Eleni G. Gavra

Professor, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Department of Balkan, Slavic and Eastern Studies

She graduated of School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1986), she holds a PhD degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from thesame school (1997). In the past she has served in the administration of the Region of Central Macedonia (1992-2006) as head manager on European urban development programs, in the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1999-2005) as an external associate, in the Department of Balkan Studies, University of Western Macedonia, Florina, Greece (2006-2013) as lecturer and assistant professor. Nowadays she is associate professor in the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Greece, in the field of Ekistics and Cultural Heritage in the Balkan and Black Sea area. Her scientific interests focus on the investigation of ekistics reserves in the Balkan and BlackSea area, urban policies in the Balkans during the transitional period, the framework of and policies applied to ekistics and cultural reserves in Southeast Europe. She is author of numerous scientific publications, articles in Greek and international scientific journals, and papers in scientific international congresses (in Greece and abroad). She has coordinated or participated in scientific events in Greece and abroad and is currently participating – as a member of research groups or as coordinator – in research programs with emphasis on the management of the ekistics’ cultural heritage in Southeast Europe. She is a member of Greek and international scientific organizations (institutes) for the protection and enhancement of the cultural architectural heritage.