Ioanna Babassika, one of the founders and members of the Board of METAdrasi, is a trained lawyer who has worked on migration and asylum issues with a specialisation on victims of torture, and written extensively on human rights, refugee protection and torture prevention. Her professional experience in the field includes cooperation with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) on the legal protection of asylum seekers and 20 years of work at the Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Torture in Athens and membership in IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims). She has also acted as Special Advisor to the Greek Minster of the Interior on issues of Migration and Asylum. Ioanna got her Law Degree from the Law School of Athens, followed by post-graduate degrees from the University of Amsterdam and the College of Europe in Bruges. She speaks Greek, English, French and Italian.