papazoi.jpg (5690 bytes)


Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs

Elissavet Papazoi was born in Athens in 1944. A civil engineer by training, she has been Member of the Greek Parliament since 1989.


  • 1962-1967:

Athens National Institute of Technology: Diploma in Civil Engineering. Postgraduate studies in Holland, Israel and Poland.

  • 1969-1973:

University of Paris, Dauphine: Diploma in Urban Planning. University of Paris, Jussieu: Diploma in Applied Informatics: University of Paris, Nanterre: Postgraduate studies in Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences.

  • Languages:

English, French, Italian, Spanish.


Professional and Political Career

  • 1967-1969:

Senior Consultant with international companies in Greece and abroad.

  • 1973-1982:

Participation in the Programme of Traditional Settlements of the Greek National Tourism Organisation. Responsible for the Editorial and Publishing Section of the Greek Technical Chamber. Senior Consultant with the Greek Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works.

  • 1982-1986:

Prefect of Cyclades (cluster of 24 islands on the Aegean Sea). Emphasis on Education, Sanitation, Decentralisation, Public Works.

  • 1987-1989:

Ambassador of Greece to Cuba.

  • 1989:

Elected to the Greek Parliament, representing the constituency of Cyclades.

  • 1989-1993:

Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Parliamentary Committee of the Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement. Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Defence.

  • 1993-1996:

Deputy Minister of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works., responsible for international and European Union issues, urban planning, traditional settlements and the Cadastral Organisation.

  • 1996-1999:

Minister of the Aegean.

  • 1999- 2000:

Minister of Culture

  • 13-4-2000:

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible for European Affairs.