Purpose of the Programme:

The cooperation between the research organisations ELIAMEP, IPC and diaNEOsis seeks to map the perceptions and attitudes of the peoples of Greece and Turkey about the bilateral relations between the two countries and to build long-term collaborations and synergies with young academics, entrepreneurs and students, as well as with those who, through their public discourse, contribute to the formation of public perceptions in Greece and Turkey, through initiatives and actions.

Primary subject:

The primary subject of the programme is the study of the tendencies of Greek and Turkish public opinion, regarding bilateral disputes and the image the one country has of the other.

Specific Objectives:

The Programme’s specific objectives are: a. the promotion of mutual understanding between the two peoples, b. the strengthening of constructive communication between Greek and Turkish journalists, analysts, young scientists, entrepreneurs and students, and c. the promotion of the logic of dialogue, diplomacy and consultation.

Actions and Initiatives:

To achieve these goals under the Programme a series of targeted actions will be carried out such as a. opinion polls, which will reflect public opinion trends, beliefs and moods both in Greece and Turkey, b. closed workshops, c. broader meetings to disseminate research findings to young people from both countries (summer schools), and d. the co-authoring of policy papers by Greek and Turkish experts.

During the programme’s implementation, the communication and dissemination of the program findings and conclusions will be maximized through regular dissemination and information initiatives for the representatives of national, regional and international media.

Research team: ELIAMEP – IPC – diaNEOsis

Principal Investigator: Prof. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

Project Manager: Alexia Mitsikostas

First Survey 

Report on the Qualitative Survey (in Greek) 

Data from the Quantitative Survey

Second Survey

Data from the Quantitative Survey

Third Survey

Data from the Quantitative Survey

Fourth Survey

Second report on the Qualitative Survey (in Greek)

Data from the Quantitative Survey

Fifth Survey

Data from the Quantitative Survey

News & Media

Greek and Turks: Views of each other (Delphi Economic Forum, 15 May 2021)

The first poll in Greece and Turkey – by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (Ta Nea, 15 May 2021)

The First Joint Public Opinion Survey in Greece and Turkey: Twelve Introductory Remarks – by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (15 May 2021)

Greece & Turkey: A Survey (17 May 2021)

Survey: How Greeks and Turks see their neighbours (Independent Balkan News Agency, 17 May 2021)

A unique piece of Greek-Turkish research – by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (Proto Programma, Skai 100.3, 17 May 2021)

The first poll conducted jointly in Greece and Turkey (TRT TV Volos, 19 May 2021)

I.N. Grigoriadis on ERT3 radio (ERT3 radio, 19 May 2021)

Greece and Turkey: two societies in motion – by George Pagoulatos (Kathimerini, 23 May 2021)

Greece and Turkey can resolve their differences through dialogue – Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (To Vima, 21 February 2022)

Pessimism and political initiatives – Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (Ta Nea, 28 February 2022)

Greece – Turkey: Images from a poll – Evangelos Aretaios & Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (Athens Voice, 1 March 2022)

Special Report on the Third Joint Public Opinion Survey in Greece and Turkey – Ioannis N. Grigoriadis and Evangelos Areteos (Ta Nea, 18 June 2022)

More pro-Europeans, less anti-American, more realistic – Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (Ta Nea, 24 February 2023)

The refugee issue, a problem for Turkish identity – Εvangelos Areteos (Ta Nea, 24 February 2023)

Greeks and Turks want calm waters – Ioannis N. Grigoriadis and Evangelos Areteos (Ta Nea, 20 September 2023)

Public opinion in Greece and Turkey has never followed the sharpening of the political leadership – Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (SKAI Radio 100.3, 22 September 2023)

ELIAMEP Podcast: What do the Greeks and the Turks want? – Ioannis N. Grigoriadis and Evangelos Areteos (29 September 2023) 

ELIAMEP Podcast: The evolution of public opinion in Greece and Turkey – Evren Balta (16 February 2024)

ELIAMEP Podcast: Media lens on the Aegean: Greek-Turkish relations unpacked (28 March 2024)