Crisis Observatory

The Crisis Observatory is an initiative of ELIAMEP, established in 2013 with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.  

From 2018, the Crisis Observatory can be found in the new website of ELIAMEP, which includes material from the Observatory from 2015 onwards 

Ιts previous website ( will remain operational as a free-access archive with all the Observatory material since 2013, for informational and research purposes. 

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Understanding the Greek Crisis

The section “Understanding the Greek Crisis” provides informational material about the crisis, presented in a format that is simple, comprehensible and appealing to the general public. Our aim is to present the Greek crisis in a way that can be understood by everyone, even if you don’t have advanced economic knowledge. More specifically, in this section visitors will find an animated video (in Greek) and a slideshow.  Both applications present a combination of quantitative information and analysis of the problems that led to the crisis in Greece, as well as the crisis management policies, and their consequences until today.

Crisis Timeline

The Crisis Timeline presents all the important events that determined the course of both the Greek crisis and the European debt crisis, from 2008 to this day.

Experts in Crisis Observatory

Dimitrios KATSIKAS
Research Fellow
Research Associate
Senior Research Fellow