Aliki Gkana*

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Received Sylff fellowship in 2018-19
Current affiliation: Lawyer, PhD Candidate in Public International Law

Aliki Gkana holds an LL.B. (Honours) and an LL.M. in Public International Law (with distinction) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, while she was granted an excellence award as the first in rank graduate of Law Faculty’s United Programme of Postgraduate Studies for the academic year 2016-2017. Her research, as a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens and a scholar of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (2019-2022), the Sylff Association and the Melina Merkouri Foundation (2018-2019), focuses on the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage under public international law. Researcher of the Athens PIL Center, in 2020 she worked as an intern at the Living Heritage Entity, Culture Sector at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, partially in the context of the Erasmus+ traineeship programme, in 2018-2019 she collaborated with the University of Athens as a teaching and research assistant at the LL.M. in International and European Studies (direction of Pubic International Law), while in 2017-2018 she accomplished an internship at the Protection Unit of UNHCR’s Athens Office. Since 2017, she also works as a lawyer, member of the Athens Bar Association, while in parallel she develops manifold and years-long action in the field of intangible cultural heritage, as an executive of the “Polyphonic Caravan”, an institution of Panhellenic and cross-border action devoted to the safeguarding of the Polyphonic Song, inscribed as an exemplary file on UNESCO’s International Register of Good Safeguarding Practices in 2020. Her areas of interest are public international law, international cultural heritage law, international human rights, environmental and intellectual property law. She is fluent in Greek (native language), English, French and German.

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