Giorgos Kritikidis is a graduate of the Department of Sociology of the Panteion University. He is a scientific associate at the Labour Institute of GSEE, since 1995, researching on employment, unemployment, immigration, wages and labour relations. He is a member of the Greek department of the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO), since 1997. From 1992 to 1997, he worked as a partner in a private company '' MENDOR '' of Local Development & Planning Consultants. As part of his research activities, he has published relevant articles and has participated in the writing of several studies. He has also participated as a lecturer at conferences and workshops with thematic sections within his research fields and interests. His research interests focus on labour market analysis, the advancement of Development Programs and development studies, labour relations, immigration and discrimination.