European Institutions & Policies

The institutional, political, and economic dimensions of the European integration process are situated at the heart of ELIAMEP’s research programmes and activities.

Their main objectives are the production of new and scientifically grounded knowledge in the field as well as the contribution to the better and deeper understanding of the constant interactions that take place between member-states, EU institutional bodies, and civil society.

Research activities focus on intra-EU developments but also cover the international role of the EU in a rapidly evolving multipolar world. Besides research, ELIAMEP lays great emphasis on the proper communication and wide dissemination of views and positions related to various aspects of the integration process. By means of publications, public events, seminars, and other training activities, ELIAMEP contributes substantially to the domestic and European public dialogue on the present and future of Europe.

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

Christos Aliprantis
Research Fellow, European domestic security and policing
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
Angelos Angelou
Researcher for the project "Re-FORM"
Lydia Avrami
Research Fellow, Environmental governance
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
Emmanuel Comte
Senior Research Fellow
George Dikaios
Research Fellow; Climate diplomacy, Sustainability; European institutions
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
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
Vassilis Hatzopoulos
Research Fellow; Professor, Panteion University, EU Law and Policies
Anna Kandyla
Research Fellow, Media and Political Communication, European Politics, Political Participation, Democracy
Angelos Karayannopoulos
Research Assistant Mediterranean Programme, EU Institutions and Policies; Project Manager Summer Academy
Alexander Kentikelenis
Research Fellow; Associate Professor of Political Economy & Sociology, Bocconi University
Dimitris Kollias
Junior Research Fellow, European Strategic Autonomy - Programme Manager, Ariane Condellis European Programme
Nikitas Konstantinidis
Non-Resident Research Fellow; Associate Professor, School of Global & Public Affairs, IE University, Madrid
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
Stella Ladi
Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies; Reader, Queen Mary University of London; Associate Professor, Panteion University
Maria Logotheti
Senior Policy Advisor; Economist; Minister Counselor ad honorem
Elena Lazarou
Senior Research Fellow, Security and defence, Global governance, Transatlantic relations, EU foreign policy
Ronald Meinardus
Senior Research Fellow; Coordinator of research projects on Greek - German relations
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
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
Dimitra Panagiotatou
Researcher for the project "Re-FORM"
Panayis Panagiotopoulos
Senior Research Fellow; Associate Professor in Sociology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Savvas Papadopoulos
Project Manager "EUact2-Towards Democratic and Inclusive Europe: EP Elections and Active Citizens Participation and Contribution"
Polydefkis Papadopoulos
Research Associate, European institutions, European integration
Takis S. Pappas
Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies; Researcher, University of Helsinki
Pavlos Petidis
Junior Research Fellow, Euro-African relations, European Development Policy
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou
Senior Research Fellow; European Law & Governance, Fundamental Rights, Judicial dialogue, Digital Technology and Digital Media, EU Policy Mainstreaming, The Regulation of Culture
Apostolos Samaras
Research Fellow, REBOOT and Fair MusE projects; European Law and Governance, Economic Law, Public Law, International Law, Human Rights Law
Marina Zoe Saoulidou
Junior Research Fellow; Comparative Political Analysis, Populism, Party Systems
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
Evangelos Tembos
Research Associate; Expert-Minister, Counsellor, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & European Defence Policy
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