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 highquality 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. 



Our multi-disciplinary academic journal publishes new research and comparative analyses on countries in Southeast Europe and the wider Black Sea region. Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis in collaboration with ELIAMEP.

Latest issue 2023: Volume 23 (1)

This issue covers the Transnistria and Donbas conflicts, Turkey’s public-private partnership experience, political and societal views of the religious leaders in Slovenia, victims redress in Bosnia and Herzegovina, natural resource governance in the Bulgarian Black Sea, strategic plans of Istanbul under different political administrations, government-media relations in Turkey, marine trade in the Black Sea, and Turkey’s purchase of S400s and US sanctions. 

Experts, South-East Europe Programme

Ioannis Armakolas
Senior Research Fellow, Head, South-East Europe Programme
Dimitar Bechev
Senior Research Fellow, Europe’s Eastern and Southern Neighborhood, Europe’s Foreign Policy
Yorgos Christidis
Senior Research Fellow, Domestic politics and international relations in South-East Europe
Bledar Feta
Research Fellow, Foreign policy, domestic politics, human rights in South-East Europe
Julianne Funk
Research Fellow, South-East Europe Programme
Isabelle Ioannides
Senior Research Fellow, International peace and security, EU foreign policy, EU enlargement, Western Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean
George Kalpadakis
Research Associate, Southeast Europe; Regional cooperation; Civil society
Vasileios P. Karakasis
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme
Alexandros Koutras
Junior Research Fellow; Project Manager South-East Europe Programme
Ana Krstinovska
Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme, foreign policy, international relations, contemporary China and EU-China-Western Balkans relations
Gentiola Madhi
Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme, EU enlargement, Western Balkans, regional cooperation, Berlin process, EU macro-regional strategy
Ιοannis Paparizos
Research Assistant, Southeast Europe Programme
Panagiotis Paschalidis
Research Fellow, Media representations of the Balkan region
Çelik Rruplli
Research Fellow, Southeast Europe Programme, media analysis, foreign and security policies, human rights.
Giorgos Triantafyllou
Research Associate, International relations
Alexandra Voudouri
Research Fellow, Journalist, media analysis, Foreign & European affairs policies