Founder & CEO
The HOME Project
Sofia Kouvelaki is the Founder and CEO of The HOME Project, a nonprofit that provides child protection services to unaccompanied refugee children in Greece. She has led the HOME Project in creating 14 shelters in Athens, supporting more than 1050 children, and creating 300 jobs. She has been selected as part of Obama Foundation Leaders: Europe program which is composed of 35 emerging leaders who represent 18 countries throughout Europe.
She was the Program Manager of the Bodossaki Foundation Program for Unaccompanied Minors and inter alia, in charge of projects on Social Welfare Provision to socially vulnerable groups. She has worked at the UN and at UNICEF in the economic analysis and social policy division and as an Adviser and Researcher for the public and private sector in Greece.
She holds a Master of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a Master in International Economics from Sciences Po Paris. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations at Brown University in the USA and a Certificate from the Harvard Program on Refugee Trauma and Recovery.
Sofia Kouvelaki has given talks and participated in panel discussions on unaccompanied minors and the refugee crisis in Greece, at the US Congress, Harvard University, Brown University, University of London (UCL), TEDx Athens, Building Bridges Film Festival, and many other institutions in Europe and the US. In the past, she has worked as a researcher and producer at Mega TV "War Zone" documentary series and was a contributing author at Huffington Post Greece.