European Institutions & Policies

The institutionalpolitical and economic dimensions of European integration have always been a key area of interest for ELIAMEP 

After the establishment of the Crisis Observatory, in January 2013, the economic dimension has been further enhanced. 

 ELIAMEP has participated in several research projects on EU institutional developments, enlargement, external and sectoral policies, presented in the following section.  

The annual European Seminar is key element in ELIAMEP’s efforts to promote high-level reflection and policy-oriented exchange regarding the prospects of European integration.  

Moreover, ELIAMEP has been actively involved in the successive stages of the pan-European debate on the ‘New Pact for Europe’ project. 

European Seminars


ELIAMEP’s European Seminars were launched in 2003. Initially organised in the context of the Halki International Seminars, the success of our European Seminars Series quickly led to their establishment as a separate annual/ biannual event. These high-level meetings have concentrated on Europe’s political and social challenges, the EU’s global role and its neighbourhood. They have brought together prominent experts, senior academics, key policy makers and top journalists from across Europe and abroad. Most of the Seminars have been organised with the support of the Jean Monnet Lifelong Learning Programme of DG Education & Culture, European Commission, but they have often been supported by leading institutions and think tanks, such as Bruegel and Bertelsmann Stiftung and have received the generous funding of private companies such as Aegean Airlines, the National Bank of Greece and others. They have been characterized a success story by the European Commission (2015) and have been covered by prime European media throughout the years.

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Experts, European Institutions & Policies

George Andreou
Research Fellow, EU Policies, Cohesion Policy
Lydia Avrami
Research Fellow, Environmental governance
Dia Anagnostou
Senior Research Fellow, Gender, Minorities, Theories of Nationalism, Southeastern and Eastern Europe
Spyros Blavoukos
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Arianne Condellis Programme; Associate Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business
Filippa Chatzistavrou
Research Fellow, Τheory and institutional policies of European governance; European economic governance; interest groups in the European and international policy; European political sociology
Emmanuella Doussis
Senior Policy Advisor; Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, European Integration, European environmental policy, Climate change
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Turkey Programme
Evangelos Ilias-Tembos
Research Associate; Expert-First Counsellor, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & European Defence Policy
Nikitas Konstantinidis
Non-Resident Research Fellow; Associate Professor, School of Global & Public Affairs, IE University, Madrid
Mihalis Kritikos
Research Fellow, Τechnology Law and Ethics, Governance of AI/Digital; AI Governance Fellow, Brussels School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Alexandros Kyriakidis
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Arianne Condellis European Programme
Anna Kandyla
Research Fellow, Media and Political Communication, European Politics, Political Participation, Democracy
Nikos Koutsiaras
Senior Research Fellow, European integration; Macroeconomic policy; Employment and Labour Market Policy
Stella Ladi
Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies
Elena Lazarou
Research Fellow, Security and defence, Global governance, Transatlantic relations, EU foreign policy
Maria Logotheti
Senior Policy Advisor, Economist, Minister Counselor ad honorem
Achilleas Mitsos
Senior Policy Advisor; Professor, University of the Aegean; European integration; Research policies
George Pagoulatos
Director General, Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
Eleni Panagiotarea
Research Fellow, European policy and economics
Polydefkis Papadopoulos
Research Associate, European institutions, European integration
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou
Senior Research Fellow, European Law and Governance, Fundamental Rights, Judicial Dialogue, Law and Governance of Digital Technology in the EU, EU (Digital) Media Law and Policy, Τhe Regulation of Culture, Policy Mainstreaming in the EU, Empirical Legal Research
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
Senior Research Fellow; Professor of Political Science, University of Athens; Public administration; Civil society; Democratization; Southern Europe and Balkans
Dimitra Tsigkou
Junior Research Fellow, European Economic Governance
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