Nikolitsa Lampropoulou joins the Hellenic Observatory as a researcher in the framework of erasmus+ programme for traineeship from April 2017 to July 2017. Nikolitsa Lampropoulou is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics (close to completion) at the Department of Economics at the University of Patras. Her Ph.D. thesis title is “Unemployment Dynamics in the Greek Labour Market”. She holds a M.Sc in Applied Economics and a B.Sc. in Economics (with honors) from the Department of Economics at the University of Patras. She has also received a Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education. She worked as a teaching assistant at the Department of Economics at the University of Patras in the period 2014-2016. Her main research interests lie in the fields of Labour Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Unemployment, Labor Mobility, Discrimination and Migration. She has been awarded a great number of research scholarships during her studies from state and private foundations. She has also participated in the 3-year research project: “The Unemployment Duration in Greece” which was funded by the Research Committee of the University of Patras. She has also worked as an economics teacher at private and public schools and as administrative staff at many public organizations in Greece.