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PhD in Politics and International Relations
MA in International Relations
BA in Journalism and Mass Media


Filippos Proedrou is Research Fellow in Social Policy & International Affairs in the University of South Wales.
His research interests are energy and climate policy, Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean geopolitics, and EU politics.
Filippos has been an Academic Fellow with the National Assembly for Wales, advising the Committee on Climate Change Environment and Rural Affairs on how Wales can bridge its climate policy gap (see &
Previously, he worked as Research Associate in Energy Law and Policy for Queen Mary University and for the Institute of International Relations in Prague. He was also Visiting Lecturer in the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki and in VUZF University in Sofia, as well as Adjunct Lecturer in the American College of Thessaloniki and the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki.
Since 2019 Filippos is a Higher Academy Fellow.


• Nov 2016- April 2017 – Research Associate in Energy Law and Policy, Queen Mary University of London, Center of Commercial Law Studies, London, UK
Main tasks: Working on the EU-funded WiseGRID program; scrutinizing existing legislation and regulatory frameworks at the local, national and European level; analyzing the existing and emerging business models in the European smart grids landscape; and identifying the social and ethical issues and challenges in the context of the new smart grids, with an emphasis on the interplay between smart girds and energy security; liaising with other stakeholders in the consortium; participating in consortium-wide meetings.
• May 2015- April 2017 – Associate Research Fellow in Politics and International Relations, Institute of International Relations (IIR), Prague, Czech Republic
Main tasks: Conduct of research; publication of research papers with a focus on energy politics
• Feb 2014- Feb 2017 – Visiting Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, International Hellenic University (IHU), Thessaloniki, Greece
Main tasks: Preparation and delivery of the course ‘Black Sea States and the EU’ at MA level
• Sept 2012- Sept 2015 – Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations, American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), Thessaloniki, Greece
• Oct 2009- Sept 2015 – Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations, DEI College (Registered Centre of the University of London), Thessaloniki, Greece
• Feb 2008- Sept 2013 – Teaching Fellow in Politics and International Relations, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki, Greece
• Sept 2011- Sept 2013 – Visiting Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, VUZF University, Sofia, Bulgaria
• Sept 2009- Feb 2010 – Visiting Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of West Macedonia, Florina, Greece
• Feb 2010- Sept 2010 – Research Track Leader in Politics and International Relations, South East European Research Centre (SEERC), Thessaloniki, Greece
Main tasks: Undertaking research and publishing; bidding for research grants; research project management; evaluation of research projects proposals and research papers; research-led teaching; delivery of lectures, seminars and tutorials; mentoring of junior colleagues; organization of, and participation in, conferences, seminars and open discussions

Modules taught:
International Relations courses – International Relations, International Security, International Organizations, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Development, Complex Emergencies and Humanitarian Responses
EU courses – European Union, The EU as a Global Actor, Citizenship and Democracy in Europe
Courses on Energy – Energy Politics, Geopolitics of Energy
Politics courses – Democracy and Democratization, Comparative Politics, Understanding Globalization


• Energy policy and security under climate change. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2018
• Global politics: Actors, structures and processes. Athens: Epikentro. 2018
• EU energy security in the gas sector: Evolving dynamics, policy dilemmas and prospects, Ashgate, Surrey, 2012
• The need to reform global governance. An introduction to cosmopolitan democracy, together with Dr. Frangonikolopoulos, Sideris Editions, Athens, 2010
• ‘Are smart grids the key to EU energy security?. In R. Leal-Arcas and J. Wouters (eds). Research Handbook for EU Energy Law And Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 450-459
• ‘Prosumers: New actors in EU energy security’, together with Rafael Leal-Arcas and Feja Lesniewska. In F. Amtenbrink, D. Prévost and R. Wessel (eds.), Netherlands Yearbook of International Law: Shifting Forms and Levels of Cooperation in International Economic Law: Structural Developments in Trade, Investment and Financial Regulation, vol. 48, 2017, pp. 139-171
• ‘Legislation, Business Models and Social Aspects’. WiseGRID Report [consortium-wide authorship], 2018, pp. 1-249
• ‘Addressing Wales’ climate policy gap’. National Assembly for Wales Publications, Cardiff, 2019.
• ‘Behind the EU’s energy-climate policy conundrum: erroneous power toolbox, deadlocks and the way forward’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 2019, first online
• ‘Unpacking EU external energy governance vis-a-vis Egypt: Contradictions, geopolitics and Euro-centrism’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol 27, no. 2, 2019, 224-236
• ‘Contesting Greek gas policy: Geopolitical, energy and climate considerations’, International Spectator, vol. 54, no. 2, 2019, 87-101
• ‘Smart grids in the European Union: Assessing energy security, regulation & social and ethical considerations’, together with Rafael Leal-Arcas and Feja Lesniewska, Columbia Journal of European Law, vol. 24, no. 2, 2018
• ‘In quest for governance: The failures of regionalism, pan-European security and bigemony in Black Sea politics’, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea States, vol. 18, no. 3, 2018, pp. 439-456
• ‘Revisiting pipeline politics and diplomacy: From energy security to domestic politics explanations’. Problems of Post-Communism, vol. 65, no. 6, 2018, pp. 409-418
• ‘Russian energy policy and structural power in Europe’, Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 70, no. 1, 2018, pp. 75-89
• ‘A new framework for EU energy security: Putting sustainability first’. European Politics and Society, vol. 18, no. 2, 2016, pp. 182-198
• ‘Why Russian gas diplomacy fails: The geopolitics-energy nexus in Ukraine and Turkey’. Asia Europe Journal, vol. 15, no. 1, 2016, pp. 21-37
• ‘EU energy security beyond the Ukraine crisis: Towards holistic diversification’. European Foreign Affairs Review, vol. 21. no. 1, Spring 2016, pp. 57-73
• ‘Reinforcing global legitimacy and efficiency: the case for strategic discursive public diplomacy’, together with Christos Frangonikolopoulos, Global Discourse, vol. 4. no. 1, 2014, σ. 1-19.
• ‘Global Governance and Cosmopolitan Democracy: Bridging the gap between proponents and opponents’, together with Christos Frangonikolopoulos, Bridges: Conversations in Global Politics and Public Policy, vol. 2, no. 1, Article 2, 2013.
• ‘Refocusing public diplomacy: The need for strategic discursive public diplomacy’, together with Christos Frangonikolopoulos, Diplomacy and Statecraft, vol. 23, Issue 4, 2012, σ. 728-745
• ‘Seizing the middle ground: Cosmopolitan Democracy, its critique and possible steps forward for global governance’, together with Christos Frangonikolopoulos, GR:EEN Working Paper no. 27, 2012
• ‘EU-Russia energy diplomacy: The need for an active strategic partnership’, together with Konstantinos Hazakis, EU Diplomacy Paper 04/2012, College of Europe
• ‘Ukraine’s foreign policy: Accounting for Ukraine’s indeterminate stance between Russia and the West’. Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, vol. 10, no. 4, 2010, pp. 443-456
• ‘Sensitivity and vulnerability shifts and the new energy pattern in the EU-Russia gas trade. Prospects for the near future’. Brussels Journal of International Relations, vol. 63, no. 1, 2010, pp. 85-104
• ‘Russia’s re-emergence in the global capitalist system: Globalizing or anti-globalizing force?’, together with Christos Frangonikolopoulos. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol. 18, no. 1, 2010, pp. 79-91
• ‘The EU-Russia energy approach under the prism of interdependence’, European Security, vol. 61, nos. 3-4, September-December 2007, pp. 329-355

• 69th Political Studies Association (PSA) Conference (Nottingham, 15-17 April 2019) – ‘Foreign policy in the Anthropocene era: the need to embed sustainability’
• 24th EUROMEMO GROUP Conference (Helsinki, 27-29 September 2018) – ‘A public policy approach to climate policy: The case for a de-centralized model of energy transition in the residential sector’
• Hellenic Association for Energy Econonomics (HAEE) Conference (Athens, 3-5 May 2018) – ‘Unpacking EU energy and climate policy: Deadlocks and potential’
• European Prague Summit (Prague, 13-15 June 2017) – ‘EU energy security between business and politics’


HEA Fellow


Energy (Oil, gas and renewables) geopolitics
Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean geopolitics
EU-Russia relations
Energy and climate policy
Energy transitions
Climate security

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