Maria Bafaloukou received her PhD in International and European Studies (IKY scholarship) from Panteion University. She holds a Master of Law (LLM) in Public Law and European Integration from Panteion University. She graduated from Panteion University, where she completed her studies in the field of Political Science and History. She was a research fellow at the Institute for International Relations. Her research interests are focused on the field of social rights. She is currently working as a researcher at the National Technical University of Athens.