Vangelis is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the Panteion University, making his research on the foreign policy decision making process. He has also studied strategic studies at Panteion University and political science at University of Athens.

He works at the British Council as co-ordinator in projects on social entrepreneuship, science and education. He is responsible for various projects such as FameLab, SchoolLab and Respect Diversity. At the meantime, he is a researcher at the Institute of International Relations, where he has published various papers and articles, and head of the US domestic policy research team. Vangelis has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for the Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation and he once was a teenage EU-MP.