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The Hellenic Observatory
European Institute
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6066
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Mission and Aims

The aims of the Hellenic Observatory are:

  • To promote high-quality research and publications, within the social sciences, on Greece and/or Cyprus.
  • To facilitate informed public debate on contemporary Greece and Cyprus, by serving as a lead and facilitator for the organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • To foster cooperation between the relevant academic communities of Greece and the UK and beyond.
  • To support and encourage a new generation of scholars with specialist knowledge and post-graduate training.


To achieve these aims, the Observatory performs a number of roles:

  • Research unit: producing high-quality outputs in diverse outlets on an individual or group basis.
  • Facilitator: of workshops, conferences etc. with a view to stimulating research.
  • Networker: co-ordinating research projects with partners contributing additional expertise.
  • Contractor: directed by its established research priorities, the Observatory initiates, commissions and oversees specific small policy projects by external collaborators.

Hellenic observatory mission and aims (in Greek)