Dr Aris Georgopoulos is Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham and Head of the Research Unit for Strategic and Defence Procurement of the Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG). He is also Co-lead of the Research Unit Public Procurement Human Rights and Social Sustainability. He has been Global Governance Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He has been also a Grotius Fellow at the Law School of the University of Michigan, Visiting Fellow at the University of Castilla la Mancha and at the University of Neuchâtel. He has acted as expert advisor to national authorities, to international organisations and institutions (such as the OECD, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, The European Court of Auditors, The European Trade Union Institute and the USAID,) in the area of public procurement regulatory reform. His research interests lie in the area of public law, EU Law, public procurement law and policy and the intersections of these fields with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. He has taught at Universities in the United States, Brazil, China, Colombia, Italy, Malaysia, Serbia and Turkey. He is a member of the editorial board of the Public Procurement Law Review and member of the scientific committee of the Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo. He has published widely in the fields of public procurement, strategic procurement, including COVID-19 healthcare procurement, defence procurement law and policy, public law and EU law.
He has received a number of scholarships and awards including funding for projects under the aegis of the British Academy and Innovate UK.
After reading law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Catholic University of Leuven (ERASMUS) in Belgium, he read for a PhD at University of Nottingham Law School with a doctoral scholarship by the same academic institution. His PhD thesis received a special distinction from the European Group of Public Law.
Aris is also founding member of the Greek Public Policy Forum (GPPF) https://greek-publicpolicyforum.blogspot.com/p/in-media.html . The GPPF was founded in 2011 as a reaction to the economic crisis, aiming to serve as an 'agora' for criticism, the deconstruction of myths and stereotypes and, above all, the incubation of new policy ideas and proposals for change in Greece and in Europe based on the triptych self-awareness, solutions, means.
His personal blog, https://arisoflawxley.com is a platform for sharing his thoughts and ideas on issues that trigger his attention in his academic (research/teaching) and advisory/consultancy work.
He speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish and has knowledge of German and Russian.
GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2011. Revisiting offset practices in European defence procurement: the European Defence Agency's Code of Conduct on Offsets Public Procurement Law Review. 20(1), 29-42
GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2010. The New Defence Procurement Directive Enters into Force Public Procurement Law Review. 19(1), NA 1