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

Dia Anagnostou
Senior Research Fellow, Gender, Minorities, Theories of Nationalism, Southeastern and Eastern Europe
George Andreou
Research Fellow, EU Policies, Cohesion Policy
Lydia Avrami
Research Fellow, Environmental governance
Spyros Blavoukos
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Ariane 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; European political sociology
Emmanuel Comte
Senior Research Fellow, Ariane Condellis European Programme
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; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Anna Kandyla
Research Fellow, Media and Political Communication, European Politics, Political Participation, Democracy
Alexander Kentikelenis
Research Fellow; Associate Professor of Political Economy & Sociology, Bocconi University
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
Mihalis Kritikos
Research Fellow, Τechnology Law and Ethics, Governance of AI/Digital
Alexandros Kyriakidis
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Ariane Condellis European Programme
Stella Ladi
Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies; Reader, Queen Mary University of London; Associate Professor, Panteion University
Elena Lazarou
Research Fellow, Security and defence, Global governance, Transatlantic relations, EU foreign policy
Maria Logotheti
Senior Policy Advisor, Economist, Minister Counselor ad honorem
Ronald Meinardus
Non-resident Senior Research Fellow, EU-Turkey relations; the role of Germany in the Mediterranean region; Arab world
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; Senior International Relations Policy Advisor, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
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
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, Media and Intellectual Property Law, The Regulation of Culture
Sotiris Serbos
Research Fellow, Associate Professor in International Politics, Democritus University of Thrace
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-First Counsellor, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & European Defence Policy
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