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Hellenic Centre for European Studies (E.K.E.M.)

National Network: 
4, Xenofontos str. 10557
Organisation Type: 
Public Institution
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

1. EKEM is administered by its 7-member Administrative Board, whose President is the Director General of the Centre. The Vice-President of EKEM together with the 13-member Scientific Board coordinates EKEM’s work, which is implemented by the 13-member research team. The administrative work is coordinated by the 5-member administrative personnel.
2. Approximately 600.000 euro
3. Hellenic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, European Union, private sector
4. In each one of the 3 thematic pillars, EKEM runs specific projects, which include research, publications and events, such as academic conferences, lectures, closed expert meetings and working groups in the basis of people exchange with other relevant institutions.
5. · Greek universities and faculties in the field of European Affairs
· Network “Confrontations Europe”
· NGO “European Expression”
· University of Athens Institute of European Integration and Policy
· NGO “Bridges for Europe”
· “Balkan Network” of think tanks
· Representation of the European Commission in Athens
· Office of the European Parliament in Greece
· Ministries and Municipalities

Mission and Objectives: 

The main objectives of EKEM, as defined in its founding law, are: conduct of scientific research in the field of European integration and policies and cooperation with other relevant institutions and organizations for the coordination of the results of research, contribution to foreign policy formation and support to the work of the Greek Ministry for Foreign Affairs, organization of activities for the rise of public awareness and the promotion of the European identity, support of public administration by offering know-how on European issues and dissemination of its work in the academic community and the wider public through its publications.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The activities of EKEM are divided into 3 thematic pillars: “Regional transformation”, “EU integration and policies” and “spreading of the European Idea”. The programme “regional transformation” runs 3 projects: the “Mediterranean Observatory”, “Security in Southeast Europe” and “Investment opportunities in Southeast Europe”. The pillar on “EU integration and policies” focuses on the issues of competitiveness and sustainable development, EU policies -such as energy and climate security, ENP and EMP-, migration and crossborder cooperation, EU institutions and EU budgetary allocations. EKEM runs the project “Spreading of the European Idea” by organizing events in all over Greece. Moreover, it is recognized as a European Documentation Centre and it holds a library with academic resources. To disseminate the results of research in all these topics, it organizes events and it publishes a newsletter, the EKEM papers’ series and several books each year.