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
Marina Contopoulos
Events and programme manager
Athina Fatsea
Research Assistant; Project manager, Transatlantic Periscope project
Tereza Grimani
Office Manager (maternity leave)
Angelos Karayannopoulos
Research Assistant Mediterranean Programme, EU Institutions and Policies; Project Manager Summer Academy
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
Matina Meintani
Executive Assistant to the President of the B.D.; Project manager
Alexia Mitsikostas
Project manager
Savvas Papadopoulos
Project Manager "EUact2-Towards Democratic and Inclusive Europe: EP Elections and Active Citizens Participation and Contribution"
Yannis Poulakis
Senior Accountant
Georgios Vourlakis
Head of Development
Dafni Basta
Development Officer
Yiota Bouga
Digital Communications and Media Coordinator
Valia Gialia
Architect; Research Fellow and Project Manager at the HOMEACROSS project
Sophia Tzara
Administrative officer


Ioannis Alexandris
Research Fellow, South - East Europe Programme, EU Enlargement Policy, geo-economics, international trade & foreign direct investments in South-East Europe
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
Irene Andriopoulou
Research Fellow for the REBOOT project
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 Greek & European 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, EU Institutions & Policies Programme; Head of the 'Ariane Condellis' European Programme; Professor, Athens University of Economics & 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
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
Angeliki Dimitriadi
Senior Research Fellow; Head of the Migration Programme, European Programme ‘Ariane Condellis’
Emmanuella Doussis
Senior Policy Advisor; Head of the Climate and Sustainability Programme; Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, European Integration, European environmental policy, Climate change
Jelena Dzankic
Senior Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme
Apostolos Fasianos
Research Fellow, Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia
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
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.)
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
Triantafyllos 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
Senior 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
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
A. G. Leventis Foundation Senior Research Fellow; Head of the Greek and European Economy Observatory; Professor, Polytechnic University of Milan
Ronald Meinardus
Senior Research Fellow; Coordinator of research projects on Greek - German relations
Constantine Michalopoulos
Senior Policy Advisor; former senior official World Bank and USAID; 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
Cheryl Novak
Research Associate; Sustainability and Migration
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
Ritsa Panagiotou
Senior Research Fellow, South - East Europe Programme
Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos
Senior Research Fellow, International Humanitarian Law, International Environmental Law, Human Rights Law
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
Research Fellow, Greek and European Economy Observatory
Efthymios Papastavridis
Research Associate; Researcher & Lecturer, University of Athens; Lecturer, University of Oxford; Research Fellow, Academy of Athens and 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
Ilias Plakokefalos
Senior Research Fellow; Assistant Professor of International Law, National & Kapodistrian 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
Eirini Sifaki
Research Fellow, REBOOT project; Associate Professor of Cultural Theory and Criticism and Director, Laboratory of Intercultural and Cultural Relations, Department of Linguistic & Intercultural Studies, University of Thessaly
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
Aleksandra Spasovska
Junior Research Fellow, South - East Europe Programme
Natalia Tellidou
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme
Evangelos Tembos
Research Associate; Expert-Minister, Counsellor, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & European Defence Policy
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

Nikos Bakirtzis
Junior Research Fellow, South - East Europe Programme
Othon Kaminiaris
Junior Research Fellow, Sustainability
Dimitris Kollias
Junior Research Fellow, European Strategic Autonomy - Programme Manager, Ariane Condellis European Programme
Georgios Christos Kostaras
Junior Research Fellow
Iro Koutoumanou
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
Marianna Terezaki
Research Assistant and Project Manager to the project "Assessment of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation Effects on Children in Greece"
Dimitra Tsigkou
Junior Research Fellow, European Economic Governance
Ion Vallianos
Junior Research Fellow, Sustainability