Kleopatra Yousef is Research Associate of the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens and External Collaborator of the European Profiles Consulting Company S.A. in Athens as well as founding member of the SYMBIOSIS NGO in Thessaloniki. She graduated from the Social Administration and Policy Department of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and holds an Advanced Master on “European Politics and Policies” from the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (KUL), Belgium (2005). She is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. Her dissertation thesis is entitled: Women, Arab Spring and Irregular Migration: The Role of Women in the Egyptian Revolts. Her research and project management experience includes the Middle-East, North Africa and wide Euro-Mediterranean area focusing on issues such as Governance of Irregular Migration and Human Smuggling in North Africa, Greece and Italy; Integration Practices through Performing Arts of Third-Country Nationals in European countries as well as Community Development and Gender in Third countries.