Dr. Vasiliki Artinopoulou is full Professor in Criminology in the Sociology Department of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens, Greece), Head of the Department (2016- ) and the former Vice Rector of the University (2009-2011). She is also the Director of the ‘Restorative Justice and Mediation Lab’ at Panteion University of Athens. Prof. Artinopoulou is actively participating in many national, European and International organizations, working groups, and research projects. She is the Head of the Crime and Criminal Justice Unit and the Gender Issues Unit in the European Public Law Organisation (EPLO, EU) (since 2012); Member of Empowerment and Equity for Diverse Communities Thematic Working Group of Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, LJD, The World Bank, Washington DC, USA (2012-13); External expert of the Research Executive Agency (REA), the DG Justice and DG Home Affairs of the European Commission. She is also the Scientific Head in many european projects on Victims of Crime, Fundamental Rights, Gender- Based Violence, Bullying / Cyberbullying, Children Rights, Anti-trafficking, and Restorative Justice. She is the Head of the Scientific Committee for Bullying Prevention in the Greek Ministry of Education, since 2013 and expert advisor in the European Antibullying Network. President of Board at the ‘Central Scientific Prison Board’ Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (2009-2011); Member of many Legislative Committees in the Greek Ministry of Justice. President of Board at Research Center for Gender Issues (KETHI), 2001- 2004; National Representative of Greece at the Council of Europe and other international bodies. Professor Artinopoulou has carried out research on human rights and violence (women’s and children abuse), rule of law and aspects of injustice, bullying and cyberbullying, victimology, gender equality and sexual harassment at workplaces, juvenile delinquency, restorative justice, social mediation, and trafficking. Prof. Artinopoulou is the author of nine books, and almost 70 publications in peer review journals and collective volumes in English, French and Greek language. In this project she is tasked with examining the issue of violence against children and with drafting the regional action plan.