Mediterranean Programme

The Mediterranean is a broad geopolitical area of intense challenges.

The Southern Mediterranean, an immediate neighbour of Greece and Europe, is an unstable region, a locus of intensifying power competition, producing persistent old and new security threats, a geographical area bound to be affected severely by climate change, competition for scarce resources, migratory flows, and demographic dislocation.

The Mediterranean is also an area of high interdependence though limited connectivity and untapped cooperation opportunities.

Apart from analyzing the risks and challenges, ELIAMEP’s Mediterranean Programme will seek to develop a positive agenda in approaching the Mediterranean through the lens of connectivity. Inter- and intraregional connectivity is key to tackling the region’s challenges, realizing its potential, and shaping its future.

ELIAMEP has a long tradition of interest in the region, being part of various important regional partnerships and networks, such as EuroMeSCo. ELIAMEP’s newly launched Mediterranean Programme, also building on the work of the Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI), seeks to consolidate the Foundation’s involvement, expertise, and influence in the region.


Experts, Mediterranean Programme

Dimitris Bouris
Non-Resident Research Fellow, EU Foreign & Neighbourhood Policies; Mediterranean Programme
Constantine Capsaskis
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme
Fadi Comair
Senior Policy Advisor, Professor of Applied Hydrology, Director of Energy, Environment, Water and Research Centre, The Cyprus Institute
Maria Gavouneli
Director General; Professor, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Turkey Programme; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Gabriel Haritos
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme
Isabelle Ioannides
Senior Research Fellow, International peace and security, EU foreign policy, EU enlargement, Western Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean
Angelos Karayannopoulos
Research Assistant Mediterranean Programme, EU Institutions and Policies; Project Manager Summer Academy
Cleopatra Kitti
Senior Policy Advisor; Founder of the Mediterranean Growth Initiative
Georgios Christos Kostaras
Junior Research Fellow
Dimitris Kourkoulas
Head, Mediterranean Programme; Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador of the EU
Maria Logotheti
Senior Policy Advisor; Economist; Minister Counselor ad honorem
Constantine Levoyannis
Researcher for the project “Winds of Change”: Can Renewable Energy shape a new geo-economic paradigm for the EU, Greece and its Neighbourhood?
Xenia I. Loizidou
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme; Civil/ Coastal Engineer; Sustainability and climate change expert
Panagiota Manoli
Research Fellow, Comparative regionalism; European Neighborhood Policy
Pavlos Petidis
Junior Research Fellow, Euro-African relations, European Development Policy
Natalia Tellidou
Research Fellow, Mediterranean Programme
Gerasimos Tsourapas
Non-Resident Research Fellow, Migration Programme