Hellenic Observatory Research Calls Programme

In 2018 the Hellenic Observatory launched an exciting research initiative with a fresh programme of research calls on Greece. 

With generous donations, a research fund was established dedicated to innovative research on issues of contemporary academic and policy-relevant significance. We would like to record our sincere gratitude to the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation (ACLCF) and Dr Vassili G. Apostolopoulos for their generosity and support in the Hellenic Observatory’s mission. 

The programme invites the submission of project proposals, on an annual basis, with the purpose of developing and supporting high-quality academic and policy-related research and publications within the social sciences, on Greece.  The programme also created opportunities fostering co-operation between the relevant academic communities of Greece, the UK and beyond. 

To achieve a diversity and breadth of topics and to gain from the highest level of academic support, expertise and standards a Research Advisory Group was established comprising of senior academic colleagues (LSE & non-LSE). As such, the purpose of the Research Advisory Group is to (1) suggest topical themes for the research calls, (2) to offer advice in the selection process by reviewing submitted research proposals (3) to peer review the final research reports.

See tab below for information about the Research Advisory Group members.

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Research Advisory Group


Vassilis Arapoglou
Professor in Urban Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Crete
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Avgerou Chrisanthi

Chrisanthi Avgerou 
Professor of Information Systems, Department of Management, LSE 
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Bryant Rebecca

Rebecca Bryant 
Professor of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University, Netherlands
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Nicos Christodoulakis 
Professor of Economics, AUEB
Former Greek Minister of Economy & Finance, 2001-2004 
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Joan Costa FOnt

Joan Costa-Font 
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and the European Institute, LSE
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De Grauwe Paul

Paul De Grauwe
John Paulson Chair in European Economy, European Institute, LSE 
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Dimitrakopoulos Dionyssis

Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London
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Ellinas Antonis

Antonis Ellinas
Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, Department of Social and Political Sciences
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Effie Fokas
Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
Principle Investigator, European Research Council GRASSROOTSMOBILISE project
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Haliassos Michalis

Michalis Haliassos
Professor and Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt
Founding Director of the CEPR Network on Household Finance
Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and of NETSPAR (Netherlands)
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Daphne Halikiopoulou
Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading
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Kallinikos Jannis

Jannis Kallinikos 
Professor of Information Systems, Department of Management, LSE 
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Kalyvas Stathis

Stathis Kalyvas
Gladstone Professorship of Government in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford
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Katseli Louka

Louka Katseli
Professor of International Economics and Development, Department of Economics, University of Athens
Former Minister for the Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping; Former Minister for Labour and Social Security
Former non-executive Chair of the Board in the National Bank of Greece
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Eleni Louri-Dendrinou
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business
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Lyberaki Antigone

Antigone Lyberaki
Professor of Economics, Panteion University
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Marilena Simiti
Associate Professor of Political Sociology, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus
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Achilleas Mitsos
Professor of International Economic Relations, University of the Aegean, Greece

Moustaki Irini

Irini Moustaki
Professor and Deputy Head of Department, Department of Statistics, LSE
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Pagoulatos George

George Pagoulatos
Professor of European Politics and Economy,  AUEB
Visiting Professor College of Europe, Bruges
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Papadimitriou Dimitris

Dimitris Papadimitriou
Professor of Politics, University of Manchester; Director of the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence 
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Papadopoulos Yiannis

Yannis Papadopoulos
Professor of Public Policy, University of Lausanne
Member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation
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Apostolis Philippopoulos
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business
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Pissarides Chris

Sir Christopher Pissarides
Regius Professor of Economics, LSE
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Smith Karen

Karen Smith
Professor of International Relations, LSE
Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit (within the International Relations Department)
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Dimitris Sotiropoulos
Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens
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Spanou Calliope

Calliope Spanou
Professor of Administrative Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Greek Ombudsman 2011 – 2015
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Anna Triandafyllidou
Professor of Sociology, Canada Excellence Research Chair on Migration and Integration, Department of Sociology, Toronto Metropolitan University
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Panos Tsakloglou
Professor of International & European Economic Studies, AUEB Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn)
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Tsoukalis Loukas

Loukas Tsoukalis
Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens  President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
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Tziovas Dimitris

Dimitris Tziovas
Professor of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham
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Sofia Vasilopoulou
Professor of European Politics, Department of European and International Studies, King’s College London
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Vayanos Dimitri

Dimitri Vayanos
Professor of Finance; Director, Financial Markets Group
Department of Finance
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