Crisis Observatory

The Crisis Observatory is an ELIAMEP initiative, created in 2013 with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Its primary objective is to promote research and the fruitful exchange of opinion and policy proposals regarding the crisis in Greece, but also the broader Eurozone crisis.

Its guiding pursuit is presenting solid argumentation and data for the deeper study and understanding of the crisis and the advancement of the public discourse around it. Through interactive educational applications and special sections (library, timeline, repository of public documents) it provides the material necessary for understanding and analyzing the crisis, gathered and organized in a systematic, easy-to-use manner.

The complete material of the Crisis Observatory (since 2013) is maintained in its previous website (, as an open access archive for informative 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
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow