DG (MOVE) European Commission - Policy Officer
Vassilios Demetriades is a Policy Officer (seconded national expert) in DG Mobility and Transport dealing with the overall coordination of the EU maritime transport strategy and EU’s external maritime transport relations.
He was previously involved in the promotion of EU sustainable shipping initiatives through the coordination of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum. He has also served as a Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, under the second Barroso Commission.
He has formerly served the Cyprus Public Administration in various positions: Head of EU Affairs Unit at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works responsible for the formulation of Cyprus’ national position to EU policies and initiatives in the areas of transport, telecommunications, space and integrated maritime policy and for the overall coordination of the Cyprus Presidency to the EU pertaining to these areas, as well as a trainer-lecturer on EU Affairs at the Cyprus Academy of Public Administration (2009-2013); Counsellor for Maritime Affairs at the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the EU (2004-2008); Maritime Affairs Officer at the Cyprus Maritime Administration (1998-2004).
Vassilios holds a BSc degree in Business Economics and an MSc in Management Science from the University of Surrey, UK.