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Dr Svetozar Rajak|
Head of Programme



Southern Europe International Affairs


The LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme (SEIAP) is one of the leading programmes for the advanced study of the recent history and politics of Southern Europe. The aim of the SEIAP is to investigate how the contemporary political, economic and social features of the Southern European region have been shaped. More >>.|



Dr Yura Konstantinova is the 2014 - 2015 Mladena and Dianko Sotirov Fellow. Welcome!|

Dr Yura Konstantinova isa Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Balkan Studies with Centre of Thracology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Her interest is in the field of Greek-Bulgarian relations in the 19th and the 20th centuries.


A Strategy for Southern Europe: Lisbon Report Launch|

Date and Time: Saturday 23rd November 2013, 2.00 - 6.00pm
Venue: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Salão Nobre, Lisbon - Portugal


International Workshop II - The Road to Democracy in Southern Europe: The International Dimension|

Friday 22nd November 2013, 9.00 - 18.00, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Torre B, Piso 7.

This workshop is being organised in collaboration with IHC, Lisbon.


LSE IDEAS launched the Southern Europe International Affairs Programme.|

We were honoured to host Dr Javier Solana for the official launch of the Southern Europe International Affairs Programme, Monday 14th October.

Prior to Dr Solana's public lecture, the SEIAP held a day long, high-level conference entitled 'A Strategy for Southern Europe? Assessing Challenges, Exploring Opportunities|.'



  • Dr Eirini Karamouzi publishes an article in Diplomacy and Statecraft
    'Managing the “Helsinki Spirit” in the Balkans: The Greek Initiative for Balkan Co-operation, 1975–1976' examines the origins and implementation of the Greek diplomatic initiative for multilateral co-operation amongst the Balkan states in the aftermath of the Helsinki Act of the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).
  • Dr Eirini Karamouzi writes for LSE IDEAS Special Report 'Crisis of EU Enlargement'
    Dr Karamouzi contributes a chapter entitled 'The Greek Paradox' to LSE IDEAS Special Report 'Crisis of EU Enlargement'. The report argues that forty years after the accession of the UK, enlargement, once seen as the EU’s most effective foreign policy tool, is in peril.
  • International Workshop II - The Road to Democracy in Southern Europe
    On Friday 22nd November, the LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme in collaboration with Instituto de História Contemporânea, will be putting together the second International Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal. The workshop will engage with fresh research on the fall of the Southern European dictatorships in Greece, Portugal and Spain and the early stages of the democratisation process that followed.