Diploma in Architecture, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) 1951 - 1956
Graduate in Ekistics, Interdisciplinary Course, Athens School of Ekistics 1958 - 1960
Postgraduate Studies in Town Planning, Town Planning Department, University College, London University 1962 - 1964
Complementary Courses in the Economics of Town Planning and in Development Planning at the London School of Economics 1962 - 1964
Doxiadis Associates, Consultants in Development and Ekistics 1956 - 1962
Athenian Technological Group - School of Ekistics 1960 - 1962
Visit to Western European countries for the study of Post-War Housing Development 1964
Scientific collaborator at KEPE (Center for Planning and Economic Research) 1965 - 1973
Scientific Research 1974 - 1994
Executive member of the Women's Movement in positions of responsibility - National and International Frameworks from 1970 - 2001
Active and often founding member of Cultural Institutions and Non Profit Organizations (UNICEF - UNESCO) 1980s onwards
CONCISE CURRICULUM VITAE
Effi Kalliga – Kanonidou was born in Athens in 1931. Graduate of the Gymnasium Department of Pierce – The American College of Greece (1949) and the French Institute of Athens. Higher studies, with distinctions, at the School of Architecture of NTUA (graduate 1956). Postgraduate studies in Urban Planning at the University of London as a scholarship holder of IKY (1962 – 1964).
He worked at Doxiadis Technical Office (1956-61) for the elaboration of housing programs and urban studies in countries of Asia and the Middle East.
Executive of KEPE (Center for Planning & Economic Research) since 1965. Scientific partner (1965 – 1973) in research and planning, in matters of spatial planning and regional development and, also, scientific researcher (1974 – 1994) in matters of spatial and regional planning, cultural development, environmental protection, tourism and related community policy.
Active member of TEE & S.A.D.A.S. (with participation in committees and working groups) and many other Greek and foreign scientific associations and founding member of the Association of Greek Urban Planners and Spatial Planners (SEPOH).
Marital status: In December 2019 she was a widow, with two children (51 and 59 years old) and five grandchildren.
Other activities: Ordinary and / or founding member of many non-profit organizations. Examples include: the National Council of Greek Women (member of the Executive Committee from 1972 – 1981 and President 1986 – 2003), the Greek Drivers Union (member of the General Assembly since 1975, Vice President of the Board 1984 – 88 and President 1977 – 2001), the European Women’s Lobby (founding member of the Greek Department and member of the Board from 1990 – 1996) and other associations such as the Social Work Foundation, the Family Planning Company, the Academy of Thracian Art and Tradition, the Hellenic Committee for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus, of which she was a founding member.
Member of the Greek National Cooperation Committees with UNICEF (1981 – 1982) and with UNESCO (1981 – 1986). Member of the Greek National Delegation to the 30th and 31st General Assemblies of the UN (1975 and 1976), as well as to the International Conference for the Year of Women (1975), at the Second Meeting of European Ministers of Culture (1978), at the Fourth Extraordinary General Assembly of UNESCO (1982) and at the UN Special Meeting (Beijing + 5) in 2000 in New York, as a representative of NGOs (non-governmental organizations).
She passed away on 17/11/2020.