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 ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017  


20/4/2017: Book Presentation and Informal Discussion

Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos (Associate Professor, University of Athens)

will present his book The Greek Civil Society and the Economic Crisis

Potamos Editions

Princeton University (Seeger Center for 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 on Tuzla 
"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