Nikos Gaitenidis is a graduate of the Department of International and European, Political and Economic Studies of the University of Macedonia. He completed postgraduate studies in European Law at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He received his doctorate degree in 2015 from the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia.
He was an associate of the Centre of International and European Economic Law, responsible for the implementation of several research and institution building programs (2016 – 2021). He has also provided scientific services for the Greek Ministry of Justice (2020) and the Labor Institute of GSEE (2021 – 2023). He has managed successfully and participated as an expert in several European funded projects (Erasmus+, Jean Monnet, JUSTICE, Civil Justice, Europeaid, Twinning etc.).
He had taught courses on human rights and EU studies at the University of Macedonia, Panteion University, the Democretus University and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests and publications focus on the protection of human rights in Europe, social and cultural rights, equality and anti-discrimination policies and minority protection.