At the beginning of the academic year 2013-2014, the Postgraduate Programme in Southeast European Studies has completed its first 14 years. The past fourteen years have seen Southeastern Europe’s transformation from a European war zone to a region well on its way to integration into the European Union. Our multinational, multi-disciplinary Programme, founded during the Kosovo crisis, has taken part in that transition. Created in 1999 as part of the Royaumont Process, in its first years the Programme was supported by the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe. It functions as an autonomous Postgraduate Programme of the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Based on its interdisciplinary character, this Programme aims at promoting a thorough understanding of the key political and economical issues of Southeast Europe. In addition to its academic aims, our Programme was founded with the explicit goal of promoting understanding and reconciliation in Southeastern Europe. It offers a unique opportunity for students from all over the region (and not only) to spend an academic year in Athens, learning about the region with and from each other.

Our Students

396 students from 36 countries in 1999-2014




Our Alumnus Bledar Feta (academic year 2011-2012) participated in the "European Work" Competition of the European Commission with his Master thesis "European Union Enlargement Strategy at the Crossroad of the Economic Crisis: the unfinnished business of European Integrationi n the Western Balkans" (supervisor: Assistant Professor Susannah Verney) submitted at the Postgraduate Programme in SEE studies. Out of over 670 works entered in the competition, his master thesis was ranked third.




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