Dr. Fotios Spyropoulos was born in Patras in 1983. He studied Law at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. He did postgraduate studies on Penal Law and Procedure (Master) (2006-2008) and Criminology (Master with honors) (2008-2010) at the same University. He had been a fellow of ERASMUS program (2005) and he has attended courses of Law, political sciences, sociology and criminology at University of Liege (Belgium). He was also awarded a bachelor’s degree on International and European Studies from the University of Piraeus (he attended the faculty from 2007 to 2011).
From January 2015 he holds a PhD from the Faculty of Law in the University of Athens (degree: “Excellent by all accounts”). The title of his thesis is “”Hacking: penal and criminological aspects – internet security policies and prevention””, under the supervision of Professor N. Courakis. On September 2010 he had been awarded the studentship of the “Research Funding Program: Heracleitus II”, co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF).
He is a lawyer – member of the Athens Bar Association (2008 onwards) and a financial advisor – member of Economic Chamber of Greece (2011 onwards).
From August 2013 he represents Greece at the European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG) as a al. member, appointed by European Commission’s decision.
From 2007 to 2009 and from 2012 to 2013 he had been s. Professor of Criminology at Greek Police Academy
He is, also, the Legal Consultant of the Greek Consumers’’ Institute (IN.KA.) from August 2010 onwards (honore).
From February till July 2011 he had been Legal Consultant of the Al. Minister of Education & Long-Life Learning & Religions.
He had worked for the University of Athens as a special assistant of the Penal Division of Faculty of Law (2007-2009).
At the moment, he is a special scientific assistant of the Technological Institute of Western Greece – Department of Messolonghi (Laboratory of Social Researches). He is, also, the editor of the electronic scientific magazine of Centre for Penal & Criminological Research www.theartofcrime.gr.
Furthermore, he has published his study “Bullying (at school): Theoretical approach and preventive policies” (in Greek, ed. Ant. Sakkoulas, 2011) and he has been the chief editor of the vol. “Judging crimes against humanity” (in Greek, ed. Ant. Sakkoulas, 2009). He has published lots of scientific and opinion articles on scientific magazines and newspapers.
Finally, he had been s. President of European Law Students’ Association – department of Athens. At the moment, he is a member of the European Society of Criminology.