Ministry of Migration and Asylum

Political Leadership

Dimitris Kairidis

Minister of Migration & Asylum 

Dimitris Kairidis was sworn in as Minister of Migration and Asylum on June 27, 2023. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Committee of European Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament and as the head of the Greek parliamentary delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe, where he served as Co-Chair of the Working Group on Migration.

By profession, he is a Professor of International Politics at Panteion University of Athens and has taught at many universities in Greece and abroad, including Harvard and Tufts. He has published extensively on international politics, including books on nationalism and ethnic conflict, US foreign policy and Greek-Turkish relations both in Greek and in English.


Sofia Voultepsi

Deputy Minister

Sophia Voultepsi is Deputy Minister of Migration, responsible for Integration and parliament member with the political party of Nea Dimokratia. In the past she has served as Served as Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister and as the first woman in the position of Parliamentary Spokeswoman.

Patroklos Georgiadis

Secretary General of Migration Policy

Dimitrios Iatridis

Secretary General for Reception of Asylum Seekers

H. Moscoff


General Secretary for Vulnerable Persons and Institutional Protection

Ourania Stavropoulou

Permanent Secretary

Ourania Stavropoulou is Permanent Secretary of Migration and Asylum. She has considerable experience in policy for legal migration and asylum having served as a national representative for migration in the European Union. As a permanent state employee of the Ministry of Interior, she managed projects relating to local government, human resources, migration, education and civil status.

Former Ministers, Acting Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Permanent Secretaries

Ministry of Migration and Asylum

  • Caretaker Minister: Daniel Esdras 26/05/2023 – 27/06/2023
  • Minister: Panayiotis Mitarachi 15/01/2020 – 26/05/2023
  • Alternate Minister George Koumoutsakos  15/01/2020 – 4/01/2021
  • Deputy Minister: Sofia Voultepsi, 05/01/2021 – 26/05/2023
  • Permanent Secretary Fotini Koulouri: 30/10/2020 – 11 06/2022

Ministry of Migration Policy

  • Minister Dimitris Vitsas: 28/02/2018 – 9/07 2019
  • Minister Giannis Mouzalas: 05/11/2016 έως 27/02/2018
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