Management team


Maria Gavouneli
Director General; Professor, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens


Elizabeth Phocas
Director of Operations
Alexia Antoniadou
Assistant to the Director General
Gina Apostolaki
Communications and Events Manager, ED ELIAMEP Attikis
Marina Contopoulos
Events and programme manager
Athina Fatsea
Project manager, Transatlantic Periscope project
Tereza Grimani
Office Manager
Angelos Karayannopoulos
Research Assistant; Programme Officer, Mediterranean Programme
Ioulia Kariti
Project manager, HOMEACROSS project
Petros Karpathiou
Social Media & Digital Content Specialist
Irene Keremidou
Project Manager and Researcher, RESCUER and APPRAISE «Horizon 2020» projects
Alexandros Koutras
Junior Research Fellow; Project Manager South-East Europe Programme
Odin Linardatou
Head of Communications
Maro Mantziara
Head of Development
Matina Meintani
Executive Assistant to the President of the B.D.; Project manager
Alexia Mitsikostas
Project manager
Cheryl Novak
Research Associate; Sustainability and Migration
Savvas Papadopoulos
Project Manager "EUact2-Towards Democratic and Inclusive Europe: EP Elections and Active Citizens Participation and Contribution"
Yannis Poulakis
Senior Accountant


Christos Aliprantis
Research Fellow, European domestic security and policing
Kalliopi Amygdalou
Senior Research Fellow, Architecture and Ideology, Cultural Heritage
Dia Anagnostou
Senior Research Fellow, Gender Politics and Gender Equality, Human Rights, Immigration, Minorities, International Courts and Governance, Southeast Europe
George Andreou
Research Fellow, EU Policies, Cohesion Policy
Εvangelos Areteos
Research Associate, Turkey Programme
Ioannis Armakolas
Senior Research Fellow, Head, South-East Europe Programme
Lydia Avrami
Research Fellow, Environmental governance
James Bacchus
Distinguished Global Fellow
Panagiotis Barkas
Research Fellow European & Greek Economy Observatory; Visiting Fellow, LSE Hellenic Observatory; European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Bahar Baser
Non-Resident Scholar, Turkey Programme
Jens Bastian
Senior Policy Advisor; Independent Economic Consultant
Dimitar Bechev
Senior Research Fellow, Europe’s Eastern and Southern Neighborhood, Europe’s Foreign Policy
Spyros Blavoukos
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Ariane Condellis Programme; Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business
Dimitris Bouris
Non-Resident Research Fellow, EU Foreign & Neighbourhood Policies; Mediterranean Programme
Laia Comerma Calatayud
Research Fellow for the REBOOT project
Constantine Capsaskis
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme
Yorgos Christidis
Senior Research Fellow, Domestic politics and international relations in South-East Europe
Emmanuel Comte
Senior Research Fellow, Ariane Condellis European Programme
Nicholas Danforth
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
Alexandros Diakopoulos
Senior Policy Advisor; Vice Admiral (Retd); Emeritus Commandant of the National Defense College; former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister
George Dikaios
Research Fellow; Climate diplomacy, Sustainability; European institutions
Emmanuella Doussis
Senior Policy Advisor; Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, European Integration, European environmental policy, Climate change
Ivey Dyson
Visiting Research Fellow, Migration
Apostolos Fasianos
Research Fellow, Assistant Professor in Economics
Bledar Feta
Research Fellow, Foreign policy, domestic politics, human rights in South-East Europe
Effie Fokas
Senior Research Fellow, Religion; Religion & Law; Culture politics
Julianne Funk
Research Fellow, South-East Europe Programme
Stefanos Gandolfo
Research Associate, China
Eliza Gheorghe
Non-Resident Scholar, Turkey Programme
Valia Gialia
Architect; Research Fellow at the HOMEACROSS project
Athanasios Grammenos
Research Associate, Greek-U.S. relations
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Turkey Programme; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Theocharis Grigoriadis
Non Resident Research Fellow; Associate Professor, Freie Universität Berlin
İştar Gözaydın
Non-Resident Scholar, Turkey Programme
Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
Hercules Haralambides
Professor of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Gabriel Haritos
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme
Vassilis Hatzopoulos
Research Fellow; Professor, Panteion University, EU Law and Policies
Pantelis Ikonomou
Research Associate; Former Inspector, International Atomic Energy Agency
Isabelle Ioannides
Senior Research Fellow, International peace and security, EU foreign policy, EU enlargement, Western Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean
George Kaklikis
Senior Policy Advisor; Ambassador (ad hon.)
George Kalpadakis
Research Associate, Southeast Europe; Regional cooperation; Civil society
Anna Kandyla
Research Fellow, Media and Political Communication, European Politics, Political Participation, Democracy
Marika Karagianni
Research Associate; Expert on Energy issues; Visiting Lecturer, University of Peloponnese and the International Hellenic University
Vasileios P. Karakasis
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme
Triandafyllos Karatrantos
Senior Research Fellow, Radicalisation, Terrorism, Policing Models, Security and Foreign Policy
Dimitris Katsikas
Senior Research Fellow, ELIAMEP; Assistant Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Alexander Kentikelenis
Research Fellow; Associate Professor of Political Economy & Sociology, Bocconi University
Cleopatra Kitti
Senior Policy Advisor; Founder of the Mediterranean Growth Initiative
Nikitas Konstantinidis
Non-Resident Research Fellow; Associate Professor, School of Global & Public Affairs, IE University, Madrid
Yiorgos Korkovelos
Research Associate
Georgios Kostakos
Research Associate; Co-founder of FOGGS
Dimitris Kourkoulas
Head, Mediterranean Programme; Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador of the EU
Nikos Koutsiaras
Senior Research Fellow, European integration; Macroeconomic policy; Employment and Labour Market Policy
Alekos Kritikos
Senior Policy Advisor; Former senior official, European Commission; former Secretary General, Ministry of the Interior
Mihalis Kritikos
Research Fellow, Τechnology Law and Ethics, Governance of AI/Digital
Ana Krstinovska
Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme, foreign policy, international relations, contemporary China and EU-China-Western Balkans relations
Stella Ladi
Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies; Reader, Queen Mary University of London; Associate Professor, Panteion University
Nikolaos Lampas
Research Fellow, Security and Foreign Policy
Manto Lampropoulou
Research Fellow, Public administration, Public sector reform, Privatization
Elena Lazarou
Research Fellow, Security and defence, Global governance, Transatlantic relations, EU foreign policy
Maria Logotheti
Senior Policy Advisor; Economist; Minister Counselor ad honorem
Xenia I. Loizidou
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme; Civil/ Coastal Engineer; Sustainability and climate change expert
Gentiola Madhi
Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme, EU enlargement, Western Balkans, regional cooperation, Berlin process, EU macro-regional strategy
Haris Malamidis
Research Fellow, Migration
Georgios Manalis
Research Fellow, Greek and European Economy Observatory; Researcher, University of Edinburgh
Athanasios Manis
Research Fellow, Security; Turkey
Panagiota Manoli
Research Fellow, Comparative regionalism; European Neighborhood Policy
Manos Matsaganis
‘Stavros Costopoulos’ Senior Research Fellow; Head of the Greek and European Economy Observatory; Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Ronald Meinardus
Senior Research Fellow; Coordinator of research projects on Greek - German relations
Constantine Michalopoulos
Senior Policy Advisor; former senior official World Bank and USAI; Adjunct Professor, American University, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Achilleas Mitsos
Senior Policy Advisor; Professor, University of the Aegean; European integration; Research policies
Vassilis Ntousas
Non- Resident Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies, Security and Foreign Policy; Head of European Operations, German Marshall Fund
Ahmet Erdi Öztürk
Non-Resident Scholar, Turkey Programme
George Pagoulatos
Ambassador to the OECD; Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
Eleni Panagiotarea
Research Fellow, European policy and economics
Panayis Panagiotopoulos
Senior Research Fellow; Associate Professor in Sociology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
George Papadimitrakopoulos
Research Associate; Advisor to the Greek National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings; Expert at Europol Platform (THB, FCIC, SOCTA)
Polydefkis Papadopoulos
Research Associate, European institutions, European integration
Chrysa Papalexatou
A.G. Leventis Chair in Political Economy
Efthymios Papastavridis
Research Associate; Researcher and Part-time Lecturer, University of Oxford and Research Fellow; Academy of Athens and Athens PIL Center
Takis S. Pappas
Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies; Researcher, University of Helsinki
Panagiotis Paschalidis
Research Fellow, Media representations of the Balkan region
Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis
Senior Research Fellow; Entrepreneurial Internationalisation and Diaspora; Professor Emerita, Athens University of Economics and Business; Visiting Professor, University of Athens
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou
Senior Research Fellow; European Law & Governance, Fundamental Rights, Judicial dialogue, Digital Technology and Digital Media, EU Policy Mainstreaming, The Regulation of Culture
Çelik Rruplli
Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme, media analysis, foreign and security policies, human rights.
Apostolos Samaras
Research Fellow, REBOOT and Fair MusE projects; European Law and Governance, Economic Law, Public Law, International Law, Human Rights Law
Nicholas Sambanis
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Security & Foreign Policy programme; Migration programme
Sotiris Serbos
Research Fellow, Associate Professor in International Politics, Democritus University of Thrace
Katerina Sokou
Non-Resident Research Fellow, Theodore Couloumbis Research Fellowship on “Greek-American Relations”; Washington DC correspondent Kathimerini; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
Senior Research Fellow; Professor of Political Science, University of Athens; Public administration; Civil society; Democratization; Southern Europe and Balkans
Calliope Spanou
Senior Policy Advisor; Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens
Natalia Tellidou
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme
Evangelos Tembos
Research Associate; Expert-Minister, Counsellor, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & European Defence Policy
Giorgos Triantafyllou
Research Associate, International relations
Vasiliki (Billy) Tsagkroni
Research Associate; Senior Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University
Panayotis Tsakonas
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Foreign Policy & Security Programme; Professor, University of Athens
Stella Tsani
Research Associate; Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dimitris Tsarouhas
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
Emmanouil Tsatsanis
Research Fellow, Comparative political analysis; Political culture and political parties
Loukas Tsoukalis
President of the Board, ELIAMEP, Professor, Sciences Po, Paris, Professor Emeritus, University of Athens
Gerasimos Tsourapas
Non-Resident Research Fellow, Migration Programme
George Tzogopoulos
Senior Research Fellow, Media; International relations; Chinese affairs
Eugenia Vella
Research Fellow; Assistant Professor, AUEB; International Macroeconomics, Macroeconomics of Labor Markets
Thanos Veremis
Vice-President of the Board of Directors; Professor Emeritus, University of Athens; History, International Relations
Alexandra Voudouri
Research Fellow, Journalist, media analysis, Foreign & European affairs policies
Axel Sotiris Wallden
Senior Policy Advisor; Former official, European Commission
Eylem Yanardağoğlu
Research Fellow, Turkey Programme

Junior research fellows

Othon Kaminiaris
Junior Research Fellow, Sustainability
Georgios Christos Kostaras
Junior Research Fellow
Ιοannis Paparizos
Research Assistant, Southeast Europe Programme
Pavlos Petidis
Junior Research Fellow, Euro-African relations, European Development Policy
John Sakellariadis
Junior Research Fellow, Security
Marina Zoe Saoulidou
Junior Research Fellow; Comparative Political Analysis, Populism, Party Systems
Dimitra Tsigkou
Junior Research Fellow, European Economic Governance
Ion Vallianos
Junior Research Fellow, Sustainability