Georgios Terzis

Prof. Dr. Georgios Terzis

Senior Associate Researcher


Pr. Dr. Georgios Terzis is Associate Professor at Vesalius College and Senior Associate Researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He did post-doctoral research at University of Pennsylvania and University of Oxford on media and security, he received his Ph.D. in Communication Science from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel, and he studied Journalism and Mass Communication in Greece, UK, USA and The Netherlands.

His research focuses on media and security, research and media ethics, media and governance, development journalism and communication, participatory communication, fake news, media literacy, risk and crisis communication, science communication, science diplomacy and international academic cooperation, the role of art and culture in conflict resolution, and cultural diplomacy.

He has been teaching and doing research in communication departments of many universities for more than 25 years. He has been involved in more than 20 international research projects and networks.

He is also the founding Chair of the Journalism Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association, and has been working as a reviewer for most of the major publishing houses and journals in the communication science field, as well as for the European Commission and the Council of Europe.


European Commission, DG Research, H2020 CULT-COOP-02-2017            
RePAST: Revisiting the Past, Anticipating the Future 2018-2021

European Commission, DG Research, H2020 INT-11-2015            
EL-CSID: European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy 2016-2019

European Commission, DG Research, FP7-SSH-2013        
​INFOCORE: Media in Conflicts and Peace Building 2014-2016

European External Action Service             
Public Diplomacy and Outreach with the Gulf Cooperation Council 2012-2014

European Economic and Social Committee          
Study on the Impact of the Crisis on NUJs in EU 2012

European Commission, DG Education, Grundtvig Programme    
Digital Media Literacy for Parents and Grandparents 2009-2010

European Commission, DG Education, Leonardo Da Vinci Programme
Web-based Training on Risk Communication 2006-2008