Dr. Lena Karka studied Architectural Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. She holds DEA and PhD from the Faculty of Geography of the University of Paris I- Sorbonne.
She has worked, more than 20 years, in the Department of Spatial Planning at the Ministry for Environment, Energy and Public Works. She was the head of the Section of Land Use Planning, that holds the responsibility for spatial planning for productive activities and also for granting siting consents for major developments in various sectors (extraction, industry, tourism, aquaculture etc.).