Kyriaki (Kiki) Karydou (She/Her)

Gender Expert – Project Manager 

Kyriaki being a passionate advocate for Gender Equality can help you in developing your project-idea towards this goal.

Kyriaki is the coordinator of the CALIPER project whose transformative goal is to formuate gender equality policies and institutional change through the development of Gender Equality Plans for Research Performing or Research Funding Orrgnisations (RPOs & RFOs) across Europe. She is also leading the design and development of ViLabs Gender Equality Plan, while she is working as the quality assurance manager of the FIERCE project which aims to revitalise the alliances among the feminists movement, covil society and politicl decision makers. Last but not least, Kyriaki is contributing to the UNITI project to assess its socioeconomic impact.

Prior to the above projects, she was assigned as the dissemination, exploitation and sustainability manager of the GE Academy project, a capacity buidling programme for deepening the understaning and supoorting a greater uptake of gender issues in Research & Innovation.

Before joining ViLabs, Kyriaki was the Call and Evaluation coordinator for the Eurostars programme at the Eureka Secretariat in Brussels. In addition, Kyriaki has worked for the Danish Technological Institute, one of the leading Research & Technology Organisations in Denmakr, for the desing and development of Horizon 2020 projects in various fields. Having accumulated experience from both sides of the EU funding framwork, Kyriaki is able to help you develop and implement successfully your research project.

Kyriaki holds and MA in Gender, Society and Politics from Panteion Univerisity in Athens, Greece and an MSc in Economics and Management from Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark, as well as a BSc in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

She loves CrossFit and running!

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