Lydia Themeli is a professional with a solid educational background and extensive experience in academia and project management. She holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary European Studies (2003) from Bath University, UK, and Charles University, Czech Republic, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics (2002) from Deree College, the American College of Greece. Since 2004, Lydia has been a member MaDGIK Team of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens. Her roles have included research proposal writing, event organization, and technical and financial coordination and management of several EU and nationally funded projects focusing on Information and Communication Technologies and related topics. Lydia has also contributed to projects with institutions such as the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, the Acropolis Museum, and Kaissariani Municipality. She has collaborated with Open Lab Athens in project management since 2019.