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 ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021


    On 10 September, Associate Professor Susannah Verney, SEE instructor and member of the SEE Coordinating Committee, presented a paper entitled 'Is the Eurosceptic tide receding? Southern Europe after the Crisis', UACES (University Association of Contemporary European Studies), Virtual General Conference.



July 2020: Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis, Director of the SEE Master's Programme published a book on "International Law and Climate Change Diplomacy" by Nomiki Vivliothiki. www.nb.org







 ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020


    Professor Dimitri A Sotiropoulos SEE instructor and member of the SEE Coordinating Committee wrote an analysis (with Professor Asterios Houliaras) on Covid-19 and Employment in Greece (in Greek) on the think tank Dianeosis. https://www.dianeosis.org/2020/06/gig-economy/



3/5/2020: An article of Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, SEE instructor and member of the SEE Coordinating Committee, was published in Kathimerini newspaper (Sunday edition) entitled "I Ellada stin krisi meta tin pandimia" (in Greek). https://www.kathimerini.gr/1076525/opinion/epikairothta/politikh/h-ellada-ston-kosmo-meta-thn-pandhmia




Dr Angeliki Diitriadi SEE instructor published an ELIAMEP Policy Brief with the title “Refugees at the gate of Europe”.  https://www.eliamep.gr/en/publication/%cf%80%cf%81%cf%8c%cf%83%cf%86%cf%85%ce%b3%ce%b5%cf%82-%cf%83%cf%84%ce%b7%ce%bd-%cf%80%cf%8d%ce%bb%ce%b7-%cf%84%ce%b7%cf%82-%ce%b5%cf%85%cf%81%cf%8e%cf%80%ce%b7%cf%82/


17/4/2020: Assistant Professor Dimitris Katsikas, intstructor and member of the Coordinating Committee of SEE Master's Programme wrote an article on "Global governance: another victim of the pandemic?" in Greek https://www.capital.gr/arthra/3446817/pagkosmia-diakubernisi-akoma-ena-thuma-tis-pandimias?fbclid=IwAR1Q-nuqgkfrA4D1ZsXHrpOKdUztIWIy9OXd8Vxx8tOTtBf4D2RZSYf-5bg






16/4/2020: Associate Professor Susannah Verney, member of the Coordinating Committee of the Master's Programme in "Southeast European Studies: Politics, History, Economics" gave a presentation on 'Popular Euroscepticism in Southern Europe: Challenging EU Sustainability?' to the (now virtual) Research Seminar at the Autonomous University of Madrid (AUM).







  Dr Ioannis Kyriakantonakis SEE instructor published an article on 'NATIONALISM AND RELIGION: HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF THE RELATIONSHIP' in The Historical Review. You can download the article for free here: https://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/…/art…/view/22825/19418






5/4/2020: An article of Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, SEE instructor and member of the SEE Coordinating Committee, was published in Kathimerini newspaper (Sunday edition) entitled "Kachipopsia kai Atomiki efthini" (in Greek). https://www.kathimerini.gr/1072367/opinion/epikairothta/politikh/kaxypoyia-kai-atomikh-ey8ynh



1/3/2020: An article of Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, SEE instructor and member of the SEE Coordinating Committee, was published in Kathimerini newspaper (Sunday edition) entitled "Anapotelesmatiki Dimokratia kai Laikismos" (in Greek).






On Friday, 22 November 2019 at 7.00-8.30 pm. Prof Dimitri A Sotiropoulos will participate in the conference “Academia in Dialogue” on the topic “Radical Political Engagement in Southeast Europe” organized by the Athens office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the regional office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Sarajevo for the dialogue in Southeast Europe and the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University. Venue: Amphitheater Sakis Karageorgas II, Panteion University.

Τwo open events for the public will take place as part of the conference: Keynote address and public discussion: Costas Douzinas on different forms of the radical left and radicalism in philosophy and politics (12.30 -13.30 pm). Public Discussion (agora debate): “Confronting radicalization the radical (democratic) 7.00-8.30 pm. The speakers will be Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos (University of Athens), Katerina Kolozova (Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje), Đurđa Trajković, (University of Belgrade) and chairperson Marilena Koppa (Panteion University, Athens) The speakers will be Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos (University of Athens), Katerina Kolozova (Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje), Đurđa Trajković, (University of Belgrade) and chairperson Marilena Koppa (Panteion University, Athens)



On 14 November Susannah Verney gave a keynote address on 'How to Get Published' to the first annual PhD seminar at the Research Centre in Political Science (CICP) at the University of Minho. During her mission to Portugal, she will also participate in the annual evaluation of CICP's activities as a member of the international advisory body.  



10/11/2019: An article of Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, SEE instructor and member of the SEE Coordinating Committee, was published in Kathimerini newspaper (Sunday edition) entitled "Panepistimia kai via" (in Greek).



20/10/2019: An article of Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, SEE instructor and member of the Coordinating Committee,  was published in Kathimerini newspaper (Sunday edition) entitled "Meta ta epomena provlimata" (in Greek)  




September 2019: Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis was visiting professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University Aix Marseille. She lectured on selected issues of the law of the sea (Piran bay case between Slovenia and Croatia), the IMF conditionalities and human rights, Global Environmental Governance. She gave a conference on the EU external competence on environmental issues.


2-3/9/2019: Associate Professor Emmanuella Dousis participated in the second global meeting of international law associations in Hague where she presented a paper in french on the effectiveness of international environmental law "De l'incertitude normative à l'application aléatoire : l'efficacité du droit international de l'environnement en question".    



    29 August 2019: Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis participated in the Fifth Annual Rule of Law and Sustainable Development Seminar in Cape Town  where she presented a paper on "Does International Environmental Law Matter in Sustainable Development?".



1-6 July 2019: Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis organised the 4th Athens Summer School on Moving the EU forward  after the European Parliament Elections, where she lecture on European Climate Diplomacy  



July 2019:  Assoc. Professor Susannah Verney edited (with Assoc. Professor Anna Bosco and Assoc. Professor Senem Aydin-Duzgit) the book "The AKP Since Gezi Park Moving to Regime Change in Turkey"  published by Routledge https://www.routledge.com/The-AKP-Since-Gezi-Park-Moving-to-Regime-Change-in-Turkey/Verney-Bosco-Aydin-Duzgit/p/book/9781138495562




May 2019: Professor Sotiropoulos published a paper on "State-Society Relations in Greece Before and After the Recent Economic Crisis", the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University https://sites.tufts.edu/karamanlischair/files/2019/05/CGK-Working-Paper-2019-06-State-Society-Relations-May.pdf






15-17/4/2019: Associate Professor Susannah Verney presented a paper entitled 'Is the Storm Over? Popular Euroscepticism in Southern Europe in the aftermath of the Eurozone crisis' at the Political Studies Association conference, Nottingham Trent University.  



6/4/2019: Susannah Verney gave a presentation on ‘Public Opinion, The European Parliament and the European Elections’ at a seminar in Greek and in English on the occasion of the upcoming European elections under the title "Training for Journalists: The Fundamentals of the European Union" co-organized the European Law and Governance School (ELGS) of the EPLO and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation for Greece and Cyprus.  https://www1.eplo.int/event/1108?language=en






18/3/2019: Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos gave a lecture  at the University of Michigan, on the reforms in Public Policy and the Institutional Changes that were made in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain during and after the Economic Crisis.





12/2018: Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos published a new study titled "The Backsliding of Democracy in Today's Greece" by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 

The study can be found  here







17/10/2018:  Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis participated as a speaker on the thematic unit "Environmental Cooperation at sea" at the inaugural meeting of the China-Greece Law of the Sea Forum, jointly organised by the Athens Public International Law Center - Athens PIL and the China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies - CIBOS of the Wuhan University on 'Cooperation in the Law of the Sea', Amphitheatre A. Argyriadis, Main Building, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.





17/10/2018: Professor Dimitris Soptiropoulos, 2018-2019 Visiting Scholar at the Centre  for European Studies at Harvard University, will give a lecture on How Democracies Backslide: Evidence from South at the Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe. 





    The School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow renewed Susannah Verney's position as an Associate Researcher for three years (1 September 2018-31 August 2021).


ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018  

22-25/8/2018: Susannah Verney was Convenor of a Section on 'Southern Europe: Mapping Change and Moving On' (with 7 panels) at the ECPR Conference in Hamburg  where she also gave a paper on 'Mapping Change in Euroscepticism: The Case of Crisis Era Greece'.    




5-11/7/2018: Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis organised the 3rd Athens Summer School on Moving the EU forward from July 5th to July 11th. The Athens Summer School is an intensive interdisciplinary 7-day course (33 teaching hours) supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission (Jean Monnet Module). It provides comprehensive knowledge on the different aspects of the economic crisis and the key challenges that Europe faces in the post-crisis era.
This year, forty-five advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students from EU and non-EU countries participated and were actively involved in constructive discussions. The lectures were given by distinguished academics, researchers and practitioners with a thorough academic background and political perception on EU politics and policies. Loukas Tsoukalis introduced the main topic. Aristidis Hatzis and Filippa Charzistavrou explored the dilemmas of governance and the new challenges for the European institutions. Susannah Verney talked about Brexit and Euroscepticism. George Pagoulatos discussed the new opportunities for change in economic governance. Constantinos Filis and Emmanuella Doussis examined energy security issues, climate change and opportunities for sustainable development. Spyros Blavoukos and Ruby Gropas focused on the EU’s external relations and the governance of migration. Angelos Chrysogelos examined the rise of populism and, finally, Dimitris Sotiropoulos talked about the evolution of the European political culture, and the interplay between national and EU political challenges.


You can see below two recent publications of Associate Professor Nikolaos Tzifakis
  • Tzifakis, N., S. Petropoulos, & A. Huliaras, “The Impact of Economic Crises on NGOs: The Case of Greece”, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Vol. 28, No. 5 (October 2017), pp. 2176-2199.
  • Fakiolas, E. T. & N. Tzifakis,  “Establishing the Rule of Law in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Contribution of the EU Civilian Missions”, in M. S. Fish, G. Gill and M. Petrovic, (eds) A Quarter Century of Postcommunism Assessed, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 187-216.





On Thursday 31 May 2018 (at 7.00 p.m.) an event on Lifestyle solidarity - corporate branding, celebrity culture and the digital media is organised by the Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics. Speaker: Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Chair:  Kevin FeatherstoneHead of the European Institute; Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics, Discussant: Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens.

Venue: Hermes Hall (6th Floor), Αthens Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Akadimias 7,  Athens



Emmanuella Doussis participated in the spring meeting of the ILA Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Cambridge. The next meeting of the Committee will be hosted by the Hellenic branch of the ILA in Athens.   


Assist. Professor Susannah Verney will give a speech on Euroscepticism and Crisis: The Impact on Public Opinion at a conference The Constitutional Character οΤhe EU and its Crisis Conference on the Present and Future Challenges of the European Legal Structure organised by the Jean Monnet Chair of the Law Faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Greece Office, Event Hall, Campus, Komotini, Greece.



















On Friday 11 May 2018 Assoc. Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos gives a speech at the Scientific Conference "Solidarity Bonds: Theorizing Social Attachment" organised by the Hellenic Social Policy Association in the honour of Professor Serge Paugam.

Venue: Amphitheater Sakis Karagiorgas II, Panteion University eekp.gr




On Friday 4 May 2018 Assistant Professor Susannah Verney gave a lecture on  "Eurosceptic Transformation? Investigating Public Opinion through the Eurobarometer" at the University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal. https://www.uminho.pt/EN 






SEE Instructors Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos and Dimitris Katsikas co-edited (with Dr. Maria Zafiropoulou) the book “Socioeconomic Fragmentation and Exclusion in Greece under the Crisis". The book is part of Palgrave Macmillan’s study series “New perspectives on South-East Europe”.




Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis Instructor of the Master's Degree in Southeast European Studies was invited as a speaker at the Delphi Economic Forum III: March 1-4, 2018  on Curbing Climate Change And Sustaining Economic Growth.





D. A. Sotiropoulos and Leonidas Christopoulos, Over-regulation and Bad Regulation in Greece, Athens: Dianeosis, 2017 (in Greek)

D.A. Sotiropoulos, “Public Administration in Europe, North and South: Enduring Differences and New Cleavages?”, In Edoardo ONGARO and Sandra Van THIEL, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe, vol. 2nd,  2017, London: Palgrave, pp. 881-898D.

A. Sotiropoulos, «Τhe Need for Civil Society in Greece” in Fred KARL, ed., Ageing in the Crisis: Experiences from Greece, Zuerich: LIT Verlag, 2018, pp. 141-155. 

Asteris Huliaras and D. A. Sotiropoulos, “The Crisis in Greece: The Semi-Rentier State Hypothesis”,  working paper no. 120, January 2018, Hellenic Observatory, The London School  of Economics and Political Science, available





Forthcoming publications:

-Nuances de gris: les conditionnalités du FMI et les droits de l’homme”, in: Catherine Titi (dir.), Droit International Economique et droits de l’homme, CREDIMI, Dijon (forthcoming).

-“The International Monetary Fund and Global Ocean Governance”, Chapter 4, in: in David J. Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Alexandros X.M. Ntovas (Eds) Comprehensive Study on Effective and Sustainable Global Ocean Governance – vol. 2: UN Specialized Agencies and Global Ocean Governance, Oxford University Press, Oxford (forthcoming).

-Visiting professor at the Law School of the University of Grenoble (January 2018)




-“Marine Scientific Research”, in: G. Andreonne (ed.), The future of the Law of the Sea. Bridging Gaps beween national, individual and common interests, MARSAFENET Springer, 2017, pp. 87-104.

-Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis was visiting scholar at the Law School of the University of Geneva (November 2017)




Dr. Dimitris Katsikas co-edited (with Professor Paolo Manasse) a volume on  “Economic Crisis and Structural Reforms in Southern Europe: Policy Lessons”. The book is part of Routledge Studies in the European Economy. The book examines the reforms implemented by countries of the European South in recent years, as part of the economic adjustment programmes drawing useful policy lessons from their successes and failures. To this purpose, it considers the choice of timing and sequencing of reforms, the choice of the appropriate policy instruments, the pressure of interest groups and the political calculations involved in reforms. In the featuring chapters, the contributors explore not only individual national cases of specific structural reforms but apply a comparative approach in order to evaluate similar reforms across countries.




    Susannah Verney and fellow member of the Faculty of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration edited a volume in honour of Professor P K Ioakeimidis and his major contribution to the study and practice of European integration. Published in Greek by Papazissis. European Integration: Multiple Crisis and Challenges of the Future (870 pages) includes 34 articles by 41 authors covering the current crises and the institutional, economic and international challenges facing the European Union, as well as the Greek experience of Europeanisation. For more about the book, see https://www.politeianet.gr/books/9789600233551-sullogiko-papazisis-europaiki-oloklirosi-277784


Associate Professor Emmanuella Doussis wrote the book "Climate Change: Facts and Dilemmas, Papadopoulos: Athens", 2017, 125 ps (in Greek)     



Susannah Verney co-edited (with Anna Bosco) the volume 'Crisis Elections, New Contenders and Government Formation: Breaking the Mould in Southern Europe' (Routledge, 2018). The book focuses on the extraordinary consequences of the 2015-16 elections in Greece, Spain and Portugal which triggered repeat elections, unprecedented processes of government formation and uncharted government outcomes. Including ten articles by leading South European scholars, the book offers essential understanding of the political destabilisation of Southern Europe during the economic crisis.




  • 15/11/2017: Fulbright 70 Years in Greece/ “Education and Development”: Bank of Greece Governor, Yannis Stournaras in conversation  with Evangelia Kouneli, School Advisor for Primary Education, Ph.D in Educational Studies, and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Associate Professor of Political Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. The event will be in Greek with simultaneous translation. http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/eventDetails/fulbright-70-years-in-greece



17/11/2017:   Associate Professor Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos will give a lecture on "The Quality of Democracy and Democratic Backsliding in Europe", Centro de Investigação em Ciência Política Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho. 







October 2017: Papazisis publications published the book Understanding the Greek Crisis: Answers to Key Questions about the State of Dimitris Katsikas (SEE Instructor and lecturer, University of Athens),  Kyriakos Filinis and Marianthi Anastasatou. The book is the result of an initiative by ELIAMEP’s Crisis Observatory and its objective is to offer answers to much debated questions about the Greek crisis.




Assistant Professor Susannah Verney wrote a chapter on "Losing Loyalty: The Rise of Polity Euroscepticism in Southern Europe" in The Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism edited by B. Leruth, N. Startin and S. Usherwood, Routledge, 2018.


ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017 





- July 2017: Assoc. Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos wrote a paper on Reform dynamics in Greek democracy today: Stagnation and reform in rule of law, mass media and social inclusion, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Athens Office, http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/athen/13572.pdf

- June 2017:  Associate Professor Dim. A. Sotiropoulos wrote a paper analysing the quality of democracy in the Western Balkans entitled "How the quality of democracy deteriorates: Populism and the backsliding of democracy in three West Balkan countries" LIEPP Working Paper, , nº67,  


9 June 2017: Assistant Professor Susannah Verney took part in a round table on 'The United Kingdom General Election' at 5.30-7.00 p.m. on Friday 9 June at the 5th conference of GrEPOP (Greek Elections Public Opinion and Parties Group), Panteion University (DESKoi lecture hall), Athens. She is a co-organiser of the conference. You can download the conference programme (including a map) here: https://grepop.wordpress.com/










8 June 2017: Assoc. Professor Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos (University of Athens) discussed with Assoc. Professor Efi Gazi (University of Peloponnese) about his new book entitled "The Greek Civil Society and the Economic Crisis" (Potamos Publications, 2017) at Poems and Crimes of Gavrilidis Publications (17, Agias Eirinis & Aiolou str.), at 7.30 p.m. The event is organised by the "Reformers (METArythmistes) of the Left", by Potamos Publications and by Gavrilidis Publications.

You can download the video from the following link (in Greek)






** SAVE THE DATE: Friday 2 & Saturday 3, June 2017, Event:“Unknown Balkans”:

The South-East Europe Program of ELIAMEP in collaboration with Inter Alia and KFOS explores the Unknown Balkans through discussions with distinguished experts specializing in the Balkans region. Aiming at a comprehensive approach of the social and political structures of the Unknown Balkans, the program also includes cultural content regarding the region. Discussion Panels: What way out of the crisis in theformerYugoslavRepublic ofMacedonia: domestic and regional perspectives;The project ‘Skopje 2014’ in theformerYugoslavRepublic ofMacedonia; New authoritarianism in the Balkans: Crisis of democratic reforms or crisis of European perspective; The Western Balkans in trouble: Does the European Union still have a strategy for the region? Cultural heritage in post-conflict Balkans: Reconstruction and protection between identity building and inter-ethnic reconciliation

Guests, among others: Dimitris Kourkoulas (former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece & former Director, Directorate General Enlargement, European Commission), Veton Surroi (publicist, Kosovo), Dusan Reljic, (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Director of Brussels office), Dimitar Bechev (Non-resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, tbc), Amb (ret.) Alexandros Mallias, Maria-Εleni Koppa (Assistant professor, Panteion University & former Member of the European Parliament), Amb. (ret.) Dimitris Moschopoulos, Dimitri Sotiropoulos (Associate professor, University of Athens & ELIAMEP researcher), Zoran Ilievski (Professor, Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje), Shpat Deda (Producer, short film Home).

Cultural Content: Screening: Home, BAFTA award winning short film, Photo presentations from Kosovo and FYROM, Screening: Freedom in Fragments*, Documentary (Cyprus).

The detailed program of the two-day event will be released shortly 



3/5/2017: Potamos Publishers presented Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos’ book entitled The Greek Civil Society and the Economic Crisis on Wednesday 3 May 2017 (6.00 p.m.- 8.00 p.m.) IN GREEK

  • Coordinator: Sotiris Petropoulos, HIGGS General Director
  • Introductory remarks: Asteris Huliaras (Professor of Comparative Politics and International Relations, University of thePeloponnese)
  • Speeches: Alexander Theodoridis (Founding Member at Mporoume), Stefanos Loukopoulos (Executive Director «Vouliwatch»), Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos (Associate Professor of Political History, Secretary General of Nea Hestia journal).
  • Venue: HIGGS 15, Viktoros Ougko str. (near Metaxourgeion metro station).



3/5/2017: Potamos Publishers presented Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos’ book entitled The Greek Civil Society and the Economic Crisis on Wednesday 3 May 2017 (6.00 p.m.- 8.00 p.m.) IN GREEK

  • Coordinator: Sotiris Petropoulos, HIGGS General Director
  • Introductory remarks: Asteris Huliaras (Professor of Comparative Politics and International Relations, University of thePeloponnese)
  • Speeches: Alexander Theodoridis (Founding Member at Mporoume), Stefanos Loukopoulos (Executive Director «Vouliwatch»), Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos (Associate Professor of Political History, Secretary General of Nea Hestia journal).
  • Venue: HIGGS 15, Viktoros Ougko str. (near Metaxourgeion metro station).


 A highlight from the event

  • 20/4/2017: Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos (Associate Professor, Universityof Athens) presented his book entitled The Greek Civil Society and the Economic Crisis Potamos Publishers. Princeton University(SeegerCenterfor Hellenic Studies). Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103 at 4:30 p.m. Supported by The Paul Sarbanes '54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service




  •  Dr. Ioannis Armakolas'  book onTuzla "Politika i društvo u Tuzli od 1992. do 1995." recently published by the Udruženje za modernu historiju and University Press was promoted in the Sarajevo International Book Fair on 19 April 2017.
Publication Cover           April 2017: Assistant Professor Susannah Verney (with A. Bosco) published  an article entitled From Electoral Epidemic to Government Epidemic: The Next Level of the Crisis in Southern Europe, South European Society and Politics, Volume 21, 2016  http://www.tandfonline.com/…/full/10…/13608746.2017.1303866
  • March 2017: The new book of Assoc. Professor Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos on Greek civil society and the economic crisisis is published (in Greek, I elliniki koinonia politon kai i oikonomiki krisi), Potamos Publishers, 2017

  • 1/2/2017: SEE instructor Assistant Professor Susannah Verney will give a lecture on 'Euroscepticism and public opinion trends in Greece during the crisis' in the framework of Open Seminars at the Centre for Political Research, Panteion University.
  • January 2017: SEE Coordinator Assoc. Professor Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos wrote an article entitled "Through the Lens of Social Constructionism: The Development of Innovative Anti-Corruption Policies and Practices in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania, 2000–2015" with Roxana Bratua and Maya Stoyanova at The Slavonic and East European Review (Vol. 95, No. 1, January 2017). http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.95.1.0117
  • 19/10/2016: SEE coordinator Associate Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos gave an interview of on “POPULISM, CLIENTELISM AND CORRUPTION OFTEN WORK IN SEQUENCE”. You can download it from SciencePo website
  • 6/10/2016: SEE coordinator Associate Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos conducted a seminar on "The Quality of Democracy & Populism in Western Balkans in the Comparative Perspective of Contemporary European Politics", SciencesPo, Paris. http://www.sciencespo.fr/liepp/fr/content/quality-democracy-populism-western-balkans
  • 8-10/9/2016: Susannah Verney was Co-convenor (with Georgios Karyotis, University of Glasgow) of a Section entitled Reconfiguring Southern Europe (10 panels, 48 papers) at the General Conference of the European Consortium of Political Research, Charles University, Prague, https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=95


  • July 2016: Susannah Verney was re-elected as Convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Southern European Politics. The Group has 324 members and is currently the 5th largest Standing Group in the European Consortium  of Political Research   http://standinggroups.ecpr.eu/sep/

  • 8/6/2016: Associate Professor Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos wrote an article on Greeks and Social Europe at EUforum, an initiative of the Institute of International Relations Clingendael. http://euforum.nl/en/greeks-and-social-europe

  • 5/4/2016: Associate Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos gave a lecture on "Democracy in the world today: a comparative approch" at Southeast European University at Tetovo.



  • March 2016: Special Issue "Is Turkey De-Europeanising? Encounters with Europe in a Candidate Country" (Issue 1, volume 21) of the academic journal of South European Society and Politics. Guest Editors: Senem Aydin-Duzgit & Alper Kaliber. Our Faculty member Susannah Verney is co-editor (with Anna Bosco) of this academic journal.  
  • 24/2/2016: Dr. Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos (University of Athens) and Dr Roxana Bratu (UCL SSEES) will present their paper ‘Practicing anti-corruption: The development of innovative policies in Bulgaria, Greece and Romania’ as part of the seminar series ‘Innovation Studies in Europe and beyond’, University College London.
  • 23/2/2016: Associate Professor Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos gave a conference on "Abusing Democracy in the Westernm Balkans: evidence from recent field research", University of Oxford.
  • 5/2/2016: Assistant Professor Ioannis Armakolas gave a lecture on “Duality of the crisis in Europe: Solidarity and foreign policy to a test". Dr Armakolas spoke in the panel that addressed ‘The crisis in the Mediterranean and the European response.’ he event itself was hosted by The European Council on Foreign Relations, Sofia Office and European Debates, an Initiative of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs Ms Meglena Kuneva.
  • The University of Glasgow has awarded Susannah Verney a position as Affiliate Researcher
    The post runs from January 2016 to June 2018
  • December 2015: Associate Professor Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos wrote a working paper that deals with the quality of democracy in the Balkans. http://www.eliamep.gr/…/%CE%BC%CE%B5-%CF%84%CE%B7%CE%BD-%…/…
  • 16/12/2015: Associate Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos participated in the 3rd Annual Conference of the Crisis Observatory of ELIAMEP on Economic Governance and Democratic Legitimacy in the European Union. Associate Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos commented on the Presentation of the best papers submitted to Crisis Observatory’s Postgraduate Essay Contest.


  • 4 December: Susannah Verney took part in a closed workshop on 'Austerity, Solidarity and Politics in Europe' at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin
  • 3 December: Susannah Verney took part in a public debate on 'The Greek Crisis and its Impact on the Future of the EU' at the Collegio Carlo Alberta in Turin. The other participants were Maurizio Ferrera, Wolfgang Streeck, Manos Matsaganis and Mario Pianta. http://www.carloalberto.org/events/collegioaperto/show/collegio-aperto-the-greek-crisis-and-its-impact-on-the-future-of-the-eu
  • 25/11/2015: Associate Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos participated in the final conference of FRAGMEX program entitled Fragmentation and Exclusion: Understanding and Overcoming the multiples Impacts of the European Crisis organized by the Crisis Observatory of ELIAMEP and the Hellenic Open University. Associate Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos presented a paper on “Social policy in the period of crisis: replacement of the state from civil society”, Multiplex Impact Hub, Psiri. http://crisisobs.gr/en/
  • 10 November 2015: Susannah Verney presented a paper entitled "Devoted to the Euro? Greeks and European Integration in a Period of Critical Elections' (in Greek) at a conference on 'Electoral Contests 2015', Panteion University, Athens.
  • 14 October 2015: Susannah Verney gave a talk entitled 'Change and Continuity in Greek Attitudes Towards Europe' at the University of Cyprus.
  • 5-8 October 2015: Associate Professor Dimitri Sotiropoulos participated in the Conference "Clientelism in Southeast Europe", Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing. He gave a lecture on "Democracy, Populism and Clientelism in the Western Balkans since the Mid 2000s". http://www.apb-tutzing.de/
  • 5 October 2015: Associate Professor Dimitri Sotiropoulso gave a lecture on "The economic crisis in Greece and the reaction of Greek civil society" at Impact Hub, organised by the NGO Humanity in Action.
    On 9 September, Routledge held a reception in honour of the 20th anniversary of the journal South European Society and Politics. Our faculty member, Susannah Verney, has been part of the editorial team since the journal's launch back in 1996 and has been Editor of the journal since 1999. She is currently Co-editor with Anna Bosco. The birthday cake reception took place at the UACES Conference in Bilbao.


  • 7-9 September 2015: Assistant Professor Susannah Verney (instructor at SEE Master's Programme)  presented a paper entitled 'Opposing European Integration from the Right in Crisis Era Greece' and chaired a panel on 'Responses to the Eurozone Crisis in Southern Europe: Disaffection, Mistrust and Apathy' at the conference of UACES (University Association of Contemporary European Studies) in Bilbao on http://www.uaces.org/events/conferences/bilbao/
  • The 1990 volume Securing Democracy: Political Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Southern Europe edited by Geoffrey Pridham was republished in the Routledge Revival series. The book includes Susannah Verney's article 'To Be or Not to Be in the European Community: The Party Debate and Democratic Consolidation in Greece'.  https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138957114
  • Assistant Professor Nassia Yakovaki (instructor at the SEE Master's Programme) has written an article on "The Philiki Etaireia revisited. In search of Contexts, National and International", The Historical Review / La Revue Historique, Section of Neohellenic Research / Institute of Historical Research, Volume XI (2014), pp. 171-187.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015 

  • 26-29 August 2015: Assistant Professor Susannah Verney (University of Athens) was Co-convenor of the Section on 'Challenges to Democracy in Southern Europe' at the ECPR General Conference in Montreal. The Section had 6 panels on democracy and governance; changing party landscapes and the populist backlash; the economic aspects of democratic challenges; making or breaking Greek democracy; changes in political participation; and toleration, minorities and memory in Southern Europe.
  • 2-3 July 2015: Assistant Professor Susannah Verney taught on the Jean Monnet@CRonEM Summer School on 'Europe Between Integration and Disintegration' at the University of Surrey. SEE Programme alumnus Evelyn Karakatsani was among the students. http://www.surrey.ac.uk/…/jean_monnetcronem_summer_school_2…
  • July 2015: Assistant Professor Ioannis Armakolas (University of Macedonia), Head of South-East Europe Programme/ ELIAMEP and our Amumni Bledar Feta, Maja Maximovic and Katherine Poseidon published a two part research study in an effort to analyse and document the regional response to and expectations of the new, SYRIZA-led Greek government http://www.eliamep.gr/…/%CE%B7-%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C%C…/…
  • 26/6/2015: The seminar on ‘Development of democracy and institutional reform in Southeast Europe’ organised by the Master's Programme in Southeast European Studies of the University of Athens in co-operation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) took place today. The speeches of Associate Professor Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos (University of Athens), Assistant Professor Ioannis Armakolas (University of Macedonia) and Ms Selma Osmanagic - Agovic (UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina) were very interesting and they were followed by a vivid discussion.
  • 12 May 2015:  Assistant Professor Susannah Verney presented a paper entitled 'A Pro-European Region under Stress: the Economic Crisis and Popular Euroscepticism in Southern Europe' at a conference on 'An Evolving EU Engaging a Changing Mediterranean Region' at the University of Malta.
  • 20 May 2015: Assistant Professor Ioannis Armakolas (University of Macedonia), Head of the South-East Europe Programme/ ELIAMEP participated in a conference organised by the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence (St. Edward’s University) in Austin Texas and spoke about Countering Islamist Radicalism in the Balkans. http://www.eliamep.gr/…/%CE%B4%CF%81-%CE%B9%CF%89%CE%AC%CE…/ 
  • Assistant Professor Susannah Verney, Anna Bosco & Marina Costa Lobo edited a book on Southern Europe and the Financial Earthquake: Coping with the First Phase of the International Crisis (Routledge, September 2014) http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138803107/


  • 20/2/2015: The South East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP organised a roundtable discussion with H.Ε. Ambassador Darko Angelov, Head of the Liaison Office of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Athens. The discussion was held at the premises of the European Commission Representation in Greece, with the participation of researchers, technocrats and journalists engaged with issues related to South East Europe countries. Introductory comments were made by Dr. Thanos Dokos, General Director of ELIAMEP, and the discussion was moderated by Dr. Ioannis Armakolas, Research Fellow & Head of South East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP.
  • Associate Professor Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos wrote an academic article on: "The Social effects of the economic crisis in the Western Balkans", volume 38, Issue 2-3 (p.p. 250 – 266) http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/18763332-03802004