Nikos Papadakis is Associate Professor and former Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Crete (previous position: Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Educational Policy in the University of Peloponnese). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations DP/ Regional Centre for Public Administration Reform (UNDP/ RCPAR), and Special Adviser to the European Commission. Additionally he is a member of the European Commission SGIB (Standing Group on Indicators & Benchmarks) and member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic NARIC. He is currently Visiting Professorial Fellow in the University of London/ IoE. Nikos Papadakis teaches "Research Methodology" in both the MA Programmes on 'Public Health" and "General Health" of the Medicine Faculty of the University of Crete, while he has taught among others in the National Centre of Public Administration of Greece (EKDDA), the Cyprus Academy of Public Administration, the Academy of Public Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan and in the European Master on LLL of the University of London/ IoE and University of Aarhus- DPU. He has worked as an external evaluator for the Foundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT) of the Ministry of Research and Technology of Portugal (2008- 2009), while he has participated the Scientific Committee of the Local Administration Reform of Cyprus as well (2009- 2010). Additionally, he was a member of both the European Commission Cluster on "Key Competences" (2007- 2010) and the European Commission ETCG (Education & Training Coordination Group- 2006- 2010), while he has also participated either as expert or as member of the national delegation in several Bologna follow-up seminars and in Experts Meetings in the context of OECD's Institutional Management in Higher Education (OECD/ IMHE). More than 90 publications in Greek, English, French, Russian and Arabian include journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of 6 books (most recent "Multiculturalism and inclusive policies", EKEM- EU research monographs, 2009- in English), while he has also edited 4 books (recent "Labour Market, Training and Employment", Athens, I. Sideris publ, 2010, and "Education, Society and Politics"- publ. Pedio, 2011- in Greek).
Original Research 22 October 2012