Spyros Psaromiligkos was born and raised in Greece. He holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Panteion University in Greece and an MA in Applied Human Rights from the University of York in the UK.
Since 2016, Spyros has worked as a Social Scientist in the Greek NGO Praksis. More specifically, he offers Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support in UNHCR’s accommodation scheme “Estia”, implemented by various local and international NGOs. He offers counselling on the most vulnerable cases (single cases women/men, single parents, LGBTQI, etc.), referred from the islands to the Estia scheme in Athens.
Previously, Spyros has also worked as a researcher in the National Centre for Social Research (E.K.K.E) on the project “An evaluation of the holistic intervention for employment of persons with mental health problems in the open labour market – Bridges of employment”.
While studying for his MA, Spyros conducted research in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement, in South Africa, for the NGO Voice of Africans for Change. The research team explored the challenges refugees and Asylum Seekers face regarding access to justice and rights advocacy.
Furthermore, Spyros is a member of The Social Anthropology Alumni Society – Panteion University (S.A.A.S.P.U.).