Kostas Sasmatzoglou was awarded a MA in Social and Political Science by the University of Cyprus. He studied political science at the University of Toronto. He has previously served as Deputy Director at the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence and was an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Athens. He also worked as Secretary of External Relations and as Senior Political Adviser for the European People's Party (EPP). Kostas is currently Spokesman and Head of the press and communication department at European People's Party.