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Through the organisation of conferences, research seminars and public lectures, the Hellenic Observatory addresses a range of topics of interest to academic, financial and industrial institutions, policy-makers and the media. Its series of events help achieve one of its core missions, to encourage social dialogue and inform the academic and policy debates on contemporary policy issues for Greece and Southeast Europe.

Normally, the Hellenic Observatory concentrates on four types of events: Public Lectures, Research Seminars, PhD Symposia and Conferences.

Forthcoming Events


Panel Discussion: "Growth and Social Cohesion: Challenges for Greece and Beyond"|

Thursday 15 May 2014, 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

The event is organised by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and the Hellenic Bankers Association, UK in the framework of the Hellenic Presidency of the EU Council.

After the emergency actions taken at the height of the euro-crisis, serious attention has focussed on how the ‘bail-out’ states can return to growth on a sustainable and socially-inclusive basis. In part, this will depend on whether Europe has the right policies in place. A crucial dimension is also that of how Europe can best support reform in the bail-out states: are they receiving the right mix of support? How should external leverage be applied? And what is the best domestic strategy for the bail-out states themselves? Are they doing enough? The panel will address both the European and the national agendas, focussing on the Greek case in particular.

Registrations are FREE but a ticket will be required. To register please visit Eventbrite.|

Media Queries: If you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event email|


Latest Events

volos conference

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April 2014
'The Greek Economy: from Crisis to Development'|
Venue: Volos, Thessaly, Greece  

Two Day Conference co-organised by the Department of Planning and Regional Development, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly, the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and the Centre of Planning and Economic Research

Nowadays, Greece faces the long-lasting effects of a financial, structural and social crisis and it is of primary importance to be subject of Institutional reforms and strategic development in order to exit from this deep recession. For this to happen, it is vital to understand the actions and policies that have been implemented up to date, to reconsider and capture the economy’s full potential and to form a development plan which will focus on the reconstruction of the State and the Production System. The Conference’s main goal is to offer an open dialogue and to discuss the changes to be made in a wide range of matters that will lead to the development and prosperity of the country.


Reviving Famagusta; From Ghost Town to Eco-city?
Friday, 21 February 2014
A half day conference organised by the Hellenic Observatory and Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE
Conference Details|

Cyprus president

The true story about the geopolitical role of Cyprus: David or Goliath?| 
, President of the Republic of Cyprus
Thursday 16 February 2014, 18.30-20.00
Event Details|

Open-Society Conference

Greek Politics in Crisis: Challenges to the Open Society
Friday, 29 November 2013, 9.00-17.00
One day conference organised by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and the Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels
Conference Details|


The 13th Hellenic Observatory Annual Lecture: The Greek Ombudsman and Public Administration during Challenging Times
Monday, 25 November 2013, 18.30-20.00
Professor Calliope Spanou|, The Greek Ombudsman
Event Details|

Private seminar: The Challenges of Administrative Reform in Greece|
Friday, 1 November 2013
Dr Evy Christofilopoulou, Greek Deputy Minister for Administrative Reform
Canada Blanch Room, Cowdray House, LSE

Anthropological Perspectives on the Crisis in Southern Europe|
Friday, 28 June 2013
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, UCL Anthropology Department
Co-organised by the UCL’s Anthropology Department and the LSE’s Hellenic Observatory
Workshop details|


6th Biennial Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece & Cyprus |
LSE, 6-7 June 2013
Sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation 
Symposium details|


Conference: Whither Social Policy? Social Policy in Greece in times of Crisis
Organised by the University of the Peloponnese in association with the Hellenic Observatory
Friday, 17 May 2013
Conference details|


London Financial Regulation Seminar with Athanasios Orphanides
Co-hosted by the Financial Markets Group (FMG), the Hellenic Observatory and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)
Wednesday,15 May 2013
Event details|

Panel Discussion: Euro-crisis & Greece
Organised by the Hellenic Observatory & the Hellenic Bankers Association-UK
Speakers: Daniel Gros, Charles Goodhart, Michael Haliassos
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Event details| 

Public Lecture: Greece's way out of the crisis
Speaker: Alexis Tsipras, President of SYRIZA-USF
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Event details|


For details of events at the
Centre for Hellenic Studies in King's College click here|