Vassilis Sotiropoulos

Vasilis Sotiropoulos was born in Athens in 1978. He is a lawyer at the Supreme Court (Court of Cassation) of Greece and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Law. In 2005 he founded the first Greek legal blog, e-lawyer, in an attempt to generate debate on the protection of personal data and respect for civil liberties on the Internet. He is always looking for ideas for institutional innovations that bring people closer to their constitutional freedoms. With that in mind, he was the first elected Ombudsman of the City of Athens in 2012. Alongside a group of co- workers they created this structure from scratch in Athens for the prompt resolution of disputes between the citizens and the City of Athens. Having been elected Ombudsman of the Region of Attica, his mission is to strengthen the relations between citizens and public services and to achieve the resolution of disputes between them, acting as a mediator, without having to go to court.