Georgia Chalkoutsaki has been involved in the humanitarian field for the last 6 years having
worked in the United Kingdom, Jordan & Greece. She has graduated with a Bachelor’s from the
University of Piraeus, International and European Affairs Department and pursued a Master’s
Degree on International Development, Conflict and Security in the University of Birmingham. In
the framework of her dissertation titled ‘The provision of education for Syrian refugees in the
host countries of Lebanon and Jordan; the issues of access, capacity and quality’, she
conducted a 3-week field visit in these countries and a first interaction with the Middle East. In
2014-2015 she worked in Jordan in the field of human and political rights. She has been a staff
member of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Sub-Office of Lesvos
since 2016 dealing with child protection and refugee education issues. Co-chairing the Lesvos
Education Working Group she is in constant collaboration with the education actors on the
island as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Education.