV study to assess the benefits delivered through the enforcement of EU environmental legislation and of a framework contract for compliance assessment in the field of financial services legislation for DG FISMA.
Before joining Milieu, Athina worked in the Legal Service of the Council of the EU and in the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU. She also worked for several Athens-based law firms, specialising in administrative law, citizens’ rights, environmental licensing, urban planning, commercial and banking law. Athina also has solid experience in providing legal advice on public procurement issues and FP7 contracts. From 2005 to 2007 she worked as an assistant to the President of the national cross-sectoral Employers’ Organisation representing SMEs. During the 2003 Greek Presidency, Athina also worked as a press officer to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Languages: English, Greek, French and Spanish