Ifigeneia Douvitsa was awarded her PhD on cooperative law from the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. She teaches the course of public policies and law of social and solidarity economy as an adjunct lecturer at the Hellenic Open University in the Postgraduate Program for Social and Solidarity Economy. She is one of the founders of the International Journal of Cooperative Law and member of its editorial board. She has also worked as the European regional researcher for Cooperatives Europe (Legislation Framework Analysis (ICA- EU Partnership) and is the representative of Europe in the Global Cooperative Law Committee of the International Cooperative Alliance. In addition, she is member of the People’s University of Social Solidarity Economy “UnivSSE Coop” and fellow of P2P lab.