Manos Moschopoulos

Manos Moschopoulos is a program officer for the Open Society Initiative for Europe, responsible for developing grant making in Greece and maintaining the initiative’s engagement in Italy as well as addressing emerging threats to open society across Europe.

Moschopoulos has significant experience in youth activism and debate, and has run youth empowerment projects worldwide as an International programs officer at the International Debate Education Association. He was also the Best ESL Speaker at the World Universities Debating Championship in 2010 and a founder of the Debating Society of Greece.

In addition to his civil society work, Moschopoulos has also been the editor-in-chief for a major graphic arts publication in Greece, taught forensics in high schools in Athens, and was part of the National Olympics Committee Relations team at the Athens 2004 Olympics.

A native of Athens, Moschopoulos is based in Budapest and has lived in Belgrade, London, and Skopje. He has a BA in communication and computer information systems from the American College of Greece, where he was a student government leader for two years.