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Research Projects

The core and associated staff of the Hellenic Observatory engage in a number of in-house, collaborative and commissioned projects along the thematic lines and geographic focus defined by our strategic aims and mission.

                                                    CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Integration and Well-Being of Syrian Youth in Turkey
    Dr Rebecca Bryant is U.K. Principal Investigator of a 30-month collaborative research project, with Koç University in Istanbul, ‘Integration and Well-Being of Syrian Youth in Turkey’, funded by the Research Councils of the U.K. and the Turkish research council (TÜBİTAK). The project aims at assessing the needs of youth whose status has shifted from refugee to immigrant as a result of the prolonged conflict, and at developing concrete organisational and policy suggestions for social and economic integration.

                                                       PAST PROJECTS

  • Imagined Sovereignties: Frontiers of Statehood and Globalisation Dr Rebecca Bryant was co-investigator of a Norwegian Research Council-funded project that ethnographically investigated and compared three cases of sovereignty contests, Northeast India, Cyprus and the Basque country, exploring the changing conditions and spaces for exercising and demanding sovereignty in the contemporary world. The project resulted in a co-authored book, De Facto Dreams: Building the So-Called State (with Mete Hatay), to be published with University of Pennsylvania Press in 2017 [details].

  • Greek Prime Ministers and the Politics of the Core ExecutiveProfessor Kevin Featherstone andDimitris Papadimitriou (University of Manchester)have pursued a research project that examines how prime ministers in Greece have met the challenges of control and coordination of the government from the centre. This has led to a new book to be published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

  • Greek Crisis in Global Media The Hellenic Observatory co-sponsored the project entitled ‘At the Eye of the Cyclone: The Greek Crisis in Global Media’ conducted by Dr Andreas Antoniades and his research team at the Athens Centre for International Political Economy [details].  

  • Greek Labour Market  The project begun in March 2008 and was supported by the Greek Ministry of Economics and Finance. It was a two-legged project led by Professor Chris Pissaridis, Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis and Professor Kevin Featherstone [details].

  • Regionalism as a Developmental Strategy for Southeast EuropeWith the support from the Hellenic Observatory's 'National Bank of Greece Research Fund on Southeast Europe', Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis embarked in 2007 on a research project that seeks to examine the relevance of regionalism for economic development in Southeast Europe [details].  

  • The Muslim Minority of Thrace 
    The project begun in September 2006 and was funded for two years. It was led by Professor Kevin Featherstone (LSE) and Professor Dimitris Papadimitriou (Manchester) and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK (Grant: AH/D502616/1) [details]. 
  • Migration 
    In 2007 the John S. Latsis Foundation announced its call for projects for research on Greece. The Hellenic Observatory's application, led by Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, was one of ten successful bids and the only from a non-Greek institution [details].  
  • Poverty in Greece
    This was a project undertaken by 'ΚΑΠΑ Research' in Greece, to which the Hellenic Observatory offered advisory services on a consultancy basis [details].  
  • Adaptation process of the prospective new member states of the EU 
    This research project focused on facilitating the adaptation process of the prospective new member states of the EU (CEECs-Hungary, Poland) to the multi-level system of governance in the regional and environment policy areas [details]. 
  • The Balkan Reconstruction Observatory 
    The Balkan Reconstruction Observatory (BRO) has been set up jointly by the Hellenic Observatory, the Centre for the Study of Global Governance (LSE) and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW), which monitors developments in the region of Southeastern Europe and offers data, comments and analyses on the economic, political and security aspects of the region's reconstruction and integration into the European Union [details].