Vasileios S. Kesidis studied Maritime Management & Finance while working for a global shipping company, and gained a BSc in Italian Language & Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has completed two Erasmus+ exchange programmes, firstly at the Universita degli Studi di Padova and then at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. At the ULB, he was a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Letters, Translation and Communication. He is an Associate Researcher at the Hellenic Optical Character Recognition Team, and oversees research within the European Diplomacy portfolio for SME’s Diplomacy Greece. He has acquired work experience at the European Parliament and is highly politically involved at both the National and European level. Vasileios speaks native Italian & Greek, fluent English, and limited working level French.