Danai Beka

Danai Beka was born and grew up in Thessaloniki where she is currently a lawyer.

After finishing her secondary education with honors at the American College of Thessaloniki (Anatolia), she graduated from the Democritus University of Thrace Law School. She further received her Master’s Degree (LL.M.) on European and International Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Mediation) from the International Hellenic University.

She is an accredited Mediator of the ADRg, the Mediation Training Institute of Thessaloniki and the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights of Greece. She was accepted for a six-month internship, under the auspices of a European program, at the District Attorney’s Office of the Greek Court of Thessaloniki. She then concluded her legal training at PANAGOPOULOU-BEKA and Partners Law Firm, where she is currently a partner.

For the past twelve years she continuously and relentlessly participated in numerous debate teams (both English and Greek) and during her studies she was chosen among dozens of students to be part of the four-member group that represented Greece and the Democritus University of Thrace at the Telders Moot Court Competition that took place at The Peace Palace, The Hague (a Public International Law Moot Trial). The team won the 5th place. She further co-organized, in collaboration with the International Hellenic University, a Moot Arbitration (a simulation of an Arbitration trial), during which she was also the coach of all participants.

She has participated in more than twenty Model United Nations Conferences around the world (among which at Harvard University, Oxford University and Cambridge, both chairing and as a delegate), always honoring her participation with several awards and recognitions. In November 2015, on the occasion of her appointment as the Secretary General and co-organizer of a Global Model United Nations Conference, she was a panelist at the United Nations General Assembly in New York about the refugee crisis and the significance of activating and listening to young people’s voice.

Over the last six years she actively participated in numerous humanitarian and philanthropic organizations while many of her social actions have received awards and recognitions. She is founding member of a youth political and business club based in Thessaloniki.

She has attended a large number of conferences and seminars of different legal directions as well as of alternative dispute resolution procedures (aribitration, mediation)

She speaks English and French fluently, as well as a little Italian.