South-East Europe Programme
The South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP was set up in 2011.
Research and policy analysis on Balkan affairs has a long tradition in ELIAMEP going back to its early days in 1988.
The Programme intends to follow that legacy of high–quality scholarly and policy work.
The South-East Europe Programme publishes policy analyses and research findings through the standard publishing outlets of ELIAMEP.
It also reaches wider audiences by publishing short articles and op-eds in prominent Greek and international media and its news are communicated to several thousand subscribers through the mailing lists of ELIAMEP and the South-East Europe Programme as well as through social media.
Last but not least, the South-East Europe Programme is associated with the academic journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, published by ELIAMEP in partnership with Taylor & Francis.
Balkans COVID-19 Mapping and Response Analysis
Our project maps the health implications of the global pandemic for Southeast Europe and juxtaposes the spread of the coronavirus to countries’ health system capacities. Our platform includes an interactive map that visualizes the pandemic’s toll on the region, but also quantitative and qualitative data about the governments’ emergency political and economic measures, social distancing, travel restrictions and all other relevant decisions in twelve countries of Southeast Europe. Our interactive map is updated every week with data and visuals on the basis of our of dozens of official governmental portals and reliable non-governmental sources of information.
We aim to generate information about the multiple effects of the crisis on health systems, the democratic institutions and civil liberties, the economies, and the geopolitics of the region. We also plan to monitor the gradual relaxing of the measures and the plans for the region’s recovery efforts. We will complement our platform with online discussions and webinars, teaming up with prominent experts to debate the effects of the crisis and the future of the region and its peoples.
For the project’s methodology and data sources click here.
Key Researcher: Bledar Feta
Researcher and Spatial Analysis Expert: Kalliopi Amygdalou
Research Assistants: Nteivis Tsaka, Iakovos Tsalikoglou, Panagiota Bertsima, Thodoros Vavikis, Tina Alyssandraki
Spatial Analysis Assistant: Apostolis Karabairis
Media Relations: Odin Linardatou
Head of South-East Europe Programme: Ioannis Armakolas
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