Kyriaki (Kiki) Karydou (She/Her)

Economist – Project Manager 

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

Kyriaki holds an MSc degree in Economics and Management from Aarhus University (Denmark) and a BSc in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Currently, she is pursuing a second master’s degree in Gender, Society and Politics at Panteion University (Greece). 

Kyriaki is the coordinator of the Caliper project which has the transformative goal of formulating gender equality policies and institutional change through the development and implementation of Gender Equality Plans for Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations (RPOs, RFOs) in Europe; Kyriaki is leading the design and development of ViLabs Gender Equality Plan and she has been the dissemination and exploitation manager of the GE Academy project which is a capacity building programme, for deepening the understanding and supporting a better uptake of gender issues in Research & Innovation. Last but not least, she works for the UNITI project for assessing its socioeconomic impact. 

Kyriaki before joining Vilabs was the Call and Evaluation Coordinator for the Eurostars programme at the Eureka Secretariat in Brussels. Additionally, Kyriaki has worked for the Danish Technological Institute, one of the leading Research and Technology Organisation in Denmark, for the design and development of Horizon 2020 projects in various technology fields. Thus, having experience from both sides of the EU funding cycle Kyriaki can help you develop and implement successfully your research project.

Kyriaki loves CrossFit and running!

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