ELIAMEP is a private, independent, non-profit-making research and training institute in Athens. Both at home and abroad, it is recognized as one of the leading think tanks on European and foreign policy affairs in Greece. It has a rich track record in research activities and constantly joins new international projects, aimed at producing evidence-based policy responses to address major challenges of our times. In addition, ELIAMEP disseminates the knowledge it produces,, both among relevant stakeholders as well as the wider public, through information and awareness-raising activities, such as publications, international conferences, specialized training seminars, public discussions and lectures, online debates, etc. Our areas of expertise include European political and economic integration and the future of Europe; transatlantic relations; security and international relations; conflict resolution and prevention; democracy and civic participation; migration and multiculturalism; energy; the media; human rights; climate change and sustainable development; and, regional developments in Greece’s wider neighbourhood, including the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the Black Sea and the Caucasus, with special emphasis on Greek-Turkish relations and Cyprus.
Thanos P. Dokos received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Cambridge University and has held research posts at the Hessische Stiftung Friedens und Konfliktforschung (1989-90) and the Center for Science and International Affairs (CSIA) at Harvard University (1990-91. He served as the Director for Research, Strategic Studies Division, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence (1996-98) and as an Advisor on NATO issues to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-1999). He was a NATO research fellow for 1996-98. From August 1999 until August 2006 he was the Director of Studies at ELIAMEP. He is currently the Director-General of the Foundation. He has taught at the Universities of Athens and Piraeus, the Hellenic National Defense College and the Diplomatic Academy. His publications include: “The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Options for NATO and the EU”, Taylor & Francis, 2007; The Iranian Nuclear Issue: Addressing the Problem, Proposing Solutions, ELIAMEP Thesis, 2008.
Brigadier-General Alexandros Kolovos (Hellenic Air Force, ret.) holds a doctorate degree in International and European Studies and has been the Head of Hellenic National Centre for Space Applications for 14 years. An acknowledged expert on Space policy issues, he proposed and managed inter alia: the participation of the Hellenic Republic to the BOC initiative (Besoins Opérationnels Communs), and to both Helios 2 and MUSIS programmes (2003-06); the formulation of the “European Security and Defence Policy and Space” study, from which the importance of space applications and functions was recognized by the EU Council (2003); the participation to the European Commission’s Green Paper process on the future of the EU in space (2002); and the formulation of the Western European Union’s Space policy (1998). Currently he teaches ‘Space Applications’ in the Air Force Academy.
Dr. George Tzogopoulos is Bodossaki post-doctoral fellow at ELIAMEP and website editor. He is currently completing his second book on the coverage of the Greek crisis by the media to be published by Ashgate in October 2012. George obtained his doctorate in Social Sciences (Media & Communication Studies) from Loughborough University in November 2008. His PhD thesis, which was implemented with an American Studies scholarship of IKY, will be published as a monograph entitled US Foreign Policy in the European Media: Framing the Rise and Fall of Neoconservatism by IB TAURIS in April 2012. George has taught propaganda at Loughborough University and has co-operated as a researcher with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Ηe speaks English, French, German and Italian