Kyriaki (Kirki) Patsianta holds a PhD in Law (Doctorat en Droit Public, 2012), and a LL.M. degree in European Human Rights Law (Master II Recherche, 2005), both from the University of Montpellier 1, France. She also received a LL.B degree in Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2003).
She has established a solid collaboration with the University of Edinburgh (Moray House School of Education), United Kingdom, which concentrates on the intersectional experiences of inequalities that different groups of children face due to interactions between race, gender, class, ethnicity, age, disability. More specifically, she was involved (2019) in a comparative research project focusing on two critical case studies, Greece and Scotland, and the effects that the ongoing global economic and the 2015 refugee and migrant crisis have on the rights of young children aged 0-5, with a view to reinforcing rights protection in European early childhood policies and practices. The findings of this research project were published in The The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children's Rights (2019).
She collaborated (2015-2017) with the University of Exeter, United Kingdom in the field of the protection of migrant children’s rights, which led to her involvement as key external non – academic partner for the project «Protecting Migrant Children’s Rights», which was coordinated by this institution. Here, she designed, developed, and delivered training to charity workers in Greece and the UK on the legal recognition of the vulnerability of migrant children and its implications in practice.
She worked closely as a consultant (2013-2018) for the «Network for Children’s Rights», a non-profit organization based in Athens, Greece, where she led and coordinated research and advocacy strategies at national and European level in the area of the protection and promotion of children’s rights. She also worked as a consultant (2007-2014) for the Council of Europe on the campaign «Building a Europe for and with children». For this project, she was in charge of all research for the Theseus database, which contains the ECtHR jurisprudence on children’s rights.
- Greek (native speaker)
(2019, with Konstantoni K.) «Young Children’s Rights in ‘Tough’ Times: Towards an Intersectional Children’s Rights Policy Agenda in Greece and Scotland». In The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children's Rights, edited by Jane Murray, Beth Blue Swadener, Kylie Smith, Chapter 13. London: Routledge.
IN THE GREEK PRESS
«Inadequate response to domestic violence incidents in Greece», Nostimon imar, 31 July 2021
«Greek Minister of Justice encourages stereotypes regarding children and families», Nostimon imar, 5 February 2021
«Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child», Nostimon imar, 30 November 2019
«What’s worth learning in school», Nostimon imar, 28 September 2019
«Babies in Greece and Scotland», Nostimon imar, 17 July 2019
«Your children’s private moments», Protagon, 21 February 2018
«When a child enters your life», Protagon, 20 November 2017
«Children’s rights in Greece: stagnation and frustration», Chronos, 28 September 2017
«Babies and vaccine decisions», Protagon, 25 September 2017
«Children in Greece: are we really caring for future generations?», Efimerida ton Syntakton, 22 June 2017
«I’m a child», Protagon, 24 November 2013